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Fall is the ultimate season to relish the robust flavors of freshly harvested ingredients. Whether you enjoy dining at award-winning restaurants, delight in dishes prepared by celebrity chefs, or savor snacking on more casual cuisine, there’s a foodie fest to suit every type of traveler.
Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta, New Mexico
Sept. 21-25, 2022
This spicy five-day event celebrates the best of the Santa Fe culinary scene. More than 3,500 visitors head to New Mexico each year to enjoy samplings from more than 60 participating restaurants and 90 winery partners. From classically trained to self-taught to James Beard Award-Winning chefs and restauranteurs, this tasty fest is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.
Where to stay: For an authentic Santa Fe experience, stay at a historic hacienda in the heart of the city at Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza.
Wellfleet OysterFest, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Sept. 19-Oct. 16, 2022
Seafood lovers will find their fill at Cape Cod’s Wellfleet Oysterfest. A celebration of the region’s shellfish, the event boasts everything from raw oysters to stuffed clams, along with entertaining experiences such as an oyster shucking competition, a Shuck n’ Run 5K race and more. Best of all, empty shells from the festival are recycled back into the ocean to help restore habitats for future oysters to dwell.
Where to stay: Book a room at Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Cape Cod-West Yarmouth to be close to Yarmouth's Main Street, Colonial Acres Beach and ferries to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.
New York City Wine & Food Festival, New York
Oct. 13-16, 2022
The New York City Wine & Food Festival is a four-day event showcasing the talents of some of the world’s most renowned chefs, wine and spirit producers, culinary personalities, lifestyle experts and beloved television chefs. Filled with intimate dinners, late-night parties, hands-on classes, wine tastings and more, this star-studded festival is a foodie paradise.
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Sept. 16-18, 2022
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is America’s largest Oktoberfest, showcasing the rich German heritage of Southwest Ohio. Visitors can appreciate tasty samples of German-style food and beer, along with rousing music and the fest’s most popular event, the “Running of the Wieners,” which features dachshunds dressed as hot dogs in a comical race to the finish line.
Where to stay: The Cincinnatian Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton is listed in the Historic Hotels of America and offers a blend of Second Empire architecture, vintage artwork and modern design.
EPCOT® International Food & Wine Festival, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Now – Nov. 19, 2022
The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort® offers something for every family member to enjoy. Sip and savor your way through more than 25 global marketplaces, take part in a culinary scavenger hunt, meet your favorite Disney characters, and rock out during live concerts by internationally recognized musical artists.
Where to Stay: Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Disney Springs Area includes transportation to Disney theme parks including EPCOT, and is the closest resort to Disney’s entertainment and dining district, Disney Springs®, directly accessible by pedestrian skybridge.