Here are all the food days happening in Oct 2021

Get this mega serving of 150+ food and drink holidays and events in the first blog post of my month-long #FoodWritingFestival series

Here are all the food days happening in Oct 2021
IT’S EAT-OBER! Celebrating Champagne Day, Taco Day, and Caramel Month, besides Dessert Day, Dessert Month, and more.

Images: (From L to R) Jaeyoon Jeong | Unsplash; Chad Montano | Unsplash; Kobby Mendez | Unsplash


Are you a food blogger, vlogger, or photographer constantly seeking topical ideas for your content? Are you a food writer looking to email timely story pitches to your favourite publications? Or are you a collector of delicious food-related trivia from all and pantry—sorry, sundry?


No matter who you are, you are sure to benefit from this October 2021 food calendar I have compiled.


With 150-plus food holidays and occasions from India and around the world, this big list has all the inspo you need for your blog stories, social media posts, article pitches, books, and more. The more topical your content, the higher its chances of raking in the numbers. So, bookmark this calendar for your food stories. You’re unlikely to find anything like this anywhere else!


Also, do keep an eye out for my blog posts on all things food and food writing, including the ones for October’s #FoodWritingFestival, right here. You can access the larger October 2021 content calendar here.


Month-long events

American Cheese Month

Apple Month

Applejack Month

Bake and Decorate Month

Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month

Caramel Month

Chili Month

(World) Chocolate Awareness Month

Consumer Information Month

Cookbook Month

Cookie Month

(Eat) Country Ham Month

Cranberry Month

Dessert Month (Also read: Turn your #IceCreamLove into a bestseller with these 25 cool ideas)

Eat Better, Eat Together Month

Gourmet Adventures Month

Non-GMO Month

Pasta Month

Persimmon Month

Pescatarian Month

Pickled Peppers Month

Pineapple Month

Pizza Month

Popcorn Poppin’ Month

Pork Month

Pretzel Month

Pumpkin Month

Rhubarb Month

Sausage Month

Seafood Month

Spinach Lovers Month

Tackling Hunger Month

(World) Vegetarian Month, a.k.a. Vegetarian Awareness Month


Multiple-day events

Sun, 3–Sat, 9 – Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week

Mon, 4–Fri, 8 – Malnutrition Awareness Week

Tue, 5–Thu, 7 – Pchum Ben

Thu, 7–Fri, 15 – Mysore Dasara

Thu, 7–Fri, 15 – Navratri

Mon, 11–Fri, 15 – Durga Puja

Mon, 11–Fri, 15 – School Lunch Week

Sun, 17–Sat, 23 – Forest Products Week (third full week of Oct)


Single-day events

Fri, 1

(International) Coffee Day

Homemade Cookies Day

Pudding Season starts

Pumpkin Spice Day

Vegan Baking Day

(World) Vegetarian Day


Sat, 2

(International) Chole Bhature Day

Fried Scallops Day

(World) No Alcohol Day

Research Maniacs Food Day


Sun, 3

Caramel Custard Day

(World) Communion Sunday (first Sun of October)

Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Day (first Sun of October)

(Global) Smoothie Day


Mon, 4

Cinnamon Bun Day, a.k.a. Cinnamon Roll Day

Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Taco Day

Vodka Day


Tue, 5

Apple Betty Day

Fruit at Work Day (first Tue of Oct)


Wed, 6

Canadian Beer Day

Coffee with a Cop Day (first Wed of Oct)

Garlic Lovers Day

Kale Day (first Wed of Oct)

Mad Hatter Day

Noodle Day

Orange Wine Day

Pumpkin Seed Day (first Wed of Oct)


Thu, 7

Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Day

Frappe Day


Fri, 8

(World) Egg Day (second Fri of Oct)

Fluffernutter Day

Pierogi Day

Salmon Day


Sat, 9

(International) Beer and Pizza Day

Moldy Cheese Day

(International) Pinotage Day (second Sat of Oct)

Submarine Hoagie Hero Grinder Day


Sun, 10

Angel Food Cake Day

Cake Decorating Day

(World) Porridge Day

Squid Day, a.k.a. Cuttlefish Day, a.k.a. Squittleday


Mon, 11

(World) Dulce de Leche Day

Sausage Pizza Day

Thanksgiving (Canada—second Mon of Oct)


Tue, 12

Cookbook Launch Day

Farmer’s Day (USA)

Gumbo Day

Pulled Pork Day


Wed, 13

Durga Ashtami

M&M Day

Take Your Parents to Lunch Day (the Wed of the second full week in Oct)

Treat Yo’ Self Day

Yorkshire Pudding Day (USA)


Thu, 14

Chocolate-Covered Insect Day

Dessert Day

(International) Prokupac Day


Fri, 15

Cheese Curd Day

Chicken Cacciatore Day

Dussehra

Mushroom Day (USA)

Roast Pheasant Day

Shawarma Day


Fri, 15 OR Fri, 22: Champagne Day


Sat, 16

(World) Bread Day

(World) Food Day

Liqueur Day

Sweetest Day (mostly, third Sat of Oct)


Sun, 17

Four Prunes Day

Pasta Day (USA)


Mon, 18

Chocolate Cupcake Day

Kati Bihu

Meatloaf Appreciation Day


Tue, 19

(International) Gin & Tonic Day

Id-e-Milad

Seafood Bisque Day


Tue, 19 OR Wed, 20: Sharad Purnima


Wed, 20

Brandied Fruit Day

(International) Chefs Day (PiKu & ViRu 2 may have a plot revolving around chefs. Can you guess what it could be? Meanwhile, if you haven’t got your copy of the first PiKu & ViRu book yet, buy/download, read, and review it here; it’s FREE on Kindle Unlimited!)

Office Chocolate Day

(World) Osteoporosis Day


Thu, 21

Apple Day (USA)

Garbanzo Bean Day

(Global) Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day, a.k.a. (World) Iodine Deficiency Day

Mezcal Day

(International Day of the) Nacho

Pumpkin Cheesecake Day


Fri, 22

Eat a Pretzel Day

Nut Day


Sat, 23

Boston Cream Pie Day

Canning Day


Sun, 24

Bologna Day

Food Day (USA)

Good & Plenty Day

Karak Chaturthi

(World) Tripe Day


Mon, 25

Greasy Foods Day

(World) Pasta Day

(World) Pizza Makers Day

Sourest Day


Tue, 26

Chicken Fried Steak Day

Mincemeat Day

Pumpkin Day


Wed, 27

American Beer Day


Thu, 28

Ahoi Ashtami

Carignan Day (last Thu of Oct)

Chocolate Day (USA)

Wild Foods Day


Fri, 29

Breadstick Day (last Fri of Oct)

Oatmeal Day


Sat, 30

Candy Corn Day

Haunted Refrigerator Night

Sugar Addiction Awareness Day


Sun, 31

Caramel Apple Day

Halloween


Sources: Bank Bazaar, Days of the Year, Holidays and Observances, Holiday Insights, National Day Calendar, National Today

25 views0 comments