It's time to celebrate October's food holidays!

Meredith Hines-Dochterman
Published: September 30 2012 | 4:08 am - Updated: 1 April 2014 | 1:14 am in

October may just be my favorite month for food celebrations! Not only is it National Apple Month, but there’s Caramel Apple Day on Oct. 31!

I’ve decided to celebrate my favorite fruit by making one apple dish a day throughout October. Keeping reading Everybody Eats to see how I’m doing. You can also check out the Everybody Eats Facebook page at www.facebook.com/everybodyeatscr.

Apples not your thing? Well, there are the other foods to celebrate this month. After all, October is …

National Apple Month

National Applejack Month

National Caramel Month

National Cookbook Month

National Cookie Month

National Dessert Month

National Pasta Month

National Pickled Peppers Month

National Pizza Month

National Popcorn Poppin’ Month

National Pork Month

National Pretzel Month

National Seafood Month

We celebrate National Chili Week the first week of October; American Beer Week the second week of October; National Food Bank Week and National School Lunch Week the second week of October; National Kraut Sandwich Week the third week of the month; the third week of October also is Pickled Peppers Week; and Chicken Soup for the Soul Week is the last week of October.

And here are our daily food celebrations!

  • October 1: World Vegetarian Day

  • October 2: National French Fried Scallops Day
  • October 3: National Carmel Custard Day
  • October 4: National Taco Day
  • October 5: National Apple Betty Day
  • October 6: National Noodle Day
  • October 7: National Frappe Day
  • October 8: National Fluffernutter Day
  • October 9: National Dessert Day
  • October 10: National Angel Food Cake Day
  • October 11: National Sausage Pizza Day
  • October 13: National Peanut Festival and National Pumpkin Festival and National Yorkshire Pudding Day
  • October 14: National Chocolate Covered Insect Day
  • October 15: National Roast Pheasant Day and National Mushroom Day
  • October 16: World Food Day and Oatmeal Day
  • October 17: National Pasta Day
  • October 18: National Chocolate Cupcake Day
  • October 19: National Seafood Bisque Day
  • October 20: National Brandied Fruit Day
  • October 21: National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
  • October 22: National Nut Day
  • October 23: National Boston Cream Pie Day
  • October 24: National Bologna Day
  • October 25: National Greasy Foods Day

  • October 26: National Mincemeat Day
  • October 27: National Potato Day
  • October 28: National Chocolate Day
  • October 29: National Oatmeal Day and National Pancake Day
  • October 30: National Candy Corn Day
  • October 31: National Caramel Apple Day


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