While music, games and carnival rides are fun, there’s no doubt that the best part of any event is the food. In Utah, foodies can wine, dine and celebrate all year round at fun food festivals across the state. Read on to discover seven delectable Utah food festivals worth checking out.
Known as one of the longest-running city celebrations state history, the Pleasant Grove Strawberry Days festival has been celebrating the sweet springtime fruit for almost 100 years. In addition to plenty of delicious strawberries, the event features a carnival, sports, kids’ activities, concerts, a pageant, a parade, a rodeo and much more. Can’t get enough strawberries? Sign up for the pie-eating contest and don’t forget to try the festival’s famous strawberries and cream.
Hailed as Park City’s largest outdoor dinner party, Savor the Summit offers a tasty culinary event hosted by all the city’s best restaurants. Attendees will enjoy unique beverages, delicious foods and live music served in the middle of Main Street. There is no admission fee, but diners must make reservations with the restaurant of their choice. Each restaurant offers a special menu with different pricing and bar options.
The annual Bear Lake Raspberry Days Festival celebrates the harvest of the world-famous Bear Lake raspberries. After harvest begins in late July, the festival takes place early August, featuring a Little Miss Berry Pageant, craft fair, parade, pancake breakfast, 5K run, rodeo, dances, and fireworks on the beach to cap off the event.
As the longest continually celebrated harvest festival in Utah, Brigham City Peach Days brings close to 35,000 visitors to the northern city. Founded in 1904 as a celebration of the best peaches in the state, the event is always held around Labor Day weekend. Festival-goers will enjoy a variety of activities, including a car show, a 10K race, a Saturday parade, carnival rides, dozens of vendors, delicious food and more.
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Featuring a wide variety of delicious ethnic foods, the Wasatch International Food Festival showcases the diversity available along the Wasatch Front, a metropolitan region in north-central Utah. The event usually takes place in August and includes local vendors serving international fare, a specialty foods market, a family fun zone, live music, food demonstrations and lots more.
Held each September, Melon Days celebrates the region’s delicious melon crop, which includes watermelons, cantaloupe and honeydew. Competitive guests will have the opportunity to enter the festival’s melon-eating, seed-spitting and melon carving contests. The event also includes a trap shoot, a car show, square dancing, a 5K walk and run, and lots more.