Food is included at most, if not all festivals! But some festivals are created around food. Here are some interesting festivals about the nation that you may want to check out:
- National Cherry Festival is celebrated at Traverse City, Michigan. It will be here before you know it, so head on over soon (July 7 – 14). There is plenty of music, an air show and tons of other entertainment lined up for the week. Oh, there is also an app for that.
- Slugburger Festival is also coming up, so book your tickets and head on over to Corinth, Mississippi (July 7 – 9). What’s that? What’s a Slugburger? Thankfully, it is not made from slugs, instead it is a patty made from beef or pork and soybean grits, then deep fried, served on a bun with mustard, pickles, and an onion ring. Wow! Hold me back!
- Yarmouth Clam Festival (July 20 – 22) in Maine features clams, but also many other foods! As well, there are plenty of other activities, including a craft and art show, parades, kayak races and more.
- Vermont Cheesemakers Festival (July 24) boasts over 100 cheeses, artisanal meats and breads. If you can’t make it, but are intrigued, you can have some delivered right to your door!
- Gilroy Garlic Festival (July 27 – 29) in California will be the best place to be if you are looking to steer clear of vampires (lol!). There are recipe contests and cookoffs, a Miss Gilroy contest, music for every taste and garlic goodies galore. Take a look at who thinks they can cook with garlic with videos posted to their Facebook Fan Page!
Watermelon lovers will gather (August 23 – 25) in Winterville, North Carolina for the Watermelon Festival. Talented folks can sign up for a chance to be a Watermelon Idol. Expect to see some beautifully carved watermelons, enjoy plenty of music and plenty of fun!
If you could have a festival around any food, what would it be? Cheesecake, sardines, oranges? Tell me on my Facebook Page!
*Image found at the Watermelon Fest Photo Gallery.