September 2012 - Fall Culinary Travel Events Calendar
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- Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, various locations in Sonoma County, Calfornia.
Winemaker lunches, dinners,tasting, an auction and more in the heart of one of America's best wine regions.
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- Kerrville Wine & Music Festival, in Kerrville, Texas.
This Labor Day event brings together music lovers and Texas winemakers, who offer tastings during concerts as well as seminars throughout the weekend.
- Taste of Madison, in Madison, Wisconsin.
More than 60 local restaurants offer an estimated 150,000 visitors a sample of their finest, washed down with the aid of more than 20 beverage stands. It's also budget friendly -- all food costs between $1 and $4.
- Stratford Upon Avon Food Festival, in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England.
Street markets, demos and events in categories including ale, cider and perry, cookware and kitchen goods,gardening and rearing & keeping Livestock.
- Okinawan Festival, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Celebrate Okinawan culture with music, dance, and traditional Okinawan food, including Okinawan Noodles, Andagi (an Okinawan doughnut), Pig's Feet Soup, and champuru,, a stir-fry dish.
- The Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival, in North Lake Tahoe, California.
Participate in a grape stomp, learn to roll sushi, watch a heated cooking competition and more at this annual event which also features the stylings of celebrated local chefs at a Grand Tasting.
- Maine Fare, in Camden, Maine.
A cerebral celebration of Maine's culinary bounty, this event includes a "Friday Night Grazing", with food prepared by the area's celebrated chefs, cooking classes, panel discussions about the future of Maine's agriculture, a market place, and guided tasting seminars focusing on local seafood, cheese and beer.
- Huckleberry Festival, in Bingen, Washington.
Sample all things huckleberry at this festival, including fresh-baked huckleberry pies, jams, jellies, syrup, and more.
- Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival,in Santa Rosa, California.
The Kendall-Jackson winery grows around 180 varieties of heirloom tomatoes at its estate, taste this bounty with wine pairings at this festival, which also includes a cooking competition for Food & Wine magazine's best new chefs.
- Bounty of Green County: Meet the Maker and Feast on a Hilltop, in New Glarus, Wisconsin.
Green County, Wisconsin is cheese central, and in the morning at "Meet the Maker", meet the people behind the cheese, as well as local brewers, farmers, bakers, candy makers and more, with many chances to sample.
- The Little Woody Specialty & Craft Beer Festival , in Bend, Oregon.
This new festival celebrates the age-old tradition of aging beer in wooden barrels, featuring wood-aged brews created by Central Oregon breweries.
- Pickin' in the Panhandle , near Martinsburg, West Virgina.
The Virginia State BBQ & Bluegrass Festival, and it includes both professional and amateur BBQ competitions, under Kansas City Barbeque Society rules.
- Kentucky Bourbon Festival, in Bardstown, Kentucky.
Meet master distillers and sample their bourbon, set off the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, attend a gala and sample food made with bourbon (and paired with it) and more at this five-day extravaganza.
- Euphoria, in Greenville, South Carolina.
A weekend food festival with all the trimmings -- seminars, tastings, special dinners, all hosted by Greenville's top chefs, who welcome special guest chefs from around the United States.
- Taste of the Arts, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
A celebration of Honolulu's Chinatown arts district, with local restaurants serving small plates.
- WQPT's Brew Ha Ha, in Davenport, Iowa.
Sample more than 200 beers from the Midwest and abroad, while listening to improv comedy.
- Scappoose Sauerkraut Festival, in Scappoose, Oregon.
This event given over to tangy sauerkraut includes cabbage bowling, a sauerkraut eating contest and a sauerkraut soup cook-off.
- Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Seminars, cooking demonstrations and food tours culminate in a Grand Tasting at the Santa Fe Opera, featuring food from 70 local restaurants and tastes from more than 100 wineries from around the world.
- Warrens Cranberry Festival, in Warrens, Wisconsin.
The "Cranberry Capital of Wisconsin" offers a celebration of this tart crimson fruit, including tours of cranberry marshes, and, of course plenty of chances to taste foods that make good use of cranberries.