Food Calendar

What's happening when and where in the world of food.
Photo taken by Denzil Green
  • food day icon1 August -- Lughnasadh
    This was the pagan celebration in Ireland and other Celtic countries marking the start of autumn, and the start of the harvest season for grain. The festival actually started on the evening before.
  • food day icon2 August -- Bratwurst Festival Day
    Bratwurst Festival Day takes place over the space of 2 days in Sheboygan, Wisconsin (USA), on Lake Michigan. It starts on the first Saturday in August (anywhere between August 1st and August 7th.) The festival is held at the Kiwanis Park and Fountain Park in Sheboygan (the Kiwanis Park location serves alcohol.) Many German immigrants settled here and throughout Wisconsin.
  • food day icon2 August -- Lammas
    Lammas is an Irish holiday that follows the day after Lughnasadh. While Lughnasadh was merry-making, on Lammas thanks would be given for the coming grain harvest by prayers and offerings of bread.
  • food day icon4 August -- Chocolate Chip Day
    Some people say Chocolate Chip Day is 15th May. But the the National Confectioners Association of America says 4 August, and in 2005, the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Atlanta backed them up by celebrating it on this day.
  • food day icon4 August -- John Tradescant Birthday
    On this day in 1608, John Tradescant the younger was born in England. He's called the "younger" to distinguish him from his father (1570-1638), who shared both the same name and same profession, namely that of gardener.
  • food day icon5 August -- Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show
    The Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show is held the first Tuesday of every August (between 1st and 7th August) at Egton Bridge, North Yorkshire, England. They hold a contest to determine who has produced the biggest gooseberry by weight.