As the summer months approach, food festivals around the world are preparing to showcase their local cuisines. From street food festivals to high-end culinary events, there is a festival for every type of food lover. Here are some of the most popular and unique food festivals that you won’t want to miss.
Taste of Chicago
Held in Grant Park, this five-day festival features over 70 vendors serving up everything from deep-dish pizza to Polish sausage. This event also features live music and cooking demonstrations by top chefs.
This Spanish festival takes place on the last Wednesday of August in Bunol, Valencia. Participants throw tomatoes at each other until the streets run red with tomato juice. It’s messy but fun!
In Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest is a two-week event celebrating beer and traditional Bavarian foods like sausages and pretzels. Over six million people attend this iconic festival every year.
New Zealand’s Wildfoods Festival showcases unique regional foods like huhu grubs (a type of beetle larvae) and whitebait fritters (made with tiny freshwater fish). The event also includes live music and performances.
Held annually in Naples, Italy – where pizza was invented – Pizzafest celebrates all things pizza with vendors offering up classic Margherita pizzas as well as more unusual creations like chocolate or fruit-topped pies.
Aside from these events listed here there are many others that celebrate different types of cuisine such as BBQ Festivals or Seafood Festivals which offer great opportunities for those who love good eats! Food festivals have become increasingly popular around the world because they provide a chance for locals and tourists alike to taste new dishes while enjoying entertainment and cultural experiences.