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Enjoy Food Holidays in August – Get the List of August Food Days

This list of national food holidays in August gives us so many recipes to share. From Homemade Pie Day to Eat Outside Day, every day of the month has at least one food or drink associated with it.

This makes the month full of days to celebrate. National days are so much fun to celebrate, no matter the reason. But when you add in some of your favorite foods and drinks, everyone gets excited.

Unsure about what national days are? Check out my national days guide for more information.

Keep reading to learn more about the August food and drink days.

Big pieces of watermelon with words Hello August.

If you are a foodie, you know just how many days of the year are devoted to honoring a favorite food.

You may often find that you are doing searches on the internet to find out just what food or drink today will celebrate.

National days are a great way to tie food and celebrations together. Nothing quite says that we are nearing the end of the summer like a pitcher of citrus tasting drink for National Kool Aid Day, does it?

August food monthly observances

August is right at the end of summer vacation for many of us, so it makes sense that the foods honored this month are geared for the outdoors.

It is not just individual days of the month that are associated with food. Sometimes the whole month is known for a certain type of food.

Vegetables with a green overlay showing a list of August monthly food observances.

For August we observe these foods:

  • National Brownies at Brunch Month – it’s not just a dessert!
  • National Catfish Month – This delicious fish is a Southern Staple
  • National Goat Cheese Month – Elevate your dish with this tart and earthy cheese.
  • National Panini Month – Nothing takes lunchtime to the next level like a grilled panini.
  • National Sandwich Month – Everyone’s favorite lunch time treat gets its own month.

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What are national food days?

Do you like those diet cookbooks where there isn’t anything to decide, but the author tells you what to eat on each day of the month? National food days are a bit like this.

Food Days are my website’s way of helping you decide what you could cook or drink that day based on what the national day of the month it is.

Check out the national day list for August and look through the list. See how many of them are devoted to food?

I’m going to make it even easier for you. 

Just browse this list below. Every day is associated with food or drink in some way. With this list you can’t go wrong with your party planning.

Homemade pie, ice cream sandwich and watermelon slices in a collage with words Food Days in August.

List of August food holidays

Even though summer vacation is so much on our mind in August, the month is also filled with some decadent foods, as well. 

Here is a list of all the August food holidays to look forward to. Most are labeled national days (or international days) and others are just labeled by the food itself.

As well as letting you know which national day to celebrate, this list also gives you lots of ideas for recipes, products and ideas for ways to celebrate these food national days. Have fun!

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Below is a list of the national food days in August. Use the list to find recipes or to discover more about the history of these national days.

August 1

August 2

  • National Ice Cream Sandwich Day – Homemade almond cookies and vanilla ice cream come together in this summer ice cream sandwich recipe.

August 3

  • National Watermelon Day – Get some fun watermelon facts and trivia about growing watermelons.

August 4

Raw oysters with open shells.

August 5

  • National Oyster Day – You may love them or hate them, but today is the day for celebrating oysters. Learn about the many ways to eat oysters, and answer the most frequently asked questions about them!
  • National Green Pepper Day – Grab some peppers and spice it up. It’s Mexican style stuffed pepper time!

August 6

August 7

  • National Raspberries N’ Cream DayWatch the video to make a raspberry and cream pie from scratch.

August 8 

August 9

  • National Rice Pudding Day – Discover which rice is best for the creamiest rice pudding.

Warm s'mores with marshmallow and melted chocolate.

August 10

August 11

August 12

August 13

  • National Filet Mignon Day – Learn why filet mignon is so expensive to buy.

August 14

August 15

  • National Lemon Meringue Pie Day – Learn how to prevent a lemon meringue pie from weeping.
  • Julia Child’s Birthday – Discover more about the life of Julia Child.

August food holidays with variable dates

Some of the food days in August don’t fall on a particular date. Instead these days are celebrated on a specific day of the week.

Cooked slices of bacon.

In August, the variable date food days are these:

More August food holidays to celebrate

We are halfway through the month and look at all the national food holidays we have covered already! There is so much more to come, too!

Perhaps one of these national days in the next two weeks will be right up your alley.

August 16

August 17

  • National Vanilla Custard DayFind out – is vanilla custard the same thing as vanilla pudding?

August 18

  • National Ice Cream Pie DayWatch this video to learn how to make the easiest ice cream pie.
  • National Fajita Day – These oven baked chicken fajitas fit into a Whole30 or Paleo Diet and are Gluten Free, to boot.

Soft serve ice cream in a collage with words Food Days in August.

August 19

  • National Soft Ice Cream Day – Make homemade soft ice cream without a machine.
  • National Hot and Spicy Food Day – Like some heat in your recipe? These chicken enchiladas have a spicy sour cream taco sauce. YUM!
  • National Potato Day – Ditch that cold potato salad and swap it out for a warm German Potato Salad. It is a hit at summer BBQs!
  • Cupcake Day – Get ready for Thanksgiving with these Turkey Cupcakes made with Candy Corn.
  • ‘Black Cow’ Root Beer Float DayFind out why a root beer float is called a Black Cow.

August 20

  • National Bacon Lover’s Day – Get 20 of the best bacon recipes out there.
  • National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day – it’s cookie time. These chocolate drizzled pecan pie cookies give the flavor or the pie without all the calories.

August 21

Enjoy the last week of August food holidays

There is just one week left. Which food holiday will you celebrate this week?

August 22

August 23

August 24

August 25

Lemon juice, international beer and Whiskey Sour with words drink days in August.

August 26

August 27

August 28

August 29

August 30

Food on an outside table for Eat Outside Day.

August 31

  • Eat Outside Day – The best way to do this is to have a picnic.
  • National Trail Mix Day – Dig into a harvest blessing mix to find out what to be grateful for this year.

It is not just food that has a national day celebrated with it during August. All sorts of topics get made into national days.

Be sure to have a look at all of the national days in August, and get a free printable August word search printable here.

Vegetables on a slate board with words Lists of Food Holidays.

More national food days

For other lists of national food days, check out these posts:

Pin the food holidays in August for later

Would you like a reminder of the August food and drink days? Pin this image to one of your food boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

Peaches on a tray with words August National Food Days.

Admin note: this post for the food holidays in August first appeared on the blog in June of 2020. I have updated the post to add all new photos, a meal planner and a video for you to enjoy.

Yield: 1 National Days Menu Planner Printable

Food Holidays in August Menu Planner Printable

Watermelon pieces with words Hello August.

Print out this planner to accompany the August food holidays, and fill in with your favorite national food days for the month. It's a great way to keep track and plan your meals for the whole month of August.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Heavy cardstock or printer paper


  • Computer printer


  1. Load your heavy card stock or glossy photo paper into your Deskjet printer.
  2. Choose portrait layout and if possible "fit to page" in your settings.
  3. Print out and use the to do list to plan your menus for the month.


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Divya Malhotra

Tuesday 19th of July 2022

Interesting Blog. Never knew these days also exist. For me everyday should be cake day


Saturday 30th of April 2022

I really appreciate, you written well and helpful blog for those regarding cakes. Looking forward for more!!

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