07/28/2012 09:03 am ET Updated Sep 27, 2012

Dig Into August Food Fests: Where To Sip, Snack And Sleep (PHOTOS)

It's time to take a bite out of summer. After all, August heralds the start of some of the best food festivals across the globe, giving you the perfect excuse to escape your hometown and chow down on some first-class cuisine.

We here at Oyster have the scoop on August's yummiest of the yum -- and the best hotels at which to continue your foodie love affair, of course.

So loosen that belt buckle, it's chow time.

-- Kristina Fazzalaro,

Dig into August Food Fests: Where to Sip, Snack, and Sleep