Best Food Festivals Worth Traveling to in 2018

Every year, almost every county has their most anticipated food festivals. Locals or foreign – all foodies gather and enjoy a full day of eating and drinking and live entertainment. This time of year, different states have their cuisine celebrations – that’s from Iowa’s Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival to California’s Gilroy Garlic Festival.

Food festivals are events that offer farm-to-fork dinners, exclusive tastings, cooking demos and delicious experience.

 

To get started, these are the Top Food Festivals to visit in 2018:

 

 

 

Great American Beer Festival

 

When: September 20-22, 2018

Where: Colorado Convention Center in Denver

The Great American Beer Festival allows visitors to sample thousands of American craft beers. Beer judges are assigned to rate the best of the best during this three-day annual event held every fall.

 

 

 

Gilroy Garlic Festival

 

When: July 27-29, 2018

Where: Christmas Hill Park – Gilroy, California

No place in America wears its garlic pride like the agricultural city of Gilroy. The self-proclaimed “garlic capital of the world,” showcase its very flavor.

 

 

Shrimp Festival

 

When: September 15, 2018

Where: Golconda, Illinois

This shrimp cook-off in Southern-Illinois is way more than you can imagine! All the locally grown prawns will be available for purchase, top it off with some beer, music & entertainment and lots more.

 

 

 

Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

 

When: February 16, 2019

Where: Iowa Events Center – Des Moines, Iowa

Literally, bacon everything! Bacon lovers rejoice at the Des Moines Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival with some eating competitions and live entertainment.

 

 

World Chicken Festival

 

When: September 27-30, 2018

Where: London, Kentucky

The World Chicken Festival is celebrated in honors of Laurel County’s fried fowl heritage, since Kentucky Friend Chicken was invented nearby. Every September, a 700-pound stainless steel skillet that can cook 600 chicken quarters at a time is what every visitor anticipates for.

 

 

 

American World Series of Barbecue

 

When: September 13-16, 2018

Where: Kansas Speedway – Kansas

The nation’s premier BBQ competition will feature public events and activities, incredible music, delicious BBQ and local food and fireworks. The longstanding tradition in Kansas City will judge the competitors from around the world in who makes the best BBQ.

 

 

 

Las Vegas Greek Food Festival

 

When: September 14-16, 2018

Where: St. John The Baptist Greek Orthodox Church – Las Vegas, Nevada

The cooks showcase the culture and heritage of Greece at the annual Las Vegas Greek Food Festival. Attendees can participate the traditional dances to work off the gyros, souvlaki and baklava.

 

So, eat up, America! Plan a food-filled road trip to these top festivals that highlights regional specialties.

When: September 14-16, 2018

Where: St. John The Baptist Greek Orthodox Church – Las Vegas, Nevada

 

The cooks showcase the culture and heritage of Greece at the annual Las Vegas Greek Food Festival. Attendees can participate the traditional dances to work off the gyros, souvlaki and baklava.

 

 

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