June Food Festivals

By: Sarah De Heer

Get outside and enjoy the early summer crops, seasonal foods and refreshing brews at these festivals across the country.

Virgina Pork Festival, June 8, Emporia, Va.: Every year, over 43,000 pounds of sausage biscuits, pig's feet, pit-barbecued pork, loin chops and more are grilled to perfection -- a ticket includes all of your food and beverages.

Big Apple BBQ, June 11-12, New York, N.Y.: For two days, Madison Square Park transforms into a block party with some of the country's top pitmasters and over 100,000 barbecue enthusiasts.

Johnson County Peach Festival, June 16-19, Clarksville, Ark.: From peach eating contests to a cobbler, jam and jelly bake-off, peaches are front and center. The family will also enjoy fair favorites like frog jumping and greased pig chases.

Arcata Oyster Festival, June 18, Arcata, Calif.: A tradition for local restaurateurs, chefs and caterers -- the festival celebrates the sweet Kumamoto oyster from the Humboldt and Arcata bays by barbecuing them and pairing them with local microbrews.

Colorado Brewers' Festival, June 25-26, Fort Collins, Colo.: This 22nd annual event is being celebrated in the hometown of New Belgium Brewing Company and will host nearly 60 Colorado beers with tasting events and live music.

Will you be attending any of these festivals or did we miss your favorite? Tell us in the comments.

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