8 tasty USA food events

From diner classics to molecular gastronomy, there’s something on the menu for everyone in the USA. What better way to celebrate some of finest food in America at a gastronomic event? Here’s our pick of some of the best food festivals in the USA.


Flavour Miami, Miami

More of a gastronomic gateway than a festival, Flavour Miami at the Loews Miami Beach gives guests access to the best food and drink in Miami, using local produce across all of its hotels restaurants, bars, in-room and pool services and experiences, right. On board and on the menu are Panther Coffee, MIA Brewing, Miami Club Rum, Zak the Baker, Azucar Ice Cream, Wynwood Brewing, Funky Buddha Brewery, Bee My Honey, Better Sweet Miami and Uriah’s Urban Farm

National Fried Chicken Festival, New Orleans

Dare you enter the Fried Chicken Tenders Eating Contest at the New Orleans National Fried Chicken Festival in September? This two-day annual affair in September, is a fried chicken-lovers’ dream come true, with food stalls, cooking demos, live music and of course, the Best Fried Chicken Contest. 

Euphoria Food, Wine and Music Festival, South Carolina

Learn how to prepare the perfect Sunday southern BBQ from ‘pitmasters’ at South Carolina’s top culinary and cultural festival. This four-day event in September in Greenville, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains features food trucks, tasting events, cooking demonstrations, wine seminars, live music and a rodeo.



Key Lime festival, Florida

One of the Florida Keys’ quirkiest festivals gives visitors the chance to taste a true Sunshine State culinary icon at the start of every July. Highlights include a Key lime pie–eating contest, the Mile-High Key Lime Pie Eatin' Contest, cooking classes and the chance to visit a secret lair containing ‘the world’s smallest Key lime pie’. Book with USA holiday experts Bon Voyage for an easy way to enjoy the best of the festival. 

NYC Restaurant Week, New York

For great deals in New York restaurants, time your trip with the next NYC Restaurant Week, January 22 - February 9, 2018. During this biannual week-long food festival, restaurants throughout the city offer great-value meal deals, with three course meals from $29. 

Beer Month, North Carolina

North Carolina showcases its growing micro and craft beer scene each spring with a series of statewide events where you can try out locally crafted brews. There are more than 150 breweries across the state, the most of any southern state.



Maine Lobster Festival, Maine

A celebration of the king of crustaceans, the August Annual Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, Maine is a must-do for great lobster and seafood. Celebrations include a big parade, the crowing of the Maine ‘sea goddess’, an international crate race, fine arts and crafts, live music, local arts and crafts and tours of a US Navy ship.

Vermont Maple Festival, Vermont

A celebration of the state’s signature sauce, this festival in St Albans, at the end of April serves up cooking demonstrations, sugar house tours, pancake breakfasts, talent shows, a carnival and the Annual Vermont Maple Festival Parade. 

Posted on: 16/10/2017

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