2014 FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(see also: 2013 - 2012 - 2011- 2010 - 2009)
February 1, 2014 19th Einstein on Food & Wine
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
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
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.