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October 2012 - Fall Culinary Travel Events Calendar

  • Restaurant Week, various locations.
    October 2012 Restaurant Weeks in the United States.


  • Monterey Wine Festival, in Monterey, California.
    Sample more than 400 wines at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
    Read more about wine festival basics and notable wine festivals to experience.

  • Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
    The park's 25 international marketplace kiosks serve tapas-sized portions of regional specialties during this long food event, which also will include cooking demonstrations and food and wine seminars. There are also "Eat to the Beat" concerts.


  • American Royal BBQ, in Kansas City, Missouri.
    A huge BBQ expo, and a heated competition in ribs, pork, baked beans, sauce and more.


  • Crave Sydney, in Sydney, Australia.
    A month-long festival that includes a massive breakfast picnic on the city's iconic Harbour bridge.


  • Taste of Atlanta, in Atlanta, Georgia.
    Atlanta's premier food festival, with all the trimmings.


  • Tucson Culinary Festival, in Tucson, Arizona.
    Enjoy a boozy good time at this event, which features seminars (for example about cooking with tequila), a Margarita championship and tasting, a grand tasting and more.


  • American Wine and Food Festival, in Los Angeles.
    Nearly 3,000 diners come together to sample the work of luminary chefs like Thomas Keller, Tom Colicchio, Nobu Matsuhisa, Wolfgang Puck, to raise funds for Meals on Wheels.


  • Manhattan Cocktail Classic, in New York City.
    Two days of cocktail seminars and tastings, including a tour around some of the city's best bars to chat with bartenders who have seen it all.


  • Best of Missouri Market, in St. Louis, Missouri.
    Visit with Missouri farmers, and purchase produce, herbs and flowers at this event which takes place at the Missouri Botanical Gardens.




  • Alba White Truffle Festival, in Alba, Italy.
    A celebration of all things relating to one of the world's most prized delicacies.


  • Porkapalooza Invitational Cookout & Music Festival, in Fennville, Michigan.
    Noted chefs from around the region prepare a pork main dish, and side dishes inspired by regional produce and techniques.


  • Hood River Hops Fest, in Hood River, Oregon.
    26 Northwest breweries on hand offering brews to try,many of them of the "fresh hops" variety -- beers that are brewed with just-harvested hops, as opposed to the more typical dried hops.


  • New York Culinary Experience, in New York City.
    Take a cooking class from culinary legends like David Bouley, André Soltner, Masaharu Morimoto and many others at this extraordinary event at the French Culinary Institute.


  • Atlantic Antic Street Festival, in Brooklyn, New York.
    At this street festival on Atlantic Avenue, visit hundreds of food vendors representing the culinary diversity in this borough, from baklava and grilled sardines, to mozzarepas and shwarma.


  • National Shrimp Festival, in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Sample shrimp prepared in almost way you can imagine:fried, Cajun, blackened -- as well as other area shellfish including crawfish, clams and more.



  • Panama City Seafood, Wine & Music Festival, in Panama City, Florida.
    Local chefs make the most of the area's seafood bounty, via cooking demonstrations.


  • Little Italy Festa, in San Diego, California.
    Sample the best of local restaurant's Italian cuisine, from pasta to pizza, and wash it all down with a trip to the beer and wine garden.


  • LA Beer Week, in locations around Los Angeles and Orange County, California.
    This week provides establishments around LA a good reason to celebrate beer and the food that goes with it.




  • Midwest Beerfest, in Wichita, Kansas. Sample more than 400 brews at this event, including many state microbrews.



  • Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival, in Edgartown, Massachusetts.
    Tour the island's legendary oyster flats, sample the cuisine of the island's best chef's.


  • Hood River Harvest Fest, in Hood River, Oregon.
    Cider pressing, bbq and more on the banks of the Hood River waterfront.


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