Food festivals to sink your teeth into


Food festivals to sink your teeth into

Nothing brings people and communities together like gathering for food. The smell wafting through the air, the sound of the sizzle of a grill, the clink of glasses in celebration and the purr of the people enjoying the bounty is the perfect recipe for foody fun.

Food is a celebration of friends and family, culture, seasons and harvest. It’s no surprise that we get more satisfaction out of experiences rather than things. So, eat your way into the spring and summer seasons by discovering festivals and foodie experiences that will have your taste buds begging for more.

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Here are several things to watch for when selecting the best food festivals.


Unique and inspiring events that include food experiences with uncommon or exclusive ingredients will be sure to impress. Find events that might be invite-only or more intimate settings like long-table dinners. Many venues also provide farm-to-table experience for the freshest at heart.


During your foodie round-about, whether sitting or walking, it’s always nice to hear music or watch live performances. Sometimes that might just include boombox tunes being blasted from a food truck. But hey! You can break out the dance shoes wherever, right?

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Sure, food might be the focus of your adventure, but you can only eat and mingle for so long. Activities like cooking demos, photo-booths, food and beverage tastings or even children’s activities make the festival memorable and enhance the experience.

Big or small?

Do you want to mingle with thousands in the heart of the city or slow down and experience small-town hospitality? Taste of Edmonton is huge! Over 60 Edmonton restaurants set up in Churchill Square offering small plate samples. Stop in every day of the ten-day event. OR, go small. One day in mid-July is Taste of Markerville in Central Alberta. Six of Alberta’s best chefs are invited to prepare delicious dishes using locally sourced ingredients for a long table dining extravaganza. Travel Alberta and Destination B.C. list events all season long that will cater to your taste buds.

Looking for festival ideas on where to take your summer fling? Find out more.