Find a Food Festival Near You

Season 1, Episode 1

Shrimp Festival

Anthony Anderson tastes his way through the Amelia Island, Fla., Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival along with 10,000 food fans. Contenders in the Shrimp Dish Challenge share their ingredients and tips as they prepare to be judged and later, Anthony assists with a large shrimp boil and helps the island's pirates save it from invaders.

Monday
Aug 4
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 2

Crab Festival

Anthony Anderson takes on the Texas Crab Festival in Crystal Beach. He tries various vendors' unique offerings and participates in a Crab Race, a Weiner Dog Race and even a Texas Two-Step dance-off before checking out the competition for Best Crab Dish.

Monday
Aug 11
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Crab Festival

Anthony Anderson takes on the Texas Crab Festival in Crystal Beach. He tries various vendors' unique offerings and participates in a Crab Race, a Weiner Dog Race and even a Texas Two-Step dance-off before checking out the competition for Best Crab Dish.

Friday
Aug 15
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Crab Festival

Anthony Anderson takes on the Texas Crab Festival in Crystal Beach. He tries various vendors' unique offerings and participates in a Crab Race, a Weiner Dog Race and even a Texas Two-Step dance-off before checking out the competition for Best Crab Dish.

Saturday
Aug 16
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

New Orleans Food Festival

Anthony Anderson pops up in the Big Easy to make his way through the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience and tries NOLA-inspired delights by over 70 restaurant vendors before going behind-the-scenes to cook with the elite competitors vying for the coveted title of "King of Louisiana Seafood."

Tuesday
Aug 19
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Ribfest

Anthony Anderson joins the rib enthusiasts who devour 50,000 pounds of pork on the streets of Chicago during the city's annual Ribfest. He checks out the world-ranked competitors at the rib eating contest and challenges a fest-goer to balloon darts, before finding out the winner of the People's Choice and critic's Best Ribs titles.

Saturday
Aug 30
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Barbecue Festival

Anthony Anderson heads to Tryon, N.C., home of the Blue Ridge BBQ and Music Festival, meeting featured rival chefs as they prepare their dishes for competition. Anthony tries other tasty offerings, like elk burgers, deep fried pickle and Asado goat, then challenges fest-goers on the carnival-like giant slide and mechanical bull before seeing who takes home the Governor's Trophy.

Tuesday
Sep 2
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Barbecue Festival

Anthony Anderson heads to Tryon, N.C., home of the Blue Ridge BBQ and Music Festival, meeting featured rival chefs as they prepare their dishes for competition. Anthony tries other tasty offerings, like elk burgers, deep fried pickle and Asado goat, then challenges fest-goers on the carnival-like giant slide and mechanical bull before seeing who takes home the Governor's Trophy.

Saturday
Sep 6
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Strawberry Festival

Anthony Anderson joins the festivities at the Strawberry Festival in Long Grove, Ill., with 40,000 other fruit fans. 15 local chefs are competing for the "Best of the Best" dish title and the featured competitors share a few of their secrets. Anthony also steps in as the festival balloon artist, enjoys the wave photo booth and starts his own strawberry-eating competition with a group of kids. The excitement culminates as the judges pick which dish is the "Best of the Best."

Tuesday
Sep 9
1:30am | 12:30c
Season 1, Episode 8

Ice Cream Festival

Anthony Anderson licks, eats and slurps his way through the Rockwood Ice Cream Festival in Wilmington, Del., along with 40,000 other ice cream maniacs. Anthony satisfies his sweet tooth with ice cream concoctions like a bacon salted caramel sundae and a creative raspberry chocolate creation. For the cherry on top, he finds out who wins the honor of best "Sundaes on Sunday."

Monday
Sep 15
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 1, Episode 8

Ice Cream Festival

Anthony Anderson licks, eats and slurps his way through the Rockwood Ice Cream Festival in Wilmington, Del., along with 40,000 other ice cream maniacs. Anthony satisfies his sweet tooth with ice cream concoctions like a bacon salted caramel sundae and a creative raspberry chocolate creation. For the cherry on top, he finds out who wins the honor of best "Sundaes on Sunday."

Saturday
Sep 20
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 1

Shrimp Festival

Anthony Anderson tastes his way through the Amelia Island, Fla., Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival along with 10,000 food fans. Contenders in the Shrimp Dish Challenge share their ingredients and tips as they prepare to be judged and later, Anthony assists with a large shrimp boil and helps the island's pirates save it from invaders.

Friday
Aug 7
2pm | 1c
Season 1, Episode 2

Crab Festival

Anthony Anderson takes on the Texas Crab Festival in Crystal Beach. He tries various vendors' unique offerings and participates in a Crab Race, a Weiner Dog Race and even a Texas Two-Step dance-off before checking out the competition for Best Crab Dish.

Friday
Aug 7
2:30pm | 1:30c

About the Show

Anthony Anderson is on a mission to discover what's truly at the heart of America — one food festival at a time. Anthony will travel to the most colorful and delicious festivals in America, tasting everything from classic interpretations to surprising twists. He'll also meet the amazing characters devoted to these regional favorites and follow some of them as they compete to find the best of the best. There's nothing like a small-town food festival to make summer come alive!

About the Host

Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson is no stranger to the Food Network audience, having competed on Chopped and appeared as both a judge and a competitor on Iron Chef America. His transition to host of Carnival Cravings is a natural and delicious progression.

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