Bizarre Food Fests around the world

By Foodism Team


Festivals are a great way to bring people together to celebrate almost any occasion. While there are lots of festival types including music festivals, food festivals are some of the most popular. They take place all over the world and there are festivals for just about any type of food including pizza, seafood, bacon, chocolate, and even fruits.

Olney Pancake Race

This joyous food festival has been celebrated by women of Onley, England since 1445. As per reports, women above 18 and those who have lived in the town for more than 3 months can participate in this race and have to wear a skirt, apron, cover their head, and should cook their own pancake. A total of 25 participants can take part in this race and run a distance of 415 yards from Onley Market Place to Parish Church. 

Giant Omelette Festival

This festival is celebrated during Easter when people participate in preparing a 15000-egg omelette in Bessiers, a village in France. As per food historians, Napoleon Bonaparte simply loved the omelette at Bessieres, and he ordered every egg in the town to be broken to make a giant omelette for his troops, and since then they have been following this custom of making a giant omelette.

It's a rare food festival held by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, where people eat all varieties of insects. Prepared by local chefs, the festival witnesses a wide range of insect delicacies and there are other fun activities around insects too.

Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival

It's a 4-day festival in Fellsmere, Florida, where you get to eat a wide range of frog legs. Thanks to this festival, Fellsmere now holds the famous title of Frog Leg Capital of the World. 

Cheese Rolling

If you are a cheese lover and a good athlete, this festival is for you. Considered as one of the unique food festivals in the world, here on a steep hill stand several large wheels of cheese are rolled and participants have to catch their wheel of cheese as they roll down. The hill is so steep that the cheese can reach speeds of up to 70 miles per hour! 

Night of the Radishes

This unique food festival happens in Oaxaca, Mexico, where you actually don’t get to eat food. It is called Night of the Radishes and is celebrated on Dec 23 every year. For this festival, radishes are specially grown and are kept under the ground post-harvest season so that they develop a strange shape and become unusually large.