2. Taste of Chicago
This is surely the ultimate pilgrimage for those who live to eat! Considered the world’s largest food festival, the Taste of Chicago welcomes more than 2.5 million people every year. Participants sample more than 300 types of local foods, take part in family activities and listen to live music. Children can spend some good time playing games while their parents marvel at the arts and crafts that are on display. The festival runs in Chicago, Illinois from June 14 to July 3 and if you haven’t been there yet, you haven’t earned the right to be called a monster eater!