August Food Festitivies

August brings a new month of food days and festivities

The list is extensive but here is a few of interest

August, 2007 Sardine Festival
Kalloni, Lesvos, Greece
During the first week of August, the residents of Kalloni are to be found celebrating their most famous product: Kalloni sardines. On these days you can enjoy delicious sardines, accompanied by lots of ouzo and the sounds of local musicians. Traditional dancing and high summer spirits add to the festivities.

August 2-6, 2007
Lusaka, Zambia
The 81st Zambia Agricultural and Commercial Show
The show is the climax of district and provincial agricultural shows, which are held in the proceeding eight weeks, and so only the best of the agriculture products grown by small-scale farmers are finally exhibited at the show.

August 4-5, 2007 4th National Conference on Pulses & Related Industries
New Delhi, Delhi, India
Hotel Ashok

August 5-9, 2007 ACFSA International Conference (More Prison Food)
Ontario, California
Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliates (ACFSA)

August 7-11, 2007 Great British Beer Festival
Earls Court, London, England

August 10-12, 2007 2007 Humungous Fungus Fest
Crystal Falls, Michigan
Crystal Falls is "Home of the Humungous Fungus", perhaps the world's largest and oldest living organism. It covers 38 acres beneath an Iron County forest near the Wisconsin border. It is believed to be 1,500 to 10,000 years old and weigh about 100 tons - about the same as an adult blue whale. It is the species called Armillaria Bulbosa and the mushrooms it produces are commonly called "honey mushroom."

August 10-12, 2007 1st Annual Delmarva Crab Festival
Milton, Delaware
The Delmarva Crab Festival is all about food, fun, education and the future.

August 11-12, 2007 Chilli Fiesta
West Sussex, England UK
250 plus chilli varieties, 80 plus exhibitors, fiery foods and tastings, growning demonstrations, chilli plants on sale.

August 15-19, 2007 Delcambre Shrimp Festival
Delcambre, Louisiana
Always the 3rd full weekend in August. Home to one of the area's most productive shrimp fleets.

August 16-19, 2007 The International Food Brands Exhibition
Amman, Jordan

August 17-18, 2007 Franklin County Watermelon Festival
Russellville, Alabama
Miss Watermelon and her Court reign over the festivities, concert, antique car & truck show. Always the 3rd weekend in August (Fri-Sat)

August 23, 2007 The Joy of Sake
Honolulu, Hawaii
This is the largest sake tasting outside Japan with more than 200 sakes and tastings from over a dozen restaurants. Also San Francisco and in New York.

August 23-25, 2007 ExpoNut International Trade Fair
Istanbul, Turkey
International trade fair for hazelnut and products, nuts, dried fruits and technologies.

August 25, 2007 Dutch Oven Cook-off
Kanab, Utah
Part of the Annual Western Legends Celebration. Winner can qualify for World Championship, $5,000 cash prize money. Contest not judged on garnishing, but on flavor.

August 28-30, 2007 SIAL MERCOSUR '2007
Buenos Aires, Argentina
International and Professional Food Exhibition (every 2 years)

Aug 29 - Sept 2, 2007 IPF 2007
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
International Exhibition & Conference on Processed Food


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