What's happening when and where in the world of food.
- 1 August -- LughnasadhThis 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.
- 2 August -- Bratwurst Festival DayBratwurst 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.
- 2 August -- LammasLammas 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.
- 4 August -- Chocolate Chip DaySome 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.
- 4 August -- John Tradescant BirthdayOn 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.
- 5 August -- Egton Bridge Gooseberry ShowThe 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.