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The Best Fall Food Festivals, Food Events and Wine Tastings - November 2012

Your November 2012 Fall Culinary Events Calendar

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November 2012 - Fall Culinary Travel Events Calendar

This page lists events that typically take place in November.


  • Day of the Dead, in locations throughout Mexico and the United States.
    This holiday joyously celebrates the deceased and departed, with colorful altars, delicious pastries, candies and more.


  • New York Taste, in New York City.
    New York magazine's charity event brings together some of the best chefs in New York for nibbles and cocktails.


  • Wisconsin Cheese Originals Festival, in Madison, Wisconsin.
    Celebrate Wisconsin's artisanal and original cheeses, meet cheesemakers, and dine around in Madison at what's proving to be a popular event.


  • Kona Coffee Festival, on the Kona coast of Hawaii's Big Island.
    Coffee picking contests, workshops, tours and more in one of the few areas in the United States that can grow coffee.



  • Zoofari, in Tampa, Florida.
    Enjoy the food from 60 Tampa Bay area restaurants while supporting Lowry Park zoo.


  • Brunswick Stew Festival, in Richmond Viginia.
    40 "stew masters" compete at this event.


  • Apple Festival in Peddler's Village, near New Hope, Pennsylvania.
    Apple tastings, apple-pie eating contests, apple butter, apple fritters, apple dumplings and more at this free event.


  • Portsmouth Restaurant Week, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.


  • Cornucopia, in Whistler, British Columbia.
    A four-day celebration of Whistler's food scene, plus international wines.

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  • Grand Rapids International Wine & Food Festival , in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
    Area wine and food experts gather together for days of tasting, sampling and seminars.


  • Dogfish Head Ale Microbrewery Weekend, in Ogonquit, Maine .
    A microbrew weekend with a dinner on Saturday highlighting Dogfish Head Ale beer.



  • The Colony's Stone Crab Seafood and Wine Festival, in Longboat Key, Florida.
    An annual event celebrating the start of stone crab season, which includes culinary demonstrations, tastings and a gala dinner prepared by noted chefs from around the United States.


  • Willamette Valley Wine Country Thanksgiving , in the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
    This is one of two weekends a year where more than 100 wineries, many of whom are not open at any other time, open their doors to the public. (The other weekend is over Memorial Day.)


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