Coachella is so so 2012…

1. Hatch Chile Festival // Hatch Valley, New Mexico

Photo: Saveur

Hot food in the one of the hottest parts of the country. Chilli Heads unite over enchiladas, simmering pots of chili and of course, fresh roasted Hatch Chiles.

2. Castroville Artichoke Festival // Castroville, California

World-Class Promotional Posters.
Photo: Epicurious

Artichokes upon artichokes upon artichokes with wine, beer and loads of butter. Straight from the festival page:

“Steamed, Grilled & Fried Artichokes, Artichoke Burritos, Sausage, and Artichoke Cup Cakes. If you dreamt it, chances are you’ll find it at the festival.”

3. Delta Hot Tamale Festival // Greenville, Mississippi

Photo: Mississippi Folklife
Photo: Southern Foodways Alliance

Tamale masters descend on the Mississippi Delta where a winner is crowned at the Frank Carlton Hot Tamale Cooking Contest. Craft beer, hot tamales and live music, what more do you want from life?

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