24 food festivals around the world you need to experience before you die

By Spoon University for Usa Today College


Sure, music festivals are great. But a food festival? It’s a like a dream come true: a little whole world full of the most glorious food all only a fork or spoonful away.


These food festivals feature some of the best cuisine around the world, as well as highly esteemed chefs and wine and beer experts. Mark your calendars, book a flight and start saving up for these amazing foodie destination events that are sure to be an experience of a lifetime.


1. The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival (Miami)


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Of course the Food Network’s most anticipated event of the year makes the top of this list. Over a 5-day period, your favorite Food Network stars gather in Miami Beach to show off their illustrious cooking skills live. Greats like Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay, Rachael Ray, Martha Stewart and Guy Fieri have made appearances in the past. The festival also features more than 80 events, ranging from seminars, intimate dinners, parties, tastings, and the popular Oyster Bash. Additionally, you don’t want to miss the Grand Tasting Village, where you’ll find a full range of exquisite dishes, wines, and spirits.


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