Food Festivals On the Road — Eating America
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Magnolia Blossom Festival and World Championship Steak Cook-Off — Magnolia, Ark.
After the parade of grills, the highlight of this festival is the cook-off, where more than 4,000 rib-eye steaks are grilled, but only one will win the top prize of $4,000.
Find the Festival: Magnolia Blossom Festival and World Championship Steak Cook-Off
Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival — Fernandina Beach, Fla.
Amelia Island produces 4 million pounds of shrimp every year, so it's fitting that it holds this annual festival, which draws more than 100,000 festivalgoers all wanting to try the best seafood dish.
Find the Festival: Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival
Texas Crab Festival — Crystal Beach, Texas
Crystal Beach produces some of the best crab in the country, and this small-town festival celebrates the bounty. Visitors can taste their way through the festival and more.
Find the Festival: Texas Crab Festival
New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
At the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience, restaurants showcase a mix of local favorites and creative new dishes that are paired with a host of different wines from around the world.
Find the Festival: New Orleans Wine & Food Experience
Ribfest — Chicago
This festival combines food, music, contests and a professional rib-eating competition. One of the highlights is the rib cook-off — the search to find the best ribs around.
Find the Festival: Ribfest
Blue Ridge BBQ Festival — Tryon, N.C.
The BBQ competition is the major draw at this festival, and it's judged by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Visitors can enjoy the food and entertainment, as well as shop for rubs and sauces.
Find the Festival: Blue Ridge BBQ Festival
Long Grove Strawberry Festival — Long Grove, Ill.
Three days of berry mania is the best way to describe this festival. Local merchants and vendors are stocked with treats, both savory and sweet, for visitors to try.
Find the Festival: Long Grove Strawberry Festival
Rockwood Ice Cream Festival — Wilmington, Del.
Local dairies serve ice cream all day at this summer festival, and they compete to make the best sundae, which happens to take place on a Sunday.
Find the Festival: Rockwood Ice Cream Festival
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