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Food festivals offer an amazing mix of flavours, cultures and culinary creativity which all makes them a must-visit for food and travel enthusiasts! Across the USA, vibrant food festivals celebrate everything from regional specialties to international cuisine, showcasing the diverse gastronomic landscape of the nation. Read on to tantalise your taste buds! 

1. South Beach Food & Wine Festival 

Known locally as the 'Foodie Super Bowl', this festival brings together celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers and food enthusiasts for a weekend of indulgence along the sun-kissed shores of Miami Beach. 
Upcoming dates: 20th-23rd of February 2025 

2. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 

Combining the best of music and food, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is a cultural extravaganza that showcases the soulful flavours of Creole and Cajun cuisine alongside live performances. From gumbo to jambalya, this festival is an absolute feast for your senses. 
Upcoming dates: 25th of April-5th of May 2024 

3. Aspen Food & Wine Classic 

Nestled in the scenic Rocky Mountains, the Aspen Food & Wine Classic is known for gourmet tastings, cooking demonstrations, wine seminars and of course the most stunning settings. If you have a passion for food, wine and culture then this festival will be an unforgettable experience. 
Upcoming dates: 14th-16th of June 2024 

4. Taste of Chicago 

Held in the heart of the Windy City, Taste of Chicago is the largest food festival in the world, featuring culinary delights from over 80 local restaurants. From deep-dish pizza to Chicago-style hot dogs, it's an exhibition of the city's diverse culinary scene. 
Upcoming dates: 6th-8th of September 2024 

5. Austin Food + Wine Festival 

Celebrating the eclectic flavours of Texas cuisine, the Austin Food + Wine Festival brings you tasting tents, live music, and top chefs for a weekend of indulgence.  
Upcoming dates 2nd-3rd of November 2024 

6. Gilroy Garlic Festival 

Known as the 'Garlic Capital of the World', Gilroy, California, hosts an annual celebration of all things garlic! At the Gilroy Garlic Festival, you can enjoy garlic-infused dishes (even ice-cream!), watch cooking demonstrations and participate in a garlic themed cook-off. 
Upcoming dates: Garlic Golf Classic at the Gilroy Golf Course on 21st of June 2024 

7. Big Apple Barbecue Block Party 

If you are a BBQ enthusiast then you need to head to New York City's Madison Square Park for the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, where top pitmasters from around the country showcase the smoky, savoury creations. From brisket to ribs, it's a carnivore's dream come true! 
Upcoming dates: 20th of May 2024 

8. Maine Lobster Festival 

For lobster lovers, there's no better place to be than the Maine Lobster Festival. Held in the picturesque coastal town of Rockland, this iconic festival features fresh Maine lobster prepared in every imaginable way, from lobster rolls to lobster bisque. 
Upcoming dates: 31st of July - 4th of August 2024 

9. Charleston Wine + Food Festival 

To celebrate the Lowcountry's rich culinary traditions, the Charleston Wine + Food Festival offers vistors a taste of Southern hospitality with a diverse lineup of events, including chef demonstrations, tasting tours and exclusive dinners.  
Upcoming dates: 1st-2nd of March 2025 

10. Hawaii Food & Wine Festival 

Set against the backdrop of Hawaii's stunning landscapes, this festival celebrates the unique flavours and ingredients of Aloha State with a series of gourmet events, farm-to-table dinners and a culinary adventures across the islands. 
Upcoming dates: 18th of October 2024; 25th-27th of October 2024; 31st of October - 3rd of November 2024 
From savouring seafood on the shores of Miami Beach to indulging in a BBQ in the heart of Texas, from the jazz-infused streets of New Orleans to the scenic mountains of Aspen, these top 10 food festivals in the USA offer a tantalising glimpse into the nation's diverse culinary landscape, definitely worth travelling for. Whether you're a self-professed wine connoisseur, a seafood lover, or a barbecue aficionado, or simply someone who enjoys good food and great company, these festivals promise to satisfy your cravings and leave you with unforgettable memories.  
So contact us now to start planning your culinary adventure to the USA!  
Call us on 01442617777 or email us at to speak to our team of experts here at Tailored Journeys! 
We look forward to hearing from you! 
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