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5 Best Summer and Early Fall Food Festivals for Your Great Road Trip

Late-Summer and Early-Fall Fall are the best times of the year to travel with cooler weather and a smaller temperature difference between day and night. Maybe your vehicle has been unused for the past few months, protected by a portable carport, and now is the time to get your vehicle "in the air". Get ready for your early fall road trip.

What drives many drivers crazy is that many cities have great food festivals in the early fall! Here are five popular and exciting food festivals for you! Start your food tour now!

Five great early fall food festivals

Food is a constant topic for mankind! Tasting food in the fall can bring you joy! Take a look at five of the most popular food festivals this fall. Take part in these events during your road trip!

1. FoodieLand Night Market

The FoodieLand Food Festival is a three-day event that will take place in downtown San Mateo from September 23-25.

It is a unique food festival that was originally inspired by Asian food festivals. If you are a food lover and want to add some unique destinations to your road trip, FoodieLand Night Market is sure to be a perfect choice.

 FoodieLand Night Market

Travelers interested in this food festival can purchase tickets at Eventbrite, and tickets are inexpensive at $5-$7.

  • Event Hours

Friday 3pm - 10pm

Saturday 1pm - 10pm

Sunday 1pm to 10pm

  • Event Features

At the FoodieLand Food Festival, you will taste food from all over the world. There are also attractive desserts and drinks. Your taste buds will be greatly satisfied here. The coolest bar and DJ music at the event venue. Wine and music are the greatest combinations!

In addition to food and wine, you can also enjoy shopping here. There will be over 150 vendors offering a variety of art shows, crafts, games, live entertainment, and more. Not only will there be great food, but there will be all kinds of activities that will amaze you and you will love them!

Tell your pals about the FoodieLand Food Festival and start your end-of-summer date trip!

2. Philadelphia Street Food Festival

The first Philadelphia Street Food Festival will open on Saturday, October 15! This spectacular first-time event will showcase Philadelphia's best food trucks and a variety of specialty restaurants. all food at the Philadelphia Street Food Festival is priced at $5 or less. Guests and travelers to this street food festival will sample fine food and beverages from more than 20 vendors.

street food festival

Of course, in addition to the food, the Philadelphia Street Food Festival also offers you more entertainment options. Plenty of live entertainment to amaze you! There are crazy eating challenges, axe throwing, mechanical bull riding, pumpkin patches and painting for kids, karaoke, live bands, and more.

  • About Tickets

General admission tickets (2 PM-8 PM)

The first drink is free

VIP Tickets (12 PM-8 PM)

2 hours VIP early admission

4 drink tickets

10 USD food vouchers

Exclusive VIP area

3. Soulful Food Truck Fall Festival

The 7th Annual Soulful Food Truck Fall Festival will take place on Sunday, September 25. This event will run from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm. Guests will be treated to the most unique food and drinks at this special food festival.

soulful food festival

You will experience a special culinary experience with food trucks at the event. Vegetarians can enjoy delicious vegetarian food here.

In addition to the food, there will be great live music performances.

12:30 PM Carmen Hicks

1:00 PM DJ Zoom Spins

2:30 PM Angie P. Holmes

3:00 PM DJ Swagg Spins

4:30 PM Courtney Little Performs

4. Delaware Taco Festival

An exceptionally cool and popular food festival! Delaware's 6th Annual Taco Festival will be held on Sunday, September 24, and September 25 at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park.

Get ready to start your enjoyment! You can grab the tickets now on Eventbrite.

General admission tickets are $9.99. You'll enjoy the first drink free!

VIP tickets are $49.99. Guests who purchase a VIP ticket will receive a 2-hour Express Sneak Peek, an exclusive VIP Party Tent (with a private bar), 5 Taco vouchers, 4 drink vouchers, and more.

Delaware Taco Festival

What can you expect?

Gourmet food from 25 vendors and a special tasty empanada await you. Crab, lobster, tacos, and more desserts such as marshmallows, ice cream, cakes, and more give you a wonderful experience for your taste buds.

There are various styles of alcoholic beverages, margaritas, tequila, cold beer, and more, waiting for you to drink! The Giant Margarita Bar looks forward to your visit! Please note that all bars accept cash only, for your convenience.

More entertainment will not be absent at this Delaware Taco Festival. at the Delaware Taco Festival in September, you will have the opportunity to experience the Hot Chili Pepper Eating Contest, Baggo Tournament & Tailgate Games, Axe Throwing, and other exciting activities.

If you're a music enthusiast, this festival will get you even more excited! There will be cover bands, authentic Mexican mariachi bands, and DJs to bring you great live music performances.

Bring your kids to this food festival, Tubman-Garrett Park offers a children's play area for kids to play. Kids can participate in carnival games such as bounce houses, face painting, and more.

Come to Delaware and participate in this wonderful Taco Festival!

5. L.A.Times Food Bowl 2022: Night Market

LA three-day food adventure! L.A.Times Food Bowl 2022 will take place in the Los Angeles area from September 23 to 25.

This is not an ordinary food festival where more than 100 top restaurants from the city will serve guests the most wonderful food.

food bowl night market

During the event, the theme of each day is different. You'll experience the charm of Smoked Soirée on Friday nights, experience Los Angeles' diverse food culture at Night Flavors on Saturday nights, and indulge in a rich Los Angeles-style breakfast and lunch at Backlot Brunch on Sunday.

  • Smoked Soirée

Come to Smoked Soirée from 8 pm to 11 pm to taste delicious smoky food. Top chefs and barbecue experts stand side by side to serve you the best smoked and grilled food. There's also live DJ music and informative cooking demonstrations!

  • Night Flavors

Come to Night Flavors for an evening of culinary diversity and culture. Here you will taste a variety of cuisines from around the world.

 Live Demo List:

The Gold Standard for Authentic Thai Cuisine with Jet Tila

Dumpling 101, hosted by Jenn Harris

Ricotta Gnudi with Antonia Lofaso

  • Backlot Brunch

Come have your delicious brunch on the most glamorous movie set in Los Angeles! It'll be a fun food experience, this isn't a restaurant, it's a movie set, and you'll have an unforgettable morning and afternoon here!

Live Demo List:

Duff Goldman Does Dessert

Best in Dough: Pizza with Chef Daniele Uditi, presented by Hulu

Three meaningful tips for your gourmet road trip

1. Maintain your vehicle before you travel

It may seem important, but when you follow road trips on Instagram or Facebook, you're constantly seeing the difficulties people encounter while traveling, such as flat tires, worn wheel bearings, lack of water, and even car fires. No one wants these terrible things to happen, so to eliminate them at the source, maintain your vehicle carefully before you leave, and don't overlook any of the details, such as oil changes, brakes, changing the solenoid, etc. You can park your vehicle under a similar 10x20 car canopy for your frequent maintenance.

More facts show that the more you invest in preventive maintenance, the better your vehicle will be on the road.

2. Plan your trip ahead of time

We all know that these unique food festivals are fascinating, and you may even want to experience them all at once. But come back to reality, everyone has a limited amount of energy unless you're ready to be on the road for an extended period.

You can choose one or two food festivals that interest you a lot and make your travel plans for that. You need to consider many things - accommodation, gas, food, health, etc. - each of which will affect your travel experience. If you don't decide today that you're going to leave tomorrow, it's best to plan your food trip for at least a week. You can refer to Google Maps, Eventbrite, youtube, and INS for various information, a scientific route planning will make your travel experience better.

3. Get enough sleep before driving

Many accidents happen because of fatigue driving. Try to fall asleep early the night before your trip. A good night's sleep will help you to be energized and in good shape the next day. Try to avoid driving between 1 pm and 3 pm, when it is right after lunch and you are likely to be drowsy, a state that is very dangerous for drivers. Also, drivers should take a half-hour break every two hours and move their legs and feet. Frequent breaks can help drivers relieve fatigue.


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