Food is one of the most important aspects of any destination to investigate! Every few hundred miles, the cuisine changes, providing something new and delicious on your plate. With these incredible food festivals all over the world, you can go wild filling your bellies with your favorite culinary delights while also enjoying a variety of entertaining activities and events. With each of these carnivals outdoing the other and offering something unique, they are nothing short of a foodie’s paradise. It’s time to let your unconditional love or food speak for itself and abandon those pointless Diet Goals.
Join zillions of people on this fine September night as the village of Naples prepares to make and consume over 100,000 pizzas of all types, ranging from 50-odd historic versions to classics like Napolitano, Margherita, and Marinara! It’s no surprise that it’s one of the best food festivals in the world for pizza lovers!
Come celebrate the world’s greatest beer festival with millions of other beer lovers who flock to Germany every year for Oktoberfest. You’ll be spoilt for choice with everything from the finest brews to chug, spill, and bathe in to culinary delights like bratwurst, pretzels, and roasted meats. Along with the incredible variety and quantity of beer available, the festival also allows you to sample some delectable dishes. It is without a doubt one of the most well-known food festivals in the world.
Yes, you read that correctly! There is a festival in the world dedicated solely to bacon. Because the world is obsessed with bacon, you have no excuse not to attend one of the best food festivals on the planet. The world’s meat-loving population can go crazy over dishes like bacon gelato, bacon salad, bacon ramen, and bacon tater tots.
Salon Du Chocolat
Are you a fan of both chocolate and fashion? Then you must go taste some high-quality Ecuadorian chocolates and attend the Salon du Chocolat festival in Quito. The festival allows you to sample the finest chocolates and watch a fashion show with models wearing dresses made of…guess what?
Do the thought of steaming and juicy dumplings make your mouth water? If you answered yes, then this festival is for you. Savor the taste of zongzi dumplings – glutinous rice with different fillings wrapped in bamboo, lotus, or banana leaves – on the fifth day of the fifth Chinese lunar month. Engulf yourself in a sea of dumplings and the amiable hospitality of the Chinese people.
National Cherry Festival
Fly into the town’s Cherry Capital Airport, stay at the Cherry Tree Inn, participate in the Cherry Bomb Lacrosse Tournament, cheer on the Toxic Cherries, see the Cherry Parade, and crown a Cherry Queen. There’s no reason not to attend this international food festival with so much ‘cherry-ness’ to enjoy.
The Herring Festival is one of the world’s most unique cultural food festivals. Every April, schools of herring swim into Denmark’s Ringkobing Fjord to spawn in its protected waters. When they do, it’s a party for the fishermen and the crowds who come into town to eat platters of pickled, filleted, fried, caked, and baked herring! There aren’t many food festivals in the world that serve this delectable fish. So, don’t miss out on this one!
They say that food festival are only for meat eaters. We believe in being unique! Join the frenzy at this nine-day Thai festival featuring colorful parades, music, and the best vegan dishes! You will be surprised to see how the entire town goes vegan for these nine days, with a variety of dishes made from vegetables, fruits, soybeans, and protein products, which is why it’s known as one of the best fruit festivals in the world. This international food festival will entice even non-vegetarians. It is without a doubt one of the most famous food festivals in the world, as well as Thailand’s most prominent festival.
National Street Food Festival
This will undoubtedly bring a smile to the faces of all street food enthusiasts. There is no end to the variety of food available on Delhi’s streets, from savory chat to oily chole kulcha to sweet and tangy Bhalla papdi to spicy gol gape. All of these amazing street delicacies are brought to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium once a year to the delight of all foodies in the capital.
Maslenitsa Pancake Festival, Russia
This is one of the most well-known food festivals in the world, as well as the most joyous holiday in Russia. Pancake Week (Shrovetide) used to be a rather solemn commemoration of the deceased, with the figure of Maslenitsa being burned. But, with time, it evolved into something positive and enjoyable! There are activities such as sledding, horse sleigh riding, fistfights, folk dance, puppet shows, and plenty of food, the majority of which is dominated by pancakes (of course)! People dress up in brightly colored costumes and masks. On Wednesdays, feasts are prepared and enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Baked pancakes, brewed beer, hot sbiten (drinks made from water, honey, and spices), nuts, honey gingerbread, and tea are among the menu items.