5 end of summer food festivals in the West from AAA’s Via Blog

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If you’ve worked up an appetite this summer, or just want to celebrate the end of swimsuit season, the AAA Via Blog has put together a list of late-summer food festivals in the West.

Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, CA; July 27-29

Located about 30 minutes from San Jose, Gilroy is the Garlic Capital of the World. In the late 1970s, the city started a garlic festival, which celebrates its 40th year this summer. The festival features more garlic delicacies than you can imagine, as well as cooking competitions, celebrity chef appearances, music and festival pageant. General admission is $20 for adults.

Mile High Brewfest in Prescott, AZ; August 11

You’ll find more than 150 craft beers from Southwest vendors and breweries at Prescott’s 7th Annual Mile High Brewfest. In addition, you can also enjoy local restaurants and food trucks as well as live music and Prescott’s cool, evening air. General admission is $40, which includes tastings and a commemorative glass. If you’re the designated driver, admission is $10, and includes free tastings of non-alcoholic craft beverages. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona.

LA Taco Festival in Los Angeles, CA; August 18

Unite with fellow taco lovers next month at LA’s 8th annual Taco Festival. Enjoy East LA’s tastiest tacos from vendors and food trucks, with options ranging from al pastor to tofu. Admission to the festival is free, but donations are accepted for a nonprofit that offers housing solutions for homeless youth.

Avocado and Margarita Street Festival in Morro Bay, CA; September 8

Raise a glass to California's official state fruit at the annual Avocado & Margarita Street Festival in Morro Bay, California, which is just north of San Luis Obispo. Along with avocado-themed dishes, the festival features an avocado juggling contest and pit toss, live music and a variety of margaritas, including hibiscus rose and cucumber jalapeno. General admission is $6 for adults, and includes a raffle ticket that can be used to try and win a year’s supply of avocados.

Las Vegas Greek Food Festival, NV; September 14-16

Opa! Celebrating its 45th year, the Las Vegas Greek Food Festival was named the state’s best food festival by National Geographic. Fill up on some of the best Greek food in Las Vegas, including gyros and baklava smoothies. The festival also features live music, dancing, a torch relay run and market. General admission is $7 for adults.

For the complete list of End of Summer Food Festivals in the West, visit ViaMagazine.com. And don’t forget to share your travel adventures with us using #ViaAdventure.

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