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Here are the Best Food and Drink Festivals in the U.S. for 2024

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Best Food and Drink Events showcases the top Food Festivals, Wine, Spirits and Beer Festivals across the United States. Almost all posted events are 1,000 in attendance and up. 

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Enjoy the spicy flavors of the New Orleans Wine and Food Festival, Vino samplings at Uncorked Wine Festivals or the refreshing craft beer pours at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. All of the top festivals and events are listed here.

Let's Take a Look at 10 Exciting Food, Wine, Spirits, and Beer Festivals Across the United States.

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(1) The New Orleans Wine & Food ExperienceJune


This food and wine festival in Louisiana is one fabulous must attend events. It highlights the delicious food culture of the area, hosted annually at the convention center in lively New Orleans. Share a great time with fellow festival lovers while enjoying a variety of wines and local dishes. Aside from the Grand Tasting main event, indulge in fancy tastings, wine classes, and special dinners with famous chefs. If you're into food and wine, you won't want to miss it.


(2) The Great American Beer Festival - October


The Great American Beer Festival in Denver Colorado, is one of the largest and most prestigious beer festivals in the United States. With thousands of beers to sample from around the country, this festival celebrates the true art of craft brewing. Attendees will enjoy tastings from a wide variety of beers, attend educational seminars, and engage with brewers, creating a fun and educational experience for all beer lovers.

(3) Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival - February

 

Miami Beach Florida is a star-studded culinary extravaganza. Renowned chefs, winemakers, and celebrities gather to present an impressive lineup of events, including tastings, cooking demonstrations, and themed parties. This festival not only highlights the diverse culinary scene of Miami but also supports various charitable causes.
 

(4) Oktoberfest Zinzinnati - September
 

Celebrating the vibrant German heritage of Southwest Ohio, offering delightful glimpses into German-style music, cuisine, and beer. Inaugurated in 1976, this festival has evolved into the largest Oktoberfest in America, attracting over 700,000 attendees annually.

(5) The Charleston Wine & Food Festival - March

 

South Carolina is a celebration of the Lowcountry's rich culinary heritage. This multi-day event features local chefs, farmers, and artisans, showcasing the flavors of the region. Attendees can enjoy tastings, intimate dinners, and educational panels while exploring the charming city of Charleston.

 

(6) The Windy City Ribfest - July 

 

This event in Chicago is a festival that combines barbecue, country music, and craft beer. This unique event brings together top pitmasters and country music performers for a weekend of savory delights and live entertainment. The lively atmosphere and flavorful offerings make it a favorite among food and music enthusiasts. 

 

(7) Atlanta Food & Wine Festival - September


Since this festival started back in 2011, it's become the go-to spot for food lovers everywhere. For five days straight, people flock to Atlanta to indulge in a feast prepared by over 150 top-notch chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, and other experts. It's a chance to experience the absolute best that our region has to offer when it comes to delicious food and drinks.

(8) Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival - October

 

A true culinary affair that brings together chefs, celebrities, and food enthusiasts from all over. Savor a leisurely afternoon at the open-air extravaganza on Pier 76 in Hudson River Park. Wander from one station to another, from table to table, each laden with delectable treats, fine wines, and immerse yourself in a culinary journey through the finest offerings of New York City. Meet esteemed chefs and expert mixologists, and treat yourself to the irresistible delights of the Grand Tasting experience.

 

(9) Bourbon & Beyond Festival - September

 

Louisville Kentucky celebrates the rich heritage of bourbon and Southern cuisine. This unique event combines live music performances with bourbon tastings, cooking demos, and culinary experiences. With its roots deeply embedded in Kentucky's bourbon culture, this festival attracts enthusiasts eager to savor the finest spirits and flavors of the region. 

 

(10) Austin Food & Wine Festival - November 

 

This Texas festival is a dynamic celebration of the city's vibrant food scene. With a focus on local and regional flavors, this festival features tastings, cooking demonstrations, and interactive experiences. Renowned chefs and sommeliers converge in Austin to serve up the diverse culinary landscape of Texas, making it a must-attend event for food and wine enthusiasts.

These events showcase the country's rich diversity of food culture with a plethora of dishes to please the taste buds and a wide array of craft beers, wines, and cocktails to quench every thirst.

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