• Food festivals for 2014

    2014-01-16

    If you're looking to travel to some of the nation's largest and most exciting cities during the upcoming year, but want to experience a strong taste of local cuisine, travel to one of these food festivals in the fall. Not only are these festivals nationally renown, but they offer travelers a great opportunity to observe a different side of city living. Consider visiting these United States travel hotspots in the coming months:

    Boston Local Food Festival
    For one whole day out of the year, the city of Boston transforms into a large local food festival, showcasing healthy food from restaurants, farmers, food trucks, fishers and vendors all throughout the New England area. The Boston Local Food Festival is the nation's largest health and fitness festival, and it is environmentally friendly as well. The festival claims that it diverts 91 percent of all waste and offsets 100 percent of its energy use.

    The festival offers free admission, but food prices vary among vendors. It also features musical exhibitions, activities for kids and food-related arts and crafts projects.

    Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival
    The seventh annual Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival takes place from Oct. 16-19, 2014. This festival, presented by Food & Wine, features some of the world's most talented and famous chefs, including those featured in select Food Network television competitions. This event showcases more than 500 food experts and donates 100 percent of the proceeds to the Food Bank For New York City and Our Strength's No Kid Hungry®.

    Tickets are available for purchase beginning in June.

    BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival
    The annual Charleston Wine + Food Festival hosts a variety of southern food exhibitions, vendors and activities. This festival flaunts the cultural experience of Charleston, S.C. With more than 80 events and a host of celebrity chefs, it promotes variety and culinary education, adding that it benefits scholarships in the area.

    This year's events take place March 6-9, with ticket prices varying based on the time and location.

    Taste of Chicago
    With more than 1 million visitors, Chicago's annual food festival is said to be the world's largest. Held every summer since 1980, this culinary treat hosts booths from almost three dozen local restaurants, in addition to a handful of local vendors. Visitors from all across the country venture to Grant Park to be a part of this event, which has also been known to feature Grammy-winning artists such as Carlos Santana and Stevie Wonder.

    Admission to the festival is free.

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