The Best Food Festivals of the Fall

Fall Food Fests 2014Hitting the road or need an excuse to?   There are plenty of food events across the US this fall.  Here’a rundown of some of the best, in calendar order:

Feast Portland, September 18-21 at various venues in the city, this is an opportunity to truly sample the best of Portland, quickly becoming one of America’s great food cities. Only three years old, a number of food magazines and critics call it “the best food festival in the country.” It’s presented (sponsored) by Bon Appetit magazine.

Hob nob with top chefs and stars of country music at the Music City Food & Wine Fest, September 20, 21.  Tickets available here.

If you’re thirsty after all that food, best head to the Great American Beer Fest in Denver, October 2-4.  Do you think the mile high city will be hosting “Weedfest” in the future?

If beer ain’t all that important, but getting sauced is, head to Kansas City for the World Series of Barbecue, over 500 teams from all over the world competing to be awarded the ‘best of the best.’  October 2-5 are the dates, and in addition to the competitions, there will be demonstrations,  a trade expo, and the world’ s largest barbecue sauce store.  (Bet there won’t be any Texans in there!)

Downtown Keene, NH, presents Pumpkin Fest, Saturday, October 14.  Expect food, crafts, music and a carnival at this annual tradition that is rapidly becoming of the major events in the Northeast.

Sail or drive in to the Wellfleet Oyster Fest on Cape Cod,  October 18, and 19th.  Expect a whole mess of seafood, including several raw bars.  I’ll be at one, they’re behind the town hall.











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