U.S. Food Festival & Food Show Section
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January 1-31, 2016 2016 Sonoma Valley Olive Season
Take an olive curing workshop, enjoy a wine country massage, or eat a delicious dish prepared by Wine Country chefs with local olive oils. Choose from a variety of olive-related activities and events such as cooking demonstrations, Martini Madness, and art exhibitions. Take advantage of seasonal savings at lodging, spas, and restaurants – there is something for everyone!
January 8-10, 2016 42nd Annual Santa Cruz Fungus Fair
Santa Cruz, California
The annual event will be sponsored by the Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz, expanding the understanding and appreciation of mycology (study of mushrooms). The Fair is a popular event for the entire community.
January 8-10, 2016
Nevada County's Sustainable Food and Farm Conference
Grass Valley, California
Nevada County's Sustainable Food and Farm Conference will once again bring together a diverse panel of speakers, farming related businesses and organizations, for a weekend full of informative lectures, a food and farming exposition, plus numerous workshops for all levels of farming and ranching.
January 8-15, 2016 Tahoe South Restaurant Week
Lake Tahoe’s South Shore, California
Tahoe South Restaurant Week is an incredible opportunity to experience some of the best culinary experiences on Lake Tahoe's South Shore at a fantastic value. Participating restaurants feature specially-priced and prix fixe menus highlighting the theme "Made with Altitude." There are no passes, tickets or coupons -- simply visit you favorite participating restaurants throughout the week to enjoy the special menus.
January 9-11, 2016 AFBF 97th Annual Convention 2016
San Diego, California
The American Farm Bureau Federation is the nations’ largest general farm organization with over 6 million member families in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The Annual Convention is an opportunity for members across the nation to come together for educational and networking opportunities. During this meeting our delegates will adopt policies for the coming year and elect leadership to guide these policies forward. The AFBF Annual Convention offers a preview into the future of agriculture. Through educational conferences, exhibitor seminars and technology, attendees will be given the opportunity to learn information that can be used in everyday life and experience what’s next in agriculture. Attending the AFBF Annual Convention provides unfettered access to Farm Bureau leaders, educational experts and corporate partners.
January 15, 2016 Scientific Grower Truffle Cultivation Seminar & Orchard Tour - Napa, California
Scientific Grower Truffle Cultivation Seminar. For Prospective Truffle Growers. • Come and find out: • How truffles are 10x more profitable than grapes. • Why are many vineyards starting truffle orchards. • How do you train dogs to find truffles. • And much more…
January 15-17, 2016 The Good Food Awards - San Francisco, California
The Good Food Awards celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. We grant awards to outstanding American food producers and the farmers who provide their ingredients. Honoring the recipients who push their industries towards craftsmanship and sustainability while enhancing our agricultural landscape and building strong communities. In its 4th year, Good Food Awards will be given to winners in 10 categories: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, pickles, preserve, spirits and oil. Awards will be given to producers and their food communities from each of 5 regions of the US. The Good Food Awards seal, found on winning products, assures consumers they have found something exceptionally delicious that also supports sustainability and social good
January 15-18, 2016
Napa Truffle Festival 2016
World class cuisine meets cutting edge truffle science! Featuring black truffles, cultivation and culinary programs, leading truffle scientists, a truffle orchard excursion and epicurean marketplace, fabulous food and wine pairings, and world-famous Michelin Star chefs.
January 16, 2016 All About Truffles Seminar - Napa, California
Come learn all about truffles—the cuisine, the sex and the science! In this exciting, comprehensive primer about all things truffle, you will get tips on cooking with truffles from our Michelin star host chef Ken Frank who will discuss how to handle fresh truffles in the kitchen, as well as common myths and misconceptions about the various truffle species and “products.” You’ll also get a glimpse into the science of truffles (including “sex and truffles”!) with world-renowned truffle scientist Dr. Paul Thomas and truffle expert Robert Chang; plus why science plays a key role in how truffles are grown and harvested. To round up the truffle day, our Master Dog Trainer Alana McGee will guide you through the fascinating and fun world of training dogs to harvest truffles, complete with a demonstration at a real truffle orchard, located at Robert Sinskey Vineyards. You will be transported directly from the Westin to the fabulous Winery Truffle Lunch at Peju Province Winery, then on to the truffle orchard tour before returning to the Westin.
January 16-17, 2016 24th Anniversary Winter Wineland
Sonoma County, California
140+ wineries offer wine, art, and education. Some wineries will have food pairings and others will have tours.
January 16-17, 2016 35th Asian American Expo - Pomona, California
The largest Asian Trade Show. Celebrating the Lunar New Year festivities, building dialogue between the booming Asian and U.S. markets, offering joy, fun and happiness to all!
January 16-17, 2016 3rd Annual San Diego Travel & Adventure Show
San Diego, California
The Country’s Most Exciting Travel Show Returns to San Diego. The Annual San Diego Travel & Adventure Show is where travel lovers come for travel inspiration, expert information and fun, cultural interaction. It’s where you’ll discover thousands of authentic travel experiences and speak directly to the travel experts who can get you there, give you the inside scoop, and save you money on exclusive travel deals.
January 17-19, 2016 School Nutrition Industry Conference
San Diego, California
School Nutrition Association. Strengthen your business connections, further your professional knowledge and help SNA build the future of School Nutrition
January 17-19, 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show
San Francisco, California
The Winter Fancy Food Show is the West Coast’s largest specialty food & beverage trade show, held annually in January. Discover 80,000 on-trend and best-in-class products including confections, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more. Connect with 1,300 exhibitors representing the latest in specialty foods and beverages from across the U.S. and 35 countries and regions. Attendance: 17,000
January 20-22, 2016 Sustainable Foods Summit
San Francisco, California
North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit. Focal themes of this new edition are food security & waste, marketing best-practices and new technologies. The Sustainable Foods Summit is a series of international summits that focuses on the leading issues the food industry faces concerning sustainability and eco-labels, such as Organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ Certified, etc. The aim of the Sustainable Foods Summit is to explore new horizons for eco-labels and sustainability in the food industry by discussing key industry issues.
January 22-31, 2016 17th annual Crab, Wine & Beer Festival
Mendocino County’s rugged coastline has been home to generations of fishermen who harvest the bounties of our cold, clear Pacific Ocean—and this includes delicious Dungeness crab. And, every January, Mendocino County celebrates this delightful crustacean and locally grown and produced wines and beers with a Festival that delights foodies, oenophiles, and beer lovers alike!
January 26-28, 2016 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium
By combining a trade show with a broad spectrum of seminars, the Unified Symposium provides attendees direct access to all the latest information.
January 27-29, 2016 Cattle Industry Annual Convention and NCBA Trade Show - San Diego, California
National Cattlemen's Beef Association. The largest, most advanced trade show for the cattle industry, with over 250 companies in attendance.
January 29-February 7, 2016 69th Annual Holtville Carrot Festival
‘Let Carrots Rock Your World!’ Fun for everyone--parade, carnival, food, and cooking contest in the 'Carrot Capital of the World'.
January 30, 2016 25th Annual Holtville Rib Cook-Off
Hosted by the Holtville Athletic Club, this year”s event is scheduled one weekend prior to the Super Bowl and is expected to draw a crowd of 15,000 people.
January 30, 2016 CoffeeCon LA 2016 - Los Angeles, California
CoffeeCon is THE consumer coffee festival.
January 30-31, 2016 Temecula Valley Barrel Tasting
A new world twist on old world varietals, this two day barrel tasting weekend features your favorite varietals made with Temecula Valley style.
January 31, 2016 35th Annual Wine Classic - Los Angeles, California
Loyola Marymount University 33rd Annual Wine Classic. Featuring more than 150 wines from 45 boutique California wineries. Silent auction includes specialty wines and products. Proceeds benefit LMU student scholarships.
January 31, 2016 Chocolate Infusion - Nevada City, California
Chocolate Infusion is an afternoon of chocolate, wine and jazz. Come sample delicious and decadent chocolate creations from chocolatiers and chefs, as well as wine from local vintners. Savory tastes with chocolate as an ingredient as well as non-chocolate samples available as well. All samples are included in your admission fee, as well as your souvenier wine glass for the first 400 attendees. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets available on the website or by calling 530-477-4241. Call for vendor information.
January 10-25, 2015 International Restaurant Week
Dine out and enjoy fabulous meals at restaurants you've been waiting to try during Oxnard's International Restaurant Week.
January 18-19, 2014 Los Angeles Times Travel Show
Los Angeles, California
The West’s Largest Travel Show For Consumers And Travel Professionals.
January 28-29, 2012 Bring Out the Barrel 2012: Good Wine Hunting
Come out and be the first to taste El Dorado’s finest wines straight from the barrel! You will be treated to a special preview of extraordinary vintages before they are blended or bottled. Each vineyard will be offering wine tastings, light hors d'oeuvres, and the opportunity to learn more about wine and wine making. As you’re discovering great wines, be on the hunt for other items as part of the winery scavenger hunt. Prizes will be awarded to the first 10 to participants to finish.
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