Some of the best Global Food Festivals you can’t miss
Location- Naples, Italy
Every September the city of Naples comes alive to celebrate its most popular food – Pizza. During the week-long celebration, visitors get to eat all kinds of pizzas (including the traditional Neopolitan, Margherita and Marinara). In addition, you can also sign up for pizza-making workshops, watch visiting chefs compete with each other in the World Pizza-Making Championship and enjoy live entertainment.
- Sacramento Bacon Fest
Location- California, United States
Sacramento’s Bacon Fest is the ultimate food festival for bacon lovers. Festival goers are treated to different genre of bacon; bacon pizza, bacon salad, bacon milkshake, bacon ramen and bacon tater tots. The special delicacies are served at over 100 restaurants accompanied with local craft beers and live music.
- Herring Festival
Location – Hvide Sande, Denmark
Every spring, schools of herring migrate to the Ringkøbing fjord to spawn at the water locks in Hvide Sande, Denmark. Their arrival kicks off the unofficial herring fishing world championship. Visitors enjoy Scandinavia’s finest pickled, filleted, fried or fish-caked herring. You also learn how to make pickled fried herring, learn how to fillet you herring in a workshop or watch the pros do it for you ( experienced fishermen). Culinary enthusiasts can also participate in the Herring Recipe of the Year contest. Meanwhile, kids can learn the basics of catching fish at the Herring fishing school or take part in the Junior Fishing Contest.
- Chinchilla Melon Festival
Location – Chinchilla, Australia
The biennial event attracts scores of locals and international tourists alike with its exciting array of activities like melon skiing, celebrity melon eating and melon chariot race. Not to mention the big melon weigh-in that’s almost synonymous with this festival that celebrates the region’s melon farming. Revelers can also enjoy the melon beach party, free family concerts and the popular Melon Fest street parade.
- Ottawa Poutine Fest
Location – Ottawa, Canada
Poutine is a typical Canadian dish that’s made of fries, spicy gravy and cheese curds. Each year in May the city of Ottawa gears up to celebrate the beloved local dish during the weekend-long food fest. Numerous restaurants and vendors serve traditional as well as exotic versions of the dish. You can also participate in fun activities like face painting, cooking workshops and poutine eating contests.
- La Tomatina
Location – Buñol, Spain
Held in the Valencian town of Buñol, La Tomatina is hands down one of the most popular Spanish festivals. z of over-ripe tomatoes are used for pelting in this Tomato battle that’s dubbed as the world’s biggest food fight.
- Salon du Chocolat
The international chocolate industry’s annual trade fair is a must-visit for all chocolate lovers around the globe. Each year over 500 participants from 60 countries (including more than 200 famous chefs and pâtissiers) take part in the fair. Visitors can go for chocolate tastings, attend pastry workshops and book signings. Other than showcasing chocolate samples from five continents, the food fest also features various unique events like chocolate fashion show, chocolate sculpture contest and live performances by cocoa-producing countries.
- Dubai Food Fest
The 17 days Dubai food festival 2018 being organised by Dubai Festival and retail establishment showcases the city’s favourite food and music fest featuring several celebrity chefs and competitions all over the city. Some of the events you don’t want to miss Etisalat Beach Canteen, Miele Dubai Restaurant Week, Dine with the celebrity chefs, take a cooking masterclass etc.
- Singapore’s World Gourmet Summit,
- Italy’s Battle of the Oranges
- Eat Drink Lagos
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