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2014 CONNECTICUT: January through May 2014
Food & Wine Shows & Local Food Events

(see also: 2013 - 2011)

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January 24-26, 2014  The Sun Winefest '14
Uncasville, Connecticut
Held at Mohegan Sun, this is the largest Wine & Food show in Connecticut. Also includes celebrity chef dine around, whiskey and bourbon tasting, oyster open and more. Benefits the American Diabetes Association.
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January 26, 2014  Chocolate World Expo - Norwalk, Connecticut
Chocolate World Expo features tastings and sales of chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, cheeses, gelato, wines, beer and much more!

February 14, 2014  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.


March 3-7, 2014  National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children.

March 8-9, 2014  24th Hebron Maple Festival - Hebron, Connecticut
Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy the weekend of maple related events. Self-tours, demonstrations and a variety of maple products at several local sugar houses. Dog sled exhibition, chain saw carvers, crafts, vendors and lots of good food!  Annually the 2nd weekend in March.

April 1, 2014  Flavors of Connecticut - Plantsville, Connecticut
Flavors is a culinary experience that goes beyond the traditional gala and provides each table of attendees with a local chef who will prepare a multi-course dinner tableside. The meal that is delivered will showcase the signature dishes of our culinary experts and take you beyond the usual restaurant fare. Unleash your inner "foodie" and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.

April 22, 2014  Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

May 3, 2014  Annual New England Regional Chili Cookoff
Somers, Connecticut
WARNING: Website has Loud Music.  Sanctioned by the International Chili Society. To benefit the Somers (CT) Fire Department and Patriot Guard Riders CT.  The event is but minutes from Hartford and Springfield.

May 11, 2014  Mother's Day - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list. (2nd Sunday)



2013 Connecticut: January Thru May 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events still waiting for new dates

March 19, 2013  'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless other across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.

April 11, 2013  Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation- Hartford, Conn.
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.

April 27-28, 2013  Tanger Taste & Style Experience and Barbecue Contest
Westbrook, Connecticut
15 to 20 Gourmet Food Trucks all weekend by "Food Trucks 2 Go" offering everything from Asian Fusion to Classic American to Fresh, Local Seafood to Exotic Mediterranean and Homemade Desserts. Live Demonstrations, Backyard BBQ Cook Off, Chowder Cook Off, Live music.


May 4, 2013  Mother's Day Chocolate Festival - Danbury, Connecticut
Sample a delicious assortment of chocolate confections and specialty food items, all available for tasting and for sale.  Shop for unique gifts and products.  Perfect for gift giving.  Door Prizes. 12 yr & older $10 - 11 yr and under-free

May 18-19, 2013  Asparagus Festival - Sherman, Connecticut
6th annual asparagus festival. Food, Wine, Tours, Live Music

May 22, 2013  Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation- New Haven, CT
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.

May 25-27, 2013  Mystic Seaport Lobster Days - Mystic, Connecticut
Lobsters in the rough are served by the Rotary Club of Mystic. Lobster platters are served picnic-style under Mystic Seaport’s open-air Boat Shed where diners can watch boats cruising on the Mystic River and enjoy music of the sea.


2011 CONNECTICUT: January through May 2011
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

January 29-30, 2011  Winter Festival / Beaujolais Release
Litchfield, Connecticut
Our second release of our Estate Grown Beaujolais wine.   Its a French tradition, a mild, fruity red wine to get the population through the winter.  Come enjoy the Beaujolais festivities without having to go to France!.

February 26, 2011  9th Annual "Woofs, Wines & Felines" - Ridgefield, CT
Wine tasting, gourmet food and raffle. All proceeds go to the Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue.



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