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We’ve already told you what music festivals are worth trekking the globe to see… but what if you prefer food over music? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, too! Pack your bags, forget your snacks and jump on a plane to the best food festivals in the world. Come hungry, leave more than satisfied!
Naples is the birthplace of Pizza, so they are obviously home to Pizzafest, the world’s largest celebration of pizza. Visitors can go around to all of the different booths, trying all of the competitors version of one of the most perfect foods on earth. We think this might actually be heaven on earth.
This festival is bringing in over 500 world-renowned chefs, culinary personalities, entertainers, 100 wine and spirit producers, and all of your favorite celebrity chefs. In this truly global city you can taste a bit of everything. There are usually 55,000 attendees, so book early!
The Mooncake Festival, aka The Mid-Autumn Festival, celebrates the year’s harvest. Mooncakes, made from lotus paste and egg yolks, are the traditional tread during this festival, but you can also enjoy lotus roots, tea, watermelon and cassia wine. This food fest might not be as overwhelming in size as some of the others, but the cultural significance makes it truly special.
This list wouldn’t be complete without the much-loved celebration of brews at Oktoberfest. The festival may be famous for the litres of beer, but you can also find traditional German fare such as bratwurst, dumplings, potato salad, duck, and freshly baked goods. Believe us, you’re going to need the food to soak up the alcohol!
For those of you who can’t decide, don’t have enough vacation days or want to be most economical, Epcot offers one-stop solution: Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. The two-month long event is held annually at the Walt Disney World park, Epcot. In each pavilion, you can find candy, clothing, and souvenirs unique to the specific country such as Italy and Japan. This festival is family friendly and a great way to test the waters of food festivals.
Safe travels and Bon Appétit!