Food festivals have taken off as a global phenomenon over the past several years. As food culture becomes a more popular interest, so does the demand for food and wine related events. Today there are hundreds of events catering to every cuisine around the world. If you’re a food and travel enthusiast it’s a great idea to plan a trip around one of these amazing food festivals.
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Orlando, Florida
Disney has yet again used their magic touch and created the mecca of food festivals. With a record 53 day running time, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival showcases worldwide cuisines and celebrity chefs through a series of events. Visitors will enjoy lectures, concerts, food tents, cooking demonstrations, and special marketplaces all within the awesome Epcot theme park.
Truffle Festival – Alma, Italy
The Truffle Festival in Piedmontese, Italy kicks off white truffle season at the beginning of October. This charming little town becomes a hotspot for foodies and truffle enthusiasts with a series of truffle related events. The schedule includes an invite only truffle auction, and a public truffle market where anyone can buy some of these delicious gems.
South Beach Wine & Food Festival – Miami Beach, Florida
After 13 years the South Beach Wine & Food Festival has grown into a massive celebration of culinary delight. The festival has 50 events happening over a period of 4 days. 200 chefs, 150 wineries, and personalities from the Food Network headline the events and put on amazing cooking demos, lectures, and more. This is a great excuse to visit beautiful Miami Beach – so bring your appetite!
Mesamerica Festival – Mexico City, Mexico
Mesamerica puts a new academic spin on food festivals while celebrating Mexico’s highly popular local cuisine. The festival invites renowned chefs, farmers, brewers, journalists, and food enthusiasts to come together and explore the past, present, and future of culinary evolution in Mexico.
Hawaii Food and Wine Festival
Hawaii has an impressive list of food and streets fairs happening year round. The Hawaii Food and Wine Festival spans over four days and is by far the most anticipated event, gaining worldwide recognition. With beautiful island surroundings the festival brings renowned master chefs, wine producers, and sommeliers to showcase their culinary talents.