Summer is peak food festival season! Whether you’re craving key lime pie or watermelon, or would prefer something more savory like bacon, you’ll be sure to find a food festival for you! Check out some of our top picks of July food festivals below.
Key Lime Festival – Key West, Florida
June 30th – July 4th
Is there anything more quintessentially Floridian than Key Lime Pie? Early this July, you can experience all the Key Lime Pie you’ve ever wanted at the Key Lime Festival in Florida. It has all the typical festival activities, plus some creative extras, like the Key Lime Pie drop. Ever wanted to see people try to drop a Key Lime Pie from the top of a lighthouse… without damaging the pie? Then you won’t want to miss this!
National Cherry Festival – Traverse City, Michigan
June 30th – July 7th
Celebrate all things cherry at this delicious festival! Whether you’d prefer to sample some cherry pancakes or watch an air show, this festival has a little something for everyone!
Grand Bay Watermelon Festival – Grand Bay, Alabama
July 3rd & 4th
We dare you to try to find a fruit that better represents summer than watermelon! It’s the perfect subject for a July food festival. Come on July 4th to get all of the free, ice cold watermelon you can eat!
McLoud Blackberry Festival – McLoud, Oklahoma
July 6th & 7th
This blackberry themed festival features a ton of classic activities like a carnival and a car show – but there are also baking competitions throughout the day on the 7th. Don’t miss out!
Taste of Chicago – Chicago, Illinois
Experience one of the largest food festivals in the world at Taste of Chicago! There will be tons of vendors to sample from, plus live music and other typical festival activities. If you’re going to go to one food festival in your life, this is a great choice!
Bacon, Bourbon and Brew Festival – Newport, Kentucky
This festival features a ton of great ways to experience great tasting bacon and bourbon – whether you want to do a bourbon 101 class, sample some limited edition bourbons, or chow down on all the bacon themed food you can eat, you’ll love this festival!
CRAVE! Taste the Northwest – Spokane, Wisconsin
Celebrate the foods of the Pacific Northwest with this fantastic festival! There are tons of delightful culinary events throughout the weekend, including a Global Street Foods Carnivale, a Seafood Bash and more. You won’t want to miss out on this delicious festival!
42nd Annual J.M. Tawes Crab & Clam Bake – Crisfield, Maryland
Who can say no to an all you can eat crab and clam bake? This annual festival features crabs, clams, fish, corn on the cob, watermelon and more! It promises to be a great – and delicious – time!