Try these delicious fall festivals in Europe
Posted on Friday 24 August 2012
in France, Germany, Ireland, Food & Wine, Events, Paris, Munich, Dublin
Travelers to Europe can find that it is difficult to balance seeing all of the attractions and taking in the local culture. For the best of both worlds, try attending a festival in one of the continent's great cities.
There are a large number of festivals that happen every year in Europe, but going in fall can help travelers take advantage of seasonal deals, which often boast lower rates than summer holidays. This fall, consider using some of the most popular festivals in Europe as travel inspiration.
One of the most famous festivals in the world celebrates Germany's history of beer. More than six million travelers make the trip every year to take part in this legendary party.
Visitors consumer over 1.5 million gallons of beer during the 16 day event. Food, entertainment and drinks all take center stage as revelers relax and let the good times roll.
First put on in 1810 as part of a royal wedding, the festival continues to expand every year. Now it is the largest festival in the world, and the 179th event in 2012 promises to be just as exciting as in years past.
Salon du Chocolat, France
Travelers searching for romantic getaways are drawn to Paris. The City of Light offers plenty of opportunities for holidays, but none are as delicious as the Salon du Chocolat. The chocolate trade show features some of the best chocolatiers showing off with recipes, tastings and even a chocolate fashion show.
The event has since gone international, but France's capital city is the home of the original (and biggest) festival. Supplementing Paris holidays with the Salon du Chocolat makes for a decadent twist on a classic vacation.
Galway International Oyster Festival, Ireland
The university town of Galway lies on the Eastern coast of Ireland, and the oyster festival celebrates the relationship and reliance the city has with the sea.
Thousands of visitors have poured into Galway every year since 1954 to take part in this special event, with the oyster shucking contest being quite popular. Seafood tastings, family activities and live performances and demonstrations round out the festival.
Visitors can fly into Dublin and explore the capital city before using a Dublin car rental to make the trip out to Galway. The scenic trip showcases the beautiful Irish landscape before taking visitors to this one-of-a-kind festival.
Tourists who want to be able to soak up the culture of a new place should consider traveling during a festival. From music to arts to food, European festivals have fun and entertainment for all travelers.
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