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Events to look forward to in August
     Print Edition: Aug 18, 2013

6 & 7 Aug
LIVAROT CHEESE FAIR, NORMANDY, FRANCE

Love cheese? Then this annual festival is exactly what you may want to sink your teeth into. Located in the heart of Normandy's dairy region, Livarot hosts a festival devoted to cheese, including a competition to find who can swallow the most at one sitting. Livarot also produces its own cheese and hosts the Cheese Museum. This fair includes the best local creamy cheeses as well as selections from further afield.

18 Aug
PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE, CALIFORNIA

About 200 of the most prized collector cars and motorcycles in the world roll onto what is often called the best finishing hole in golf - the Pebble Beach. Concours is a top-ranking vintage car collector show in the world. Petrolheads from all over the globe come together to compete, or simply enjoy the event here.

19-28 Aug
COPENHAGEN COOKING

Few other cities can boast of a gastronomic scene as dynamic as Copenhagen. The city's biannual food festival is equally revered. At Copenhagen Cooking, you sample the best of the new Nordic cuisine at slightly more democratic prices. The festival also encompasses a number of events, such as street stands and pop-up kitchens in the metro. A must-visit for the gourmand.

22-25 Aug
NEWPORT BUCKET REGATTA, RHODE ISLAND, US

One of the most eagerly anticipated events in the yachting calendar, the Newport Bucket Regatta brings together some of the largest sailing yachts in the world and pits them against each other in a wildly thrilling, fun-filled and hugely competitive two-day race. For entries and schedules, visit www.bucketregattas.com/newport

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