Summer food festivals
The summer is starting to shape up with thousands of foodie events all over the U.S. Whether you’re looking to eat your way through New England's best chowders or would love to try some amazing Latin food in California, these events will satisfy your hunger!
Nothing says summer like leisurely days spent sipping spritzers by the pool, hosting neighborhood barbecues and going on endless picnics. Be sure to throw some travel in the mix. What better way to travel than to head to one of the many food festivals in nearly every city across the U.S. this summer!
32nd Annual Boston Chowderfest
Boston, Massachusetts, July 7, 2013
Stroll through City Hall Plaza from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and taste hundreds of chowders from across the state at Boston's Annual Chowderfest! Whether you call it chowder or chowdah, you're bound to fall in love with a bowl of it at this festival!
21st Annual International Mango Festival:
Mangoes of Mexico
Coral Gables, Florida, July 13 to 14, 2013
This festival not only appreciates mangoes as a delicious fruit, but also showcases them as a subsistence crop for farmers. There will be specific recommendations and directions for growing mangoes in the Americas as well as chef demonstrations, smoothies and more activities.
North Carolina Peach Festival
Candor, North Carolina, July 20, 2013
Nothing like biting into a fresh peach, having the juices run down your hands, all while the sun hits your face. True happiness is finding the perfect peach and at the North Carolina Peach Festival, you will not only find delicious fresh peaches, but peach ice creams, pies, cakes and more!
49th Annual Winter Harbor Lobster Festival
Winter Harbor, Maine, Aug. 10, 2013
If you're a lobster lover (and who isn't?!), you'll definitely enjoy the Winter Harbor Lobster Festival packed to the brim with fun events like a bagpipe concert and lobster dinners! Be sure to check out their site for tips on vacation rentals, hotels and other events going on at the same time in Maine.
Expo Comida Latina
Los Angeles, California, Aug. 18 to 20, 2013
As North America's only trade show focused on authentic and gourmet products from Latin America, the Caribbean and more, this exposition will bring together hundreds of products and brands ready to share their home flavors with you. Discover new products and engage with the Latin community as you taste your way through a variety of Spanish-speaking countries, at the Expo Comida Latina.