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Iowa Best Food and Drink Festivals 

Food Festivals, Wine Festivals, Spirit and Beer Festivals listed under cities also include surrounding areas that host signature events.

Des Moines

Cedar Rapids

Sioux City

Best food and drink festivals in Iowa

Delicious Delights in Iowa: Fantastic Food and Drink Festivals for Every Palate

Iowa, the heartland of the US, is surprisingly filled with exciting food and drink festivals all year round. From craft beer to Cajun grub, there's something to satisfy every craving.

 

So gather your friends, loosen your belt, and get ready to eat, drink, and be merry at these fantastic festivals in the Hawkeye State.

Steins and Vines Festival:

February

This festival is a perfect blend of wine and beer, with something to please every palate. Sample award-winning wines from local vineyards, alongside delicious craft brews from Iowa breweries. Enjoy live music, food vendors, and stunning views at this beautiful outdoor event.

 

Iowa Eats Food and Drink Festival:

April

This festival is a celebration of all things food and drink in Iowa. Sample dishes from dozens of local restaurants, breweries, wineries, and distilleries. You'll find everything from classic Iowa fare to international flavors, along with live music and cooking demonstrations.

Iowa Craft Brew Festival:

June

Hey hopheads, this festival is a paradise for beer lovers, featuring hundreds of brews from across the state. Sample IPAs, stouts, porters, and more, all while enjoying live music and delicious food. Don't miss the chance to chat with local brewers and discover your new favorite pint.

 

Cajun Fest:

June

Get ready for a taste of the Big Easy in the heart of Iowa! This lively festival, in Cowles Commons, brings the vibrant flavors and sounds of New Orleans to Des Moines. Dig into crawfish boils, gumbo, jambalaya, and other authentic Cajun dishes, all washed down with refreshing cocktails and live music. Let the good times roll.

Independence Brew-BQ:

August

This all-American festival combines the best of barbecue and brews for a truly unforgettable experience. Savor mouthwatering ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and other BBQ favorites, while enjoying a cold craft beer. Live music and family-friendly activities complete the fun-filled atmosphere.

So come hungry, come thirsty, and come ready to have a blast at these amazing food and drink festivals in Iowa! You're sure to discover your new favorite flavor and make some unforgettable memories along the way.

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