Food festival

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A food festival is a festival, usually held annually, that uses food, often produce, as its central theme. These festivals have always been a means of uniting communities through celebrations of harvests and giving thanks for a plentiful growing season.

List of food and drink festivals[edit]

Africa[edit]

Festival name Type Country/city Since Notes
Lagos Seafood Festival Fish festival Nigeria Nigeria
Leboku festival Nigeria Nigeria
New Yam Festival of the Igbo festival Nigeria Nigeria
Nnewi Afiaolu Festival festival Nigeria Nigeria
Ashanti Yam Festival festival Ghana Ghana
Asogli Yam Festival festival Ghana Ghana
Fofie Yam Festival festival Ghana Ghana
Kavala Fresk Feastival Fish festival Cape Verde Cape Verde / Mindelo 2013

Oceania[edit]

Festival name Type Country/city Since Notes
Bankstown Bites Food Festival Food Australia Australia
Hokitika Wildfoods Festival Food New Zealand New Zealand
Caxton Street Seafood and Wine Festival Wine festival/Food Australia Australia
Good Food & Wine Show Wine festival/Food Australia Australia
Grampians Grape Escape Wine festival Australia Australia
Kings Cross Food and Wine Festival Wine festival/Food Australia Australia
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Wine festival/Food Australia Australia
Taste Festival Food Australia Australia
Vegfest (AU) Food Australia Australia
Darwin Beer Can Regatta Beer festival Australia Australia
GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of the Year Beer festival Australia Australia
Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular Beer festival Australia Australia
Schützenfest (Adelaide) Beer festival Australia Australia
Warners Bay Beer Festival Beer festival Australia Australia

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

See List of food festivals in Canada.

Mexico[edit]

United States[edit]

There are several Florida food festivals and New Jersey food festivals. Other festivals include the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California; Brentwood Cornfest in Brentwood, California; Mushroom Festivals in various locales; the Castroville Artichoke Festival, in Castroville, California; the Stockton Asparagus Festival, in Stockton, California; the ¡Latin Food Festival! in San Diego, California; the Lexington Barbecue Festival in North Carolina; the Posen Potato Festival, in Posen, Michigan; the Norwalk Oyster Festival, in Norwalk, Connecticut, Vaisakhi Festival at Yuba City, and the Howell Melon Festival in Howell, Michigan, known for electing the Howell Melon Queen.

Vegetarian food festivals include Vegfest in Salt Lake City, Utah, Seattle, Washington and San Francisco, California.

Asia[edit]

Festival name Type Country/city Since Notes
Thapar Food Festival India India
Osho Monsoon Festival festival India India

South America[edit]

Festival name Type Country/city Since Notes
Festival de comida de rua Fortaleza festival Brazil Brasil / Fortaleza
Festival de comida de rua São Paulo festival Brazil Brazil / São Paulo
Mistura festival Peru Peru / Lima 2008 the largest food festival in Latin America. Held annually.

Europe[edit]

Italy[edit]

Spain[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

  • The Räbechilbi turnip festival is held annually in September.
  • A cheese festival is held in Gruyére in May.

United Kingdom[edit]

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