Calling all foodies – what better way to celebrate your love of food than a community-wide festival, bringing together favorite foods and local culture? Here are some of the most popular food and wine festivals that thousands of individuals plan vacations for every single year!
Taste of Chicago
Chicago is home to the world’s largest food festival. After a strong 30 years, the 5-day festival attracts more than 2 million visitors each year. Highlighted foods that will be making an appearance include the famous Eli’s cheesecake, Chicago-style deep dish pizza, as well as a number of other regional foods. This event is held July 9-14, 2014.
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Over a span of 6 weeks, this annual fall festival at Epcot Theme Park showcases food and wine specialties from 25 countries. Explore international kiosks, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, as well as live musical performances. Get there between September 19th to November 10th to experience some of the most amazing food around.
New Orleans Wine & Food Festival
The New Orleans Wine & Food Festival will be celebrating 20 years May 22 -May 26, 2014. In its 2 decades, the festival has raised more than $1 million for nonprofit organizations based in New Orleans while showing off its impressive and well known foods and chefs.
Aspen Food & Wine Classic
The Aspen Food & Wine Classic celebrates 30 years June 20-22, 2014, as one of America’s top culinary events. The 3-day event showcases cooking demonstrations, wine tastings and panel talks by leading wine and culinary experts – not to mention in one of the most beautiful settings possible.
Portland Eat Mobile Festival
Portland’s “Eat Mobile” festival got its name because there are over 400 food carts, making it one of the most popular destinations for mobile eats. Every year, the city’s best street food vendors come together at the same time. Attendees also enjoy food demonstrations and activities all on April 27, 2014.
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