Founded in the States by the late Josh Ozersky, Meatopia has been for the past years, a festival for carnivores but with a conscience. Already a hit in New York and London, Meatopia makes its debut in Dublin this year. Make this a part of your itinerary if you’re planning a trip there in 2018 and you’ll enjoy a weekend full of drink, music and ethically sourced meat cooked over charcoal.
1st to 2nd July 2018
The Great Food Festival, Singapore
Enter with an empty stomach. There are more than 50 dishes to dig into, whipped up by some of the best celebrity chefs around, including Ben Spalding from the UK (pictured above). You can also pretend to dine like a king in a “one-of-a-kind dining experience” which will feature Michelin-starred chefs like Hal Yamashita.
21st to 24th September 2017
Bacon Festival, Japan
Credit: Andrew Ridley
Iowa’s favourite Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival will make its debut in Kofu, Japan, showcasing American- and Japanese-style bacon and more. But if you prefer the original, the one in Iowa will take place this coming February. Hopefully it’s as good as they say.
3rd November 2017
La Tomatina, Spain
For no reason at all, people gather on the last Wednesday of every August in the Valencian town of Buñol, to fight with tomatoes. We’re not sure why it exists, but people from all over the world show up every year to join in the fun and at the same time, help waste an obscene amount of tomatoes.
29th August 2018
Port Eliot Festival, Cornwall
If you like music, nature, fashion and the written word, you’ll fit right in. There’s plenty to go round at Port Eliot. Swim in an estuary, hop into a canoe and enjoy a rich selection of locally-sourced sustainable seafood, genuine farm-to-table grub, coffee and craft beer. Wait for tickets to be available right here.
26th to 29th July 2018
Margaret River Gourmet Escape, Western Australia
We absolutely love the laid-back nature of Western Australia. Make way for this annual four-day retreat, a magnet for like-minded foodies and producers from all over Australia. The festival will also feature guest stars from across the world, including Singapore (say hi to Andre Chiang and Native’s Vijay for us). Munch on barbecue along Castle Rock Beach or score a spot at the Fraser Gallop Estate evening soiree. We’re warning you. There’s a lot to do in four days, so you got to pick your battles.
16th to 19th November 2017
Poutine Fest, Ottawa
There’s a lot to love about french fries and cheese curds topped with light brown gravy. This greasy fast-food dish found across Canada will take over downtown Ottawa this coming April. Let’s see how much poutine you can eat.
27th to 29th April 2018
Pinot Palooza, Singapore
Australia’s largest music and Pinot Noir festival is on its way to Singapore for the first time. There will be over 100 wines to taste, and your ticket will entitle you all the tastings and a crystal glass for you to take home.
25th November 2017