Must Try Fall Food Festivals Of America

Top Fall Food Festivals in the United States

This fall season, America has a lot to offer in terms of food. Whichever cuisine you love, there is a food festival to celebrate it. Here are some of the upcoming food fests which you can try out to give a treat to your taste buds.

Beignet Fest, New Orleans, Louisiana

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The combination of bohemian and French culture in New Orleans has contributed to a festive spirit. The Beignet Fest which is going to take place on October 7, 2017, is going to offer delicious beignets in all flavors and a large spread of seafood as well along with jazz playing in the background. This is an unbeatable combo which should not be missed.

Sonoma County Harvest Fair, Santa Rosa, California

The Sonoma County Harvest Fair is held every year in the month of October. This year the fest is going to take place from October 6 to 8. This fair attracts food connoisseurs from the whole country because it offers a large collection of world-class wines and a platter of mouth-watering creative dishes. The concept is ‘farm to table’ so you can expect fresh produce of the highest quality. There are wine tasting events and demonstrations by the chef. You should go for this three-day festival for an unforgettable experience.

Eagle River Cranberry Fest, Eagle River, Wisconsin


Cranberry is typically associated with Thanksgiving. As the holiday season is approaching, Wisconsin has already started preparing for its Cranberry Fest which is supposed to take place from October 7 to 8. Every cranberry dish which can be imagined and some which are completely new, are offered in this fest. You can enjoy cranberry beer, baked dishes, brats and the largest cranberry cheesecake in the world. After tasting these amazing items, you can also take a look at the harvesting process of these tart cranberries by going on marsh tours.

Wellfleet Oyster Fest, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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The oyster shucking competition is this fest’s highlight. If you love oysters and shellfish then this fest is where you need to be. You can get a taste of the freshly caught oysters which are caught by the local fishermen. A variety of dishes are prepared like stuffed clams, raw oysters, and clam chowder. The main sponsor of this fest is Wellfleet SPAT, which is a non-profit initiative to promote the aquaculture and shellfish industries of Wellfleet. At the end of the festival, Wellfleet returns all the oyster shells to the ocean where they can become habitats for new oysters in the future. This year, the festival is going to be held from October 14 to 15, 2017.

John’s Pass Seafood and Music Festival, Madeira Beach, Florida

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Seafood lovers can find fresh seafood dishes prepared to a turn by the local vendors in a rustic environment. The seafood is from the Gulf of Mexico and the beach is the right destination for a seafood festival. You can not only enjoy the food and music but various events like fishing tournaments, Halloween party and a Bloody Mary Toast on the last day. The festival is supposed to take place from October 26 to 29. These are a few of the upcoming food festivals for the approaching Fall season which are definitely worth a try. If you know about similar events, you can post them here.