Europe/Amsterdam Presents 5 Fun Food Festivals Not to Miss this Autumn Presents 5 Fun Food Festivals Not to Miss this Autumn

More than one in five global travellers said they have travelled especially to attend a food festival with more than half saying that they travel specifically for the thrill that comes with exploring global cuisines*. To celebrate the harvest this autumn,, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, is presenting five beautiful destinations that are perfect for celebrating food, immersing yourself into a new culture and pleasing your palate with different and unique flavours.

Zibelemärit (Onion Market) - Bern, Switzerland

The historical and picturesque city of Bern is nestled within the banks of the Aare River and is highly endorsed for its old town, sightseeing and history. Every year, on the fourth Monday of November, it hosts the traditional Onion Festival, where 50 tons of onions are sold and transformed into tasty delicacies.

Where to stay: With a central, yet quiet location in the city centre, Bed and Breakfast Wildrose offers spacious rooms and complementary full English breakfast that guests can enjoy on the terrace during sunny days.


Seafood Festival - O Grove, Spain

Around two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered by water – just think of all the delicious fish, succulent squid, and juicy shellfish out there! Every October, for the last 53 years, the picturesque coastal town of O Grove organizes the Seafood Festival. Travellers from all over the world have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of delicious local dishes with fresh seafood from Ría de Arousa in a destination highly rated for seafood, beaches and scenery.

Where to stay: Offering a sun terrace and beautiful views of O Grove, Habitaciones Castelao is a great place to stay to enjoy all the activities of the festival. All rooms at the property have a flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, a coffee machine and a kettle.


Castagnades (Chestnut) Festival - Meyras, France

For travellers looking for something less busy, in the heart of Ardéchois villages, the Castagnades festival invites guests of all ages to a friendly atmosphere with gastronomic competitions and local products made of chestnuts. Set in a valley between the Ardèche and Fontaulière rivers, the small village of Meyras, hosts the Chestnut Festival on 15 October. Meyras is highly endorsed by travellers for tranquillity, nature and gourmet food.

Where to stay: When it comes to places to stay, look no further than Maison Sous Le Pont B&B. This traditional stone house features a beautiful terrace among the trees, where guests can enjoy delicious local dishes made of fresh local products.


La Fête de la Crevette – Honfleur, France

Honfleur is a charmingly quiet port town in Normandy. However, Honfleur comes alive as thousands of people descend upon the town for the annual La Fête de la Crevette, or Shrimp Festival. After sampling the crustaceous gastronomic delight, try the other local delicacies, including cheese, fresh meats, sumptuous cakes and local cider. There’s even nautical-themed bands and a pirate’s village to keep children entertained.

Where to stay: La Petite Folie offers self-catering accommodation only a short distance from the Old Harbour. Traditional Normandy décor is complemented by modern amenities and colourful interiors.


Lincoln Sausage Festival – Lincoln, United Kingdom

Every year, the stunning Lincoln Castle plays host to the Lincoln Sausage Festival. Celebrating the most famous of the county’s exports, for one day only on October 14th, revellers of all ages can enjoy cookery demonstrations, live music and children’s entertainment among the cobbled streets of the castle.

Where to stay: You can’t get much closer to Lincoln Castle than The White Hart Hotel. Only a 3-minute walk, The White Hart Hotel offers traditional accommodation with a restaurant, bar and terrace within the shadows of the castle.



*According to data collected by with 12,781 respondents across 13 markets in September 2016. Respondents had to be 18 years of age or older, had to have travelled at least once in 2016 and had to be planning at least one trip for 2017. All respondents had to consider themselves part of their travel decision-making process.