Smithsonian Food History Weekend

Mark your calendar for the fourth annual Smithsonian Food History Weekend at the National Museum of American History this November 1-3, 2018! Join culinary leaders, researchers, practitioners, and scholars in dynamic conversations, cooking demonstrations, and hands-on activities that will provoke and inspire a broader understanding of the history of food in America and the role we all play in shaping the future of food.

Over the course of three days, Smithsonian Food History Weekend will explore the history and changing dynamics of regional food cultures in the United States. How have regional foodways expressed their place? Who and what shape regional identities? How are new ideas about regions reviving, shaping, and reshaping food in America?

From a day of roundtable discussions and a day-long free festival to a black tie gala and an evening of beer history, there is truly something for everyone and every taste at this year’s weekend.


If you would like to support the 2018 Smithsonian Food History Weekend or for more information on how to get involved, please contact Kari Fantasia, Deputy Director for External Affairs, at 202-633-3302 or