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February 1, 2014  19th Einstein on Food & Wine
Tampa, Florida
The event combines food, wine, music and a silent auction to raise funds for the Museum of Science and Industry's educational programs.

February 4, 2014  Simply Italian - Miami, Florida
The best Italian wine trade tasting event, the Simply Italian – Great Wines US Tour, has assembled Italy’s most prestigious wineries under one roof. This spectacular showcase, highlighting producers from various Italian regions including: Tuscany, Piedmont, Sicily, Marches, and Veneto, will be an event you won't want to miss!

February 6-17, 2014  Florida State Fair - Florida State Fair Grounds, FL


February 7-9, 2014  Delray Beach Garlic Fest 2014 - Delray Beach, Florida
Gourmet Food & Entertainment event featuring national act entertainment, Gourmet Alley, professional cooking competitions, full liquor bar, 180 exhibitors, large children's area and more.

February 7-9, 2014  Everglades Seafood Festival  - Everglades City, FL
Great Seafood, Over 150 Arts and Crafts Booths, Local Indian Arts & Food, State of the Art Rides and Attractions.

February 7-9, 2014  Wine Weekend St. Pete 2014 - St. Petersburg, Florida
Wine Weekend St Pete 2013 is a series of sumptuous, over-the-top events centered on great food, great wines, and a stellar auction, all to benefit the Margaret Acheson Stuart Society of the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.

February 8, 2014  5th Annual Orlando Chili Cook-Off - Orlando, Florida
This premier chili competition is sanctioned by the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI). Since its inception, CASI has sanctioned thousands of Cook-offs and has raised millions of dollars for charities — and this tradition continues here in Orlando.  The Orlando Chili Cook Off, which began as a small gathering of friends and chili-lovers, has now become a regional event attracting cooks and attendees throughout Central Florida and the southeastern states. Teams can win trophies and prizes for the best CASI chili or the best open chili categories. Also, a best-in-showmanship award will be presented for the most entertaining chili team.

February 8, 2014  Chili Cook Off 2014 - Pinecrest, Florida
Come to compete, or come to eat! Pinecrest Gardens is pleased to announce the inaugural Chili Cook-Off.  Prepare your tastebuds for an encounter with some of the most delicious chili in Miami-Dade County.  Restaurants, caterers and novices compete for the title of "Best Chili in Town".  Enjoy great live music, good food, and good brew as you take part in activities for the entire family.  This is an amateur-friendly cook-off, so dust off your apron, grab your spices, and let's get cookin'!

February 8, 2014  Tropical Rum Fest - West Palm Beach, Florida
The 2nd Annual Tropical Rum Festival will be hosted once again at the Meyer Amphitheatre.  Diversity at its highest peak as patrons enjoyed the tropical set ambiance and atmosphere with music and some of the best rum mixes, topping the evening off with LIVE Bands and some local disc jockeys playing the best Reggae, Electronic, House and Trance music. Along with an array of some of the most delectable, flavorsome and tantalizing food from all over such as Conch Fritters, Jerk Chicken, Rum Cake and our Official Drink - 'Rum and Coconut Water'.


February 8-9, 2014  Clearwater Beach Uncorked - Clearwater Beach, FL
Clearwater Beach Uncorked, touted as the hippest beachfront gastronomic event on Florida’s west coast, is your ticket to unwind and wiggle your toes in the sugar white sand while enjoying the finest fare and wines this side of fabulous. Your ticket includes access to the private Grand Tasting Village, and the über-cool Uncorked Spirits Beach Club, presented by Publix Liquor Stores and nestled in a private hideaway beneath the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy this weekend of world-class food, wine, spirits and microbrews while tantalizing your taste buds and soothing your senses.

February 9, 2014  Annual Forgotten Coast Chef's Sampler
St. George Island, Florida
6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the Historic Fort Coombs Armory. Our talented shop keepers and local designers give the event an extraordinary touch and creative flair by decorating each table individually. The tables range  from elegant, to artistic, to funky.

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.

February 14-16, 2014  Winefest XXIV - Clermont, Florida
Lakeridge Winery.  Enjoy all the fruits of our bountiful previous year's harvest. Our full range of award-winning table wines, from dry to sweet, are sure to entice newcomers as well as draw rave reviews from longtime devotees. Over 80 local Artists and Crafters; live music on outdoor stage throughout the entire weekend. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food is available for purchase, along with complimentary Winery tours and tasting.

February 14-17, 2014  AKFCF Convention - Orlando, Florida
Association of Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchisees Annual convention and trade show.

February 15-16, 2014  32nd Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival
Cortez, Florida
Celebrate Florida's commercial seafood industry – its past, present and future. The festival will also feature seafood, live music, nautical arts and crafts, children's activities and environmental exhibits. Annually, 3rd weekend in February.

February 20-23, 2014  South Beach Wine & Food Festival
South Beach, Florida
The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine is a national, star-studded, destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine & spirits producers, chefs & culinary personalities. Hosted by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida and Florida International University (FIU), the festival benefits FIU’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Teaching Restaurant and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center.


February 21-23, 2014  Florida Gourd Society Gourd Show - Melbourne, FL
Azan Shrine Center. Theme is 'Gourds go Hawaiian '.   A group of Floridians interested in growing and crafting gourds got together and formed the Florida Gourd Society, Inc. Actually, we're the Lambda Chapter of the American Gourd Society - one of twenty-three such state chapters in the U.S. having the common goal of enjoying and promoting gourding as a hobby.

February 22, 2014  Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival 2014 - Tampa, Florida
Beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'.

February 22-23, 2014  LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival - LaBelle, Florida
For 47 years LaBelle has been celebrating swamp cabbage with a down-home festival. Sample dishes made with swamp cabbage (also known as hearts of palm), which comes from the state tree, the sabal or cabbage palm. The event includes a parade, motorcycle & car shows, entertainment, a carnival, a 5-K run, a bass tournament, a rodeo, and the "Grasscar" lawnmower race.

February 22-23, 2014  Downtown Food & Wine Fest - Orlando, Florida
The tradition continues as more than 20,000 foodies and wine lovers experience unique local cuisine paired with wines from around the globe.  Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola on Robinson Street, the two-day Fest features mouth-watering dishes from 40 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, domestic and international wines, and live entertainment.

February 23, 2014  A Celebration of Wine - Gainesville, Florida
Savor the flavor of wines from around the world as Florida's 89.1 WUFT-FM and 90.1 WJUF-FM present the 25th annual wine tasting and auction to benefit public radio in North Central and Mid Florida.  This fundraising event features 300 wines for tasting and culinary treats, desserts, and specialty coffees.  A silent auction runs through the wine tasting and the live auction begins at 3:30 p.m.  The auction features a wide variety of treasures including wine, winery items, wine related art, trips, gift certificates and other collectibles. The event is appealing to both wine enthusiasts and novices. Winery representatives are on hand to discuss the finer points of the various offerings.

February 23-25, 2014  National Pasta Association Annual Meeting
Naples, Florida
NPA members include pasta producers, millers, ingredient suppliers and pasta equipment manufacturers.

February 24-27, 2014  20th FSMA Top2Top Conference - Orlando, Florida
Foodservice Sales & Marketing Association annual conference.

February 27-March 9, 2014  Florida Strawberry Festival - Plant City, FL
Exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture, and crafts await you. Ethnic traditions, social events, competitive contests, youth developmental programs, top-name entertainment, parades.

February 28-March 2, 2014  National Pig Days 2014 - Marathon, Florida
Live Pig Racing; Silent Auction, Hat Contest, Food, Driks, Live Music, and more. Benefits Grace Jones Day Care.

February 28-March 2, 2014  Annual Marine Flea Market & Seafood Festival
West Palm Beach, Florida

February 28-March 9, 2014  Tampa Bay Beer Week - Tampa Bay, Florida
Celebrate Tampa Bay beer culture and showcase the area as an emerging and vibrant craft and specialty beer destination.


2013 FLORIDA - February 2013
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

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February 7, 2013  Flavors of Boca Raton - Boca Raton, Florida
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After 11 years, Dessert-based Chocolate Decadence has evolved into a unique culinary extravaganza, FLAVORS OF BOCA!   Experience dishes from your favorite local restaurants, great musical entertainment, and fabulous raffle and silent auction items. The evening will also include a food judging competition, where restaurants will go head to head by placing their best food forward.  Join more than 800 guests in an effort to support the charitable organizations that are supported by the Junior League of Boca Raton and its community initiative C.H.O.W. (Conquering Hunger Our Way).

February 21-24, 2013  Miami Wine & Spirits Expo 2013 - Miami Beach, FL
Come enjoy tasty vinos, beers and spirits at this one-of-a-kind event. There will be distributors, importers, wholesalers and retailers showcasing their best products. There will also be hourly seminars on tastings, pairings and responsible consumption.  An Entertainment Stage with a great line up of regional performers and a launch of new products will delight your evening!



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February 12, 2012  Taste of Finland - Lake Worth, Florida
Part of Finlandia Days (Feb12-20). A competition judged by attendees; with over 30 different traditional Finnish dishes, appetizers and soups, entrees, and desserts and breads.  This highly successful event has become a highlight of the annual Finlandia Days Festival.  Over the years it has brought together more and more people who enjoy great tasting food, including both locals and tourists.
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2011 FLORIDA - February 2011

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February 23, 2011  Wine, Dine & Design - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Meet the vintners of California & the region's most celebrated chefs. Enjoy premium tastings of fine wine & gourmet cuisine. Indulge in a captivating showcase featuring the region's most celebrated artists, interior designers and more. Proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross for Haiti Relief & Development, and the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.


2010 FLORIDA - February 2010
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
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February 24, 2010  6th Annual Miami Crawfish Boil & Cajun Festival
Miami, Florida
Free Admission to the event, beer sampling and throw beads.  Prizes and live music.   Family Fun. No purchase necessary to attend.



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February 6-8, 2009  1st Annual Brevard County Italian Festa
Florida   (no website)
Food, Rides, Games, Classic Cars, Entertainment. Free admission proceeds to benifit special olympics. For additional info - Phone: 772-2375100   E-mail:

February 13-15, 2009  Greek Festival of Polk County - Winter Haven, FL
Come and enjoy a taste of Greek Culture. Greek food, entertainment and more... This year we are having a Sweetheart Dance for those who want to enjoy the festival but still want to sneak a little dance with their sweethearts.  OPA!!



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