unique food festivals across US

As RVers, we can travel to different places in the US.  

One of the things we always like to seek out is unique food festivals.  

We go from the warm, sun-kissed beaches of Miami to the busy streets of Chicago to the beautiful scenery of Aspen. There is always a food festival somewhere to enjoy a fun culinary journey across the United States.

So pack up your RV or campervan and join us as we explore some of the most famous and unique food festivals across the nation to go to see this year.



unique food festivals across US



East Coast

Maine Lobster Festival – This fun festival is in Rockland, Maine. The Lobster Festival celebrates Maine’s most famous food, seafood. This festival features Lobster cook-offs, eating contests, and plenty of other seafood dishes. If you like lobster, then steer your RV or campervan towards Maine for five days in July-August for a great time and great food.

New Orleans Wine and Food Experience – Celebrating the culture and heritage of New Orleans, Louisiana. This festival has tastings, seminars, and special dinners featuring local chefs and local cuisine. The festival is celebrating 32 years of fun this June. They like to help their community by donating some of the proceeds to local non-profit organizations.


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Taste of DC – What a fun festival. This one is in the Fall and has more than 60 restaurants represented. It showcases 100 craft beers and wines, live music on three main stages, food tastings, and the new tastemaker premium tickets.

Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival – Now, this is a unique food festival to attend and even fun to travel to. A unique summer experience in June on a beautiful island. Great food and great people. This festival brings fantastic chefs from Martha’s Vineyard, Boston, and beyond.

NYC Wine and Food Festival – Now, here is an excellent festival in the nation’s culinary capital. This one is loaded with celebrity chefs and winemakers. Taste-test all the different foods of NYC in October and enjoy the wonderfully exciting atmosphere of the Big Apple.  



unique food festivals across US



Central States

Taste of Chicago – This festival is held in Grant Park in Chicago in September. It is said that this is one of the largest food festivals in the world. As we all know, Chicago has fantastic food and wine, and this festival allows you to taste-test all different flavors. This is a free event and offers local and international foods.

Austin Food and Wine Festival – Austin, Texas, is quite known for its vibrant food scene. Paul and I love a good BBQ, but this food festival in November shows that Austin has much more to offer. From local Texas cuisine to tasting unique flavors with top-rated chefs to show you how to take your home kitchen and make it a Michelin-star kitchen.

Cheese Curd Festival – This cheese curd food festival in Wisconsin in June has been going on for many years. It’s is a fun and interesting gathering to learn everything you ever wanted to know about cheese curds. Talk about unique food festivals. You can’t get any more unique.

Popcorn Festival – This long-standing festival in Indiana will continue for its 45th year this September. Family fun, arts and crafts vendors, food booths, and even a popcorn parade. This is a lot of fun for the whole family. Oh, and did I mention you get to taste test all the different popcorn?

National Cherry Festival – If you like cherries, then this is the festival for you. It has it all: pie-eating contests, pit-spitting contests, and parades. Of course, there are also many vendor booths with various ways to use cherries. This one is my favorite of all.



unique food festivals across US



West Coast 

Aspen Food and Wine Classic –  If you like traveling to beautiful, scenic areas, this is the festival for you. This festival is nicknamed the Granddaddy of culinary festivals. A three-day summer festival in June that offers top chefs, winemakers, and food enthusiasts to make a fun weekend.

Pebble Beach Food & Wine  – World-renowned wineries, celebrity chefs, and great food make this tradition of a festival the place to be in April. This is not a cheap festival, so take that into account. It includes quite a lot, so it’s totally worth every penny.

Morgan Hill Mushroom Festival – A fun, family-friendly, unique food festival featuring the star of the show, The Mushroom! This unique festival in May has mushroom tastings, seminars on the many ways to use mushrooms, and two stages of fantastic local entertainment.





Bite of Seattle – This free event held in July is full of food vendors, musical acts, and over 50 wineries pouring tastings. The Bite of Seattle food and wine festival has something for everyone. The craft vendors showcase some of the most beautiful pieces to complete your home or RV.

California Strawberry Festival – If you like strawberries, then this is the festival for you. It’s a beautiful way to spend a great day in the sun of southern California. This festival is in May and has gorgeous views of the California coast. From demonstrations to cooking classes, this one has it all.



Paul and I love going to unique food festivals. The more unique, the better for us.  

Having so many different festivals to attend all over the US is a great way to see everything.  

If we are in a certain part of the nation, we look to see if there is a festival in the area.

It’s always fun to see what each area has to offer.

Remember that there is always something going on somewhere. If you think like that you will always have fun at home or on the road.



unique food festivals across US



Nibbler Tip:  Always check the websites to see if there are any changes to the festivals. You don’t want to get all the way there, and it has been changed.



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