Top 10 Amazing Food Festivals Around The World

Posted at May 10th, 2016 | by Supreet.cheema | in

If there are two things that can uplift the spirit like no other materialistic thing, they are food and music. Rather one should never shy away from trying new music and new food. We have curated a list of unique food festivals around the world  that should be in your bucket-list if you are one big foodie who loves to discover. Check out the list below:

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

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When: Around Feb & March

The 17-day festival boasting a diverse program of unforgettable events that fill Melbourne’s network of laneways, restaurants, bars, cosy basements and rooftops attracts some 250,000 visitors each year. Enjoy a meal against a breathtaking backdrop or take a workshop led by world renown chefs or join in the World’s Longest Lunch, a signature event at the festival. It’s a foodie’s dream festival!

Gilroy Garlic Festival

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When: 29th to 31st July

Gilroy festival is popular for great garlicky food and live cooking competitions. From garlic chocolate to garlic ice cream to garlic-laced calamari, the festival adds garlic flavour to anything you can imagine. You’ll also find live entertainment on three stages, arts & crafts, wine tasting, and a fun Children’s Area too.

Grillstock, UK

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When: 2nd & 3rd July 2016

Combine a love of food with a love of music and you get Grillstock! The festival is a magical place where hot dog eating contests, the best on BBQ food, craft beer and live music all come together.

Battle Of Oranges, Italy

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When: Feb 2017

Every year the ancient town of Ivrea in Italy stockpiles 500,000 kilograms of fresh oranges for Battle of the Oranges, a re-creation of a historic fight between townsfolk and a ruling tyrant.  It’s a  a full-on fruit war!

Savour, Singapore

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When: 12th to 15th May

A four day event celebrates gourmet flavours and features over 50 signature dishes from world-class restaurants. The event’s highlights are Michelin star and award-winning cuisine, gourmet tastings and celebrity chef masterclasses.

Maine Lobster Festival

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When: 3rd to 7th August

The five-day event held annually on the fabulous coast of Maine features over 20,000 pounds of lobster and more than 1,700 pounds of butter! The festival also has live music, art shows and stand-up comedy.

Galway Oyster Festival, Ireland

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When: 23rd to 25th September

This is the oldest oyster festival in the world and attracts masses of serious shellfish lovers around the world. The festival also features a seafood trail.

Oktoberfest, Germany

When: 17th September to 3rd October

The world’s greatest celebration of beer Oktoberfest attracts more than 6 million people from around the world. The 16-day festival also features a mixture of attractions, such as amusement rides, sidestalls and games, as well as a wide variety of traditional food ranging from bratwurst to pretzels and roasted meats.

Salon du Chocolat Festival, France

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When: 28th October to 1st November

Chocoholics’ paradise! This the the world’s largest event dedicated to chocolate. The event features over 220 chocolatiers, pastry chef and confectioners who treat the attendees to cooking demonstrations, a chocolate marketplace and even a fashion show featuring clothes made entirely from chocolate.

La Tomatina, Valencia

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When: 31st August

Every year thousands of people from around the world make their way to the Spanish town of Bunol to take part in the “World’s Biggest Food Fight.” You might be well aware of after the bolly flick ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dubara.’

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