The Complete List of Summer Food and Drink Events by State

June 21, 2017 Alex Fainblum

 

Are you a food truck owner looking for a place to park your truck this summer? Do you want to showcase your restaurant’s food in an outdoor pop-up tent? Or are you just looking to check out your greatest competition? 

 

Go to a food or drink event and do all of that! 

 

Visit the next food or drink event coming to your state this summer. Here’s the complete list!

 

 

1. Alabama

Magic City Mac N' Cheese Festival, Birmingham – August 6, 2017

Peanut Boil Festival, Luverne – September 24, 2017

 

 

2. Alaska

Alaska Food Festival & Conference, Fairbanks – November 3-4, 2017

 
 
3. Arizona

Boulders on Southern Summer Beer Fest, Mesa – June 24, 2017

Great Tucson Beer Festival, Tucson – September 30, 2017

Arizona Battle of the Brews, Glendale – October 7, 2017

 

 

4. Arkansas

Bordertown Brew Fest, Fort Smith, – July 8, 2017

Beerology FEST, Fayetteville – July 29-30, 2017

Taste of Texarkana,Texarkana – October 17, 2017 

 

    
5. California

LA Bacon Festival, Los Angeles – July 22, 2017 

Gilroy Garlic Festival, Gilroy – July 28-30, 2017

Bay Area Brew Festival, San Francisco – August 19, 2017 

PopUp Dinner L.A., Los Angeles – August 26, 2017 

 

 

6. Colorado

Sanitas Taco Fest, Boulder – August 5, 2017 

Boulder Craft Beer Festival, Boulder – August 19, 2017 

Breckenridge Wine Classic, Breckenridge – September 14-17, 2017 

Oktoberfest, Denver – September 22-23 & 29-30, 2017 

 

 

7. Connecticut

Hops in the Valley Beerfest, Sharon – July 2, 2017

Taste of Latin America, Guilford – July 18, 2017

Taste of Litchfield, Morris – September 10, 2017

 

 

8. Delaware

Taste of Newark, Newark – September 24, 2017

 

 

9. Florida

Burgers & Brews Festival Best Burger Competition, Vero Beach – July 1, 2017 

GRILL'N & CHILL'N – Miami – July 4-5, 2017 

Seafood Festival, Tampa – July 29-August 29, 2017 

Coconut Grove Seafood Festival, Miami – October 21-22, 2017 

 

 

10. Georgia

What the Truck, Atlanta – June 24, 2017 

International Street Food Party, Athens – July 30, 2017 

Taste of the Kingdom, Stone Mountain – August 19, 2017 

CSRA Food Truck Fest, Augusta – September 30, 2017 

 

 

11. Hawaii

Hilo Brewfest, Hilo – June 24, 2017 

Spain: A Culinary Tour, with Tapas, Honolulu – June 30, 2017

Hāna Kū: 'Aha 'Āina, Hana – July 15, 2017 

 

 

12. Idaho

Summer Fun Family Event at Kleiner Park, Meridian – July 22, 2017 

Sunnyslope Wine Trail Festival, Caldwell – August 4, 2017 

For the Love of Lamb 2017, Ketchum – October 6, 2017     

 

 

13. Illinois

Chicago Craft Beer Festival, Chicago – July 22, 2017 

Summer Wine Fest, Chicago – July 28, 2017 

Bantu Fest, Chicago – July 29, 2017 

Sangria Festival, Chicago – August 20, 2017 

 

 

14. Indiana

Good Food Feast, Indianapolis – Multiple dates 

Culinary Fight Club INDY – The Steak, Indianapolis – July 24, 2017 

Indy Donut Festival, Indianapolis – September 9, 2017 

 

 

15. Iowa

Brews on the Beach, Clear Lake – July 8, 2017 

Bacon–N–Hops Fest, Manchester – August 12, 2017     

 

 

16. Kansas

Wichita Taco Fest, Wichita – June 24, 2017 

Harry's Somm Series: Wines of Austria, Manhattan – July 31, 2017  

 

 

17. Kentucky

Bardstown Main Street Farm to Table, Bardstown – June 24, 2017 

Harvest to Hand, Winchester – August 5, 2017 

Wine on the River, Louisville – October 14, 2017 

 

 
18. Louisiana

Summer Sippin' on the Lake, New Orleans – June 28, 2017 

Bloody Bartender Battle, Baton Rouge – July 4, 2017 

Westbank Beer Fest, Avondale – July 22, 2017 

 

 

19. Maine

Craft Brew Races, Portland – July 1, 2017 

Harvest on the Harbor, Portland – October 16-22, 2017

 

 

20. Maryland

Summer Crab Feast, Baltimore – July 22, 2017 

Farmers Market Brunch, Baltimore – August 20, 2017 

 

 

21. Massachusetts    

Boston Beer and BBQ Fest, Boston – July 14-15, 2017 

WGBH Craft Beer Festival, Boston – July 15, 2017 

Taste of the Caribbean Boston Food Festival, Boston – August 5, 2017 

 

 

22. Michigan

Burger Battle Detroit, Detroit – June 25, 2017

7th Annual North American Belgian Beer Festival, Westland – July 14-15, 2017 

Taste of Wayne Athletics, Detroit – August 17, 2017 

 

 

23. Minnesota

Blueberry Festival in Lake George, Lake George – July 28-30, 2017

Taste of Delano, Delano – August 2, 2017

Festive Mixology – A Signature Cocktail Experience, Rochester – September 16, 2017

 

 

24. Mississippi

Natchez Food & Wine Festival, Natchez – July 28-30, 2017 

Wine Tasting, Jackson – August 18, 2017 

 

 

25. Missouri

Kansas City Nanobrew Festival, Kansas City – June 24, 2017

 

 

26. Montana

Montana Folk Feast, Butte – July 6, 2017

 

 

27. Nebraska

Omaha Beer & Bacon Festival, Omaha – July 29, 2017 

Nebraska Balloon and Wine Festival, Elkhorn – August 11-12, 2017 

Ribstock, Omaha – August 12, 2017 

 

 

28. Nevada

Summer Beer Fest & Reggae Party, Las Vegas – August 5, 2017 

Daiquirita Block Party, Las Vegas – August 12, 2017 

 

 

29. New Hampshire

NH Poutine Fest, Manchester – June 24, 2017 

Manchester BrewFest, Manchester – July 29, 2017 

 

 

30. New Jersey

NJ State Barbecue Championship & Blues Festival, North Wildwood – July 7-9, 2017 

Perú Fusion | Food & Pisco Festival, Montclair – July 8, 2017 

Middlesex County Fair, East Brunswick – August 7-13, 2017

 

 

31. New Mexico

14th Annual Pork & Brew, Rio Rancho – July 1-3, 2017

Hatch Valley Chile Festival, Hatch – September 2-3, 2017 

 

 

32. New York

NYC Summer Ice Cream Blizzard, New York – July 16, 2017 

Secret Summer, Long Island City – August 6, 2017 

International Food and Beer Festival, Queens – August 12, 2017 

Pickled & Pied – A Food and Drink Experience, Brooklyn – October 8, 2017 

 

 

33. North Carolina

Summer Cool Down Beer Festival, Raleigh – June 24, 2017 

Soirée In The City: Brunch Edition, Raleigh – August 5, 2017 

3rd Annual NC Wine Festival at North Hills, Raleigh – October 28, 2017     

 

 

34. North Dakota

Bakken Rocks Cookfest, Westhope – July 18, 2017 

Bakken Rocks Cookfest, Medora – July 20, 2017     

The Best of the West Ribfest, Watford City – August 11, 2017 

 

 

35. Ohio

Toast of Ohio Wine Festival, Sandusky – July 15, 2017 

Chardon Tomorrow BrewFest, Chardon – August 12, 2017 

Ohio Bacon Fest, Columbus – September 8, 2017 

Hops & Vines Festival, Gahanna – September 23, 2017 

 

 

36. Oklahoma

Porter Peach Festival, Porter – July 13-15, 2017

Whole Hawg Days & Poker Run, Eufaula – July 27-29, 2017 

 

 

37. Oregon

Burger Week, Portland – August 7-12, 2017 

The Bite of Oregon, Portland – September 1-4, 2017     

 

 

38. Pennsylvania

Billtown Brewfest, Williamsport – July 22, 2017 

eat.drink.SUMMER, McCandless – August 18, 2017 

 

 

39. Rhode Island

Charlestown Chamber of Commerce Seafood Festival, Charlestown – August 4-6, 2017 

Taste of Block Island, Block Island – September 15-17, 2017 

Wine & Food Festival, Newport – September 21-24, 2017 

 

 

40. South Carolina

Pageland Watermelon Festival, Pageland – July 21-22, 2017 

Irmo Okra Strut Festival, Irmo – September 29-30, 2017 

 

 

41. South Dakota

Food Truck Tuesday, Sioux Falls – July 11, 2017 

Main Street Food Court at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Sturgis – August 2-13, 2017 

 

 

42. Tennessee

Music City Hot Chicken Festival, Nashville – July 4, 2017 

Mafiaoza’s Music City Brewer’s Festival, Nashville – July 29, 2017 

Music City Food & Wine Festival, Nashville – September 15-17, 2017 

 

 

43. Texas

Houston Fajita Festival, Houston – July 22, 2017 

Southern Fried Chicken Fest, Houston – August 12, 2017 

Oktoberfest, La Grange – October 7, 2017 

 

 

44. Utah

Tacofest 2017, Salt Lake City – August 5, 2017 

 

 

45. Vermont

Burlington Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting, Burlington – June 24, 2017

Vermont Cheesemakers Festival, Shelburne – July 16, 2017

Stowe Wine & Food Classic Grand Tasting, Stowe – August 27, 2017 

 

 

46. Virginia

Horse And Hound Wine Festival, Bedford – July 8, 2017 

Smoke & Vine Festival, Glen Allen – July 15, 2017 

Virginia Craft Brewers Fest, Charlottesville – August 19, 2017 

 

 

47. Washington

Red, White & Brew, Seattle – July 27, 2017 

Zogs 3rd Annual Beer Fest, Fox Island – Multiple dates 

 

 

48. West Virginia

Frankfort Wrestling Crab Feed, Fort Ashby – July 22, 2017 

 

 

49. Wisconsin

2nd Annual Milwaukee MeatUp!, Milwaukee – July 22, 2017 

Border War Beer Fest, Kenosha – August 5, 2017 

Beer & Spirits Festival, Lake Geneva – November 4, 2017  

 

 

50. Wyoming

Downtown Laramie Brewfest, Laramie – July 15, 2017

 

 

 

About the Author

Alex Fainblum

Alex is a Content Marketing Intern at TouchBistro where she writes about food and restaurant dining experiences. She’s a lover of all things chocolate covered but her true passion lies in late-night eating.

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