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Some folks are music festival people, camping out to see their favorite artist at Bonnaroo, or braving Atlanta traffic to go to Music Midtown. Others of us travel mostly for food. Each year, from Texas to Florida, the South hosts countless food festivals. Some are dedicated to one specific food, like Beignet Fest in New Orleans, and others bring celebrity chefs from across the nation to the South to celebrate all things food and culture, like the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Whether you want something small or you want to explore an entire city through its food scene, there’s a festival for all food lovers. Here, are a few of our favorites.

1. Euphoria

Greenville may be small, but its food scene is mighty. From James Beard semifinalists like The Anchorage to classic Southern fare at Soby’s, the city is ripe with restaurants, and Euphoria, the local food festival, helps you discover everything Greenville has to offer. Local restaurants offer ticketed dinner experiences, and at Feast by the Field, the signature festival event, chefs, breweries, winemakers, and regional distillers offer samples and demos set to live music. Chefs from outside the city also participate in dinners and demos, and in years past that has included Daniel Boulud and Kevin Belton.

When: The third weekend of September each year

Where: Greenville, South Carolina

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