Festival - Celebration of Northumbrian produce, drink and healthy eating
in Alnwick, England, home of Harry Potter's Hogwart's Castle. Held in late
Best in the West
Nugget Rib Cook-off - Takes place in Sparks, Nevada and features
competitors vying for the title of Best in the West. Held in early
September. Provides entertainment schedule, general information and press
Big Pig Jig -
Includes a hog calling contest and a pork barbecue competition with three
categories. Site provides schedule of events, entry forms, and lists nearby
lodging. Held early October in Vienna, Georgia.
Cake Event - Celebrates traditional black cake making, and its role in
African-Caribbean culture. Held in December in London, England.
Chilifest - Annual
spring event held near Snook, Texas. Cookoff and live music. Site has
directions, photo album, merchandise, ticket and alcohol details, and
Chitlin' Strut -
Focuses on the Southern tradition of fried pig intestines, also known as
chitlins or chitterlings. Activities include a parade, hog-calling contest,
a beauty pageant, and carnival rides. Held annually in Salley, South
Carolina, the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Cornwall Food and Drink Festival - Annual festival in Truro, Cornwall,
celebrating the best of Cornish food and drink. Chef profiles and exhibitor
listings. Held the last weekend of September.
Fellsmere Frog Leg
Festival - Includes menu and schedule of events. Four-day event held in
January in Fellsmere, Florida.
for Thought Festival - Explores and celebrates opportunities to eat
pleasurably, healthfully and sustainably. Photo galleries, schedule, forum,
exhibitors, sponsors, and recipe contest.
Celebration - French cultural exchange program which includes the
cooking of a 5,000 egg omelette. Celebration includes an art and craft show,
antique car show, tour of homes, Cajun bands, food and dancing. Occurs in
November in Abbeville, Louisiana.
Golden Spurtle -
Home of the World Porridge Making Championship, held each year on a Sunday
in September at the Carrbridge Village Hall, Inverness-shire, Scotland.
Winner receives a trophy and cash awards.
Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival - Features cooking contests, eating
competitions, a parade, entertainment, and demonstrations. Held the first
weekend in June, in Little Chute, Wisconsin.
Mountain Chew Chew Food Festival - Held on the Burlington, Vermont
waterfront each June, featuring area restaurants and state food producers.
Includes events and music schedule.
Festival - Events include rice eating, cooking, and grading contests.
Site provides history, ticket and event information, and photographs from
past events. Occurs in October in Crowley, Louisiana.
Cultural Festival - Features Hawaiian coffee culture and heritage.
Includes the Miss Kona Coffee scholarship pageant, parades, coffee tastings,
coffee picking contest, and arts and crafts. Held annually since 1970 in
November on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Angeles International Tamale Festival - Events include tamale eating
contest, classes, sidewalk chalk art competition, and entertainment.
Includes volunteer form, vendor application, and photos. Held in November
near MacArthur Park, Los Angeles, California.
Los Angeles Tofu Festival
- Beer, wine and sake tasting, tofu eating and cooking contests, and "Taste
of Japan". Includes location, times and entertainment lineup. Held in July
or August in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California.
Pecan Festival - Celebrates the native nut and the farmers who grow it.
Events include a Queen and Teen Queen contest. Held on the first full
weekend of November each year in Colfax, Louisiana.
Eating Contest - Located in New York, United States. Contains prize
details, rules, registration details, a schedule of contests, press
releases, and past winners.
Morel Mushroom Festival
- Mushroom hunting championship, carnival, craft show, and morel related
events. Held in Boyne City, Michigan in May.
National Buffalo Wing
Festival - Held in Buffalo, New York on Labor Day weekend. Features some
of the best Buffalo wing restaurants, live music, and a chicken wing eating
Peanut Festival - Dothan, Alabama. Contests with schedules, pageants and
queens, map, vendor information, and image gallery.
England Chili Festival - Annual chili, cornbread, beer, and dessert
cookoff held in New Sharon, Maine. Includes photos, event information, and
Oakdale Chocolate Festival - Located near the west coast headquarters
for the Hershey Chocolate company, the festival features arts and crafts,
games, competitions, entertainment, and activities for children. Held on the
third weekend of May in Oakdale, California.
Festival - Held in July in Oxnard, California. Includes a salsa
challenge and tasting tent. Lists events, sponsors and driving directions.
Pierogi Fest -
Celebrates the Eastern European food, with annual festival in late July.
Information about parking, sponsors, parade and contests. Held in Whiting
Rib America -
Family event featuring BBQ and live entertainment from national, regional
and local talent. Includes details of annual festivals in Missouri,
Minnesota and Indiana.
Pickle Festival - Events include a pickle toss and pickle juice drinking
contest. Information, directions, vendor sign-up, and photos and articles
from past events. Held in November, in Rosendale, New York.
Food Festival - Annual month-long held in July each year. Schedules,
prices, contests, and press releases.
Filbert Festival - Filberts, also known as hazelnuts, are celebrated
with a cook-off, music, and entertainment. Site provides vendor and
volunteer information, music and events schedule. Held in Springfield,
Oregon, in early August.
Syrup Festival - Features bush tours, pancake eating contests,
historical bus tours, street vendors and arts and crafts. Held in Spring in
Sunderland, Ontario, Canada.
Festival - One day event in early June promotes the pork industry and
raises fund for local non-profit organizations. Serves over 20 tons of pork
each year. Includes menu, featured musicians, and ticket sales. Held in
Emporia, Virginia, USA.
Chocolate Festival - Presents demonstrations, tastings, performances,
factory tours, and activities. Held in October in Vancouver, British
West of Western Culinary
Festival - Arizona chefs present Western cuisine, cooking demos and
classes, boutique and heirloom food items. Held in mid-March in Phoenix.
Virginia Black Walnut Festival - History of the celebration, schedule of
events, location and contact information. Includes parade, bake-off, nut
contest and 4-H exhibits. Occurs mid-October in Spencer, West Virginia.
Enchilada Fiesta - Las Cruces, New Mexico. Late summer annual event with
a cooking contest, car and motorcycle show, parade, live entertainment, and
a 5K fun run.