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August has got it covered when it comes to eclectic food events. From decadent outdoor feasts in the wilderness with world class chefs, to lobbing tomatoes until you're red in the face at the world's biggest food fight, or feasting on fresh lobster rolls, August has the full spectrum.
So if you're still in still in search of last minute holiday ideas that revolve around food, take your pick, from the bright lights, glitz and glamour of downtown LA to a small historic town in South East Spain, or even the uber cool Danish capital for some Nordic fare.
Food Events in August 2016
1. Maine Lobster Festival, US
Get your fill of fresh hot Maine lobster rolls at this five–day–long globally famous lobster festival.
What Maine Lobster Festival
When 3 – 7 August 2016
Where Rockland, Maine USA
2. Wilderness Festival, UK
Take a seat at the Wilderness banquet for a magical outdoor eating experience and a taste of British eccentricity.
What Wilderness Festival
When 4 – 7 August 2016
Where Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, UK
Why not combine food and fringe festival festivities with a slice of Scottish local food at this popular fair?
What Foodies Festival
When 5 – 7 August 2016
Where Edinburgh Inverleith Park, UK
This annual Danish cooking festival is a major highlight in the food calendar, with more than 100 events over 10 days celebrating everything Nordic.
What Copenhagen Cooking and Food Festival '16
When 19 – 28 August 2016
Where Copenhagen, Denmark
The four day food and drink specatacle returns for its sixth year, with a sparkling top chef line-up and other unparalleled events.
What Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival
When 27 – 30 August 2016
Where Los Angeles, USA
6. Tomatina, Spain (top photo)
The famous tomato festival, Tomatina, returns to Spain where revellers get their fill of the red fruit in the giant food fight that ensues.
What Tomatina Tomato Festival
Where Bunol, Spain
When 31 August 2016