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January 31-February 2, 2022
Global Organic Produce Expo (GOPEX)
Hollywood, Florida

 

February -, 2022
ClamJam of Southwest Florida Seafood & Music Festival
Cape Coral, Florida
EVENT CANCELED FOR 2022.  Family Event - Professionally made Clam Chowders, Specially Created dishes with local Clams . . . Top Neck, Middle Neck, Little Neck, and Steamers & Venus Clams, Eat them at the event or buy them by the dozen or pound on ice and take it home to enjoy later.  Great Entertainment, Fresh Local Clams - Great Food; Arts & Crafts, Over 90 Vendors & more! Education Seminars & More.

February 4-5, 2022  Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival - Clearwater, Florida
Annual Seafood & Blues Festival, Clearwater Sea Blues, presented by The City of Clearwater.  Some of the best blues musicians in live concert and some of Tampa Bay’s finest seafood delights.

February 4-6, 2022 - Naples Seafood & Music Festival - Naples, Florida
This event will offer a variety of seafood, cooked fresh on site by local restaurants and food purveyors. Seafood dishes are prepared using only the freshest local and sustainable ocean resources from the Florida Gulf Coast. Also select from meat and vegetarian offerings and a diverse menu of side dishes and desserts. Alcoholic, non-alcoholic and fruit drinks are available.

February 4-12, 2022 - Highlands County Fair - Sebring, Florida
The Highlands County Fair brings together the best livestock displays, food vendors, carnival rides, contests and entertainment for one of the most enjoyed annual events in Highlands County. In addition to carnival rides, The Highlands County Fair features tons of exhibits and contests for cooking, photography, horticulture, fine arts, sewing and more! Some examples of the entertainment are the Chainsaw Carving Show, The Master Hypnotist Show and the Miss, Junior Miss and Little Miss Highlands County Pageants. Don't miss this annual event that features everything you love about county fairs.

February 5, 2022  Taste of Okeechobee - Okeechobee, Florida
Taste of Okeechobee a division of the Top of the Lake Art Fest.

February 5-6, 2022 - Panama City Beach Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival - Panama City Beach, Florida
Food Truck Festivals of America.  Aaron Bessant Park.

February 8-13, 2022  Hendry County Fair and Livestock Show
Clewiston, Florida

February 10-21, 2022  Florida State Fair - Tampa, Florida
The Florida State Fairgrounds is the home of the annual Florida State Fair and over 150 year-round events! The Fairgrounds stretches across 330 acres and is permanently located adjacent to I-4 and I-75 in the heart of bustling Tampa Bay.
 


 

February 11-13, 2022  Boca Raton Seafood & Music Festival
Boca Raton, Florida
The event is crafted like a gourmet meal: a unique blending of food, music and a small marketplace of arts, crafts and fine products.   Select from a potpourri of delicious seafood dishes all prepared fresh onsite using local and sustainable ocean resources from the Florida coastal waters.  Also on the menus you will find meat and vegetarian offerings, a diversity of side dishes and desserts and a delicious assortment of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.  All items prepared by the top restaurants and food purveyors in Boca Raton.

February 11-13, 2022  Annual Everglades Seafood Festival
Everglades City, Florida
All the Fun of a Country Fair - with Live Music and Great fresh Seafood.  Over 150 Arts and Crafts Booths, Local Indian Arts & Food, State of the Art Rides and Attractions.

February 11-13, 2022  St. Sophia Greek Festival - Winter Haven, Florida
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!!

February 12-13, 2022  Annual South Florida Garlic Fest
Lake Worth, Florida
The "Best Stinkin’ Party in South Florida" at John Prince Park in the funkiest little city in South Florida, Lake Worth. Join us as Internationally Award Winning Event continues the tradition of being “The” signature food and entertainment event in South Florida.  This popular food and entertainment event features national act entertainment, Gourmet Alley food area with over 100 garlic laced menu items, a large children’s amusement area with rides, hundreds of art and craft vendors and full liquor bars. Founded by a group of local folks looking to establish a fund-raising source for local non-profit organizations, the event relies on volunteer organizations to staff the event.  In addition to great food, the Garlic Fest showcases a diverse and eclectic selection of national musical acts.  Attendance: 40,000.

February 12-13, 2022  13th Annual Palm Beach Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival
West Palm Beach, Florida

February 14, 2022 - 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 18-19, 2022  33rd Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival
Destin, Florida
This winter festival favorite is back for the Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival.  Sample a variety of gumbo and vote your favorite as the “People’s Choice” winner! Dark or light roux? Chicken, sausage or seafood? Celebrity judges will name the “Area’s Best,” and award the most creative set-up as “Best Display.” Gulf Coasts restaurants will be featured along with live music and children’s activities.

February 18-20, 2022  Punta Gorda Seafood & Music Festival
Punta Gorda, Florida
Enjoy delectable foods cooked fresh on site including seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. Seafood dishes are prepared using indigenous and sustainable seafood from Florida's coastal waters. Add to your main course with selections from a diverse menu of side dishes and choice of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.  Live Music.

February 18-20, 2022  Annual Fiddler Crab Festival
Steinhatchee, Florida
Parade, Fiddler Crab Racing, The Swampwater Cookoff, Food Venders, Arts & Crafts Vendors, Photo Contest, Fishing Tournament, Entertainment: Crab Jam, Suwannee River Jam and much more.

February 19, 2022  Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival - Tampa, Florida
Beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'.

February 19-20, 2022  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 19-20, 2022  Art & Seafood on the Waterfront
Safety Harbor, Florida
This FREE 2-day festival includes a juried art show, a Talent show, Music stage and Seafood festival featuring some of the best local restaurants in Tampa Bay. Local, national and international artists will be exhibiting and selling their work and competing for 1st 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes.  We have fresh seafood items from Bonefish Grill, Daydreamers Café & Grill, and many others including some delicious food trucks like Got Lobstah.  There are also interactive kids’ arts activities and a musical stage on Saturday night from 7-9 pm and Sunday from 5-6pm, Safety Harbor’s Talent show Saturday highlighting the top 15 acts from the Tampa Bay area.  Waterfront Park directly behind Safety Harbor Resort & Spa.

February 19-20, 2022  Jupiter Seafood Festival - Jupiter, Florida
Carlin Park!  Two Days of Local Fresh Seafood • $1,000 Cornhole Tournament • Live Entertainment • Nautical Vendors • Family Rides & Entertainment. Adults $10 - Kids 12 & under Free - Free Parking.

February 19-26, 2022  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 19-26, 2022  Hardee County Fair - Wauchula, Florida
Each year we strive to provide good ol' fashioned fun with some unique experiences mixed in.  If you've never been to the Hardee County Fair, you've been missing out! Our Fair, first and foremost, is all about the kids. We offer a range of livestock exhibitions, pageants, arts & crafts competitions and we added a Citrus program.  Of course we also feature a thrilling midway provided by Arnold Amusements, along with all the Fair food you can handle.

February 20-23, 2022  RFA 42nd Annual Conference & Exhibition
Amelia Island, Florida
To successfully position your company in today’s marketplace, it is imperative to stay abreast of current market trends, food safety regulations, and technical procedures.  Attend the Refrigerated Foods Association’s Annual Conference & Exhibition as we work toward “Advancing & Safeguarding the Refrigerated Foods Industry.”

February 21-27, 2022  75th Annual Pasco County Fair
Dade City, Florida
The fair will host a variety of livestock events, including Hog Show, Youth Dairy, Sheep, Beef Heifer and Bull Show and Rodeo.

February 23-27, 2022  Annual 30A Wine Festival - Alys Beach, Florida
The Annual 30A Wine Festival returns to the beautiful surroundings of Alys Beach, and is a showcase of premiere wine producers and local culinary favorites.  The festival showcases renowned distillers, vintners, and culinary favorites over five days of celebration – a series of events and workshops where wine enthusiasts and bourbon lovers alike relish in the festivities within the captivating town of Alys Beach. All proceeds from the festival benefit the Children’s Volunteer Health Network, a local charity which provides health services to uninsured or underinsured school children in Walton and Okaloosa Counties.

February 24-27, 2022  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 Glazer's Wine & Spirits 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 25-27, 2022  Florida Gourd Festival - Melbourne, Florida
'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 25-27, 2022  Bonita Springs Seafood & Music Festival
Bonita Springs, Florida

February 26, 2022  Florida Taco Battle, A Fiesta Affair!
Boca Raton, Florida
Guests enjoy UNLIMITED Tacos, Bites!, Craft Beer, Wine, Spirits and Live Entertainment to benefit Children's Giving Foundation in Boca Raton.  6 PM to 10 PM in Sanborn Square Park in downtown Boca Raton.  We will host Florida’s Top Taco Contenders to compete at this year’s A Fiesta Affair! Each chef will showcase their best taco creations and compete for Judge’s pick for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Best Florida Taco Master, while the community votes with their wooden chip for Best Florida Taco Champion. Guests will be face-to-face with Florida’s Top Chefs and will enjoy UNLIMITED Craft Beers, Fine Wines, Seasonal Spirits, Live Entertainment, Retail Bazaar and view a prestigious team of Master Judge’s.

February 26-27, 2022  56th Annual LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival
LaBelle, Florida
For more than 50 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 27, 2022  Tampa Bay Jewish Food Festival
Clearwater, Florida - A DRIVE THRU EVENT FOR 2022.
Back and better than ever!  Shop the vendors, let your kids enjoy the Kids Zone, listen to the wonderful live music, and eat some delicious traditional Jewish food & drinks.  Handmade baked goods, matzoh ball & chicken soup from scratch, scrumptious Corned Beef & Pastrami from the famous Carnegie Deli, knishes, noodle kugel, bagels & lox, kosher falafel, and hot dogs!!
 

2023 FLORIDA - February 2023
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

February 1-3, 2023  NAFEM Show 2023 - Orlando, Florida
North American Association of Food Equipment Manfacturers. Come explore a world where the business of foodservice equipment and supplies comes first. An industry utopia for pros like you who face the ongoing challenge of serving others while running a solid, profitable operation. The ideas and products here have the power to refocus your energy on the things that matter – from happy diners to bigger cost savings. Don’t miss 500+ exhibitors, miles of kitchen innovations and priceless connections.
 

2021 FLORIDA - February 2021 Events
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
events waiting for new dates

February 20, 2021 - Florida Empanada Fest - Port Charlotte, Florida
Charlotte County Fairgrounds.

February 20-April 25, 2021  Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival
Tampa, Florida
Offering a variety of food, wine and entertainment. Busch Gardens is tempting taste buds and offering experiences found nowhere else in the world. The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival will be included with any Pass, Fun Card or daily admission.
 

2020 FLORIDA - February 2020 Events
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
events waiting for new dates

February 2, 2020 - Pasco Blues & Food Festival
Land O' Lakes, Florida
Enjoy Live Entertainment from local artists, great food from around the bay and family fun for all ages. Local Blues musicians will be on stage all day so bring your lawn chairs or enjoy our seating while it lasts.

February 4, 2020  Vinitaly International Academy @Simply Italian Great Wines Americas Tour - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
On the occasion of Simply Italian Great Wines Americas Tour, which will take place in Miami, Vinitaly International will present a new series of three Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) Executive Wine Seminars, that will combine focused tastings with academic lectures.

February 6, 2020  Flavors of Boca Raton - Boca Raton, Florida
The Junior League of Boca Raton proudly presents Flavors Of Boca! Join us at The Addison in downtown Boca Raton  from 6:30-9:30 for an unforgettable evening.  This culinary event features fresh fare from both local restaurants and food trucks, live entertainment and a performance painting artist.  Proceeds from the evening benefit the Junior League of Boca Raton’s mission to improve hunger, child welfare, and non-profit support. This is a rain or shine event for guests 21 years of age and older.  Event & Culinary Sponsorships are available!

 

February 9, 2020
24th Annual Forgotten Coast Chef's Sampler
Apalachicola, Florida
Chefs from all over the Forgotten Coast will prepare their most creative dishes at the historic Fort Coombs Armory located on 4th street and Avenue D in Apalachicola. Sample an array from our area restaurants. Our talented shopkeepers and local designers give the event an extraordinary touch and add creative flair by decorating each table individually. The tables range from elegant to artistic and funky.

February 22-23, 2020
12th Annual 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 over 30 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, domestic and international wines, and live entertainment.  Attendance: 20,000.

February 28-March 1, 2020
Sunwest Crab & Shrimp Festival
Hudson, Florida
This event brings thousands of individuals to SunWest Park with 3 days of live bands, crab races, carnival rides, Big Storm Brewing beer garden, crafter & business vendors, photo booths, kids area and a ton of seafood options. Proceeds benefit the Stano Foundation & Gulfside Hospice! Don’t miss one of the largest family fun events in Hudson!

February 28-March 1, 2020  De Soto Food & Music Festival
Palmetto, Florida
The Hernando De Soto Historical Society has hosted a large fundraiser for over 30 years and in past has been named largest regional festival. The Hernando De Soto Historical Society introduces the De Soto Food & Music Festival being hosted at Nathan Benderson Park. This is a 3-day event comprised of Delicious Food, Great Music, Beautiful Arts & Crafts and Family Fun!

February 29, 2020  12th Annual Planes, Trains, BBQ Festival
Tavares, Florida
Live music, great food & family fun!  FREE! Live Music * Air Shows including our first twilight airshow * Wild West Train Rides * BBQ * Beer * Local Flavor * Family Fun Zone.  Bring a chair, seating is limited
 

2019 FLORIDA - February 2019
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
events waiting for new dates

February 3, 2019  SPAM Cook-Off - Apalachicola, Florida
It’s Bowery Station’s 5th Annual SPAM Cook-Off! Get your SPAM recipes together and see if you can win the title. The champ gets the honor of wearing the coveted Blue SPAM jacket while on BS premises, and a reserved stool at the bar for the year! Judged on taste and presentation…bring your SPAM game. Sign up starts at 1pm, judging starts at 2pm. Then the whole mess breaks into an all evening jam session, this year featuring Johnny Barbato, Eric Pfuefer and Brian Bowen….our tasting judges. (www.apalachicolabay.org/events/ )

February 17-18, 2019  LIADO's Annual San Gennaro Festa
Safety Harbor, Florida
EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2019.  It is with regret LIADO must announce that we will not be able to host LIADO's 2019 San Gennaro Festa. Unfortunately, our organization must source a new location after many years in Safety Harbor.  Ciao... for now.
 

2018 FLORIDA - February 2018
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

events waiting for new dates

February 10, 2018 - Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'.
 

2017 FLORIDA - February 2017
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
these events waiting for new dates

February 4, 2017  Tropical Rum Fest - West Palm Beach, Florida
The 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 10-12, 2017  Better Living Home Expo 2017 - Miami, Florida
Meet 100's of Experts and experience Thousands of products and services!  Shop, Compare, See, Try, and Buy!  The Better Living Home Expos are regional shows  that aim to bring local and regional businesses together with consumers for the sole purpose of creating a better home, gardening  and healthier lifestyle.
 

2016 FLORIDA - February 2016
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

these events are waiting for new dates

February 13-14, 2016  Florida Prepare to Survive Expo 2016
DeLand, Florida
The Prepare to Survive Expo is an action-packed weekend that features a hands-on exploration into prepping and self-reliance. Prepping and homesteading are lifestyles of self-sufficiency and you will always have something else that you can learn and something else to do. Workshops, exhibits, and vendors will show you how to grow, harvest, preserve and cook your own food. Demonstrations include open fire cooking, solar oven cooking, cast iron pan cooking, and more. Learn skill techniques like home butchering, making cheese, and smoking meat.  (also: www.naturalamerica.net/ )

 

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