Taking a Look At Some of the Top Food Festivals Around the Country

A new year means a whole calendar’s worth of top food festivals to anticipate, and you’ll want to start planning now.

Foodies travel the country in search of the most unique delicacies and culinary creations. The best place to find them en masse, of course, is a festival dedicated to some of the country’s most savory bites.

Grab your fork and get ready to load up your Insta feed. Here are our top picks for food festival fun in 2020:

Food and Wine Classic (Aspen, CO)

One of the most star-studded events outside of L.A., Aspen’s Food and Wine Classic is a must-visit every June. With the gorgeous Colorado Rockies as a backdrop, visitors can expect to sample items from local restaurants and world-renowned brands alike.

Served over the course of three days, the festival is arguably the biggest event that happens in Aspen outside of ski season. This year, you can take part in food and wine pairings, tastings, and panel discussions on all things delicious.

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival (Anaheim, CA)

Could the happiest place on earth get any happier? Only when you add food and wine into the mix!

Disney California Adventure hosts its annual food and wine festival featuring California-inspired bites across more than a dozen kiosks.

And Disney characters aren’t the only famous faces you’ll see here. Disney brings in celebrity chefs who add their own version of Disney magic.

Guests can participate in beer and wine tastings, and even book special gourmet dinners and wine pairings. Shop these koozies to take along for the adventure.

New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (New Orleans, LA)

When 7,000 visitors and locals descend on New Orleans, it’s probably time for the Wine and Food Experience. This gourmet event is quickly becoming one of the world’s most acclaimed events of its kind.

Live music and New Orleans delicacies are complemented by the stunning historical backdrop of the city. Local cajun flavors abound, giving everyone a true taste of the city.

Maine Lobster Festival (Rockland, ME)

The mouthwatering Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland is the premier event for east coast seafood.

Five days in August are filled with the rich, buttery flavor of Maine’s most iconic fare. Aside from lobster, you’ll also find the best of the best in crab cakes, shrimp, fish, calamari, and more.

The festival has transformed from a local favorite to an international sensation and continues to grow each year. Live music, entertainment, carnival attractions, art markets, and cooking contests give every visitor something to look forward to.

Euphoria (Greenville, SC)

This four-day event is infused with South Carolina elegance and smothered in southern hospitality.

Hosted in the streets of downtown Greenville and along the Reedy River, Euphoria brings more than 200 local and guest participants and thousands of visitors each year.

First and foremost, the festival is a non-profit event that donates its proceeds to local charities. Food ranges from country cooking to international fare and everything in between — a good cause never tasted so good!

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