food 07.16.13

Out of Town: Chow Fests
Every Person in New York

Summer's the season of edible festivals. Our perfect August would be spent eating our way from coast to coast at these food-filled events.

The Connecticut seaside community of Milford holds the Milford Oyster Festival (Aug. 16) featuring a shucking contest, a concert by Blues Traveler, and more bivalves than you can shake a pearl at.

Anything and everything goes in Portland at the massive Bite of Oregon festival, celebrating its 30th anniversary, where restaurants from all over the state, food carts, breweries and wineries celebrate the local bounty. (Aug. 9-11)

You'll find 20,000 pounds of lobsters waiting for you at the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, Maine, entertainment, a parade, lots of events for kids, the coronation of the 66th Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess and David Cassidy (!) performs. Aug. 1-3

When it's swampy-hot (as North Carolina tends to get in August), a fat slice of watermelon goes down easy. Head to Winterville for the Annual Watermelon Festival (Aug. 22-24). Jason Michael Carroll sings.

You've seen it on the Food Network: At Reno, Nevada's 25th annual Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off Aug. 28-Sept. 2, they take their 'cue very seriously indeed.

At the National Buffalo Wing Festival, a chicken wing eating contest heats up the foodstuff's hometown of Buffalo, N.Y. over Labor Day weekend (Aug. 31-Sept. 1) where Wing King Drew Cerza orchestrates the wing worship.

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