A food festival is a festival, usually held annually, that uses food, often produce, as its central theme. These festivals have always been a means of uniting communities through celebrations of harvests and giving thanks for a plentiful growing season.
List of food and drink festivalsEdit
There are several Florida food festivals and New Jersey food festivals. Other festivals include the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California; Brentwood Cornfest in Brentwood, California; Mushroom Festivals in various locales; the Castroville Artichoke Festival, in Castroville, California; the Stockton Asparagus Festival, in Stockton, California; the ¡Latin Food Festival! in San Diego, California; the Lexington Barbecue Festival in North Carolina; the Posen Potato Festival, in Posen, Michigan; the Norwalk Oyster Festival, in Norwalk, Connecticut, Vaisakhi Festival at Yuba City, and the Howell Melon Festival in Howell, Michigan, known for electing the Howell Melon Queen.
- Thapar Food Festival
- Festival de comida de rua Fortaleza: Fortaleza, Brazil.
- Festival de comida de rua São Paulo: São Paulo, Brazil.
- Mistura: Lima, Peru. Held annually since 2008, is the largest food festival in Latin America.
- Asti's Festival of Festivals held in Asti in September.
- Battle of the Oranges is a traditional orange fight held in Ivrea each February.
- La Tomatina - a tomato-throwing festival held in late August in Buñol.
- L’Aplec_del_Caragol - a snail-eating festival held in Lleida in May.
- The Räbechilbi turnip festival is held annually in September.
- A cheese festival is held in Gruyére in May.
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