Chow Down on Plenty of Delicious Bites at 9 Top Food Festivals in the Country

There's no denying that food festivals are the best festivals.

Though there is an endless amount of them, attending all of them isn't humanly possible.

That's why we've rounded up 9 of the best food festivals the U.S. has to offer.

Keep scrolling to check them out!


Where: Santa Monica, California

Why it's worth attending: Though it's only being hosted for the first time this year, we are sure there will be many, many more Eeeeeatscons down the road. Created by the people who curate the food at musical festivals like Governor's Ball, this event doesn't play around when it comes to food. It's any foodies dream fest.

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Chicago Food Truck Fest

Where: Chicago, Illinois

Why it's worth attending: Food trucks host some of the most delicious and unique food creations known to the world, so this festival is clearly worth attending. Who knows what kind of marvelous foods you'll find?!

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Dessert Goals

Where: Los Angeles, California and New York City, New York

Why it's worth attending: Hello, it's a festival centered around the best food group of them all—desserts! You'll seriously be missing out on a sweet time if you choose not to go.

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Sacramento Bacon Fest

Where: Sacramento, California

Why it's worth attending: Who doesn't dream of being surrounded by bacon? At this festival, that can become a reality. Everywhere you look you'll be tempted by this savory item served up in tacos, burgers or just on its own.

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National Cherry Festival

Where: Traverse City, Michigan

Why it's worth attending: For all you cherry fanatics, you'll find great pleasure at this historic festival. Dating all the way back to 1910, cherries have a history in Traverse City. You'll learn all about that at this festival, while eating all the cherries your little heart desires.

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Bite of Seattle

Where: Seattle, Washington

Why it's worth attending: Voted the best food festival by Groupon, you'll enjoy all Seattle has to offer as you eat and drink your way through this three-day event.

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Feast Portland

Where: Portland, Oregon

Why it's worth attending: Lauded by many, Feast Portland is a must-attend event for anyone in the area. This event literally has everything a foodie could want. Heck, let's all just take a road trip to Portland to experience it together! Who's with us?


The Key Lime Festival

Where: Key West, Florida

Why it's worth attending: You won't find any better Key Lime Pie than at this festival, especially because the Florida Keys is the birthplace of the heavenly dessert. This festival hosts a Key Lime Pie Hop, which is basically just an excuse to gorge yourself on the tasty treat. Count us in!

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Arizona Taco Festival

Where: Scottsdale, Arizona

Why it's worth attending: A festival dedicated to tacos? Yes. Please. What else can we say about this event other than it's utterly amazing?

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