4 Summer Food Festivals You Need To Go To The US For

4 Summer Food Festivals You Need To Go To The US For
Summer, food and fun: check out these festivals in the US, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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OT Staff
August 01 , 2019
06 Min Read

There’s something about summer festivals. The shining sun, flowers in bloom, freshness all around—summer is a lovely time to visit the US. And, did you know about some amazing summer festivals held in the country you can go for? Focusing on food in different parts of the country, these festivals will give you a delicious taste of summer.

Maine Lobster Festival: Rockland, Maine

Rockland, Maine, a picturesque city along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, has been welcoming visitors to its Maine Lobster Festival since 1947, when all-you-can-eat lobster cost just a dollar. These days, the festival spans five days at the end of July and the beginning of August and includes arts and crafts vendors, carnival rides, a parade, concerts and more than 11,000 kilograms of lobster served with more than 900 kilograms of butter. You can sink your teeth into delicious lobster rolls or crack open a juicy lobster tail, boiled until bright red and served with melted butter for dipping. Even if you aren’t a seafood fan, you’ll find plenty to satisfy your appetite.

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July 31-August 4, 2019; for more info, check here

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival: Cary, North Carolina

The two-day Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival in Cary, North Carolina, in early August features dozens of different types of beers and bourbons on tap as well as plenty of barbecue. Roll up your sleeves and pile your plate high with succulent pulled pork, saucy ribs and savory brisket accompanied by traditional sides like potato salad, coleslaw and baked beans. In addition to tasty eats and libations galore, the festival features live music and seminars given by bourbon distillers and barbecue pit masters. General admission or all-access passes are available. Cary is a short drive from Raleigh. If you’re not able to attend this one, you might try to make one of 10 spin-off events in locations like Atlanta, Georgia, and New York City.

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August 2-3, 2019; for more info, check here

New York City Food & Wine Festival: New York City

New York City already is on all foodie lists but in October this year, think of four days filled with great wine and delicious food, all curated for you. The New York City Food & Wine Festival has something for every kind of foodie. Wine tastings, seminars, meetings and dinners with celebrity chefs, all-night parties, authentic grub for brunches and lunches, and mean cocktails and spirits to try; the festival has it all. Make sure to book your tickets for NYC then.

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October 10-13, 2019; for more info, check here  

Eat Drink SF: San Francisco

It is one day of eating the best possible food in the country. Featuring a curated list of top chefs, wineries and innovative cocktails paired with one-of-a-kind experiences all under one roof, Eat Drink SF has two incredible tasting sessions you can get tickets for. Some of the best restaurants in the Bay area will be participating to give you a taste.

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August 24, 2019; for more info, check here

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