Vung Tau City in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau will celebrate the National Day as well as its status upgrade to a Grade 1 city with a four-day (August 22-25) food festival.

Local authorities said they expected the event to boost tourism in the city by promoting its food and beverage culture and supporting the hospitality industry to showcase its products and services.

The festival, held at the TrungTrac-Trung Nhi Flower Garden (Ward 1, Vung Tau), will have 36 stalls manned by professional chefs working with the city’s leading food and beverage establishments.

Besides Vietnamese cuisines, visitors will have a chance to try authentic specialties from countries like Malaysia , Thailand , Ukraine and Japan . A live music concert will also be held every night.

Festival organisers have said they will award prizes to outstanding participants with the aim of encouraging businesses to deliver excellent and professional services to visitors.

The awards will be given to different categories, including excellent dishes, best stall decoration, best fruit and vegetable carving, best fruit display, the most authentic national dish and most professional service team.-VNA