Weekly gastronomy agenda: Oktoberfest, InterBev

This week Oktoberfest opens in Munich, Germany and InterBev takes place in Florida, USA plus celebrations devoted to whoopie pies, oysters and raw food in Ireland, Norway and the USA.

Whoopie Pie Festival
September 18 
Hershey Farm, Lancaster, PA, USA

A one-day celebration to honor America's latest dessert trend battling the cupcake with over 100 different flavored whoopie pies plus loads of family fun including whoopie pie checkers, the whoopie yell-off and an attempt to build the world's largest whoopie pie.
http://www.whoopiepiefestival.com


Oktoberfest 2010
September 18 - October 4
Munich, Germany

The 177th celebration of Bavarian beer includes pastries, brats, chicken, pretzels, duck, roller coasters, and over seven million people. If you can't make it to Germany many smaller local events are held all over the world.
http://www.oktoberfest.de/en/



International Marine Ingredients Conference

September 20-21
Oslo, Norway

The inaugural event is devoted to edible "marine innovations and developments of bioactive and nutritional ingredients" that includes proteins, peptides, omega-3 oils, phospholipids, biopolymers and minerals. New healthy, sustainable food and technologies are showcased (Novozymes, SeaGarden, Calanus). Registration for the professional event is NOK4,300/€520.
http://www.marineingredients2010.net



InterBev 2010
September 22-24
Orlando, FL, USA

InterBev is North America's largest event devoted solely to the beverage industry with a focus on innovation. Expect to see all sorts of new drinks on your market's shelves after this expo. The exhibitors range from Coca-Cola to Honest Tea and sessions address ingredient and industry trends. Registration for members is $395/€308 and $645/€503 for non-members.
http://interbev.com/


56th Galway International Oyster Festival 2010

September 22-26
Galway, Ireland

A weekend filled with Guinness & Oysters, live music and entertainment, a Best Dressed Lady competition, Street Party in the Latin Quarter, Oyster Pearl competition and the Guinness World Oyster Opening Championships. Tickets are sold per event and range from €75-100.
http://www.galwayoysterfest.com/


6th Annual Raw Spirit Festivals

September 24-26
Watson Lake Park near Prescott, AZ, USA

Self-defined as the "World's Leading Raw Vegan-Eco-Peace Celebration" is about raw food delights and eco-living including Qibounding, Essence Yoga plus Synergy in Juicing, and a Doctors panel promoting raw foods' healing benefits. A day pass is $40/€31.
http://www.rawspiritfest.com/



UpperCrust Show
September 24-26
Bangalore, India

The food and wine exposition of India welcomes 100,000 foodies to sample a thousand products ranging from wines, spirits, cheese and chocolates to meats and exotic fruits. This year's free program includes grape crushing, a chocolate fashion show, food art, demos and celebrity chef cook-offs. In December the event travels to Mumbai.
http://www.theuppercrustshow.com/events.html 



Brewtopia
October 1-2
New York, New York, USA

The 8th Annual Great World Beer Festival, also known as the "United Nations of Beer," showcases hundreds of international craft brews. Over 15,000 beer-lovers are expected to drink, eat, rock out and meet brewers. Tickets are $65/€51 for a session.
http://www.brewtopiafest.com/



Apple Day

October 2 
Hamilton, Montana, USA

Over 12,000 people enjoy "the biggest bake sale" with a variety of apple products including apple butter, apple juice, pie plus a host of family-friendly activities and a large autumn harvest farmer's market at the 31st Annual McIntosh Apple Day.
http://www.brvhsmuseum.org/events.html


'Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine'
release
Early October
Worldwide

The 'World's Best Restaurant' Noma is to release a cookbook by its two-Michelin-star chef René Redzepi and include 90 original recipes, as well as 200 color photographs of the dishes, ingredients, suppliers, and landscapes of the Nordic region, $49.99 (€40.73).
http://www.phaidon.com/store/food-cook/noma-9780714859033/


Anuga
October 8-12
Cologne, Germany

Ten food tradeshows devoted to fine foods, drinks, meat, fresh foods, frozen foods, dairy, bake goods, organics, foodservice and retail/tech co-located to bring together over 160,000 industry professionals from 180 nations. Special trends to be explored for market in 2011 include halal products, regional specialties, functional foods and finger foods. Tickets range from €28-86.
http://www.anuga.com/


Tojasfesztival
(International Egg Festival)
October 9-11 
Siofok, Hungary

The annual international Balaton egg festival celebrates everything eggs with a variety of dishes, birds, music and dance.
http://www.tojasfesztival.hu/ujlap/index4b.html


Carts in the Parc

October 10 @3-6pm
Eventi Hotel Food Parc, New York City, USA

Celebrity gastronomist and Travel Channel host Andrew Zimmern launches his Carts in the Parc event taking place during New York City Wine & Food Festival. Tickets are $100 (€81) while available and offer a tour through global street food without the hunt for the famous trucks and carts like Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, Jamaican Dutchy and The King of Falafel. Also expect to see chefs showcase their best bites on the
go including Joe Ng (creative dumplings), Michael White (Norwegian meatballs), Zak Pelaccio (Asian BBQ) and even restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow's concept food court.
http://www.nycwineandfoodfestival.com/2010/event_detail.php?id=102



SIAL and In-Food 2010 
October 17-21
Paris, France

SIAL is a professional global marketplace that focuses on innovation and trends in the food industry every two years. SIAL is co-located with In-Food 2010 dedicated to food ingredients. The first SIAL took place 46 years ago, and continues to introduce cutting-edge products from over 185 nations. This year over 150,000 attendees are expected to take part in a series of events including the Health-Nutrition Village, Gourmet Experience and Wine Innovation Forum. Tickets range from €69-100. 
http://en.sial.fr/ExposiumCms/do/admin/visu?reqCode=accueil
  http://en.infood.fr/ExposiumCms/do/admin/visu?reqCode=accueil  


Salone del Gusto
and Terra Madre 2010
October 21-25
Turin, Italy

The 8th edition of this event includes a slow food component that explores the connection between farm to market/table and sustainability for "a new geography for Planet Earth" in Turin, home of the slow food movement. The program ranges from tastings, kitchen gardens to slow wine and street food with participants ranging from artisan producers, academics, chefs, wine and food enthusiasts. A day pass is €20 and children under ten years are free. 
http://www.salonedelgusto.com/welcome_eng.lasso   http://www.terramadre.info/  


Food Ingredients India 2010 (Fi)

October 22-23
Mumbai, India

Fi takes place annually in Europe, Asia and India. This event welcomes the professional food ingredient trade (75 exhibitors from the region and Europe) to Mumbai to capture the taste buds of one of the fastest growing "urban middle class" (25 million annually) in the world. Key products focus on health (sugar-free low calorie foods) as well as "value-added" products. Tickets are based on number of modules and ranges from $130-772 (€99-590).
http://fiindia.ingredientsnetwork.com/home


Gwangju World Kimchi Culture Festival
October 23-27
Jung-oe Park, Gwangju, South Korea

The 17th annual festival celebrates the fermented Korean cabbage staple Kimchi with international interpretations, tastings that includes Kinchi rice rolls and Kimchi tacos plus 100 kinds of Kimchi made in Korea and a hall devoted to the "five healthiest foods in the world."
http://kimchi.gwangju.go.kr/index.do?S=S02



Sweets & Snacks China
October 28-30
INTEX, Shanghai, China

Approximately 8,000 trade buyers convene to source new snacks and sweets from over 150 sweet and snack brands (bake goods, ice cream, confectionaries) from around the world with large pavilions representing China, Germany, Malaysia, South Korea and the Philippines. And, the public can enjoy sampling sweets on October 30. Visitor pre-registration is required for free entry.
http://www.sweetschina.com/

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