Real Happenings

Events & Festivals •  Tours & Classes

Here at realfoodtraveler, we're always eager to learn more about authentic regional foods and cultural traditions.

We love to take culinary tours, cooking classes, and attend a culinary events. And we really enjoy all the food festivals that shine a spotlight on regional foods, traditions, art, and music.

If you know of a happening we should check out, please email us.

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In San Antonio, it’s tamales, tamales, tamales

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Leslie Long visits the annual Talame Fest in San Antonio, TX.

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Reaching for Some Friends @ The Tri-Cities

Tri-Cities scene

One of our Washington-based writers talks Tri-Cities.

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The Masters: A Throw Back to a More Elegant Time

Augusta, Georgia's beautiful skyline

Our Florida-based contributor, Deb Lander, takes us to the Masters Golf Tournament in Georgia for 1950′s food.

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International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC), McMinnville, Oregon: A Wine and Food Extravaganza

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Come with us to the International Pinot Noir Celebration in Oregon’s wine country.

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California Dreamin’ at Vancouver’s International Wine Festival

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Our Wine Editor Julie Pegg goes California Dreamin’ at the Vancouver Wine Festival.

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A Fun New York Sushi Making Class

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Our Asian-inspired contributor Sandra Scott tries her hand at sushi making.

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Cornucopia: B.C.’s Food and Wine Extravaganza

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Cornucopia, Whistler’s wild, extravagant food and wine celebration, has something for everyone who loves to eat and drink.

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Cheyenne Frontier Days: More than Rodeo

Bucking Bronc Cheyenne Frontier Days

If you’re a rodeo fan, you can’t do better than Cheyenne Frontier Days, a mega-celebration of all things western.

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Crystal Mountain Wine Festival: Wine in the Mountains


Our wine guy, Michael Fagin, brings us a report from the fabulous Crystal Mountain Wine Festival — great wine, food, and hiking too.

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Gig Harbor’s First Beer Festival: Beer at its Local Best

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Gig Harbor, Washington’s first Beer Festival is a huge success and the time is ripe for expanding craft brewing in Washington.

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Sun Peaks Wine Festival: Wine Wisdom and Powder Skiing


Sun Peaks Wine Festival in British Columbia offers terrific wine seminars and perfect skiing conditions.

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Learning to Cook in Vietnam

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Sandra and John Scott learned Vietnamese dishes may be delicious, but cooking techniques aren’t so easy.

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