Best Foodie Festivals in the USA
New Orleans Wine and Food Experience:
This New Orleans festival that happens April 3-7, has been around for over 27 years and attracts over 7,000 foodies yearly. You can try food from over 24 restaurants and taste over 1000 different wines from across the world. Tickets for this event range between $300 - $1,000.
Food & Wine Classic in Aspen:
This three-day annual culinary event happens June 19-21. At the Food & Wine Classic you can meet celebrity chefs and well known wine makers throughout three days of cooking demonstrations, wine tasting and panel discussions. Tickets range from $1600-$1700.
While this event is not technically a food festival, Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in America held in both New York City and Los Angeles. The LA Location is larger and held at the same place every Sunday and typically has over 50,000 attendees each weekend. Plus, the market is free to attend!
Taste of Colorado:
This three day event between the end of August and beginning of September is a free festival located in Downtown Denver. This festival attracts over 500,000 people of all ages every year and is targeted towards families. You can find over 50 of Colorado’s favorite restaurants and food trucks at this festival!
Maine Lobster Festival:
Since 1947, The Annual Maine Lobster Festival has brought tens of thousands of visitors to the city of Rockland. Here you can find nearly every form of Lobster dish you can imagine, such as Lobster Stuffed Risotto Balls and Lobster Won-tons. The festivals occurs every year during the first weekend of August and ticket prices range between $1-$8.
The Picklesburg Festival located in Pittsburg, was voted the #1 Best Speciality Food Festival in America! Sponsored by both Kraft and Heinz, this free multi-day festival is based around all things pickled. From pickled-themed snack foods like dill flavored popcorn and pickle flavored ice cream, to even pickle-juice drinking contests!