Vacation Inspiration: Gastronomic Festivals You Would Die For Visiting This November
Autumn is one of those seasons when people prefer staying at home rather than traveling. By doing that, they are missing great opportunities to travel on a budget and unique local gastronomic festivals. If you are a foody and wine lover, you might start planning a new trip quickly. Many interesting gastronomic festivals will happen in November 2022 and you don’t want to miss them!
The Urbanna Oyster Festival, Urbanna, Virginia, 4-5 November 2022
Planning to visit the USA. Include Virginia, specifically the East Coast, because it is worth visiting the Urbanna Oyster Festival. There you can taste various types of oysters: raw, roasted, fried, steamed, Rockefeller, and more. In Virginia, you will also find various wineries and local beer breweries. You can try tasting oysters with wine or even regional craft beer during the Urbanna Oyster Festival.
International White Truffle Festival - Alba, Italy, 8 October - 4 December 2022
Alba’s International White Truffle Festival is hosted annually for nearly two months, from early October until early December. It’s an excellent chance to sample one of the world’s most desirable edible “gemstones”. Besides the truffle market, the schedule is full of events: cooking shows and classes, taste workshops, dinners, and other performances.
Festival of the vine and wine (Festa da Vinha e do Vinho) - Alvedero, Portugal, 9-13 November 2022
If you are a true Alentejo wine fan, pack your things and get ready for an amazing weekend in the second week of November in Borsa, where the Festa da Vinha e do Vinho (festival of the vine and wine) takes place. It’s a good occasion to see an unknown Portugal side you have never heard of it before. Not only tasty wines, and delicious food but also a lot of entertainment is guaranteed: from musical shows on stage to street entertainment and sports events.
The Milan Coffee Festival- Milan, Italy, 12-14 November 2022
If you are not into wine or food, but can’t imagine your life without caffeine, you can give it a shot by attending Milan Coffee Festival. Good reason to visit one of the most well know places and to know everything about coffee: from the grounds to the equipment. Unlimited coffee and food tastings, meeting the best roasters and bartenders, taking part in workshops or even masterclasses - it is up to you to decide what you want to do the most. Who knows, during free tasting you might find something that will upgrade your breakfast table.
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Beaujolais Nouveau Time Festival, Les Sarmentelles de Beaujeu, France, 16-20 November 2022
Hey, all light red wine drinkers! On the third Thursday of November, in south Burgundy and over the world people celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau day. Funny thing is that they are celebrating the release of France's most popular vin de primeur (early wine) for this celebration. This wine must be fermented quickly and released in the same year. At midnight Beaujou winemakers open their barrels of new wine, and guests taste and compare 12 varieties of Beaujolais. That person, who guesses everything correctly, wins a wine barrel as heavy as the winner's weight. Usually, the festival lasts a few days and includes various activities such as a torch parade, concerts, wine and vineyard tours, film screenings, street marketing, etc.
Les Barriquades, Bordeaux, France, 19-20 November 2022
Traveling around sure is fun but skipping Bordeaux while traveling in France is a sin. Sustainability enthusiasts and those, who are interested in the organic gourmet wine market, this festival is just for you! The festival is organized by the Vignerons Bio of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Local winemakers with plenty of wine barrels… If I were you, I would travel with empty luggage to bring some tasty souvenirs and complete the cellar with a wide range of organic wines.
Toast Martinborough, Martinborough, New Zealand, 20 November 2022
The one-day festival offers unique wine and food tastings, and performances. The first Toast Martinborough festival was arranged 30 years ago. This festival takes place in the gorgeous village of Martinborough, in the Wairarapa wine region. Do you know what it means? Trying Pinor Noir wines there is a must! Wairarapa winemakers produce exceptional quality Pinot Noir wines in New Zealand. Take out your favorite outfit and get ready for the fancy time.
San Andres Festival - Tenerife, Spain, 29-30 November 2022
Getting depressed and already missing sunny days? This time definitely pack your things, ask for a vacation, or work remotely there. Tenerife is one of the rarest places where the sun shines all year round. Sunny and tropical weather, beautiful landscape, and tasty wine. Sounds just like the right place to spend November. Highly recommend finding accommodation in Puerto de la Cruz. This city is famous for its San Andres festival. People celebrate the annual grape harvest, taste new wines, and have a good time.
All these festivals sound amazing and make your mouth water, don’t they? Encourage your friends to hop on a plane with you quickly and have an unforgettable experience at one of these festivals. After booking flights, don't forget to use Ratepunk to make sure not to overpay when booking your accommodation. 👇