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 FestivalWhen 3 – 7 August 2016Where Rockland, Maine USAWeb
Take a seat at the Wilderness banquet for a magical outdoor eating experience and a taste of British eccentricity.
What Wilderness FestivalWhen 4 – 7 August 2016Where Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, UKWeb
Why not combine food and fringe festival festivities with a slice of Scottish local food at this popular fair?
What Foodies FestivalWhen 5 – 7 August 2016Where Edinburgh Inverleith Park, UKWebsite
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 '16When 19 – 28 August 2016Where Copenhagen, DenmarkWeb
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 FestivalWhen 27 – 30 August 2016Where Los Angeles, USAWeb
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 FestivalWhere Bunol, SpainWhen 31 August 2016
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