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Jun 4, 2009 09:53 AM

U.S. Food Festivals

Is there a food fest in your town? Which foods do we celebrate? Where and when? Why? I'm obsessed with celebrations of food, but my knowledge is limited. I just know there are killer food festivals all over the country, but i don't seem to know how to find them.
It could be anything from produce (tomatoes, squash, beets, berries, apples, potatoes) to meats (i'm sure there's a bacon/charcuterie fest somewhere) to accompaniments (honey seems like a likely candidate) to regional/ethnic specialties (tamales, perogies, donuts, what-have-you).
Where's the party?
Clue me in!

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    That's a link to all the food fests in Louisiana

    1. Great idea for a thread!

      Semi-locally (meaning the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia) we have the following festivals:

      In March there is Highland Maple Festival in Monterey, VA, highlighting maple sugar production in the Shenandoah Valley.

      There’s the Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival in Amherst, VA every October.

      The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival is huge, but doesn’t seem to focus on food much anymore.

      Another is the Strawberry Festival in Roanoke, Va.

      Those are a few I can think of. There are lots more I'm sure!

        1. a favorite:
          swamp cabbage festival in labelle, florida. february every year.

          1. I just found this site which looks like a great reference (broken down by state and country!):