A trip to a culinary festival makes the perfect spring getaway. Sampling the best of local cuisine all in one place is a great accompaniment to visiting somewhere new. Here's just a smattering of the great food festivals to be found around the country:
Test the limits of your taste buds at the National Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Enjoy aisle after aisle of the fieriest food the country has to offer, then cool off with a beer.
There’s no better way to get a jumpstart on spring than with a trip to balmy Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Visit during the last weekend in March for a world-class Beer Festival focusing on craft beers and microbrews.
Try some seasonal delicacies with Shad Fest in Lambertville, New Jersey, Ramp Fest in Hudson, New York, and the North Carolina Strawberry Festival in Chadbourn, North Carolina. The annual Artichoke Festival in Castroville, California celebrates the tasty bud with art, parades, and of course plenty of food.
June brings treats for herbivores at the Richmond Vegetarian Festival in Richmond, Virginia, featuring a wide array of vegan and vegetarian eats in the park.