Food and Drink Events

Exploring the local cuisine and beverage of a city is easily the most fun and delicious way to get to know a culture. So why not take it a notch higher and attend a food and drink festival? These days, virtually every country has something special on the calendar to offer to anyone hungry, or those looking for an extraordinary experience in a foreign land. These unique festivals are much more than a reason to eat; it’s an completely sensory experience that allows travelers to engage with the people and a destination in an intimate, and usually epic, manner.

After all, the history of food has come a long way. For our ancestors, food was nothing more than an essential means of survival. Perhaps the earliest known means of celebrating food was the Harvest Festival, which is older than Christianity. Over time, harvest festivals were replaced by agricultural shows and markets that have continued to grow and evolve with the sole purpose of showcasing agricultural knowledge. Today, we’re faced with a dizzying array of cuisines that are only limited by geographical borders and our imagination. We want taste, indulgence, diversity, and choices. And the best way to do this is by exploring the mind-blowing world of food and drink festivals.

In fact, many of these events are responsible for placing destinations on the world map. From the beer-drenched Oktoberfest in Germany and the crazy tomato-tossing antics of La Tomatina in Spain, to the downright bizarre Monkey Buffet Festival in Thailand and the intoxicatingly fun Kentucky Bourbon Festival, there is a culinary event to satisfy every palate. Wine festivals are the perfect opportunity to learn about this delicious elixir while meeting sommeliers, and beer festivals celebrate everything about the incredible golden nectar. Specially-curated events let you sink your teeth into the juiciest barbecue you’ve ever tasted while making friends from all over the world.

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Clean Monday Flour War 2020
Galaxidi, Greece
02 Mar, 2020
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Battle Of The Oranges 2020
Ivrea, Italy
22 Feb  - 25 Feb, 2020
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Mardi Gras New Orleans 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana
14 Feb  - 25 Feb, 2020
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Tunarama Festival 2020
Port Lincoln, South Australia
24 Jan  - 27 Jan, 2020
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Jarramplas Festival 2020
Piornal, Cáceres, Spain
19 Jan  - 20 Jan, 2020
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Rhythm and Vines 2019
Gisborne, New Zealand
29 Dec, 2019  - 01 Jan, 2020
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Flour Fight Festival
 2019
Ibi, Alicante, Spain
28 Dec, 2019
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Monkey Buffet Festival 2019
Lopburi, Thailand
23 Nov  - 24 Nov, 2019
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Lexington BBQ Festival 2019
Lexington, North Carolina
26 Oct, 2019
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Oktoberfest Blumenau 2019
Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil
09 Oct  - 27 Oct, 2019
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Nut Club Fall Festival 2019
Evansville, Indiana
07 Oct  - 12 Oct, 2019
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Pilsner Fest 2019
Plzen, Czech Republic
04 Oct  - 05 Oct, 2019
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Great American Beer Festival 2019
Colorado Convention Center, Denver
03 Oct  - 05 Oct, 2019
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Abbot Kinney Festival 2019
Venice, California
29 Sep, 2019
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Roadkill Festival 2019
Marlinton, West Virginia
27 Sep  - 28 Sep, 2019
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Barometer 2019
Kyiv, Ukraine
27 Sep  - 29 Sep, 2019
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Texas State Fair 2019
State Fair of Texas
27 Sep  - 20 Oct, 2019
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Oktoberfest 2019
Munich, Germany
21 Sep  - 06 Oct, 2019
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Oktoberfest Zinzinnati 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio
20 Sep  - 22 Sep, 2019
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Kentucky Bourbon Festival 2019
Bardstown, Kentucky
16 Sep  - 22 Sep, 2019
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Pizza Fest – Napoli Pizza Village 2019
Napoli, Italy
13 Sep  - 22 Sep, 2019
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Grape Throwing Festival 2019
Binissalem, Mallorca, Spain
13 Sep  - 30 Sep, 2019
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Telluride Blues and Brews 2019
Telluride, Colorado
12 Sep  - 15 Sep, 2019
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Marathon du Medoc 2019
Pauillac, France
07 Sep, 2019
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Belgian Beer Weekend 2019
Brussels, Belgium
06 Sep  - 08 Sep, 2019
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Catalina Wine Mixer 2019
Descanso Beach Club, Catalina Island, California
06 Sep  - 08 Sep, 2019
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Breckenridge Oktoberfest 2019
Breckenridge, Colorado
06 Sep  - 08 Sep, 2019
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Cascamorras Festival 2019
Baza, Andalucia, Spain
06 Sep  - 09 Sep, 2019
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La Tomatina 2019
Buñol, Valencia, Spain
28 Aug, 2019
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Big Feastival 2019
Kingham, Chipping Norton, UK
23 Aug  - 25 Aug, 2019
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Not only do you get to learn about authentic cuisine, your taste buds (and liver!) will go on a journey that you will never forget. And when you pair it with live music, an electrifying atmosphere, and lovely people, you’ve got a recipe for fun that no other style of travel can hold a candle to.

From the luxurious to the ludicrous, food and drink festivals are the best way to travel. Get to know new tastes, sights, textures, and aromas. Come with an open mind, get drunk on life, and bring your appetite for life. Allow us to be your guide as you navigate the world’s most epic gastronomical events. 

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