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    attend food festivals around the world

    One of the major things to explore in every destination is its food! The type of cuisine changes every few hundred miles, offering something diverse and all the more finger licking on your platter every time. With these stupendous food festivals around the world, you can run amok to fill your bellies with your favorite culinary delights and enjoy a range of entertaining activities and events. With each of these carnivals topping the other and offering something unique, they are nothing less than a heaven for foodies across the world. It’s time to let your unconditional love for food do the talking and ditch those useless Diet Goals.

    Top 13 Food Festivals Around The World

    Scroll down to find out how much fun all you foodies have been missing out on in the world. Shortlist the ones you’ll be visiting, from the below-given list of the food festivals around the world 2019 that you’ll be visiting and the cuisines you’ll be sampling. And while you’re at it, don’t just stop at one!

    1. Pizzafest

    eat different kinds of pizzas at Pizzafest

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    Join zillions of people on this fine night of September when the village of Naples gear up to make and consume more than 100,000 pizzas of every kind, ranging from 50-odd historic versions including classics Napoletana, Margherita, and Marinara! No wonder it’s among the best food festivals in the world for pizza lovers!

    Where: Naples, Italy

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    2. Oktoberfest

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    Come, be part of the world’s greatest celebration of beer with million other beer lovers who flock to Germany every year for Oktoberfest. From the finest of brews for you to chug, spill, and bathe in, to culinary delights like bratwurst, pretzels, and roasted meats, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Along with the amazing variety and quantity of beer you get here, the festival also lets you enjoy some tasty dishes.

    Where: Germany

    3. Bacon Festival

    attend the Bacon Festival and eat dishes made out of bacon

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    Yes, you heard it right! There is a festival in the world that is solely dedicated to bacon. The world goes gaga over bacon, so you have no excuse to not visit one of the best food festivals around the world. The meat-loving population of the world can go crazy hogging on dishes like bacon gelato, bacon salad, bacon ramen and bacon tater tots.

    Where: Sacramento, California

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    4. Salon du Chocolat

    treat yourself to an endless range of chocolates at Salon du Chocolat

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    Are you a fan of chocolates and fashions alike? Then you must head to taste some high-quality chocolates produced in Ecuador and attend the Salon du Chocolat festival in Quito. The festival lets you relish the taste of the finest of chocolates, and watch a fashion show with models wearing dresses made of…any guesses what?

    Where: Quito, Ecuador

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    5. Dumpling Festival

    enjoy authentic dumplings at the Dumpling Festival

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    Does your mouth starts to water when you think of steamy and juicy dumplings? If yes, then this festival is just for you. Savour the taste of zongzi dumplings – glutinous rice with different fillings wrapped in bamboo, lotus or banana leaves – on the fifth day of the fifth Chinese lunar month. Engulf yourself in a sea of dumplings and the amiable hospitality of the Chinese people.

    Where: Hong Kong

    Don’t Miss: The spectacular Dragon Boat Race!

    Suggested Read: 9 Fascinating Chinese Festivals That Are Worth Being A Part Of In 2018-2019!

    6. National Cherry Festival

    eat countless cherries at the National Cherry Festival

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    Take a flight to the town’s Cherry Capital Airport, stay at the Cherry Tree Inn, be part of the Cherry Bomb Lacrosse Tournament, cheer for the girls’ rollerblade team called the Toxic Cherries, witness the Cherry Parade, and crown a Cherry Queen. With so much ‘cherry-ness’ to enjoy, there’s no reason why not to visit this international food festival.

    Where: Traverse City, Michigan

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    7. Herring Festival

    gorge on fresh herring at Herring Festival, one of the best food festivals around the world

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    Herring Festival is one of the unique cultural food festivals around the world. Each April, schools of herring swim into the Ringkobing Fjord in Denmark to spawn in its sheltered waters. And when they do, it’s party time for fishermen, and for scores of people coming into the town to now enjoy platters of pickled, filleted, fried, fish-caked, and baked herring! There aren’t many food festivals around the world serving this delicious fish. So, make sure you don’t miss this one!

    Where: Hvide Sande, Denmark

    8. Vegetarian Festival

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    They say food festivals favour only the meat-lovers. We say different! Join the frenzy at this nine-day Thai celebration with colourful parades, music, and the best of vegan dishes! You’ll be surprised to see how the whole town goes vegan for these nine days amid a range of dishes made out of vegetables, fruits, soybean, and protein products. Even non-vegetarians will fall in love with this international food fest!

    Where: Phuket, Thailand

    9. National Street Food Festival

    eat spicy and savoury street food at the National Street Food Festival

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    This will surely bring a smile to the faces of all those street food lovers. From savoury chaat, oily chhole kulcha, sweet and tangy bhalle papdi, to spicy gol gappe, there’s no end to the kind of food one can have on the streets of Delhi. And once every year, all these amazing street delicacies are brought to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to the delight of all foodies in the capital!

    Where: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, India

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    The Most Weird Food Festivals Around The World

    There are some of the food festivals around the world that are very unique and strange. But they are also very interesting to know about and to attend also. Here are a few such festivals:

    10. Giant Omelet Celebration

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    Prefer omelets in breakfast? How about one that’s bigger than your house? According to legend, Napoleon had once ordered every egg in town be broken to prepare a giant omelet after he had enjoyed his own! To this day, Bessieres carries on the tradition where chefs come together to prepare a 15,000-egg omelet for the people of Bessieres, usually on Easter.

    Where: Bessieres, France

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    11. Bugfest

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    Ever had bugs served in your plate for lunch? Here’s a festival that is totally dedicated to bug-dishes and they exhibit a variety of both – bugs and the dishes prepared with them. Oh yes! It’s exactly what you think it is! Would you like to attend the Bugfest if you ever visit US around the time when this festival is on?

    Where: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

    12. Olney Pancake Race

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    Women in Onley have been running a 400-yard annual pancake race since 1445 while holding pancakes in cast iron pans, a tradition that has now become one of the most amusing world food festivals! And, of course, you get to eat those delicious pancakes once the race is over and the winner is announced!

    Where: Olney, England

    13. Monkey Buffet Festival

    witness the amusing Thailand Monkey Buffet Festival

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    No, this festival DOES NOT provide you an unlimited supply of monkeys for eating. This is one of the most amazing (as well as amusing!) food festivals around the world where the animals eat and the humans watch! With our sneaky little friends going crazy amidst the sea of 400 kg of food laid out before the temples of Thailand, the scenario can get wilder than the Hatter’s tea party!

    Where: Lopburi, Thailand

    Further Read: 15 Popular Winter Festivals In India To Celebrate The Regional & Cultural Diversity

    With so many interesting and weird food festivals around the world, which of these had you drooling? Don’t just pick one! Escape to as many of these incredible food events around the world as you can! And if we missed out on any, tell us in the comments below! But before that, plan a trip to any of your favorite international destinations to attend one of these food fests.

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