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February 4, 2017
10th Annual Downtown Gadsden Chili Cook-Off
This annual event welcomes chili-cooking contestants to compete for first place as well as crowd favorite.
February 4, 2017 “Super” Bowl Chili Cook-Off
Orange Beach, Alabama
Let the chopping begin, at the Flora-Bama’s “Super” Bowl Chili Cook-Off on Super Bowl Saturday. Teams of 3 register beforehand and will even dress up to show team spirit. They work their chili wizardry to win with their version of the best chili ever, and will receive an award at the end of the day. If you don’t want to cook, come by and sample the wide variety of dishes. The Flora-Bama continues this annual event that benefits the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life.
February 11, 2017 Wild About Chocolate - Birmingham, Alabama
This year’s location: The Harbert Center in Downtown Birmingham (complimentary parking in deck across street). An evening of elegance and philanthropy benefits the Alabama Wildlife Center. The event includes an appetizer and chocolate dessert buffet with selections from some of Birmingham’s best restaurants, along with silent and live auctions.
February 14, 2017 - VALENTINE'S DAY
Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
February 18, 2017 25th Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival
Orange Beach, Alabama
The Orange Beach Sports Association (OBSA) is pleased to announce the Annual Orange Beach Seafood Festival, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Main Street @ The Wharf. This festival is the Association's major fundraiser to support sports-related activities in our community. The Festival remains the same full day of delicious food, 90 arts & crafts vendors and music for the whole family. This is an alcohol-free event. The festival includes a silent auction, food booths, car show featuring antique, classic & hot rod vehicles, a Kids Zone with climbing wall, activities & more.
February 18-25, 2017 National FFA Week - Nationwide
the week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.
February 25, 2017 - Food Media South - Birmingham, Alabama
Food Media South, a Southern Foodways Alliance symposium will explore storytelling in the digital era. If you blog about food and want to thread more narrative into your work, this conference is for you. If you produce a podcast and want to build your personal brand, this one-and-one-half-day intensive is what you need. If you edit a digital magazine and want to move from short reportage to long form journalism, head this way. If you write short newspaper blurbs and want to graduate to discursive magazine articles, you’re in the right place.
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