October Food Holiday Observances

We all know that October is the month for pumpkins and all things related to Halloween, right? But did you know that we also celebrate other kinds of foods during this month? Whether you want some inspiration for your own kitchen, a party, or a classroom project, look no further to find a list of October Food Holiday observances. When available, I also have links to ideas for each of these. Keep checking back, as the ideas will continue to be added over time! In the meantime, please add some of your favorite associated recipes in the comments. Also be sure to check out my Pinterest boards of Recipes to Try and Montessori Food Prep Activities for even more ideas.

October Food Holiday Monthly Observances

Looking for an adult beverage to warm you up? Try some apple jack, as it is Apple Jack Month. ‘Tis the season for apples (and it is Apple Month), and it is a classic American drink. To go with all of those apples, you need to have caramel, and it’s National Caramel Month. Cookie Monster is excited. Want to know why? It’s his month! October is Cookie Month and the possibilities are endless. Or satisfy your sweet tooth in another way, as it is National Dessert Month. Have a hankering for ham? You’re supposed to Eat a Country Ham this month. Or if you prefer your pig another way, it is National Pork Month. Now, speaking more my language, October is also National Pizza Month, National Pasta Month, American Cheese Month, National Chili Month, National Tomato Month, and National Popcorn Month. (Try my Spicy Popcorn Recipes!) Ah, the flashbacks to my high school and college days. This is all you needed to live on. It’s also National Seafood Month, so bring on the shrimp and other yummies! Or, if meat isn’t your thing, it is also National Vegetarian Month. Snackers can rejoice for National Pretzel Month. Keep the doctor away for National Apple Month and build those Popeye muscles with National Spinach Month.

October is also National Cranberry Month. Try a Cranberry Mimosa or a Cranberry Margarita for something different!

October Food Holiday Weekly Observances

Second Week in October – Speaking of my college days, I get a kick out of this observance. Beer lovers, enjoy, as this is the week of National Kegger Weekend.

Variable October Food Holiday Daily Observances

2nd Monday in October – Thanksgiving in Canada

2nd Friday in October – World Egg Day

October Food Holiday Daily Observances

October 1 – National Pumpkin Spice Day (I’m sure that one’s a shocker!)

October 1 – National Cookie Day

October 1 – World Vegetarian Day

October 3 – National Soft Taco Day

October 4 – National Taco Day

October 4 – National Frappe Day

October 4 – National Kale Day

October 5 – National Apple Butter Day

October 5 – Rocky Mountain Oyster Day

October 6 – National Noodle Day

October 7 – National Frappe Day

October 8 – National Fluffernutter Day

October 9 – National Moldy Cheese Day

October 9 – National Pizza and Beer Day

October 9 –  National Hoagie Day

October 10 – National Angel Food Cake Day

October 10 – National Tic Tac Day

October 10 – National Sausage Pizza Day

October 12 – Cookbook Launch Day

October 12 – National Gumbo Day

October 12 – Pumpkin Pie Day

October 13 – National M&M Day

October 13 –  National Peanut Festival

October 13 – National Pumpkin Festival

October 13 – Yorkshire Pudding Day

October 14 – National Dessert Day

October 16 – National Liqueur Day

October 16 – National World Food Day

October 17 – National Pasta Day – How about Spaghetti with Zucchini Pasta Sauce for something different? Or here are 30 Spaghetti recipes to try.

October 18  – National Chocolate Cupcake Day

October 19 – National Seafood Bisque Day

October 19 – Global Champagne Day

October 20 – National Brandied Fruit Day

October 21 – National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day (Try my Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Salted Caramel Crunch Topping!)

October 22 – National Nut Day

October 23 – National Boston Cream Pie Day

October 24 – National Bologna Day

October 24 – Feast of Good & Plenty

October 25 – National Greasy Foods Day

October 25 – World Pasta Day

October 26 – National Mincemeat Day

October 26 – National Pumpkin Day

October 27 – National Potato Day

October 27 – American Beer Day

October 28  – National Chocolate Day

October 29 – National Oatmeal Day

October 30 – National Candy Corn Day

October 31 – Halloween – The possibilities for this theme are endless.

October 31 – National Caramel Apple Day

Which October food holiday observances are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments below!



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