Looking for a food tour in the United States? Then you will love this ultimate guide to the best foodie tours, festivals, and classes listed by state.
Do you dream of tasting your way across the United States? Do you plan your vacations with one thing in mind – what food you sampled?
Whether you geek out over behind-the-food scenes or crave hands-on experiences, a delicious adventure awaits in every state.
So, grab your fork, put on your foodie hat, and check out this list of the best food tours, festivals, museums, and cooking classes the United States offers.
Let's dig in!
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- Blue Bell Ice Cream Visitor Center (Sylacauga, AL). Chill out at the Blue Bell Ice Cream Visitor Center. Watch ice cream magic happen from the observation deck, with different flavors churned every day.
Get your questions answered by friendly employees, and then head to the ice cream shop for a scoop or two of pure delight.
- Peach Jam Jubilee (Clanton, AL). Visiting Alabama in June? Prepare to jam like a peach. The Peach Jam Jubilee is a free one-day outdoor festival packed with delicious Chilton County peaches, food trucks, hot country music artists, arts and crafts, inflatables, and hot air balloon rides.
- Alaska Wild Berry Products Kitchen (Anchorage, AK). Watch culinary magic through the viewing windows of the Jam and Jelly, Hot, Candy, and Molding kitchens at Alaska Wild Berry Products.
Check out the World's Largest 20- foot Chocolate Fall with over 3,000 pounds of chocolate. Find singing, dancing, and fiddling in the gift shop during summer. Come for the candy, stay for the fun!
- Alaska Wild Harvest Birch Syrup Taste & Tour (Talkeetna, AK). Embark on a sweet journey at the Birch Syrup Taste, Tour, and Shop facility. Taste delicious birch syrup and berry products. Then watch the harvest video and learn about their sustainable approach to using Alaska's forest resources.
Don't forget to grab a scoop of birch ice cream and visit the gift shop focusing on Alaskan food products and art.
- Alaskan Footprints Culinary Tour (Anchorage, AK). Hungry for adventure? Chow down on Anchorage's best walking food tour.
Your expert guide will give you the inside scoop on the history and evolution of Anchorage's thriving cuisine and the city's tastiest traditions. Walk, eat, and hear hilarious tales of life in Alaska.
- Blueberry Festival (Brewton, AL). Every June, go blue-crazy at the Blueberry Festival. Don't miss the fresh blueberries, blueberry bushes for sale, and blueberry-themed treats like ice cream, cobbler, and crunch.
Check out original arts and crafts, antique cars, live entertainment, kid's activities, and festival t-shirts.
- The Chocolate Affaire (Glendale, AZ). Life happens – chocolate helps. Every February, the Chocolate Affaire is THE 2-day event of the year.
Experience chocolatiers' unique creations, food demonstrations, and live music. Bring the fam to this free event and make some choco memories.
- Factory Tour @ Cerreta Candy Company (Glendale, AZ). Experience a sweet-tooth paradise on Cerreta Candy Company's factory Tasting Tour.
Learn candy-making techniques handed down through generations and watch as a sea of caramel magically transforms into delicious wrapped treats.
- Shamrock Farms Tour (Phoenix, AZ). Moo-ve over boring farm tours. The Shamrock Farms tour is an exciting dairy farm adventure.
Hop on the cow-spotted tram and meet the 10,000 leading ladies. Get a milk sample, visit the educational dairy museum, try simulated milking, and indulge in a scoop at the ice cream parlor.
- Olive Oil 101 Class @ The Olive Mill (Queen Creek, AZ). Get schooled on olive oil at the Queen Creek Olive Mill. Experts will demonstrate how to use olive oil beyond drizzling.
You'll learn to taste it like a pro (no bread involved, sorry – carb lovers). And if you love it (which you will), stock up in the gourmet marketplace.
- Garlic Festival (Dewey, AZ). Spice up your family fun with Mortimer Farms Garlic Festival in June. This celebration animal encounters, rides, games, and even cooking demos that'll leave you feeling like a master chef.
Who doesn't love a good farm tour on a grain train? Try the fantastic lineup of local food trucks whipping up garlic-infused dishes alongside their unique menus.
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- Chef's Table Experience (Bentonville, AR). Indulge in a unique and intimate dining experience at Chef's Table, located at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
The globally-inspired menu features locally sourced fresh ingredients. Enjoy a four-course meal in the company of Jeff Koons's Hanging Heart art piece while chatting with the head chef about all things culinary.
- Sorghum Festival Parade (Mount Ida, AR). Join the throngs of excited spectators at the Blairsville Sorghum Festival Parade in October. Witness a fantastic display of floats, bands, and more.
- Cave City Watermelon Festival (Cave City, AR). Get ready for three days in July of non-stop fun at the World's Sweetest Watermelon Festival.
With nationally acclaimed musicians, a car show, a fishing derby, a pancake breakfast, and even a speed eating contest, there's no shortage of fun activities for the whole family.
Plus, you won't want to miss the famous seed-spitting contest and watermelon games.
- Jelly Belly Factory Tour (Fairfield, CA). Need a sugar rush? Take a self-guided tour of the Jelly Belly candy factory. Witness candy-making magic with HD/4K videos and interactive exhibits. Explore the ¼ mile tour lane for a bird's-eye view of the operation.
Enjoy the Jelly Belly Museum and Express Train Ride, interactive games, and art gallery. Shop for candy and dine at the café or chocolate shop.
- Boudin Bakery (San Francisco, CA). Get ready for a dough-licious experience at Boudin's flagship bakery.
Come see the mother dough in action and watch the bakers hard at work through a 30-foot observation window. Feel free to ask the bakers questions through a two-way intercom system.
- TCHO Chocolate Tour (Berkeley, CA). Peek behind the scenes during the TCHO Chocolate tour. TCHO is an award-winning company that makes chocolate safely and ethically. Buy a few of your favorite bars after the tour.
- Letterpress Chocolate (Los Angeles, CA). This tour is a dream come true for all you chocoholics aged 12 and up.
The three-part tour introduces the company's history and goes through the production area to see the machines. It ends with a sampling of a selection of various chocolate bars.
- Hilmar Cheese Company (Hilmar, CA). Whip up a serving of homemade ice cream in Hilmar Cheese's Ice Cream Making Tour.
Walk through the visitor center to learn about the cheesemaking process at your own pace. Explore interactive exhibits about cows, dairies, and the art of cheesemaking.
- Oakdale Cheese Factory Tour (Oakdale, CA). Visit Oakdale's Cheese Factory Tour to see passionate cheesemakers craft the finest cheese around.
After the tour, feed the farm animals and koi fish, and indulge in gourmet specialties and treats from the bakery.
- California Watermelon Festival (Lakeview Terrace, CA). Come to watermelon's juicy bash every June with all-you-can-eat watermelon. Plus, check out the BMX shows, break-dancers, live music, and bizarre watermelon dishes made by local food vendors.
The little ones will go wild in the kids' zone while adults get creative with the watermelon carving and costume contests.
- Hammond's Candy Factory Tour (Denver, CO). Watch Hammond’s skilled candy makers pull, twist, shape, and package each treat by hand.
With video screens all around, you won't miss a single step in the candy-making process. Hear all the sweet stories of their history in the Mile High City and get a freshly made sweet sample.
- Lazy B Chuck Wagon Dinner (Estes Park, CO). Saddle up for an unforgettable wild west dinner show. Experience the iconic sounds of old country tunes and a show as you chow down on a family-style dinner.
Bring your appetite and your cowboy hats, and let's rustle up some fun this summer.
- Colorado Chocolate Festival (Denver, CO). Every May, sample and buy the most exquisite chocolates at Colorado's Chocolate Festival.
Tastings, cooking demos, contests, and Chocolatier Championships await. Plus, indulge in a chocolate fountain and enjoy tasty food and drinks.
- Pez Visitor Center (Orange, CT). Immerse yourself in the world's largest collection of PEZ memorabilia, including a PEZ motorcycle built by Orange County Choppers.
Don't miss the biggest PEZ dispenser you've ever seen, and check out the production area from the viewing platform. Challenge yourself with the PEZ trivia game, and explore the interactive historical timeline.
- Factory Tour @ Avery's Beverages (New Britain, CT). Take a sip down memory lane as you explore the 50 year-old secrets of soda-making. See the mixing room, bottle-filling, and capping in the factory tour.
Then unleash your inner soda scientist to create your very own flavors. Take home three bottles of handmade soda and a spiffy soda maker's apron.
- Experience Your Chocolate with Fascia's (Waterbury, CT). Fascia's offers several chocolate adventures for chocolate lovers everywhere. Choose a one-hour Chocolate Experience, Make-a-Bar class, or the Chocolate Decadence Tour.
- Hopkins Farm Creamery (Lewes, DE). Although the dairy cows are gone, Hopkins Farm Creamery is still whipping up ice cream, using the same ingredients from a local Mid-Atlantic dairy.
Watch the workers churn up some creamy goodness through a viewing window. Grab a pint or quart before you go to savor later.
- Fifer's Farm (Camden-Wyoming, DE). Grab the best farm-fresh produce at Fifer's Farm, renowned for growing top-quality fruits and vegetables.
Take part in their u-pick program. Handpick strawberries, apples, blueberries, peaches, and pumpkins straight from the fields when they are in season.
- Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Festival (New Castle, DE). Get ready to indulge in a creamy, dreamy extravaganza cuz June is Ice Cream Festival month.
Scoop up a delicious selection of the best local ice cream while jamming to live music. Entertainment for the kids, marketplace vendors, fantastic food trucks, and the grand finale – fireworks!
- Chocolate Kingdom (Orlando, FL). Enter a chocolatey wonderland at Chocolate Kingdom's Factory Adventure Tour.
You will love the Cacao Tree Greenhouse, Chocolate Museum, and Bean-to-the-Bar Factory with old-world machinery. Plus, taste samples throughout the tour and create your own customized chocolate bar.
- Mixon Orange Blossom Tram Tour (Bradenton, FL). Hop aboard the Orange Blossom Tram for a wild ride.
Zip through the Orange Grove, past the serene Garden Oasis & Koi Pond, and stop at the Wildlife Rescue. Grab a snack at the Groveside Market & Cafe, where fresh juice is always available.
- Dakin Dairy Tour (Myakka City, FL). It's time for an udderly fantastic family activity. The Dakin Dairy Farm Tour takes you on an entertaining and educational journey, "From Cow to Bottle."
Meet the cows, watch them get milked, and visit the milk parlor. Try chocolate and whole milk samples, and make your own butter too.
- Chocolate Museum and Cafe (Orlando, FL). The chocolatey adventure begins with a short presentation and a trip through the tropical rainforest to learn about cacao and antique chocolate-making machinery.
Be amazed by 25 solid chocolate sculptures of iconic landmarks in the sculpture area. Savor the finest chocolates from around the world in the tasting room.
- World of Coca-Cola (Atlanta, GA). Pop into the World of Coca-Cola and glimpse the vault with the secret formula. Take a sip of global flavors and immerse yourself in a multimedia extravaganza with hundreds of artifacts to explore.
- Savannah Bee Garden Tour (Savannah, GA). Get the buzz of a lifetime with a Bee Garden Tour at Savannah Bee Company. Observe a beehive encased in glass and learn about honeybees, beekeeping, and their environmental impact.
Then, venture outside to the bee garden with a working beehive. Finally, indulge in guided honey tasting and explore luxurious body care products from the hive.
- Dickey Farms Peach Tour (Musella, GA). Peach out at Dickey Farms. During peach season, follow the peach journey from orchard to grocery store in the packinghouse tour.
You can even pick "overripe" peaches straight off the packing line. Treat yourself to a cup or cone of award-winning peach ice cream made in-house with real Georgia peaches.
- Mountain Fresh Creamery (Clermont, GA). Experience an "udderly" cool farm tour that takes you from cow to jug. See cute baby calves and explore exhibits in the dairy facility.
Then head 2 miles to Mountain Fresh Creamery to see the milk bottling process. Finally, try whole milk, chocolate milk, and ice cream samples.
- Dole Plantation Tour (Wahiawa, HI). Have a juicy adventure at the Dole Plantation. Admission to the grounds is free, and the fun never stops.
See pineapple-cutting and chocolate-making demonstrations. Get lost in the Pineapple Garden Maze, hop on the Pineapple Express Train Tour, or explore the Plantation Garden Tour.
- The Vanillerie Vanilla Farm (Kona, HI). Visit an authentic vanilla farm. See, smell, taste, and feel the abundant vanilla vines and learn the fascinating history of this worldwide obsession. Indulge in vanilla-infused food and body products to take the experience home.
- Honoka's Chocolate Tour (Big Island, HI). Embark on the ultimate chocolate adventure in Honoka'a, Hawaii (the only state in the US that grows cacao commercially).
Get close to cacao trees, learn about cacao, and savor fresh cacao fruit. The connoisseur-led tasting features five award-winning fine chocolates, each with a unique flavor and texture.
- Tasting Tour @ Punakea Palms Coconut Farm (Lahaina, HI). Crack open some coconuts on this tasting tour.
Learn the coconut tree's life cycle and how it became the most productive food crop on the planet. Plus, you'll learn how to taste coconuts at different stages of maturity and discover all the health benefits and tasty ways to use them.
- Kona Sea Salt Farm Tour (Kona, HI). Visit a salty paradise nestled in The Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park. Learn the rich history and cultural significance that adds to the allure of their artisanal salts.
Experience free salt tastings featuring pure, flavored, and smoked varieties - paired with fruits and veggies for a flavor explosion.
- Joe's Nuts Macadamia Farm (Captain Cook, HI). Go nuts with Joe. Visit Joe's Macadamia Nut Farm in Hawaii for fresh, delicious nuts. Taste them, pick them, and pet their friendly goats. Don't miss this authentic Hawaiian experience.
- Maui Pineapple Farm Tour (Maui, HI). Come experience the sweetness of a pineapple farm. Learn the ins and outs of Maui Gold Pineapple cultivation and watch the growing cycle in action.
Every tour includes a free pineapple for you to take home and enjoy, packaged for air transport.
- Punakea Palms Coconut Farm Tasting Tour (Lahaina, HI). Crack open some coconuts on this tasting tour. Learn the coconut tree's life cycle and how it became the most productive food crop on the planet.
Plus, you'll learn how to taste coconuts at different stages of maturity and discover all the health benefits and tasty ways to use them.
- Idaho Potato Museum (Blackfoot, ID). Are you a spud enthusiast? Look no further than the Idaho Potato Museum. Explore Idaho's potato history, admire quirky artifacts, and race some taters.
- Three Peaks Catering Cooking Classes (Driggs, ID). Get your aprons on for a tailor-made culinary adventure in the stunning surroundings of the Tetons.
Master the Western basics of chopping, sautéing, grilling, marinades, and rubs. Or learn to cook with trout, buffalo, wild boar, and elk.
- Spud Day (Shelley, ID). Idaho Spud Day is a tuber-themed celebration held annually in September in Idaho.
Come and participate in potato picking contests, potato sack races, the spud tug, and the famous spud parade. Plus, join in the day of service activities to help a worthy cause.
- The Chopping Block Culinary Bootcamp (Chicago, IL). Looking to level up your culinary skills? Look no further than Culinary Boot Camp.
In just five days, you'll slice and dice like a pro, whip up mouthwatering sauces, experiment with aromatic spices, and create stunning presentations. Don't return from vacation with just a tan. Come back as an expert chef.
- Chicago Pizza Tours (Chicago, IL). Looking for the ultimate pizza adventure? Expert guides will lead you to the city's most time-honored pizzerias.
Try a diverse selection of pizza styles handpicked for your enjoyment at every stop. No waiting in lines. All the food is preordered and ready for you at reserved seating. Explore new neighborhoods and get insider tips to find your next favorite pizza joint.
- Marcoot Jersey Creamery (Greenville, IL). Drop by Marcoot Jersey Creamery anytime during business hours for a self-guided tour.
Visit the calf barn, milking parlor, and creamery at your own pace. Then pick up delicious cheeses, Wagyu beef, fruit and whey ices, ice cream, and honey at the Country Store.
- Indianapolis City Market (Indianapolis, IN). Step into the beating heart of Indy's cultural district at the Indianapolis City Market. Get your foodie fix, find the perfect gift, or hang out with friends and family.
Don't forget to visit the City Market catacombs, a long-hidden ruin beneath Whistler Plaza that offers a unique glimpse into Indiana history.
- Schimpff's Confectionery (Jeffersonville, IN). Explore Schimpff's Candy Kitchen and Museum for free. Tour the Candy Museum, watch the making of Red Hots on antique equipment, and shop in the original Candy Store.
Dine in the Deli Lunch Room and enjoy a chocolate soda at the '50s soda fountain.
- South Bend Chocolate Factory (South Bend, IN). Get your chocolate fix at the South Bend Chocolate Factory and Museum.
Tour the factory, learn the history, watch panning and enrobing, sample the goods, and dip a chocolate spoon. Explore the Chocolate Museum's impressive collection, including a 1,300-year-old Mayan chocolate pot.
- Fair Oaks Farms (Fair Oaks, IN). Fair Oaks Farms is the place where the future of farming meets fun. Explore the Crop Adventure to see how they feed billions of people.
Meet the Robotic Dairy and see the future of milk production. Visit the Pig Adventure and learn all about raising pigs. Plus, enjoy the thrill of their indoor ropes course. New surprises every season to keep you coming back for more.
- South Bend Chocolate Factory (South Bend, IN). Get your chocolate fix at the South Bend Chocolate Factory and Museum. Tour the factory, learn the history, watch panning and enrobing, sample the goods, and dip a chocolate spoon.
Explore the Chocolate Museum's impressive collection, including a 1,300-year-old Mayan chocolate pot.
- Hansen's Dairy (Hudson, IA). Get your hands dirty in Iowa. The 2-hour guided farm tour includes a trolley ride.
Plus, hands-on experiences, like feeding a calf, milking a cow, and petting kangaroos. Make butter, sample products, and enjoy creamy ice cream.
- Cinnamon Ridge Farms (Donahue, IA). Are you yearning for a farm-to-table adventure? Get ready for some outdoor excitement as you see top-notch farm equipment in action.
See the futuristic world of robotic dairy farming. And watch the cows being milked from a bird's eye view as you indulge in a complimentary cheese sample.
- Frisian Farms Cheese House (Leighton, IA). See the art and science of cheese-making firsthand at Frisian Farms Cheese House.
Savor a variety of ages and flavors of their renowned Gouda, from fresh curds to aged classics. Time-honored techniques, perfected over centuries in Holland, yield a cheese that's nothing short of perfection.
- Iowa Eats Food and Drink Festival (Waterloo, IA). Prepare your taste buds for Iowa Eats Food & Drink Festival - a fresh, one-day shindig celebrating everything delicious and Iowan.
Experience a showcase of Iowa food and drink products, chefs, artisans, and agriculture-related products. Come hungry, leave satisfied.
- Louisburg Cider Mill (Louisburg, KS). Squeeze in some fall fun with Louisburg Cider Mill's free, self-guided tours.
View the magic of apples transforming into natural cider, the bottling process in action, and the making of donuts. Don't forget to treat yourself to freshly made apple cider and donuts.
- Hillside Honey Apiary (Easton, KS). Get ready for a buzzin' good time on Hillside Honey's beekeeping tour. Learn all about bees, beekeeping gear, pollination, and hive goodies.
Then, suit up in a beekeeper's suit and join an expert as they crack open a live hive with the group. Feeling brave? Hold a frame of live bees and snap all the pics you want.
- Pome on the Range Orchard (Williamsburg, KS). Take a bite out of nature's bounty during the Pome on the Range's orchard tour. On the tour, you will learn how the orchard works its magic, ride in a wagon, and pick your own apple.
- Sander's Cafe and Museum (Corbin, KY). Visit the birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken® - the Colonel's original restaurant in Corbin, Kentucky.
See the 1940s restaurant, the Colonel's innovative open kitchen, and the KFC® kitchen where the secret recipe was born. Come for the history; stay for the finger-lickin' good chicken.
- Boone Creek Creamery (Lexington, KY). Savor the taste of tradition at Boone Creek Creamery. Watch talented Cheese Minions make cheese the old-fashioned way - no fancy machines allowed.
Step into the Hobbit Cave (where cheeses age for at least 90 days) and inhale the heavenly aroma. Then sample unique creations like Mama Mia and Kentucky Derby.
- Morgan County Sorghum Festival (West Liberty, KY). Sorghum, crafts, and rock n' roll. West Liberty's hosted the Morgan County Sorghum Fest for 50+ years. Check out their mule-drawn mill and enjoy local artists, great music, and tasty grub.
- Tabasco Sauce Tour (Avery Island, LA). Spice up your life with a visit to Avery Island, Louisiana.
Explore the TABASCO® Museum, Pepper Greenhouse, Barrel Warehouse, Avery Island Conservation, Salt Mine diorama, Jungle Gardens, TABASCO® Restaurant 1868, and TABASCO Country Store®.
- Conrad Rice Mill (New Iberia, LA). As the oldest rice mill in America, the Conrad Rice Mill is a must-see. A small admission fee includes a slide presentation about the area and a guided walking tour of the mill.
- Cajun Food Tours (Lafayette, LA). Hop on the cozy Cajun Country tour bus and explore locally-owned authentic Cajun eateries. Discover the rich history and vibrant culture as you fall in love with mouthwatering dishes bursting with bold flavors and spices.
- Bridge City Gumbo Festival (Bridge City, LA). The Annual Gumbo Festival has been heating up in October for over 50 years. With 2,000 gallons of gumbo and all your Cajun faves, it's a spicy affair.
Plus, a gumbo cooking contest and live music will have you dancing the Cajun two-step.
- Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival (Breaux Bridge, LA). The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival in May offers crawfish cooked in every imaginable way, a crawfish race, dance contests, and a crawfish cookoff and eating competition.
- Giant Omelette Celebration (Abbeville, LA). Abbeville's 5000 EGG Giant Omelette Celebration is a unique family-friendly festival featuring an egg-cracking contest, live music, arts and crafts, and antique cars. The main event is the 5000 Egg omelette cooked in a 12-foot skillet.
- Maine Whoopie Pie Festival (Dover-Foxcroft, ME). Every June, whoop it up at the Maine Whoopie Pie Festival. Sample the best whoopie pies from top bakers across New England and enjoy the famous whoopie pie eating contest.
- Wilbur's of Maine Chocolate Challenge Escape Room (Freeport, ME). Get ready to embark on a choco-tastic mission with Chocolate Challenge 2.0.
Join forces with four pals to solve puzzles and save the missing Uncle Bert while indulging in delectable samples. Hurry, you only have 30 minutes to complete the challenge and save the chocolate.
- Casco Bay Oyster Cruise (Portland, ME). Get your taste buds and sea legs ready for an unforgettable adventure. Board the updated UB85 Joseph S. Kennedy for a scenic cruise through Casco Bay Harbor.
Indulge in fresh oysters, seafood, and snacks while enjoying stunning views of lighthouses, military forts, and marine life.
- Maine Grains (Skowhegan, ME). Go on a free tour of Maine Grains' historic gristmill - where a former jail now churns out delicious flour. Discover the unique history, see talented millers at work, and view the Austrian stone mills in action.
- Maine Maple Fall Fest (sugar houses all over Maine). Ready to satisfy your sweet tooth? Then tour participating Maine sugar houses every October.
Indulge in maple syrup tastings and baked maple treats, cotton candy, ice cream, candy, and all things maple.
- Maine Lobster Festival (Rockland, ME). Get your bibs ready and your appetite primed for the Maine Lobster Festival.
Every August, the five-day feast-fest includes local seafood delights and fun festivities, like the famous seafood cooking contest and the wild and wacky international great crate race.
- Maine Maple Fall Fest (sugar houses all over Maine). Ready to satisfy your sweet tooth? Then tour participating Maine sugar houses every October.
Indulge in maple syrup tastings and baked maple treats, cotton candy, ice cream, candy, and all things maple.
- Artisan Bread Fair (Skowhegan, ME). Join the Maine Artisan Bread Fair in July for a delectable celebration of real bread with all the delicious fixings.
Try wood-fired oven pizzas, fresh sourdough loaves, sweet pastries, and locally made delicacies. Meet pro bakers, enjoy live music, and shop for kitchen linens. It's a bread lover's paradise.
- Yarmouth Clam Festival (Yarmouth, ME). You're in for a shell of a good time at July’s Yarmouth Clam Festival. Cheer on the contestants in the clam shucking contest, go on carnival rides, eat delicious food, and groove to live music.
- Maryland's Chicken Wings Festival (Crownsville, MD). Get your wing fix at the April Chicken Wing Festival. You'll find live music, delicious food, and plenty of exciting contests.
Cheer on your favorites in the wing-eating and pepper-eating competitions, or unleash your creativity in the make-your-own wing sauce challenge.
- Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle (Washington DC). If you love barbecue, make your way to DC in June. You’ll find poultry, pork, beef, and beyond meat barbecue competitions and the best barbecue sauce contest.
Enjoy delicious food, live music, and an unforgettable block party.
- No Thyme to Cook Classes & Airbnb (Solomons, MD). Discover culinary creativity at The Chef's Loft above No Thyme to Cook.
Enjoy stunning views, a private beach, and cooking classes ranging from sourdough to macaroons. Learn from expert chefs and expand your culinary knowledge.
- Cranberry Bog Tour (Cape Cod, MA). Get your bog on with a tour of the largest cranberry bog. Experience the 12-month journey of the bog while getting up close with farm animals and equipment.
- Taza Chocolate Factory Tour (Sommerville, MA). Get your choco-fix on the Intro to Stone Ground Chocolate tour. Check out the grinding and depositing rooms, get all your questions answered, and satisfy your cravings with plenty of delicious samples.
- CiderDays (Franklin County, MA). Ready for apple-licious fun? Visit CiderDays in November to celebrate all things apple. Your cider cravings will be satisfied with tours, tastings, orchard talks, workshops, and more.
- Four Bakery's Bake Like a Pro Classes (Boston, MA). Flour Bakery's intimate classes are led by pastry chef Coco Maniscalo. Bake and indulge in your favorite treats and seasonal sweets, with leftovers to take home.
From cake decorating to pop tarts, there is a sweet class for everyone.
- CiderDays (Franklin County, MA). Ready for apple-licious fun? Visit CiderDays in November to celebrate all things apple.
Your cider cravings will be satisfied with tours, tastings, orchard talks, workshops, and more.
- The Savory Lanes Tours (Amesbury, MA). Hop on Freddie the farmhouse bus and get ready for a fun-filled tour. Whether you're interested in goat farming, apple picking, or farm-to-table experiences, you're covered with full, half-day, or seasonal tours.
- DeBrand Fine Chocolate Tour (Fort Wayne, MI). Make your Michigan visit sweeter with a tour of DeBrand Fine Chocolates.
Watch skilled chocolatiers in action, learn about the history of DeBrand, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the chocolate-making kitchens. Plus, taste several gourmet chocolate samples along the way.
- Michigan State University Dairy Tour (Lansing, MI). Indulge in the best ice cream and cheese from the MSU Dairy Store. Learn the basics of milk, cheese, and ice cream processing.
Enjoy a self-guided dairy plant observation deck tour and a new multimedia presentation.
- Kilwin's Chocolate Kitchen (Petoskey, MI). Visit Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen retail store. Watch them make chocolates, nut caramels, truffles, caramel apples, and brittle. Although formal tours are temporarily suspended, the Chocolate Kitchen is open.
- Spam Museum (Austin, MN). Visit the free SPAM Museum for an immersive and entertaining experience. Learn the history of SPAM, see vintage ads and packaging, play interactive games, and snap photos with the famous SPAM wall of fame.
- Blue Sun Soda & Sweets Shop (Spring Lake Park, MN). Go retro in the Blue Sun Soda's bottling facility tour. Watch their vintage 1952 bottling line in action as they make Whistler Classic Soda and North Star Craft Soda.
Tour the facility, learn soda-making history, and slurp a free soda from the fountain.
- Minnesota Garlic Festival (Hutchinson, MN). Get ready for a stinky festival. Enjoy a day filled with chef demonstrations, live entertainment, and delicious local foods.
Plus, shop from talented artisans, partake in some quirky games, and see who wins the garlic growing contest.
- Chef Danie Cooks (Vancleave, MS). Join Chef Danie for an unforgettable culinary adventure. With over 20 years of experience as a chef and restaurant owner, she offers in-person gourmet cooking classes for all occasions.
Discover new techniques, ingredients, and flavors on a sensory journey you won't forget.
- Viking Cooking School (Greenwood, MS). Learn from the best at the Viking Cooking School. You can find classes for all skill levels, from basic techniques to exotic cuisines.
Knowledgeable instructors keep things fresh and exciting with seasonal menus and trends.
- World Catfish Festival (Belzoni, MS). The World Catfish Festival in April draws over 10,000 visitors worldwide. It's a family-friendly event with plenty of food, live music, arts and crafts vendors, and free activities for kids.
- Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Factory Tours (St. Louis, MO). Take a free factory tour at Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate. See the factory, candy kitchen, and chocolate enrobers. Experience the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of chocolate.
- Shatto Milk Company Tours (Osborn, MO). Get a behind-the-scenes peek at the journey of milk straight from farm to table.
See the bottling process, meet cute calves, and even milk a cow. And don't forget to sample their delicious dairy products.
- Bluegrass & BBQ Festival (Branson, MO). Headed to Branson in May? Then stop by the Bluegrass & BBQ Festival.
Grab a tasting passport to sample five mouthwatering items from the exclusive menu. Then, tap your toes and bop your head to the sweet sounds of the best Bluegrass music in the land. Come for the BBQ, and stay for the beats.
- Royal Tine Outdoor Camp Cooking Class (Philipsburg, MT). Ready to rough it? Royal Tine Camp Cook School offers 2-week courses and 4-day Dutch oven classes in the mountains of Montana.
Stay in a wall tent camp with no electricity or running water, and learn to cook like a pro using Dutch ovens, propane, wood-fired ovens, and campfires. Hone your outdoor cooking skills with hands-on experience cooking wild game, bread, desserts, and more.
- Huckleberry Festival (Trout Creek, MT). Are you berry excited about the Huckleberry Festival in August? Compete in the pie-eating contest, horseshoe contest, or huckleberry dessert bake-off.
Browse artisanal wares, taste the jams and jellies, and enjoy the entertainment.
- Bridger Kulinary Centre Cooking Classes (Bozeman, MT). Experience the ultimate foodie entertainment with a part-instructional, part-party, and all-delicious cooking class.
Savor the best of Bozeman's culinary scene with locally sourced ingredients prepared by seasoned chefs. Enjoy a range of global cuisines from Italian to Thai.
- University of Nebraska Dairy Tour (Lincoln, NE). Get the inside scoop on dairy production at the University of Nebraska's free dairy tour.
Learn how your favorite ice cream and cheese are made, and see a fully functioning dairy plant in action. After the tour, enjoy a discounted single dip cone as a sweet treat.
- AppleJack Festival (Nebraska City, NE). Celebrate the apple harvest at the AppleJack Festival. Try apple-themed treats like pies, donuts, and fritters.
Get plenty of entertainment with the extreme bull riding tour, water barrel fights, and more.
- Popcorn Days (North Loop, NE). Come to Nebraska in August for their longest-running festival: Popcorn Days. You're set with all-you-can-carry free popcorn all day.
Enjoy events like team penning and sorting, a horseshoe tournament, softball, and even a popcorn art show. Plus, there's plenty of food from local vendors and even a street dance to entertain you.
- Ethel M Chocolates Factory (Henderson, NV). Visit the Ethel M Chocolate Factory for a free, self-guided tour. Watch chocolatiers and machines creating your favorite chocolates. Peek inside Ethel's kitchen, where they make pecan brittle and small-batch fillings.
After the tour, grab a treat at their Cactus Garden Café.
- Rib Cookoff (Sparks, NV). Join the best BBQ teams in the country every Labor Day weekend. They serve up more than 250,000 pounds of ribs at the Rib Cookoff. With over 20 top competitors and free admission, it's the Super Bowl of rib competitions.
Enjoy arts and crafts, a kids' area, a VIP zone, and top-notch entertainment.
- Las Vegas Strip Foodie Tour & Culinary Experience (Las Vegas, NV). Don't miss out on the best bites in Vegas. On this 2½ hour foodie tour, you'll get a taste of the town with four exciting stops and eight delicious dishes. You will leave ready for your night out.
- New Hampshire Maple Experience (Bethlehem, NH). Experience the sweetest of treats at The Rocks during sugaring season. From early March through mid-April, learn how to tap a maple tree and see the traditional boiling method used to process the sap.
Taste the delicious maple syrup (paired with sour pickles to balance the sweetness).
- Maple Express (St. Candia, NH). Ride in the horse-drawn Maple Express at Charmingfare Farm during New Hampshire's Maple Month.
Experience maple sugaring on a working farm, maple tree tapping, boiling the sap, and tastings. All while enjoying live music and campfires at the Sugar Shack on Saturday evenings.
- Hampton Beach Seafood Festival (Hampton Beach, NH). This September, join the biggest party on the beach – the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival.
Food vendors serve an array of flavors, local artisans display their wares, and musicians play all weekend.
- Cherry Grove Farm Cheesemaking Class (Lawrenceville, NJ). From cheesemaking to fermenting, and foraging to beekeeping, Cherry Grove Farm's fun and hands-on classes teach practical skills for a sustainable lifestyle.
- Demarest Farms (Hillsdale, NJ). Embrace the fall season by visiting a pick-your-own farm. Come experience the fun of hand-selecting your own delicious apples, juicy peaches, and plump pumpkins straight from the vine.
And don't miss the Halloween light show and Orchards of Lights (in the winter).
- Heirloom Kitchen Cooking Classes (Old Bridge, NJ). Join Heirloom Kitchen's hands-on cooking classes for an unforgettable culinary adventure.
Learn pasta-making, healthy cooking, and more with the help of acclaimed chefs and the freshest seasonal products from local butchers, fishermen, and farmers.
- Heart of the Desert Pistachio Farm Tour (South Central, NM). Come to Eagle Ranch for a self-contained agribusiness experience where they handle everything from start to finish. Take a free farm tour year-round to see their farm buildings and fields.
- Chocolate Fantasia (Silver City, NM). Get your sweet tooth ready for the ultimate chocolate indulgence. Visit Chocolate Fantasia every February.
Go wild with all things chocolate, from delectable treats to a golden ticket chocolate bar. Dress in your best costume and groove to funky music as you chow on chocolate.
- Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest (Albuquerque, NM). With 150+ vendors, 5 stages, and 200,000 sq ft of space, the Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest is a chocoholic's paradise.
Taste the best chocolates, coffees, and sweets from around the US. Don't miss the hands-on classes, seminars, and live music.
- National Fiery Foods & BBQ Show (Albuquerque, NM). Spice up your life at the National Fiery Foods & BBQ Show every March.
With over 1,000 fiery food products worldwide to taste and buy, cooking and BBQ demonstrations, and the 505 Food Fights charity competition, you'll be in foodie heaven.
Check out Cecelia's Cafe for breakfast while you're in Albuquerque.
- Jell-O Gallery Museum (Le Roy, NY). Wiggle into the Jell-O Museum, where wobbly wonders await. Marvel at vintage ads, molds, toys, and quirky collectibles.
Browse recipe books and nostalgic memorabilia. Share your jiggly tales, divulge your favorite recipes, and vote for the ultimate flavor.
- Murray's Cheesemaking Boot Camp (Greenwich Village, NY). Murray's Cheesemaking Boot Camp will whisk you into a flavorful weekend of learning.
Brace for lectures, demos, and tastings. Graduate with the power to differentiate, describe, and pair cheeses like a true connoisseur.
- Valrhona Hot Chocolate Festival (New York City, NY). Warm up at the Valrhona Hot Chocolate Festival. In late January, the city buzzes with chocolatiers, bakeries, and restaurants crafting premium hot chocolates for a sweet cause.
Savor unique, velvety concoctions featuring Valrhona chocolate across all the locations. Take a sip, spread cheer, and indulge in cocoa bliss.
- Raaka Co Virgin Chocolate Classes (Brooklyn, NY). Unleash your inner chocolatier with Raaka Virgin Chocolate classes. Learn everything from bean to bar, hand-rolled truffles, and coffee/chocolate tastings.
- New York Donut Tour (Manhattan, NY). Join the Underground Donut Tour in Manhattan and taste some of NYC's best donuts.
Learn about the city's history and architecture. Enjoy unique flavors like a brioche-style donut, a golden oldie, and an everything donut.
- New York Food Cart Tour (New York City, NY). Experience the best street food in NYC on a 2-hour walking tour. Samples delicious curbside cuisine from carts and trucks. Highlights include falafel, halal chicken, waffles, and more.
- The Chocolate Expo (Hempstead, NY). Chocoholics unite! Every April, the Chocolate Expo serves sweet delights and tasty bites. Savor cheeses, dairy products, and gourmet goodies. Meet celebs, witness chef wizardry, and groove to magical tunes.
- Honey Festival (Monroe, NY). Savor the buzz at Sweet Bee's Honey Festival & Artisan Market in June. Relish honey tastings, gourmet foods, and crafty concoctions. Discover handmade treasures and groove to live tunes.
- Buffalo Wing Festival (Buffalo, NY). Wing enthusiasts flock together for a weekend of saucy shenanigans at the Labor Day Buffalo Wing Fest.
Witness daring competitive eaters, savor creative sauces, and dive into bobbing for wings. A finger-licking, lip-smacking trip to remember.
- NY Cake Academy Workshop (New York City, NY). Enter a sweet world at New York Cake Academy. Unleash your inner cake artist with classes and workshops. Spruce up cakes and cupcakes, finesse fondant, and master chocolate modeling.
- Mrs. Hanes' Moravian Cookies Bakery Tour (Clemens, NC). Enjoy a sweet one-hour, customized treat tour. Explore Grandma's Kitchen, sneak into the Secret Recipe room, and watch Artists in Aprons handcraft cookies.
Sample six flavors and learn how honesty and hard work cook up success.
- Homeland Creamery Tours (Julian, NC). Moo-ve on over to Homeland Cream Dairy. From April to October, hop on a hayride, cruise across the farm, and milk up some education.
Get hands-on with a simulated cow for a truly udder-ly amusing adventure.
- Pickle Festival (Mount Olive, NC). April's dill-ightful Pickle Festival unites the Mount Olive community with new friends. Enjoy the Cuke Patch 5K, eating contests, recipe showdowns, Tour de Pickle, live tunes, and the pickleball tournament.
- Ashe County Cheese Viewing Room (West Jefferson, NC). Enjoy a whey-licious experience at Ashe County Cheese, Carolina's oldest dairy factory. Peek at cheesemaking magic from their viewing area and peruse the cheesy gift shop.
Sample 20+ original Ashe County Cheese varieties, savor homemade fudge, and munch on fresh cheese curds.
- Pecan Harvest Festival (Whiteville, NC). Go nuts at the Pecan Harvest Festival in November. Join the pecan parade, compete in the pie competition, and admire the car show. A shell-shockingly good time for all.
- Winterville Watermelon Festival (Winterville, NC). Roll up to the legendary Winterville Watermelon Festival every August. Groove to tunes, marvel at the juicy parade, and compete in a melon-munching contest.
Satisfy cravings with watermelon treats and classic fair foods.
- Bison Hunt (Pingree, ND). Join the prairie to plate bison hunt. The Base Package offers a premium-eating bison hunt, field dressing, skinning, and cooling in the walk-in fridge. Upgrade for on-site butchering, flash-freezing, and an extra night's stay.
- Culinary Corner Cooking Classes at the University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND). At the Culinary Corner, attend free or fee-based classes led by student instructors, nutrition buffs, and guest chefs.
Hone your culinary chops and savor healthy meal ideas. From sushi to pizza, cook up a storm with expert tips and tricks.
- Best of the West RibFest (Watford City, ND). Sizzle into August with a rib-tickling contest, a classic car & truck show, and a cornhole tournament. Groove to smokin' tunes and enjoy a feast for the eyes and taste buds.
A finger-lickin', wheel-spinning, beanbag-tossing bonanza awaits.
- Ye Old Mill's Ice Cream Museum (Utica, OH). Scoop up a sweet adventure at Ohio's only Ice Cream Museum. Chill with Velvet Ice Cream's 100+ year history and marvel at ice cream artifacts that revolutionized the industry.
Remember to swing by the gift shop for a cool souvenir.
- Tomato Festival (Reynoldsburg, OH). Come to the juicy Tomato Festival every August. Feast on delicious eats, have fun with carnival rides, and watch a dazzling pageant.
- Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival (Utica, OH). Chow down on ice cream at the Utica Ice Cream Festival every May. Browse 90+ artisans, and enjoy pony rides, car shows, magic acts, and contests.
Savor treats from various food stands and catch the Utica parade.
- Bedre Chocolate Tour (Davis, OK). Indulge in chocolate paradise at Bedré Fine Chocolate. From cocoa bean to mouthwatering delicacy, see their sweet ideas come to life. The 34,600-square-foot facility boasts floor-to-ceiling windows for a great view.
- Fantastic Oyster Fry (Fredrick, OK). Shucks, March is the month of the Frederick Fantastic Oyster Fry. Enjoy fried and raw oysters, crafts, and the company of thousands of oyster lovers.
- Watermelon Festival (Rush Springs, OK). Join the ultimate slice of summer at the Rush Springs Watermelon Festival. Celebrate the local seasonal melon with seed-spitting contests, live entertainment, on-site food vendors, and a classic automotive show.
- Kolache Festival (Prague, OK). Celebrate Prague's Czech heritage at the Kolache Festival. Enjoy dance, song, food, crafts, carnival rides, and more. Feast on kolaches, and stay for concerts and street dancing.
Don't forget to check out Sid's Diner on Route 66.
- Tillamook Creamery (Portland, OR). Choose your dairy destiny at the Tillamook Creamery on a self-guided tour. Explore the Farm Exhibit, watch the cheesemaking in the Viewing Gallery, or indulge in luscious ice cream.
- Franz Bakery Tour (Portland, OR). Learn the doughy history of Franz Family Bakeries. They share the secrets of their bread-making brilliance before serving a delicious snack of butter-slathered bread and a sip of apple juice.
- Creo Chocolate (Portland, OR). Sneak a peek behind Creo Chocolate's award-winning magic in their Make a Bar tour. Learn the history of chocolate, then craft your own chocolate bar.
- Hershey's Chocolate World (Hershey, PA). Visit Hershey's Chocolate World, where chocolate reigns, and desserts tempt. Embark on a cinematic sugar rush, navigating candy galaxies with dazzling tech.
Savor chocolate tours, craft custom bars, and trolley-hop through Hershey town.
- Clover Creek Cheese Cellar (Williamsburg, PA). Blend tour with cheese-craft as you explore Clover Creek Cheese Cellar. Unravel the curd wizardry, learn home-cheese hacks, probe aging chambers, and concoct your own dairy delight. Cap it off with a tasting and nibbles.
- Herr's Snack Factory Tour (Nottingham, PA). Get a mashup of fun and facts at Herr's Snack Factory Tour. Uncover crispy secrets, marvel at snack-slinging gizmos, and meet the crunch masters. Don't forget to snag souvenirs from the gift shop.
- Utz Chip Trip Tour (Hanover, PA). Witness chip creation magic in Utz's colossal snack factory. Watch the whole chip-making process from beginning to end from a glass observation area. The audio-guided, TV-enhanced tales of Utz's legacy are self-paced.
- Matunuck Oyster Farm Tour (South Kingstown, RI). Start your tour at the Matunuck Oyster Bar for some seafood 101. Then make your way to the shellfish farm in Potter Pond. See the shellfish in all stages of growth, from tiny babies to plump and juicy oysters.
- Culinary Art Museum @ Johnson & Wales University (Providence, RI). The Culinary Arts Museum dishes up a delectable spread of culinary, food studies, and hospitality history. Housing thousands of scrumptious artifacts, it will whisk you through time, one bite at a time.
- Cheese Mozzarella Making Class @ Simmons Farm (Middletown, RI). Unleash your inner cheese whiz at Simmons Farms. Tour milking realms, befriend goats, then craft mozzarella and butter with finesse.
Sample farm-fresh cheeses and local refreshments. Depart with cheesy loot and a Simmons Farm tote.
- Charlestown Seafood Festival (Charlestown, RI). Visiting Charlestown in August? Don't miss the award-winning Charleston Seafood Festival. Eat the best seafood, from lobsters to clam cakes. Enjoy the raw bar, entertainment, and raffles.
- Charleston Tea Garden Factory Tour (Wadmalaw Island, SC). Explore America's only tea factory with a free tour. Watch the tea-making process through the glass area and learn more through videos.
Upgrade your experience and take a Trolley Tour to see the tea bushes and greenhouse.
- Happy Cow Creamery Tour (Pelzer, SC). Experience Happy Cow Creamery on the trolley tour. Meet hardworking cows, taste fresh milk and ice cream, and learn about local agriculture. Bring a cooler for free ice and shop for more goodies at the store.
- Split Creek Goat Dairy Tour (Anderson, SC). Come take a self-guided tour of Split Creek Goat Farm. See the barn built for milking and cheesemaking, complete with a kid nursery.
Visit the gift shop to taste award-winning goat milk products and other local goods.
- Charleston Culinary Tour (Charleston, SC). Savor eclectic dishes and drinks while learning about Charleston's past and present. Experience the gems of the Historic District, so you can visit the best again during your stay.
- Paul Nelson Pheasant Hunt (Gettysburg, SD). Go on the ultimate pheasant hunt at Paul Nelson Farm. Discover the perfect blend of exhilarating hunts, legendary lodging, and warm hospitality in the double-crowned Orvis Lodge.
- Someone's in the Kitchen Cooking Classes (Rapid City, SD). Enhance your culinary skills with cooking classes on ethnic flavors, knife skills, and more.
Don't miss unique classes on glamping breakfasts and French quarter classics. And unleash your creativity with cookie and cake decorating.
- Agriculture Heritage Museum @ South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD). Experience South Dakota's agricultural roots and art scene at the Heritage Museum and Art Museum.
Grab some delicious ice cream at the SDSU Dairy Bar and tour animal barns at the cow/calf, dairy, horse, sheep, and swine units.
- Plum's Cooking Company (Sioux City, SD). Let your inner chef thrive at Plum's Cooking School, where all experience levels are welcome. Learn culinary skills with chef-led demos and hands-on lessons. And savor scrumptious samples.
- Bush's Beans Visitor Center (Dandridge, TN). Visit Bush's Beans Museum, a flavor-packed palace of legumes. Celebrate 100+ years of bean brilliance and feast on Southern delicacies at the Bush's® Family Cafe.
You gotta try their famous pinto bean pie.
- Red Cow Tour @ Sweetwater Valley Farm (Philadelphia, TN). Explore Sweetwater Valley Farm, where robots milk cows. Join a guided tour, learn about dairy and cheesemaking, and treat yourself to farm-fresh grilled cheese and milkshakes at the café.
- Olive & Sinclair Bean to Bar Chocolate Factory Tour (Nashville, TN). Curious about Southern Artisan Chocolate™? Visit Olive & Sinclair's factory and see the bean-to-bar process.
They blend old stone mills, modern techniques, and Southern charm. Experience the chocolatier's world with plenty of samples to savor.
- Nashville Mac & Cheese Festival (Nashville, TN). Every October, revel in 30+ mac and cheese dishes, wings, and fried chicken from top chefs and food vendors. Enjoy live music and entertainment while voting for Nashville's best.
- National Cornbread Festival (South Pittsburg, TN). Every April, head on over to the National Cornbread Festival. Revel in various contests, including ice cream gobbling, buttermilk chugging, and cornbread feasting.
Experience captivating cooking demos, foot-tapping tunes, and delicious delights.
- Dr. Pepper Museum (Waco, TX). Visit the Dr. Pepper Museum and go on one of the fun experiences like Make-a-Soda, Taste-a-Soda, Paranormal Experience, or Extreme Pepper. And every visitor gets a free drink from the Soda Fountain.
- Nutcracker Museum (Seguin, TX). Crack open a nutty adventure at the Nutcracker Museum. See 8,000 nutcrackers, 5,000 nut bowls, and pecans galore. And don't miss the samples of unique flavored pecans and the opportunity to buy your favorites.
- Sweet Shop USA Tour (Mount Pleasant, TX). Savor the sweet life on a tour of Sweet Shop USA, the largest handmade chocolate manufacturer in the US.
Revel in 40 years of chocolate mastery as this family-owned Texan gem enchants your taste buds with its craft.
- Chuckwagon Cookoff (Llano, TX). Gather with die-hard chuckwagon fans for the ultimate Chuckwagon Cookoff. Experience a piece of history as contestants break out their traditional cooking methods, don their cowboy hats, and compete for bragging rights.
- Dallas Chocolate Festival (Dallas, TX). Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Dallas Chocolate Festival. Sample and purchase unique chocolates from various exhibitors and explore the world of chocolate through demos, classes, or interactive experiences.
- Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates & Ice Cream Tour (Salt Lake City, UT). Satisfy your sweet tooth on the factory tour at Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolates & Ice Cream.
Learn the behind-the-scenes secrets of chocolate-making and taste chocolate and ice cream samples.
- Kohler Creamery Tour @ Heber Valley Artisan Cheese (Midway, UT). Visit Heber Valley Artisan Cheese for a "dairy" delicious experience. Indulge in cheese tastings, learn the art of mozzarella making, and go on a guided tour of the dairy farm and creamery.
- Ritual Chocolate Factory Tour (Heber City, UT). Join the Ritual Chocolate factory tour for a cocoa-fueled adventure. In 30 minutes, unveil the bean-to-bar magic, savor tempting samples, and snag a chocolatey discount.
- Savor the Summit Food Festival (Park City, UT). Savor the Summit transforms Park City's historic Main Street into Utah's largest al fresco dining affair.
Join fellow foodies to indulge in the best of Park City's culinary scene, all amidst a golden sunset and live music.
- Thanksgiving Point Farm Country (Lehi, UT). Ditch city life for Farm Country, smack in the middle of Thanksgiving Point. Discover farming, meet critters, and try chores. A fun, hands-on escape in Salt Lake City's backyard.
- Love to Cook Kitchen Kneads Classes (Logan, UT). At Love to Cook Kitchen Kneads, unleash your culinary genius with hands-on and demo classes on breads, cookies, and cakes. Grab baking essentials in-store and rule your kitchen.
- Spoon & Spatula Cooking Classes (South Ogden, UT). Stop by for a cooking class at Spoon & Spatula. They cater to all ages with engaging hands-on experiences. Bond over Mommy & Me classes, master freezer meals, and finesse your fondant skills.
- Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory Tour (Waterbury, VT). Embark on Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory tour. Explore their origins, witness pint production, savor samples, and relish euphoric flavors, all wrapped up in cow-themed fun.
- Cold Hollow Cider Mill Tour (Waterbury, VT). Go on a self-guided tour of Cold Hollow's buzzing cider mill. Learn the harmonious secrets of apples, bees, and maple trees – all for free.
- Morse Farm Maple Sugar Works (Montpelier, VT). Discover Morse Farm's nostalgic charm near Montpelier. Unwind with a sugarmaking show, a sugarhouse visit, and a maple trail stroll. Meet goat buddies, admire folk art, and shop Vermont treats.
- Vermont Cheesemakers Festival (Greensboro, VT). Say cheese at Vermont's Cheesemaking Festival. Boasting the creamiest artisanal delights, Vermont leads the nation with 40+ cheesemakers. Savor local flavors and mingle with masterful makers.
- Vermont Dairy Festival (Enosburg Falls, VT). Celebrate milk at the Vermont Dairy Festival. This cash cow of a fest churns out a tasty dairy baking contest, a fierce pedal pull, and an udderly intense milking contest.
- What the Farm Bison Farm Tour (Virginia Beach, VA). Get a peek behind the curtain of a bison farm. See how they serve the soil, animals, and community.
Learn, have fun, and enjoy the great outdoors. Plus, grab farm-to-table meat and fresh produce available for purchase at What The Farm Store.
- Route 11 Potato Chips Viewing Area (Mount Jackson, VA). Step into Chipland's crunchy realm, where the chip factory's open doors reveal its secrets.
Peek through the retail store's grand windows and feast your eyes on chip-making magic—minus the potato peeling.
- Knead & Know Bread Making Class (The Plains, VA). Become a bread-making pro with Knead & Know classes. Small classes for hands-on learning of pre-ferment and cold fermentation techniques. Say goodbye to mediocre bread forever.
- Urbanna Oyster Festival (Urbanna, VA). Get your shuck on this November at the Oyster Festival. Take in the shucking contest, groove to live music, and catch the parade of oceanic delights.
- Virginia Beach Chocolate Festival (Virginia Beach, VA). Discover a world of chocolate at the Virginia Beach Festival. Sweet, savory, and even cheese pairings. Demos, talks, and samples galore. It's a chocolate lover's paradise.
- Boehms Candies Tour (Issaquah, WA). Take a free window tour at Boehm's and see the candy-making process in action. Learn about the history of Boehm's and admire the delectable treats being crafted before your eyes.
Enjoy the sights, smells, and four large monitors that enhance your experience.
- Theo Factory Experience (Seattle, WA). Indulge in Seattle's finest chocolate with this hour-long interactive tour. Learn the origins of cacao, watch the chocolate-making process, and sample a range of treats, from bestsellers to handcrafted delights.
- Liberty Orchards Candy Tour (Cashmere, WA). Visit Liberty Orchard's candy tour for a sweet tour of the candy-making process, Free candy samples and an assortment of Pacific Northwest gifts awaits.
- Cider Squeeze @ Curran Apple Orchard (University Place, WA). Experience the apple-to-cider transformation at the Cider Squeeze. From hands-on pressing to apple pie indulgence, you'll find something for everyone.
- Salt Works Tour (Walden, WV). Try a one-of-a-kind salt adventure. Learn about hand-harvesting salt from an ancient ocean beneath the Appalachian mountains, followed by a farm-to-table dinner featuring locally sourced cuisine.
- Rifle Farms Tour and Bison Tasting Series (Terra Alta, WV). Witness the beauty of the bison herd, explore the farm on foot, and attend exciting cooking demonstrations. It's an immersive farm-to-table experience.
- Roadkill Festival (Marlinton, WV). Rev up your engines every September at the Roadkill Cookoff. Amateur chefs will battle it out for the title of the best roadkill dish. Plus, enjoy live music, square dancing, and the farmers market.
- Twig's Beverage Museum (Shawano, WI). Embark on a soda-filled adventure with a self-guided tour. Watch a short film about Twig’s history, watch the live soda production at the bottling line window, and try their tasty flavors at the sampling bar.
- Arena Cheese Viewing Area (Arena, WI). Get ready to witness the magic of homemade cheese being made right before your eyes. Learn the fascinating narrative of the cheesemaking process and sample delicious cheeses too.
- Natural Mustard Museum (Middleton, WI). The National Mustard Museum houses an enormous collection of 5,624 mustards from all 50 states and 70+ countries. See vintage ads, ornate jars, and historical items.
- Cedar Grove Cheese (Plain, WI). Discover the art of cheese-making at the Cedar Grove Cheese Factory. Take a tour and learn about small-scale cheesemaking's history, art, and economics.
- Union Star Cheese Factory (Freemont, WI). Get a taste of cheesy goodness with a free tour at Union Star Cheese Factory and Willow Creek Creamery. Tours last 30 minutes and end with fresh cheese curd samples.
- Full-Day Epicurean Adventure @ The Farm at Brush Creek (Saratoga, WY). Get hands-on at The Farm with practical Bakery, Greenhouse, and Distillery lessons.
Cook with an award-winning chef, enjoy a gourmet lunch, and top it off with an exclusive wine-tasting and distillery tour.
- Bar T 5 Covered Workout and Show (Jackson, WY). Ready to chow down like a cowboy? Hop aboard a horse-drawn covered wagon for a ride to your campsite. There, a Dutch oven dinner and live entertainment awaits.
- Buffalo Bill Center of the West (Cody, WY). Saddle up and feast like a cowboy at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Enjoy a lip-smacking steak dinner, biscuits, beans, salad, and a tantalizing Dutch oven cobbler dessert. Yee-haw!
- The Cody Cattle Company Dinner Show (Cody, WY). Get your cowboy boots ready for a western-style dinner show. Nightly shows run during the summer season, complete with a delicious family-style dinner.
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