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Festivals

Party time! Chowhounds discuss the best food festivals (and festivals with food) around the country. Weigh in on your favorites and give advice about travel and more.

The Best Food Secrets at Summer's Most Popular Music Festivals

Music festival food has come a long way since the first few, like 1967’s Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain where the only thing anyone ate was LSD dropped on the crowd by the Grateful Dead’s “personal...
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Celebrating Passover 2021: March 27-April 4...

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by gutreactions 1 month ago

How will it be different than it was last year? My family zoomed it last time. Will you be preparing traditional specialties at home, or will you order take-out? Where do you like to shop for the b...

'Year of the Ox' Celebration kicks off 2/12...

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by gutreactions 3 months ago

The Chinese Lunar New Year celebration starts on Friday, Feb. 12th and runs for a week. It is the 'Year of the Ox' this time around. If you are an intrepid cook, it's a fine time to get your old wo...

12/9 to 13 Halal Fest

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

America's largest Halal restaurant week and Eid festival started yesterday featuring restaurants across the SF Bay Area with dining discounts. Good selection of participating restaurants (see l...

Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, Nov 16-22

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

"With the goal of promoting Italian culinary traditions and food-and-wine connoisseurship as a distinctive trait of Italian identity and culture, the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World reaches it...

Fair Food Frenzy, 11/6 to 11/8, Cloverdale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

"Join Cloverdale Citrus Fair, Extreme Food and Beverage, Dynamite Kettle Corn and The Sleek Greek this weekend to get your Fair Food Fix! This drive thru event runs Friday-Sunday from 11am-8pm. On ...

Food Justice Film Festival, Sept 24-27 (free online)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

"Join us for a free #FoodJusticeFilmFestival with award-winning films and panel discussions with the filmmakers, farmers and activists. Featured Films: Gather (Sep. 24) Invisible Vegan (Sep...

Bastille Day, July 14th: time to think French...

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by gutreactions 10 months ago

Will you be marking the day with some French favorites from your kitchen? Perhaps a meal out at a French bistro? I do enjoy the French culinary and we will be visiting a popular Gallic spot in our ...

California Olive Oils

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

The California State Fair & Food Festival, a 166-year tradition, has been cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19. To help support the agricultural companies that normally enter the competition, the fai...

March 8, La Cocina's Week of Women in Food Wrap-Up Party, Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Six nights of dinners for the La Cocina's Week of Women are already sold out. Tickets still available for the Wrap Up party in Oakland. "Hosted by La Cocina graudate brick-and-mortar, and mother...

'Beer Fest' 2020, Westchester County Center, March 14th...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Coinciding with St. Patrick's Day, 'Beer Fest' 2020 returns to Westchester County Center in White Plains on Saturday, March 14th, from 4-8 p.m. Over 200 craft beers are promised, along with a perfo...

Empire Harley-Davidson Chili Cookoff, New Rochelle, Jan. 11...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

This event has grown in popularity. It's fun, too! Empire Harley-Davidson dealership in New Rochelle is hosting its annual Chili Cookoff on Saturday, Jan. 11th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can enter...

2020 Cherry Blossom Festival Food & Craft Fair

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by fresnobuddhistchurch 1 year ago

The Fresno Betsuin Buddhist Temple invites you to our 2020 Cherry Blossom Festival Food and Craft Fair! It will be a special day of family fun and adventure, featuring a wide variety of handcrafte...

NC Seafood Festival

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by burgeoningfoodie 1 year ago

Planning a trip to NC Seafood Festival in Morehead City. Anyone ever been? If so what should I expect? What should I definitely eat and what should I avoid? Thanks

Historic Recipe to Highlight 122nd Annual Merchants' Lunch and Country Store

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by filian1900 1 year ago

One of the first televised ethnic recipes in the Golden State will highlight the autumn food bazaar at California’s oldest Armenian Church. Margaret Garabedian Setrakian’s “Kabob Delight” will be...

LA Times on the Food Festival Boom

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by patsully 1 year ago

Interesting read that highlights what I've always assumed to be true. While food festivals can be fun, I've often found that restaurants cannot possibly deliver great results under the circumstance...

Tacos & Tapas, Fri 10/25, 6-9pm, El Pajaro CDC, Watsonville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Tacos & Tapas will celebrate 40 years of El Pajaro CDC helping local entrepreneurs reach their small business dreams. It takes place from 6-9 p.m. at the Kitchen Incubator, 412 East Riverside Drive...

San Gennaro Mulberry Street

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by chronosynclastic 1 year ago

It's still here. The smoke, the tourists, the con games, the stupid Instagram people. But the most recent posts searched here are a decade old. I'm in the neighborhood and shop all the time at All...

4th Annual Flavors of the Harvest, 9/21, Marina (Monterey Peninsula)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Flavors of the Harvest 2019 September 21st, 2-5 PM Goodwill Garden at 249 10th St. Marina, CA 93933. Enjoy small plates and drinks featuring local produce and a garden-cooking demonstration by ...

'Titans of BBQ' coming Oct. 10-13, Manhattan...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

An extraordinary line-up of 20 chefs and pit masters from around the country will be gathering at 'Titans of BBQ' on Pier 97 in Manhattan, Oct. 10 to 13. Big name culinarians involved include Pat ...

New York Times Food Festival, Oct. 5 & 6, Manhattan...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

An e-mail from Sam Sifton, food writer/reporter for The New York Times, mentions the upcoming New York Times Food Festival to be held at different venues on Oct. 5 & 6. Bryant Park will be the site...