2019 Food Festivals to Plan for Now

by Holly Riddle

Oct 8, 2018

Cheese © Nikolay Dimitrov | Dreamstime.com

Trends / Food & Drink

Planning your 2019 travels? You won’t want to miss these 2019 food festivals, so start booking travel now.

 

American Cheese Society’s Festival of Cheese

The next American Cheese Society Festival of Cheese takes place in Richmond, Virginia, July 31–Aug. 3. Called the “Mother of all Cheese Festivals,” it’s a true must for anyone who considers themselves a cheese aficionado. While the crowning of the society’s cheese competition winners isn’t open to the public, you can taste-test the winning cheeses for yourself at the following festival, where hundreds upon hundreds are laid out for you to try at your whim, alongside other cheese-appropriate accompaniments, from crackers and salami to cider and beer.

 

Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival

This annual fall festival takes place on Bowen’s Wharf in Newport, Rhode Island, in October. If you missed this year’s event, make plans for next year’s now. Enjoy a historic locale while sampling “the harvest of the sea.” There’s plenty of fresh, local seafood, from lobster rolls to fried calamari, all for you to enjoy. Entry is free and you can expect great live bands and shopping at the pop-up stands and businesses along the Wharf.

 

The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival

If you’re a big Food Network fan and are more likely to geek out because you’ve spotted Bobby Flay than, say, Bono, this event is for you. Like most of the food and wine festivals the network associates itself with, the tickets for this one go fast and there are a ton of special VIP events as well, that generally sell out pretty quickly. Keep your eye on those you want to attend most and book ASAP.

 

Taste of Chicago

Chicago has an awesome food scene that ranges from the most stereotypical (deep-dish pizza, anyone?) to the most unique and inventive. Try all the flavors Chi-town has to offer, but don’t miss the music lineup either, just as good as the food. This summertime festival draws in huge, big-name acts for big crowds.

 

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

If your schedule doesn’t quite let you get away on the weekends, Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Disney World is a good option, as it stretches over more than 50 days. The lineup includes awesome tastings, mixology events and live music and the cuisine covers nearly every culture in the world.

 

NYC Wine & Food Festival

You likely already know this one. The annual November event is packed with things to do, but the tickets are pricey and go quick. It’s all for a good cause, though — 100 percent of the net proceeds go to fight hunger. This is another star-studded event where you can find just about all your favorites from the Food Network, plus renowned chefs that keep a lower profile.

Products / Travel
Oct 17, 2018

Migration Duffel

This 40-liter duffel bag is a new interpretation of a travel favorite.

ATL Skypointe

Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.

Products / Clothing
Oct 17, 2018

Versatile Jackets for Fall

Fall is the perfect season. The temperatures drop and you can pull out the sweaters and jackets. At the same time you don’t yet have to swaddle yourself in puffy coats to keep from freezing to death. Joy! So with the first cool winds of autumn, it is time to review your jacket options to see what you’ve got. Luckily, plaids are in this year, as are all things 1990s. So pull out your best My So Called Life Doc Marten’s and take a look at the options.

Under $100 / North America
Oct 16, 2018

Under $100: Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland, is a popular tourist destination for its rich history and low-cost attractions. Spending time in this dynamic city can easily be done for less than $100.

Tips / Destination
Oct 16, 2018

Instagramable Spots in Philadelphia

Everyone who has an Instagram account loves to see the little heart icon pop up when they post photos. Finding the right place to snap a really interesting picture can sometimes be hard when visiting a new city. Here are some places in Philadelphia to channel your inner photographer and generate some likes for social media.

Reviews / Restaurant
Oct 16, 2018

Le Millesime Restaurant

Le Millesime Restaurant in Nice is a little off the beaten path, but well worth the walk it takes to get there. This upscale establishment features a semi-gastronomic menu that features rotating seasonal options, along with a few staples. The atmosphere itself is incredibly relaxing and the option to sit outside on the patio is fantastic in the warmer months.