The Best Food and Wine Festivals in the U.S.

After these past couple of years, we think everyone is ready for some great food and wine festivals. We certainly are! Attending food and wine festivals is probably the most entertaining way to immerse yourself within the culture and cuisine of that region. And what could be more fun than planning some trips around the U.S. just to attend some of the best food and wine festivals out there?

New Orleans

New Orleans Wine & Food Festival

This 6-day-long festival celebrates what New Orleans does best, eat and drink! The New Orleans Wine & Food Festival includes a parade-style Royal Street stroll that showcases fine art, live music, and outstanding wines and has hundreds of wineries and restaurants participating in this grandiose event.

Dates for the next New Orleans Wine & Food Festival are set for June 7- 12, 2022.

Asheville

Chow Chow Culinary Festival

This 3-weekend festival in Asheville, NC features fun, delicious, immersive, and educational events that celebrate the unique culinary influences of Southern Appalachia. The Chow Chow Culinary Festival includes tasting events, five-course dinners, and hands-on workshops.

Dates for the next Chow Chow Culinary Festival are set for June 23 - 26, 2022, August, 4 - 7, 2022, and September 8 - 11, 2022.

Chicago

Taste of Chicago

This 3-day-long event is the world’s largest free-admission outdoor festival and includes some of Chicago’s best culinary and beverage vendors. The Taste of Chicago also has live music on multiple stages and a playground for kids.

Dates for the next Taste of Chicago are set for July 8 - 10, 2022.

Portland

Feast Portland

This four-day-long festival brings plenty of entertainment and excitement with a chef face-off and a showcase of live-fire cooking. Feast Portland has more than 50 events including a giant wine-tasting.

Dates for the next Feast Portland are TBD, but typically the event takes place in September.

New York City

NYC Wine & Food Festival

This four-day-long festival showcases the talents of the world’s most renowned chefs, wine, and spirits producers, and America's most beloved TV chefs. The NYC Wine & Food Festival features 80 events including culinary demonstrations and intimate dinners.

Dates for the next NYC Wine & Food Festival are set for October 13 - 16, 2022.

San Francisco

Eat Drink SF

This 10-day-long festival celebrates San Francisco's vibrant culinary scene with its stellar selection of the city’s most coveted eateries. Eat Drink SF aims to be a zero-waste event that creates no landfill waste and is serious about recycling.

Dates for the next Eat Drink SF are set for October 21 - 30, 2022.

San Diego

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival

This week-long festival features dozens of events, hundreds of wineries, local culinary legends, craft beer and spirits, and sandy beaches to serve as an incredible backdrop. The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival attracts celebrity chefs and legendary winemakers, so you know it has to be worth it.

Dates for the next San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival are set for November 9 - 13, 2022.

Austin

Austin Food + Wine Festival

This festival lasts only the span of one weekend at Austin’s beautiful Auditorium Shores at Town Lake. At the Austin Food + Wine Festival, you eat, drink, and discover your way through a vast array of top wine, spirits, and culinary chefs. 

Dates for the next Austin Food + Wine Festival are TBD, but typically the event takes place in November.

Keywest

Keywest Food & Wine Festival

This five-day-long festival features a series of wine and food-themed events and showcases a diverse range of wine and inventive cuisine. The Keywest Food & Wine Festival has 20 unique events including waterfront wine tastings.

Dates for the next Keywest Food & Wine Festival are set for January 25 - 29, 2023.

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