U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 06-19-2007, 12:38 AM
 
429 posts, read 1,693,213 times
Reputation: 69

Advertisements

I'm wondering if anybody has a website that lists comprehensively all the food and seafood festivals in the US?

In particular I am interested in the East Coast Corridor from NC through ME.
Thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-19-2007, 03:22 AM
 
Location: on an island
13,382 posts, read 40,906,509 times
Reputation: 13245
This is a list of Shrimp Festivals
We are familiar with a couple of the Florida fests.
My husband was here on Amelia for the Shrimp Festival in May, and he said it was huge. I've been to the one in Apalachicola, and it was smaller scale, but in terms of taste, it is some of the best shrimp I've ever had.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-19-2007, 06:42 AM
 
Location: NJ
12,284 posts, read 31,753,990 times
Reputation: 5220
i don't have a list (I abhor seafood), but last weekend in Sept/first weekend of Oct there is a chowderfestival on Long Beach Island in NJ - all the local restaurants compete for the title of "best manhattan and new england".


Chowder Cook-off Classic
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-19-2007, 07:50 AM
 
Location: The great state of New Hampshire
792 posts, read 2,902,883 times
Reputation: 430
The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival in NH is held normally the weekend after Labor Day weekend and attracts over a million people for the 4-day event. Personally even as a seafood lover, I find the event a waste of time. It's just as cheap to go to the resturant itself and sit down and order the food if you choose. Also events as such attract a plethora of vendors selling unrelated items and the persona of the event seems to take on more of an archaic style, rundown flea market or yard sale than a food festival. It is the most popular seafood festival in New England, but I find it a waste of time, especially that starting last year event organizers had the audacity to start charging approximately $4 to patrons and there are no food "samples" to be found as is advertised.
Check out Charlestown, RI and Ninigret Park off Rt 1- they too hold a Seafood Festival every year in August Friday-Sunday, though traffic and the time it takes to park every year can be a major hassle. The charge is $7 but there are free samplings. The event I find far more worth while and less rundown w/ an antique car show, helicopter rides, a rock climbing wall, bungee jumping, and boating. It is well catered to all ages and doesn't have that gross flea market feel to it. My best recommendation is to get there early and beat the rush.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-19-2007, 09:20 AM
 
Location: The Bay State
331 posts, read 1,482,776 times
Reputation: 196
It's not specifically seafood, but the 9th Avenue Food Festival in Manhattan (held in early or mid May) is pretty all-encompassing (not to mention mobbed . . . )
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-19-2007, 04:41 PM
 
429 posts, read 1,693,213 times
Reputation: 69
Is there like a comprehensive food list?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-20-2007, 05:36 AM
 
460 posts, read 2,235,479 times
Reputation: 183
All American Food Festivals - Show List A To Z - TV - Food Network
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top