Crazy food lovers deserve crazy food festivals. Even the most hardcore traveller may not have checked out all the amazing and delicious food festivals happening throughout the World.
World’s Best Food Festivals 2016 lists some of all best ever Food Festivals across the globe for ant hungry traveller looking for something crazy.
These international festivals go beyond the run of mill food events. Check out these incredible and crazy food festivals worth travelling to.
Pizzafest is the World’s largest celebration of World’s favorite snack – Pizza – in its birthplace, Naples. It is a four day fest where pizza makers show off their dough throwing skills. You can enjoy live music and performances and of course many different varieties of freshly baked pizza.
Mid-Autumn Festival, China
Mid-autumn festival is also known as Mooncake festival. This is a harvest festival celebrated by ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese people. It is held on the 15th day of eighth month in Chinese Han calendar. Chinese and Vietnamese families gather together to celebrate the year’s harvest, making offerings to goddess of the Moon, Chang’e. Sweet mooncakes made from the lotus paste with an egg yolk center are eaten at the festival and children carry lanterns to commemorate the event.
Pahiyas Festival, Phillipines
Celebrated on 15th may, Pahiyas festival is one of the biggest and most colorful harvest festivals of the country. During the festival, the Philippine town of Lucban is awashed in colors people celebrate Pahiyas to give thanks to the patron saint of farmers, Saint Isidro de Labrador, for a bountiful harvest. People engage in friendly competition to out-decorate their neighbors, covering every square inch of their home's facade in colorful produce. Common decorations during the festival include many fruits and vegetables strung together into garlands, and many other colorful things.
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Australia
The festival showcases the best food and wine that Victoria has to offer. The celebration lasts for 10 days where thousands of food and wine lovers descend here to indulge themselves in more than 200 events. The longest lunch is the signature event of the festival.
La Tomatina, Spain
The festival is purely for entertainment, where people throw tomatoes at each other and involve in tomato fights. The festival is held on last Wednesday of August. Every year, thousands and thousands of people from across the World take part in “World’s Biggest Food Fight”. The town is literally painted red as over one hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are flung.
Salon du Chocolat festival, France
Salon du Chocolat is all about everything chocolate. Chocolatiers, pastry makers, confectioners and cocoa-producing countries, along with the greatest chefs, pastry chefs, designers and experts who treat with best chocolate recipes, workshops, conferences and many other activities; from France and across the globe participate in the festival. The festival even features clothes made out of chocolate.
Maslenitsa Pancake Festival, Russia
Maslenitsa Pancake Festival makes probably the most delicious way to celebrate the end of the winter and beginning of spring. Thin golden pancakes or crepes are deliciously made to symbolize the sun in shape and color and are eaten with an assortment of jams, butter, and fruits. Sushki, sweet rounds of bread, are also on the menu and are strung together to form a yummy edible necklace.
Savour is a four day festival which bursts with sensual flavors from around the World. The festival celebrates gourmet flavors and features over 50 signature dishes from World-class restaurants.
If you haven’t visited any of these festivals yet, it’s time to plan a trip and enjoy the delicacies of these food festivals.
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