Whether it’s sampling a variety of cuisine from food trucks, sipping wine or experiencing the best fine dining establishments your hometown has to offer, food and wine festivals are happening all around the nation. Here are a few festivals to add to your calendar.
September 25 – Nov 16
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Tickets start at $97
You don’t have to have a passport to taste your way around the world. The Epcot International Food Festival, promises over 30 global marketplaces, fine food festivities and block parties, culinary demonstrations, mixology seminars, a beverage boot camp, and cheese seminars.
Oct 10- 11
Taste of DC
Sip over 50+ wines, 50+ beers, and sample dishes from more than 60 Washington, D.C. area restaurants. If restaurants aren’t your thing, nearly a dozen food trucks along four blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue will also be available.
October 15 to 18
New York City Food & Wine Festival
Cost: From $20 to $300
Attention all Food Network fans: The New York Food and Wine Festival is the place to be if you’d like to meet your favorite Food Network chefs — Rachel Ray, Giada De Laurentiis, Carla Hall, and rapper and cookbook author Coolio — will also be on the scene. Events range from a hot-dog competition hosted by Andrew Zimmern, and the annual Burger Bash and Midnight Jazz Breakfast hosted by Rev Run and Justine Simmons.
Oct. 17-18 & Oct. 24-25
Tysons Fall Harvest Wine Festival
For two weekends, visitors can indulge in craft beers and wine from 10 Virginia wineries, and there are fun activities for the entire family, including pumpkin bowling, a petting zoo, and crafts.
October 22 to 25
NYC Food Film Festival
Cost: Passes range from $23 – $449
“Taste what you see on screen at the 9th annual film festival. The festival features over 20 films covering a variety of subjects, such as stuffing pasta and smoking brisket.” Proceeds from the event benefit the Billion Oyster Project.