Tucson Slow Food & Film Festival
The 4th Annual Tucson Slow Food & Film Festival will be an extended weekend of classic food films, culinary events & cultural discussions
that combine screenings of feature films, documentaries, shorts and animation with panel discussions about the cuisines, cultures and traditions shown on the screen, along with culinary events at restaurants. The 3rd annual festival expanded its cinema scope from previously released food film movies to new short features, documentaries and animation. Carlo Petrini founded Slow Food in 1986 in response to the opening of a McDonalds in Rome's historic Piazza di Spagna.
The Napa Valley Mustard Festival
Celebrate Napa Valley's unique agricultural and cultural bounty during the 16th annual Napa Valley Mustard Festival, January 31 through March 28, 2009. More than 500 restaurants, caterers, wineries, mustard and gourmet companies, artists, and sponsors will present their finest products throughout the Sensational Season of Events. Vineyards vibrant with wild mustard in bloom provide a breathtaking backdrop and share center stage with mustard the condiment during the two-month marathon of food, wine, and art events.
West of Western Culinary Festival
In only four years, West of Western has become
the premier culinary event in Arizona. And this year, it's gotten classier than ever, moving from a grassy corner in downtown Phoenix to the handsome courtyard at the Phoenix Art Museum. [-The Arizona Republic]. The Festival features more than 50 of Arizona's top chefs for a weekend of fine food, education, and entertainment in central Phoenix.
The Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival
brings together innovative culinary artisans and wine producers who celebrate the rich traditions that influence Texas wine and food. The Festival's purpose is to promote Texas wine and food and to increase appreciation of Texas' impact on food and wine throughout the world. Founded in the Texas Hill Country in 1986. Over 30 events, 100 restaurants, 60 wineries.
The Astoria Warrenton Crab & Seafood Festival
~ Crusty Crustacean invites you to join us at the Oregon Coast's largest Festival! Over 200 vendors bringing together the flavor of the Northwest in food, arts, crafts and wines.
Enjoy the Crab Dinner served by the Astoria Rotary Club. Live musical entertainment. Astoria is a city of 10,000 people on the Columbia River, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean located in Clatsop County. It is surrounded by the beauty of the forest, mountains, 3 rivers and the sea. Because of its steep hills and beautiful Victorian homes, Astoria has been Called the 'Little San Francisco of the Pacific Northwest.'
Castroville Artichoke Festival Going Green and Global.
Enjoy our events like the AGRO ART Competition, a wonderful parade, musical entertainment, wine tasings, farmer's market, arts & crafts, assorted children's activities, and cooking demonstrations. Food includes artichokes fried, sautéed, grilled, marinated, pickled, fresh, and creamed in soup. Plus foods from the many ethnic groups that give this area its character.
Kodiak Crab Festival
The Crab Festival has been a part of Kodiak since 1958 when the City of Kodiak proclaimed Kodiak as the King Crab Capital of the World. Along with the usual carnival rides and wonderful food selections there will be special events like the Milliken variety show and a seafood cook off.
FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen
, the nation's premier food festival. The perennially sold-out event returns to Aspen with a line-up featuring culinary masters along with new, trend setting talents. Bringing to life the pages of FOOD & WINE magazine, this celebrated epicurean event offers food and wine lovers the chance to learn from and mix with many of the nation's top chefs and wine experts. FOOD & WINE continues its efforts to raise funds and awareness of Grow for Good
, our national initiative dedicated to supporting local farms and encouraging sustainable agriculture.
The Yarmouth Clam Festival
The Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce invites you to celebrate our 43 years of Village Tradition! Experience the flavor of Yarmouth's community and history. The Yarmouth Clam Festival takes place every summer, during the third weekend in July in the charming coastal village of Yarmouth, Maine. This summertime tradition draws visitors from all over the country who come to enjoy the music and arts, events and competition, and of course, the delicious food.
The Gilroy Garlic Festival
Where else can one feast on food laced with over two tons of fresh garlic, enjoy three stages of musical entertainment, shop in arts and crafts, view the great garlic cook-off and other celebrity cooking demonstrations, spend time in the children's area, visit interactive displays set up by many of our sponsors, soak up some glorious sunshine, and mingle with a fun bunch of garlic-loving people?
Hatch Chile Festival
, Hatch, NM. Every year more than 30,000 raving chile fanatics converge on the tiny village of Hatch (increasing the population by nearly 28,000), the Chile Capital of the World, for this Labor Day weekend festival. Events include a chile cook-off, chile roasting, a parade culminating with the coronation of a Chile Queen, chile pod competition, carnival rides and fiddling contests. Get there by 10 a.m. on Saturday or you'll miss out.
The streets of historic Kennett Square, Pennsylvania will be filled with thousands of visitors celebrating the region’s number one crop - the mushroom. A fun packed, two-day event. Celebrate the mushroom as well as the beauty, history and excitement of Southern Chester County with music, children's rides and a variety of entertainment. The Mushroom Festival's success will be shared with local charities.
The Monterey Wine Festival Taste, Sip, Swirl, Enjoy!
Whether wine is your livelihood, your avocation, your hobby or just something you would like to learn about, the Monterey Wine Festival is for You.
Drawn by a combination of world-class wine, educational seminars presented by industry leaders, a live wine auction, and exquisite gourmet offerings, the festival expands to include California wineries sampling more than 600 wines attended by more than 3,000 wine lovers. You'll have the opportunity to taste hundreds of different wines and ports, meet, talk and learn from some of the world's most knowledgeable wine experts in an enjoyable environment. A targeted half day wine and food celebration allows for a rich rewarding experience for wine lovers and gourmet food enthusiasts. Industry booths of gourmet food, wine and culinary accoutrements will introduce their brand or product to attendees.
The National Shrimp Festival
The Annual National Shrimp Festival is held each year during the second full weekend in October on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama.
The Festival is one of the nation's premier outdoor festivals featuring over 300 vendors that offer fine art, arts and crafts, a retail marketplace and of course, SHRIMP!! The Festival attracts over 300,000 people who come to view Fine Arts and Arts & Crafts from over 200 artists. Two stages offer continuous musical entertainment while the little one's attention is captured in the Children's Activity Village.
Kona Coffee Cultural Festival
Join in the community celebration of Kona's gourmet brew at the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival 'Kona Coffee Tradition of Excellence' . This ten-day festival is filled with nearly 50 community events to pay honor to the multi-ethnic heritage of Kona coffee pioneers and their world famous gourmet brew. The award-winning Kona Coffee Cultural Festival is recognized as the oldest and most successful product festival in Hawaii and is the only coffee festival in the United States. The annual Kona coffee harvest is one of the Big Island's most economically successful crops. Today many Kona farmers can lay claim to being fifth generation coffee farmers. Coffee is an economic mainstay of Kona where farmers continue the tradition and honor their heritage with every harvest.
The Bracebridge Dinner
Heraldic horns sound throughout Yosemite National Park's elegant Ahwahnee Hotel,
calling guests to enter Bracebridge Hall. Come travel back through time to a Christmas of centuries past, where glorious music and sumptuous food are but part of America's best-loved holiday tradition. In a manor hall with fifty-foot beamed ceilings and huge windows looking out to snow-clad mountains, this celebrated Yuletide extravaganza allows guests to travel to a Christmas that is rich in every aspect.