Reasons To Be Cheerful: September

The return of cool mornings after a record-breaking hot summer. The taste of crisp, tart apples, fresh from the local orchard. The appearance of pumpkins at the weekend farmers’ markets. The rekindling of old football rivalries, and the smell of burgers and brats, grilling at the tailgate party.

There are lots of reasons to be excited about September, and many of them are food-related.

September is:

  • National Biscuit Month
  • National Bourbon Heritage Month
  • National Breakfast Month
  • California Wine Month
  • National Chicken Month
  • National Honey Month
  • National Mushroom Month
  • National Organic Harvest Month
  • National Papaya Month
  • National Potato Month
  • National Rice Month
  • Whole Grains Month


  • National Bacon Day (Saturday Before Labor Day)
  • National Waffle Week (2nd Week)
  • Biscuit and Gravy Week (2nd Week)
  • Vegetarian Awareness Week (2nd Week)
  • National Wild Rice Week (4th Week)

In September, we also celebrate:

  • September 1: National Cherry Popover Day
  • September 5: National Cheese Pizza Day
  • September 6: National Coffee Ice Cream Day
  • September 7: National Acorn Squash Day
  • September 9: Wienerschnitzel Day
  • September 12: National Chocolate Milkshake Day
  • September 13: National Peanut Day
  • September 15: National Linguine Day
  • September 16: National Guacamole Day (and National Mexican Independence Day)
  • September 17: National Apple Dumpling Day
  • September 18: National Cheeseburger Day
  • September 22: National Ice Cream Cone Day
  • September 26: National Pancake Day
  • September 27: National Chocolate Milk Day
  • September 27: National Corned Beef Hash Day
  • September 28: Drink Beer Day
  • September 29: National Coffee Day
  • September 30: National Hot Mulled Cider Day

Which favorite fall food do you look forward to the most?