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10 Epic Food Events You Didn't Know Existed

Here are some of the top food events around the world! Create your own event at home and do a taste test with Yoplait’s new Greek yogurt. Nearly 2 out of 3 people prefer the taste of blueberry Yoplait Greek over the leading blueberry Greek yogurt. Yum.

1. NYC Pizza Run

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Pizza fan? The NYC Pizza Run is a challenge in which participants complete a 2.25 mile run while stopping to eat three slices of pizza at checkpoints!

2. Run for the Pies

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This Jacksonville 5k gives out pies as awards! SO GENIUS.

3. Cheese Curd Festival

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Obviously taking place in Wisconsin, the Cheese Curd Fest is your ultimate destination for all things curds. Yum.

4. Tyranena Beer Run

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This run is held by the Tyranena Brewing Company in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. All the money goes to charity, and participants get a free beer after finishing.

5. Stockton Asparagus Fest

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This California festival is just what it sounds like: all asparagus! Vegetables have never been so much fun.

6. Stuffed Quahog Eating Fest

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Located in Massachusetts, you can eat as many of these guys as your stomach can handle. After all, it is New England.

7. Gilroy Garlic Festival

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Really into delicious food and stinky breath? This garlic fest is California is for you! And yes, that is garlic ice cream.

8. Pancake Day


Also known as Shrove Tuesday, there are often numerous pancake races all around the U.K. and Ireland.

9. Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling

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Once a year, people in Gloucester, England roll some cheese down a hill and chase after it. It may not make a lot of sense, but it looks fun as heck.

10. BugFest

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One of the weirdest food events, BugFest is located at the North Carolina Museum of Natural History. There are games, crafts, activities, and, well... edible bugs. If you're REALLY adventurous, this one is for you!