Sunday, March 21, 2010

Food Festivals I'd Like to Try

I love going to food festivals. Last summer, I attended the Peach Fest in Marysville and enjoyed the adorable main street of town, buying fresh peaches, and feasting on delicious peach pie.

Here are some of the yearly Northern California festivals that I think sound especially cool or interesting:

July: Marysville Peach Fest (Marysville, California)
"Enjoy food, entertainment, arts and crafts with the forty thousand plus other people who regularly visit the annual Marysville Peach Festival in Historic Downtown Marysville!"

July: Gilroy Garlic Festival (Gilroy, California)
"10 tons of beef … 4 tons of pasta … 4 tons of calamari … 2 tons of scampi …plus 2 tons of fresh Christopher Ranch garlic. " Intriguing. They say garlic is wonderful for the health... but I think the long ride home to Sacramento might be a little smelly!

August: Tomato Festival & BBQ Championship (Fairfield, California)
"Draws over 45,000 people; Tomato Festival Cooking Contest; entertainment, arts & crafts. " There's nothing like a fresh, ripe tomato! And I love me some good BBQ!

October: Lambtown, USA Festival (Dixon, California)
"National Lamb Ribs Eating Contest, Lamb Barbecue Cook-off, Fiber Fair, Sheepdog Trials, Shearing Competition, Mutton Bustin', Fiber and Open Sheep Shows. " This one sounds the most unique. I didn't know there WAS a Lamb Ribs Eating Contest! Sounds entertaining, in a slightly barbaric sort of way.


Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me!