February Foodie Festivals
Think foodie fests are only for summer? Think again. There are heaps of epicurean events happening around the country in the next month, so grab a fork and head over to one!
Oregon Truffle Festival
January 30-February 1
Events include cooking demonstrations, truffle tastings, and seminars on the truffle industry during the delicacy’s peak this weekend.
Napa Valley Mustard Festival
January 31-March 28
Wine, music, and art festival when the mustard plant is in full bloom.
Even the town’s name won’t scare us away from free chocolate.
Carolina Chocolate Festival
Morehead City, North Carolina
Eat (and bathe in) some of the region’s finest chocolate.
Chocolate Lover’s Festival
Fairfax City, Virginia
Historic re-enactments, tastings, and a Chocolate Challenge judged by Food Network star Warren Brown.
Virginia Wine Showcase
40 local vineyards showcase their best.
Delray Garlic Festival
Delray Beach, Florida
Give your sweetie garlic for Valentine’s Day instead! Festival includes “Garlic University” for kids, competitions, cook-offs, and more.
- Nat Geo Expeditions
Some 180 restaurants in the D.C. area will offer a three-course, fixe-price menu for $20.09 (lunch) and $35.09 (dinner). Book reservations early.
Dungeness Crab Week
San Francisco, California
February 19-March 1
Forty-four San Francisco chefs are showcasing their best crab recipes at the end of February. Check the website for the full list of restaurants, and reserve online at www.opentable.com.
Obviously, we can’t list them all on our blog, but click here for a wide variety of foodie fests around the world, and tell us about your favorite February festivals in the comments below.
Photo: Rosemary Kimmel