Crawfish Season in South Louisiana
February 5, 2017 – 3:37 pm | Comments Off on Crawfish Season in South Louisiana

Crawfish, also known as crayfish, crawdads or mudbugs to some visitors, are freshwater crustaceans found in the swamps and marshes of south Louisiana.
Crawfish have become as much a staple of Cajun and Creole culinary …

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Celebrate Tomatoes in Reynoldsburg, Ohio
July 14, 2017 – 8:03 am | Comments Off on Celebrate Tomatoes in Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Reynoldsburg Tomato FestivalA spaghetti eating contest is one of the highlights of the Tomato Festival in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. It’s set for August 18 and 19, 2017, in Huber Park, 1520 Davidson Drive (just south of East Main Street).

Hours are 4 to 10 p.m. that Friday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday — and the spaghetti eating contest takes place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Alas — the Tomato Contest is open only to Ohio residents, Road Trips Foodies, but you can see the winning entries in such categories as “largest tomato” and “best tomato-based dessert” (really).

All the fun of a home-town event is on order, including “reigning royalty”, all sorts of munchies, arts and crafts exhibits, live musical entertainment, children’s activities, and “the opportunity to meet the friendly people of Reynoldsburg”.

The event, started in 1965, celebrates Reynoldsburg as the “birthplace of the commercial tomato”.

(Photo courtesy of Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival)

July: National Grilling & Hot Dog & Ice Cream Month
July 11, 2017 – 8:14 am | Comments Off on July: National Grilling & Hot Dog & Ice Cream Month
July: National Grilling & Hot Dog & Ice Cream Month

A number of special foodie observances are held in July — three of them seem just right for summer.
July is not only National Grilling Month but also National Hot Dog Month and, since 1984, National …

Georgia Restaurant Week
July 10, 2017 – 8:01 am | Comments Off on Georgia Restaurant Week
Georgia Restaurant Week

The third annual Georgia Restaurant Week is set to take place throughout the state July 17 through 23, 2017.
Who’s participating? There’s a complete list available online. All are offering specials for dinner, and the eateries …

Iowa Tenderloin Trail
July 9, 2017 – 8:22 am | Comments Off on Iowa Tenderloin Trail
Iowa Tenderloin Trail

The Iowa Pork Producers Association has launched a Tenderloin Trail.
The trail features 14 sandwiches from across the state, including several winners of their annual “best breaded tenderloin” contest (an accolade they’ve been awarding since 2003).
Road …

Ice Cream Touring in Vancouver
July 8, 2017 – 8:55 am | Comments Off on Ice Cream Touring in Vancouver
Ice Cream Touring in Vancouver

Is Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in your plans for summer vacation?
For the third year, the Vancouver tour company, Off the Eaten Track, is offering a Gourmet Ice Cream Tour until the end of September 2017. …

North American Halal Food Fest to be in Toronto
July 6, 2017 – 8:30 am | Comments Off on North American Halal Food Fest to be in Toronto
North American Halal Food Fest to be in Toronto

The Halal Food Fest (HFFTO), set for July 15 and 16, 2017, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is the largest halal food festival in North America.
It takes place for the fifth year in the The International …

A Pineappleachian Hot Dog? Why Not!
June 26, 2017 – 8:59 am | Comments Off on A Pineappleachian Hot Dog? Why Not!
A Pineappleachian Hot Dog? Why Not!

The 13th annual Hot Dog Festival takes place in Huntington, West Virginia, July 29, 2017. It’s always on the last Saturday in July because — as all Road Trips Foodies know — July is National …

Whiting, Indiana’s Pierogi Fest
June 19, 2017 – 8:27 am | Comments Off on Whiting, Indiana’s Pierogi Fest
Whiting, Indiana’s Pierogi Fest

Your Road Trips Foodie has a confession to make: it was while attending the Pierogi Fest in Whiting, Indiana, several years ago, she discovered that pierogis can be filled with all sorts of deliciousness. Having …

Alaska Summer Salmon Harvest Season is Underway
May 26, 2017 – 8:37 am | Comments Off on Alaska Summer Salmon Harvest Season is Underway
Alaska Summer Salmon Harvest Season is Underway

The wild Alaska summer salmon harvest season begins Thursday, May 18, signaling the natural return of the fish through an annual migration cycle. This year’s harvest is forecasted by the Alaska Department of Fish and …

Strawberry Festival in Starlight, Indiana
May 24, 2017 – 8:45 am | Comments Off on Strawberry Festival in Starlight, Indiana
Strawberry Festival in Starlight, Indiana

A build-your-own strawberry shortcake bar is a highlight of the annual Strawberry Festival set for May 27, 2017, in Starlight, Indiana.
There’s also a chicken dinner, live music, games, craft booths and even a soap box …

Hops in the Tennessee Hills
May 22, 2017 – 8:55 am | Comments Off on Hops in the Tennessee Hills
Hops in the Tennessee Hills

Find out what’s brewing in Maryville, Tennessee, at the third annual Hops in the Hills. It’s set for June 23 and 24, 2017, in this Blount County town — one of the gateways to …