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Fall Food Festivals

Fall Festivals Celebrate Favorite Foods of the Southeast U.S.

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Photo of Oysters

Fall begins the oyster season in the Southeast U.S.

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From Southern smoked barbecue to fresh-caught seafood, just-picked apples, the world's most famous chicken and more, the Southeast US Travel Fall Events Calendar includes a full menu of great food festivals to enjoy during September, October and November. Celebrate the Colonel at Kentucky's ever popular World Chicken Festival or head for the coast for one or more of the popular annual seafood festivals. More adventurous festival-goers might like to give the annual West Virginia Road Kill Cook-off a try.

Here are some tasty ideas to whet your fall travel appetite:

A Taste of Two Cities
  • Taste of Charleston - September 29, 2013
    Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant and Downtown Charleston, South Carolina
    See September Events for more information.

  • Taste of Atlanta - October 25 - 27, 2013
    Atlanta, Georgia
    See Atlanta Food and Wine Festivals for more information.
Oceans of Great Seafood
  • Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival - September 20 – 22, 2013
    Jekyll Island, Georgia
    See September Events for more information.

  • Beaufort Shrimp Festival - October 4 - 5, 2013
    Beaufort, South Carolina
    See South Carolina October Events for more information.

  • North Carolina Seafood Festival - October 4 - 6, 2013
    Morehead City, North Carolina
    See North Carolina October Events for more information.

  • National Shrimp Festival - October 10 - 13, 2013
    Gulf Shores, Alabama
    See Alabama October Events for more information.

  • Swansboro Mullet Festival - October 12 - 13, 2013
    Swansboro, North Carolina
    See North Carolina October Events for more information.

  • Urbanna Oyster Festival - November 1 - 2, 2013
    Urbanna, Virginia
    See November Events for more information.
Southern Specialties
  • World Chicken Festival - September 26 - 29, 2013
    London, Kentucky
    See September Events for more information.

  • The Okra Strut - September 27 - 28, 2013
    Irmo, South Carolina
    See Funny Food Festivals for more information.

  • Great Miller Lite Chili Cook-Off - October 5, 2013
    Conyers, Georgia
    See October Events for more information.

  • The West Virginia Road Kill Cook-off and Autumn Harvest Festival - September 28, 2013
    Marlinton, West Virginia
    See Funny Food Festivals for more information.

  • The Barbecue Festival - October 26, 2013
    Lexington, North Carolina
    See North Carolina October Events for more information.

  • Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue - October 26, 2013
    Lynchburg, Tennessee
    See Tennessee October Events for more information.

  • The Chitlin' Strut - November 30, 2013 (to be confirmed)
    Salley, South Carolina
    See Funny Food Festivals for more information.
Festivals to Go Nuts Over
  • Peanut Fest - October 10 - 13 2013
    Suffolk, Virginia
    See Virginia October Events for more information.

  • Alabama Pecan Festival - November 1 - 3, 2013
    Mobile, Alabama
    See November Events for more information.

  • The South Carolina Pecan Festival - November 2, 2013
    Florence, South Carolina
    See November Events for more information.
And a Few More Food Festivals

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