America’s Best Food Festivals for summer 2014





During summer there is variety of activities to enjoy and to have fun. Among the activities in the season of sun and fun in 2014 are the food festivals. The festivals offer an opportunity for a feast for all in different categories. Here are America’s best food festivals for summer 2014.

  • National Cherry Festival

-Held in Traverse, Michigan and referred to as “Cherry Capital of the World” the festival offers best cherry eating opportunities.

-The event which is mostly free has something to cater for everyone, children and parents alike. The event is also accompanied with activities like beach volleyball and music from favorite local bands.

  • Vermont Cheese maker Festival, Shelburne, Vermont

-Most cheese makers come from here and the festival offers the best opportunity for cheese lovers to savor the best from different award-winning cheese makers while serving as a celebration for the locals cheese.

-The festival also offers an opportunity to taste varied selections of the local wines, beers and spirits.

  • Taste of Chicago

-The event held in Chicago, Illinois doubles up as a food and music festival. The event assembles together top restaurants, food trucks and pop-ups from the city.

-The event offers opportunity to enjoy high-end, three-course meals with serving taking place inside well ventilated tents.

  • Gilroy Garlic Festival

-Held in Gilroy California, the event presents fun seekers with a contest and cook-off of great garlic recipes. The event also provides live entertainment, arts and crafts.

-Available to enjoy are garlic recipes including garlic foods and beverages. You get to be ready and open-minded for tantalizing experiences including garlic ice cream.

  • Copper River Wild! Salmon Festival

-Held in Alaska, the annual festival offers the best opportunity for fish eaters. The event also has a fair for art and crafts, live shows and road races.

-There are cook-offs for the position of King of Salmon and various recipes are available including irresistible barbecues.

  • Maine Lobster Festival

-The event is held in Rockland, Maine. The event is best for seafood lovers as tasty lobsters are served out.

-Live music, a parade, a coronation and vendors entertain the participants at the event.

  • Bite of Oregon

-Held in Portland, Oregon, the event features farm to table bites and craft brews.

-The cash-only event offers participants opportunity to taste over 20 varieties of beer and wines in addition to food carts.

  • Best in West: Nugget Rib Cook-off

-For variety of tasty nuggets together with barbecue cuisine, crafts and music, Sparks, Nevada is the ultimate place.

-You get to savour the bets ribs prepared by the best in that category, all on free admission.

  • Hawaii Food & Wine

-The festival presents over 80 food varieties by internationally recognized chefs together with wine and spirit makers.

-Activities include cooking demonstrations, unique excursions, exclusive dinners and wine tasting.

  • Hudson Valley Food & Wine Fest

-The Valley being home to top wineries, it is the best place for New York resident to enjoy their summer.

-Tasting of different wines and purchasing of the best is allowed. Specialty food, art and craft are also available for the people.

Food festivals offer enjoyable opportunities for all people in the U.S to enjoy summer in Style. With some being free to attend, they make summer a perfect time to experience even for those who are there on a USA Green Card.



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