Festivals are always a good time --- especially when Southern food is involved. Folks here in Dixie know how to throw a shindig, that’s for sure. As you review our list, please keep in mind that festival dates and times frequently change from year to year. We suggest you contact the festival organizers for all the latest details on this year’s events. And if we have somehow overlooked your favorite Southern food festival, let us know. We will be happy to investigate and add your event to our list if it meets our criteria. Have a blast, eat up, and drink responsibly, y’all!

Key West Seafood Festival – Key West, FL
Mullet Festival – Goodland, FL
Lakeland Pig Fest – Lakeland, FL
Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival – Fellsmere, FL
Oyster Food Fest – Lafitte, LA
Low Country Oyster Festival – Charleston, SC
Annual Yaga’s Chili Quest & Beer Fest, Galveston


Chocolate Festival – Eureka Springs, AR
Garlic Festival – Delray Beach, FL
World’s Championship Bar-B-Que contest, Houston
Pig Fest BBQ Competition – Tallahassee, FL



Oyster Festival Scavenger Hunt – Amite, LA
Beulah Sausage Festival, Pensacola
Elberta Sausage Festival, Elberta. This festival is held in March and October.
Dauphin Island Gumbo Cookoff
Louisiana Crawfish Festival, Chalmette
Annual Fulton Oysterfest, Fulton


Lebonese Food Festival – Birmingham, AL
BBQ & Building Festival – Birmingham, AL
BBQ Festival – Greensboro, AL
Crawfish Festival – Faunsdale, AL
Baldwin County Strawberry Festival – Loxley, AL
Tri State BBQ Festival – Dothan, AL

Gumbo Festival - Gulf Shores, AL
Spinach Festival – Alma, AR
Strawberry Festival – Cabot, AR
Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival
National Oyster Festival   

Baldwin County Strawberry Festival, Loxley
Crawfish & Bluegrass Extravaganza, Mobile
National Oyster Festival, Orange Beach
Vidalia Onion Festival, Vidalia, GA
Annual Mississippi Coast Coliseum Crawfish Festival, Biloxi
French Quarter Fest, New Orleans
Louisiana Strawberry Festival, Ponchatoula
Cajun Hot Sauce Festival
Annual Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival, Galveston
The Grand Wine and Food Affair, Sugarland


Whistle Stop BBQ Festival – Huntsville, AL
Poke Sallet Festival - Gainsboro, TN

Pickle Festival – Atkins, AR
Crawfish Festival – Dermott, AR
Greek Festival – Little Rock, AR
Tupelo Honey Festival, Wewahitchka, FL
Annual Shrimp Cook-off for HandsOn South Alabama
Gulf Coast Zydeco & Crawfish Festival, Daphne AL

Orange Beach RAGIN CAJUN CrawFish Festival, Orange Beach on Wolf Bay
Annual St. Paul’s Seafood Festival, Pass Christian MS
Annual Biloxi Shrimp Festival & Blessing of the Fleet, Biloxi
Jambalaya Festival, Gonzales LA
Memphis in May BBQ Festival
Annual Rockport Festival of Food and WineTX
Texas Crab Festival, Crystal Beach TX 

Roanoke Annual Strawberry Festival, Roanoke VA
Pungo Strawberry Festival, Virginia Beach VA


Alabama Blueberry Festival – Brewton, AL

Poke Sallet Festival - Harlan, KY
Tomato Festival – Slocomb, AL
Peach Festival – Clanton, AL
Sand Mountain Potato Festival – Henegar, AL
Grand Bay Watermelon Festival – Grand Bay, AL
Flavors of the South – Robertsdale, AL
Pink Tomato Festival – Warren, AR
Johnson County Peach Festival – Clarksville, AR
Annual Purplehull Pea Festival – Emerson, AR
Annual Alabama Blueberry Festival, Brewton
Louisiana Oyster Festival
Aransas Pass Shrimporee, Aransas Pass
Texas Blueberry Festival, Nacogdoches TX

Virginia Pork Festival, Emporia VA


Grape Festival – Altus, AR
Crab Festival, Bay St. Louis
Mandeville Seafood Festival
Pork, Peanut & Pine Festival, Surry VA
Virginia Cantaloupe Festival, South Boston VA


Great Steak Cookoff – Conway, AR
World Cheese Dip Championship – Little Rock, AR
Watermelon Festival – Hope, AR
Watermelon Festival – Cave City, AR
Annual Scallop Festival, Port St Joe
National Oyster Festival, Pensacola
Oyster Spat Festival, St. George Island

Annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival, Niceville

Panama City Beach Seafood, Wine & Music Festival

Destin Seafood Festival, Destin


Annual Blues & Heritage Festival, Pascagoula

Annual Biloxi Seafood Festival, Biloxi

Shrimp and Petroleum Festival, Morgan City

Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Fest

Texas Rice Festival, Winnie
Annual Barbeque Cook-off, Groves

Texas Pecan Festival, Groves
Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Festival - Blue Ridge, GA
Lake Oconee BBQ Classic – Greensboro, GA


National Shrimp Festival – Gulf Shores, AL
Elberta Sausage Festival, Elberta
Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores

Rockport-Fulton Seafair, Rockport
Levee Fest (BBQ) – Macon, GA
Sweet Potato Festival – Ocilla, GA
Grapeland Peanut Festival, Grapeland TX


Florida Seafood Festival, Apalachicola
Alabama Pecan Festival, Tillman’s Corner


Central Florida BBQ Festival – Sebring, FL


For more detail on Southern Food Festivals and other events of note,
please check out these helpful sites:
www.southfest.com   and   www.festivalnet.com

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