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What is Slow Food Nations?

Slow Food Nations is a major international food festival hosted in Denver, CO. As one of America’s great food cities, Denver stands out for its collaborative spirit. Chefs, restaurateurs, producers and eaters have all flocked to the greater Denver area, making it a hub for a new and innovative food movement. Denver chefs regularly collaborate with local producers, nonprofits, visiting chefs and other restaurants to produce creative and exciting events.

In 2019, the festival explored the theme: Where Tradition Meets Innovation. Take a look at a snapshot of the 2019 festival here.


Slow Food Nations 2020

We have made the difficult decision to cancel the Slow Food Nations festival this year. We will sorely miss gathering together in person to celebrate good, clean and fair food, but we know it is the right decision with all of today’s unknowns and the deep struggles of the current pandemic. We are currently crafting plans for virtual programming this fall and will be in touch as our plans shape up.

We want to extend our gratitude to the chefs, farmers, merchants, partners, attendees, producers and friends who created the magic of Slow Food Nations these past three years. It has truly been a remarkable experience for all of us and we appreciate you.

It is more clear than ever that the world needs Slow Food. We need robust and resilient local food communities. We need the practical skills of slowing down. And we need to gather in person — locally, regionally, nationally, globally — to unite in joy and justice. When we emerge from COVID-19, we will rethink how to come together in an even bigger and stronger way. We must use this moment to build #SlowFoodSolidarity across the globe.

Learn More

Visit the website to see our roster of Slow Food producers and festival merchants, a look back at the 2019 festival and the incredible culinary talents that joined us in 2019.


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