Must-Try Food Festivals Throughout the US This Summer

Plan a trip to someplace new and spend your time eating like a local at these wonderful and delicious festivals

Some of the best food festivals to check out this summer. 

With summer quickly approaching, there’s no better way to enjoy the weather than planning a trip to a new city and savoring the town’s local eats. Unique destinations in Maine, Georgia, Ohio, and elsewhere have food-lovers traveling near and far to sample the best cuisines each place has to offer.


Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or taking a one-day road trip, eat and drink your way around the United States with these unique food festivals happening this summer.


Maine Lobster Festival - Rockland, Maine

The Maine Lobster Festival is five days of fun and feasting on the fabulous coast of Maine. From August 2 through 6, guests will celebrate all things lobster with everything from seafood cooking contests to performances by local artists, crate races, and more. Don’t miss the Maine fisherman’s platter and the legendary lobster rolls that diners drool over.

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LA Food Fest - Los Angeles, Calif.


The 8th annual LA Food Fest on June 10 is an all-inclusive experience that includes award-winning chefs, top restaurants, tequila tastings, craft beer gardens, an iced coffee lounge, and popular food trucks — all for one price. All the vendors are hand-picked, bringing the best foodie finds that Los Angeles has to offer.