Summer's here, which means our tastebuds are ready for endless backyard barbecues and ice cold brews.
With the season also comes a long list of food festivals, showcasing some of the best eats across the country. This summer, hit all the hottest food festivals - from the big city favorites to the off-the-beaten-path newbies.
Head to New Mexico for a truly authentic Spanish experience. The Sante Fe Spanish Market, as part of the Spanish Colonial Arts Society, offers endless traditional Spanish food, music, shopping, and more, right in the heart of Santa Fe Plaza.
Though fun and delicious, this taco-centric event is a full-blown competition, allowing chefs to show off their best taco skills. This summer, help crown SF's next taco king!
This festival proves that Austin is more than just good BBQ, and that festivals can be sweet, too. This summer, the festival celebrates it's 10th year.
Those who simply think of deep dish pizza when they think of Chicago must head to Taste of Chicago this summer. The large, outdoor festival offers a variety of Chicago's best eats coming from food trucks, fine dining and even a celebrity chef du Jour experience.
Get a taste of the north west by way of Seattle's largest "Mobile Food Rodeo". More than 500 local, small businesses will feature their delicious eats with the hopes of growing the city's budding food scene.
Tacos for a good cause? We can get on board with that! The L.A. Taco Festival's proceeds go to Jovenes, Inc., a nonprofit that helps with youth homelessness.
Beer cheese fanatics, this ones for you. The 8th Annual Beer Cheese Festival is an excuse to eat this favorite dip on just about everything and anything. Live music and local vendors also line the streets of the historic downtown district throughout the festival.
Seymour, also known as the "Home of the Hamburger", offers this fun festival, which raises money for scholarships and community projects in the town. The two-day event includes endless burgers, a Burger Eating Contest, hot air balloon rides, and much more.
This summer food fest, inspired by Spain's running of the bulls culture, offers NYC a Spanish-style outdoor grilling feast, complete with an array of meats, tapas, and craft beer.