Food and Wine Festivals and Events Around the World is a pioneering text that recognises the importance of this rapidly growing aspect of the tourism industry. Food and wine festivals and events play a significant role in rural and urban development and regeneration and the impacts of these events can be far ranging at a social, political, economic and environmental level. This innovative book recognises the development of food and wine festivals as a part of regional and national tourism strategies and uses international case studies to illustrate practice and contextualise theory.
Bringing together an international contributor team of experts, this is the first book to study this profitable and expanding area of the tourism industry and provides a unique resource for those studying in the fields of tourism, event management and culinary arts.
Table of Contents
Context; Food Events, Festivals and Farmers' Markets: An Introduction; Food Events and the Local Food System; A Selective History of Festival and Feast as Mirrors of Landscape and Culture; Conceptualising Festival-based Culinary Tourism in Rural destinations; Case study on Scottish Food Events in promoting Scottish Tourism and Food Barrie; Food and Wine Festivals: Stakeholders, Long term outcomes and Strategies for Success; Ludlow Marches Food Festival. A Niche Tourism product in an English / Welsh Border town; Food and Wine Events in Tasmania; Apple and Cider Festivals around the World; Segmenting Wine Festival Visitors using their personal involvement with Wine; Beer Festivals around the World; Wine Connoisseurs or Curious Tourists? The participants in Wine Festivals; The Authentic Market Experience of Farmers’ Markets; Food Festivals as a Niche Tourism Product in New Brunswick; Japanese Farmers' Markets and Food Events; Case Study - Airey Inlet Farmers' Market; Farmers' Markets as Events for Local Cultural Consumption, The Otago Farmers' Market; The Tale of Three Markets; Food Festival Research Methods and Approaches; Future Issues and Trends: Food Events, Festivals and Farmers’ Markets