Food Festivals to Kick Off November

Great culinary festivals across the country this weekend

Looking for a good reason to hit the road this weekend? Why not kick off November as you taste your way through these delicious culinary festivals, fit for every appetite.

November 4–5: Meet cheesemakers, take a farm or creamery tour, or learn all about the art of making cheese at the Wisconsin Cheese Original's Festival in Madison, Wis. Whichever events you attend, be sure to come hungry, as hundreds (upon hundreds) of cheeses will be on offer.

November 5: Spend a weekend on the Chesapeake slurping oysters at the St. Michaels Oysterfest. Sample local chef's favorite oyster dishes, check out a demonstration, or just enjoy some mouthwatering oysters by the bay.

November 5: Head south to Nashville, Tenn., for the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival. Sample 40 bourbons and 60 beers on tap along with all the barbecue you can imagine. Take a break to enjoy a seminar with a brew master, master distiller, or pit master.

November 4–6: Cross the border into Baja for the San Felipe Shrimp Festival. In addition to local chef's creations, taste wine and tequila, and experience the culture of the San Felipe fisherman firsthand.

For more insiders tips on the best in modern travel, head to Area Daily.

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