The Annual Food Festivals Guide

Staff Writer
A monthly break-down of the year's events in food and drink.

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Annual events are an opportunity for members of a community to come together in celebration of the food and drinks that they cherish. Whether regional tastings or nation-wide events, these festivals tend to offer cultural enrichment and promote new and exciting trends in food.

November
The Great Macaroni and Cheese Bake-Off, November 27th, 2010 (pictured below; courtesy of The Great Macacroni and Cheese Bake-Off))
Denver International Wine Festival, November 2-5th, 2011
The Big Sur Wine and Food Festival
Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival, November 19-22nd, 2010
Food & Wine Entertaining Showcase
San Diego Bay Food and Wine Festival, November 17-21st, 2010

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December
Portland's Annual Holiday Ale Festival, December 1-5th, 2010 (pictured below; courtesy of Portland's Annual Holiday Ale Festival)
Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival, December 7th, 2010

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January
Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywine Festival, January 6-8th 2011
Blackberry Farm: Taste of the South, January 6-8th, 2011
American Fine Wine Competition, January 16-17th, 2011 (pictured below; courtesy of the American Fine Wine competition)
Key West Food and Wine Festival, January 27-30th, 2011
Oregon Wine, Food and Brew Festival, January 28-29th, 2011
The Sun Winefest, January 28-30th, 2011

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February
Michigan Annual Winter Beer Festival, February 26th, 2011
Washington D.C. International Wine and Food Festival, February 10-13th, 2011
South Beach Wine and Food Festival, February 24-27th, 2011 (pictured below; courtesy of Maryse Chevriere)

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March
Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival, March 31-April 3rd, 2011
BB&T Charleston Wine and Food Festival, March 3-6th, 2011
Savor Dallas, March 18-19th, 2011 (pictured below; courtesy of Savor Dallas)

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April
Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Boston, April 14th, 2011
Scottsdale Culinary Festival, April 5-10th, 2011 (pictured below; courtesy of MMPR Marketing)
Classic City Brew Fest, April 10th, 2011
Tybee Island Wine Festival, April 17th, 2011
Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival, April 28-May 1st, 2011
Indiana Wine Fair, April 30th, 2011

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May
American Craft Beer Week, May 16-22nd 2011
A Taste of Beaufort, May 6-7th, 2011 (pictured below; courtesy of Flickr/Khawkins04)
Coastal Uncorked Food and Wine Festival, May 8-15th, 2011
Sequoia Foodie Fest, May 14-15th, 2011
Atlanta Food and Wine Festival, May 19-22nd, 2011
Taste of Sautee, May 21, 2011
Kohler Festival of Beer, May 27-29th, 2011
Taste of Tribeca, May 21st, 2011

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June
Gourmet Latino Festival
NYC Food Film Festival
Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, June 17-19th, 2011
Taste of Chicago (pictured below; courtesy of Flickr/mtzon)

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July
Park City Food & Wine Classic, July 7-10th, 2011
Taste of Buffalo, July 9-10th, 2011
Bite of Seattle, July 15-17th, 2011 (pictured below; courtesy of Flickr/Joe Scilagyi)

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August
Vino & Notes, August 13th, 2011
Veggie Fest Chicagoland (pictured below, courtesy of Flickr/soundfromwayout)
SF Chefs
Eat Real Street Food Festival

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September
Saratoga Wine & Food Festival
Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, Sepetember 23-25th, 2011
American Wine and Food Festival
The Vendy Awards (pictured below; courtesy of Maryse Chevriere)

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October
Latin Food and Wine Festival
Taste of Bethesda
Kohler Food & Wine Experience, October 20-23rd, 2011
Martha’s Vineyard Food and Wine Festival
Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival (pictured below, courtesy of Maryse Chevriere)

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