Brevard County, Florida

Head to this seaside county for the annual Oyster and Fish Fry on October 29. Join the hundreds of people who will converge on Field Manor, a 45-acre 1880s farm listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The culinary stars are the local seafood specialties of the Treasure Coast, accompanied by locally brewed beers, but history also plays a role, as the 19th-century mansion and its packing station are open for tours. The all-ages event features music, games, raffles and a silent auction, with all proceeds going to renovate the historic property. While in the county, sign up for a culinary journey to Cocoa Village with stops at several quaint restaurants or take the recently added tour of four restaurants in historic downtown Melbourne; $88 per person.

Annual oyster and fish fry. October 29. $15 – $55. 750 Field Manor Drive, Merritt Island, Florida. 321-848-0365, fieldmanor.org.

At least 20 craft beers are the main attraction at the Island Hop Craft Beer Fest at Fernandina Beach’s Central Park in October. (Courtesy of ameliaisland.com)

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At least 20 craft beers are the main attraction at the Island Hop Craft Beer Fest at Fernandina Beach’s Central Park in October. (Courtesy of ameliaisland.com)

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Fernandina Beach, Florida

As the name suggests, at least 20 craft beers are the main attraction at the Island Hop Craft Beer Fest taking over Central Park in Fernandina Beach on October 1. of local and regional brewers and distillers. Pair your picks with bites from food trucks and settle in to listen to live music or sip while shopping at the craft market along Main Street. It’s the second year for the event, hosted by the nonprofit Fernandina Beach Main Street, and the weekend festivities have expanded to include a 5k run, a two-hour river cruise and a free jazz concert. VIP tickets allow you to enter before the crowd and gain access to vendors and producers. Entrance fees are reduced for non-drinkers and children over 12; children under 12 are free. And Fido is welcome; there is even a dog park.

Island Hop Craft Beer Festival. October 1st. $5 to $59. 1200 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach, Florida. 906-624-7147, islandhopcraftbeerfest.com.

The Big Apple Inn in Greenville is just one of the restaurants serving up tamales as part of the city’s Delta Hot Tamale Festival. (Courtesy of Visit Mississippi)

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The Big Apple Inn in Greenville is just one of the restaurants serving up tamales as part of the city's Delta Hot Tamale Festival.  (Courtesy of Visit Mississippi)

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The Big Apple Inn in Greenville is just one of the restaurants serving up tamales as part of the city’s Delta Hot Tamale Festival. (Courtesy of Visit Mississippi)

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Greenville, Mississippi

For the past 10 years, about 30,000 foodies who like it hot have flocked to this western Mississippi town each October to celebrate its reputation as the “Hot Tamale Capital of the World.” Local lore says the food first appeared in the area in the early 20th century when migrant workers from Mexico arrived to help grow cotton, but another legend says troops from Mississippi brought it. brought back from Mexico’s war with the United States. Although the historical facts are hazy, there is no doubt that the variety of famous tangy meat stuffed hand dishes are spicy and tasty. In addition to tamale tastings, festival-goers can attend panel discussions and cooking demonstrations, shop at artisan stalls, and enjoy live music.

Delta Hot Tamale Festival. October 14-15. Free. 504 Central Street, Greenville, Mississippi. 662-378-3121, mainstreetgreenville.com.

Ribs and brisket at Collins River BBQ is a highlight of the Nashville BBQ, Beer and Bourbon Food Tour. (Courtesy of Tennessee Tourism)

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Ribs and brisket at Collins River BBQ & Cafe in McMinnville, Tennessee.

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Ribs and brisket at Collins River BBQ is a highlight of the Nashville BBQ, Beer and Bourbon Food Tour. (Courtesy of Tennessee Tourism)

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Nashville

Of course, Nashville is known for its music scene. But gourmets also know its reputation as an excellent barbecue. Every Friday and Saturday, during the Nashville BBQ, Beer and Bourbon Food Tour, local experts lead cue fans to some of the city’s top destinations, where pit masters offer behind-the-scenes insight into the process. Along the way, sample smoked meats paired with spirits and traditional accompaniments. One stop is a local craft brewery that serves a flight of seasonal beers. Add special experiences, such as a two-night stay at the Omni Hotel with transport by private car and helicopter to Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg, where you’ll be presented with your own private barrel of select whiskey unique that can be shipped home. in crystal decanters. Other options: “Goos & Booze,” a hands-on candy-making session at the Goo Goo Chocolate Company, home to the city’s famous Goo Goo Cluster candy bar; or a tour and five-varietal wine pairing at the city’s premier winery, Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery.

Nashville BBQ, Beer and Bourbon Food Tour. $129. 712 Dickerson Pike, Suite 202, Nashville, Tennessee. 615-436-0187, mintjuleptours.com.

Nassau, Bahamas

Experience the best of Caribbean cuisine at the Bahamas’ premier Food and Arts Festival October 21-23. Taking place at the luxury Baha Mar resort, the event features 45 restaurants and bars, highlighted by appearances from celebrity international chefs Marcus Samuelsson of Marcus at Baha Mar Fish + Chop House, Daniel Boulud of Cafe Boulud and Dario Cochimi de Carnac, who will lead interactive cooking demonstrations. Enjoy an al fresco feast on Long Cay, Baha Mar’s private island, and dine at the area’s finest restaurants. Local artists will be present and will work on their latest creations. Between bites, you can relax on Cable Beach, the casino, the water park, the spa or on the golf course.

Bahamas Culinary and Arts Festival. October 21-23. $79 to $499. 1 Baha Mar Boulevard, Nassau, Bahamas. +1 242-788-8800, bahamar.com.

St. Augustine, Florida

Previously based on Jekyll Island, Whiskey Weekend, Wine & Wildlife now has a new home on Vilano Beach near St. Augustine. The Nov. 4-6 event is still offering all-inclusive tasting tickets with unlimited bites and wine, beer, and spirits tastings; cooking demonstrations; and a silent auction. Additional experiences include interactive cooking classes where dishes are paired with a wine, beer, or cocktail, and a happy hour on the beach pier with a whole-hog barbecue. The wildlife element is highlighted in guided tours of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas Estuarine National Research Reserve, followed by a wine and cheese reception. The proceeds of the event benefit the reserve.

Whisky, wine and wildlife. November 4-6. $45 to $119. Address. 260 Vilano Road, St. Augustine, Florida. 904-385-9121, whiskeywineandwildlife.com.

Local specialties prepared by top chefs from Norway’s Trondheim-Trøndelag region are the focus of culinary tours in the region, named European Gastronomy Region 2022. (Courtesy of Up Norway)

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Local specialties prepared by top chefs from Norway's Trondheim-Trøndelag region are the focus of culinary tours in the region, named European Gastronomy Region 2022. (Courtesy of Up Norway)

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Local specialties prepared by top chefs from Norway’s Trondheim-Trøndelag region are the focus of culinary tours in the region, named European Gastronomy Region 2022. (Courtesy of Up Norway)

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Trondheim, Norway

Yes, there is more to Norway than lutefisk. During the Norway for Foodies Journey, travelers can explore the country’s range of culinary characteristics. The eight-day trips, organized by travel agency Up Norway, take diners to some of the best restaurants in the Trondheim-Trøndelag region, named European Region of Gastronomy 2022 by the International Institute of Gastronomy, culture, arts and tourism. Experiences include daily food and drink tastings of local specialties and microbreweries, dinners at Michelin-starred restaurants, tea and wine tastings, workshops on sustainable food production, and culinary history sessions from Norway. Foraging trips and visits to historic sites and local art galleries are part of the experience, but there’s also free time to stroll along a beach, bike a trail forest or soak up magnificent landscapes. Plan ahead to be on hand for one of the world’s top food challenges when the city hosts the European semi-final of the World Chefs Championships in 2024.

Norway for foodies. $4,006. Up Norway, c/o Spaces, Kristian Augusts gate 13, 0164, Oslo, Norway. +47 412-62-960, upnorway.com.