Do you call yourself a foodie? And are you a traveler? Have you traveled for food? Well, if you haven’t, then these food festivals are some reasons that you should. Festivals are all about celebrations and these ones celebrate food and the food culture of their particular regions. Listed here are some of the best food festivals in Europe that you should attend at least once. These food fairs are great events to enjoy the culinary culture if these amazing countries of Europe. Have a look.
7 Best Food Festivals In Europe
Food festivals are a great way to enjoy the gastronomic scenes of any region. Here is a list of some famous food festivals in Europe, for one to be a part of this year!
1. Napoli Pizza Village Festival
Need we say more? The name of the festival is self-sufficient. Naples sees one of Italy’s largest gathering during this festival and it is a 10-day long celebration full of food, fun, and more. The festival takes place at Lungomare Caracciolo, which is Naples’ sea promenade and the place converts into the greatest pizzeria of the world. There is a variety of pizzas that one can sample here during the festival like wood-fire, glutten-free, and more. Educational workshops take place too and one can learn the art of pizza making here. Other than the food, there are live events and concerts that take place at the festival, and one can attend all of these for free!
Dates: 13th to 22nd September 2019
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2. Prague Food Festival
Running in the league since 2006, Prague Food Festival is another major food festival in Europe which brings forth the best of Czech food. If you are one of those people who loves to travel for food, then this amazing festival is your cue to head to Prague. Do you sit glued to the TV when MasterChef is on air? If yes, then here’s your chance to watch chefs prepare delicious dishes live from scratch. Head to this food fest and get a chance of enjoying food prepared by the top chefs here. There are cookery workshops too for people to indulge in here.
3. Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival
If we talk about food festivals in Northern Europe then Copenhagen Cooking is the name that comes to mind. One of the largest food festivals in the region, Copenhagen Cooking offers its visitors delectable Danish and Nordic cuisine. It is an open-source festival and all those who love to try different varieties of food and cuisines should attend this festival. This is a 10-day celebration of food, paying homage to cuisines and food culture and alongside food, there are various other events that take place here in English, for a better experience for the international audience.
Dates: 23rd August – 1st September 2019
4. Baltic Herring Festival
When we talk about food fairs in Europe Finland too has a unique festival that is celebrated annually in Helsinki. This is the Baltic Herring Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm here. The center of events during this food fair is the Market Square which gets filled up with multiple counters. Herring is prepared in a variety of ways, and locals, as well as tourists, head here to enjoy this delicious delicacy. Cooking competitions, cooking classes and other interesting events too are a part of this festival.
Dates: Early October
5. Taste of Stockholm
Another huge food and drinks festival in Europe is Taste of Stockholm. The festival takes place in Kungsträdgården, a park in Stockholm. It is a five-day celebration that marks the beginning of the summer season here. Other than food delicacies to taste, there are other events too that take place here during this festival to keep everyone entertained. There are chef duels, cooking classes, cooking competitions and other exciting activities that take place during the span of five days. Enjoy the best of Swedish flavors at this amazing festival.
Dates: 5th – 9th June 2019
6. Taste of Amsterdam
Among the major food festivals in Europe, other famous names is of Taste of Amsterdam. Held in Amsterdam at Amstelpark, this is a four day festival full of food, drinks, and entertainment. Along with enjoying the best of Amsterdam food culture, be a part of the masterclasses and tastings at this food fest. With around 100 dishes to choose from, the festival gives one a chance to enjoy the signature dishes of the top notch restaurants of the city.
Dates: 31st May – 3rd June 2019
7. Foodies Festival
Foodies Festival is the UK’s one of the biggest European food festivals in 2019. It isn’t just a celebration of food and drinks but of wellbeing too! With no one location, the festival takes place at multiple places throughout UK, and thus it’ll be happening at one or the other place near you! The fest features pop up restaurants, Chef’s Theatre and more interesting place to taste and enjoy delicious food. There are pop up bars too, offering exotic cocktails along with live music and more.
Location & Dates:
- Edinburgh – 2nd – 4th August 2019
- Oxford – 24th – 26th August 2019
Visited any of these food festivals in Europe already? If not, book your trip to one of these countries and have an amazing time at one of these interesting food festivals. Celebrate food, music and more at these great events in Europe! Also, do not forget to share about these amazing festivals with your friends and folks!
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