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U.S. Food Festival Section: Listed by State & Month
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2019 FLORIDA - February 2019
February 2-3, 2019
St. Petersburg Seafood & Music Festival 2019
St. Pete Beach, Florida
From 10 am to 6 pm. Join us for a weekend of food and live music while enjoying the downtown St. Petersburg community in the company and camaraderie of family and friends! The Festival is created as all good dishes: by incorporating and blending the finest ingredients. We offer fresh dishes prepared onsite by top local restaurants and food purveyors mixing a variety of ingredients (seafood, meats and vegetarian). Seafood dishes are created using indigenous and sustainable ocean resources from Florida’s coastal waters. Select from a diverse menu of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to accompany your meal! Musical entertainment consists of live on-stage performances by creative and talented musicians from both the local and regional circuit. Genres of music vary from soul, classic rock, R&B, jazz, salsa and more. General admission is $5 at the gate, with children 12 and under free.
February 7-9, 2019 - NAFEM Show 2019 - 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.
February 9-10, 2019 Boca Raton Seafood & Music Festival 2019 - 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 1, 2018 - 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 2-4, 2018 Wine Weekend St. Pete 2018 - St. Petersburg, Florida
The Museum of Fine Arts invites you to join us for the most spectacular weekend ever in St Petersburg, Florida. Wine Weekend St Pete benefits the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, the arts, its legacy, and its many children’s programs. It is the largest fundraising event for the Museum of Fine Arts representing all that is exquisite, including a elegant wine pairing dinner, an exciting auction and a celebratory champagne brunch plus, optional events that you will not want to miss! This year our theme is “Be Seduced”! We will relive the days of Louis XV and the balls of Versailles.
February 2-10, 2018 DeSoto County Fair & Livestock Show - Arcadia, Florida
Our Fair consists of pageants for the young ladies and talent shows for the youth and adults. In the barn, beef, swine, rabbit, poultry and goats are exhibited and judged. Beef and swine are sold at auction to benefit our exhibiting youth. Your support in this area is important, as many of our youth use the proceeds from the sale of their animals to build an educational fund. Sales often exceed $200,000.00 in revenue for our youth. Our exhibit building provides space for the 4-H exhibitors and students to show off their projects and earn awards. (also: www.desotocountyfair.org/ )
February 4, 2018 SPAM Cook-Off 2018 - Apalachicola, Florida
It’s Bowery Station’s 4th 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.
February 7, 2018 - Vinitaly International Academy @Simply Italian Great Wines Americas Tour - Miami, 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 8-19, 2018 - Florida State Fair - Tampa, Florida
Florida State Fair Grounds
February 9-11, 2018 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 9-11, 2018 - 19th Annual South Florida Garlic Fest 2018
Lake Worth, Florida
The "Best stinkin’ party in South Florida" moved and expanded the event last year to a larger venue at John Prince Park located in the funkiest little city in South Florida, Lake Worth. The response from our garlic fans was overwhelmingly positive! More room in a beautiful park setting, easy access from I95 and a relaxing 48-acre campground complete with all the amenities. Our 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, over 200 artist and craft vendors, Garlic Chef cooking competition, the Cloves & Vines Wine Garden 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. That non-profit organization has reached a milestone this year donating over $610,000 and proudly continues to grow its charitable donations each year. Attendance: 40,000.
February 9-11, 2018 - 28th Annual Winefest - Clermont, Florida
Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards. Winefest is an opportunity to 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 are invited to display their work, Enjoy 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 9-17, 2018 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 10, 2018 - Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'.
February 10, 2018 Taste of New Orleans Blues & Brews Festival
Ft. Pierce, Florida
WARNING: Loud, Auto-Play Music. Annual Taste of New Orleans Blues & Brews Festival at Sailfish Brewing Company in the beautiful downtown Ft. Pierce. This will be a day to remember, as it will be filled with the tastes and sounds of New Orleans as the “Taste of New Orleans Blues & Brews Festival” enters its 2nd year of cooking up the hottest blues and the coolest brews in all of the Treasure Coast! Pack up the kiddies, and bring Mom and Pop too; and enjoy yet another Above Average Entertainment event designed for all ages. Stroll about the grounds and enjoy New Orleans-style food and music.
February 10, 2018 4th Annual Taste of Okeechobee - Okeechobee, Florida
Taste of Okeechobee a division of the Top of the Lake Art Fest.
February 10-11, 2018 Annual Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival - West Palm Beach, Florida
Under The Sun Promotions Inc. is delighted to announce that the Marine Flea Market & Boat Sale is returning for its 7th year, taking place at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach, Florida
February 11, 2018 22nd 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. Tickets are $60.
February 11, 2018 VeritageMiami - Miami, Florida
Our newest VeritageMiami event, the Bubbly Brunch & Auction gives guests the opportunity to enjoy great food, wines and a lively auction of one-of-a-kind experiences, with proceeds benefiting United Way of Miami-Dade.
February 11-14, 2018 International Sweetener Colloquium
Co-hosted by the Sweetener Users Association and the International Dairy Foods Association, the International Sweetener Colloquium has long been considered the industry’s premier meeting. This annual event provides a unique opportunity for key players from all sectors to discuss the most pressing issues facing the global sweetener industry.
February 13-16, 2018 24th Annual FSMA Top2Top Conference
Foodservice Sales & Marketing Association annual conference.
February 13-18, 2018 Hendry County Fair and Livestock Show
February 14, 2018 - 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 15-18, 2018 Port Canaveral Seafood & Music Festival
Cape Camaveral, Florida
Three days and nights of fun with seafood from all across the USA, 20 musical groups and more. Arts and crafts, kids zone, Shark Encounter Exhibit and more.
February 16-17, 2018 29th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival
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 16-18, 2018 10th Annual Fiddler Crab Festival
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 16-18, 2018 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 17, 2018 Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival - Tampa, Florida
Beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'.
February 17, 2018 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. Attendance: 15,000.
February 17, 2018 Panama City Beach Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival - Panama City Beach, Florida
Food Truck Festivals of America. Aaron Bessant Park.
February 17-18, 2018 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 17-18, 2018 LIADO's Annual San Gennaro Festa - Safety Harbor, Florida
Each year LIADO, The Italian-American Women of Today, ?produce and host a spectacular Festa to celebrate and share our Italian heritage by creating a bustling street fair at the Safety Harbor Marina & Waterfront Park in the beautiful city of Safety Harbor, Florida.
February 17-24, 2018 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 17-24, 2018 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 19-25, 2018 71st 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 21-25, 2018 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 22-25, 2018 7th 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. This newly expanded three-day event features a Friday night gathering, "Bourbon, Beer, and Butts", Saturday wine tasting seminars, a walkabout and grand tasting, band party at nightfall, and Sunday's exclusive event, "Fruits de Mer & Sancerre" complete with croquet tournament (appropriate croquet attire encouraged). Weekend tickets are $300 per person and proceeds from the event benefit Children's Volunteer Health Network.
February 23-25, 2018 Florida Gourd Society Gourd Show - Melbourne, Florida
'Gourds go Western' 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 24, 2018 Beertopia - Sarasota, Florida
Sample beers from around the world paired with dishes from local restaurants. Sponsored by the Hernando DeSoto Historical Society. Live Music, Silent Auction and Raffle.
February 24-25, 2018 LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival - LaBelle, Florida
For 52 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 24-25, 2018 10th 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 24-25, 2018 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 25, 2018 Tampa Bay Jewish Food Festival - Clearwater, Florida
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!!
February 25, 2018 Chili Cook Off - Pinecrest, Florida
Come to compete, or come to eat! Pinecrest Gardens is pleased to announce the 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 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.
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/ )
February 21, 2015 Treasure Coast BBQ Championship 2015 - Fort Pierce, Florida
Enjoy eating some great food, listening to music, and strolling with a cold brew along the beautiful Indian River on a fun, family-friendly day. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of St. Lucie County.
February 28-March 1, 2015
Mixon Fruit Farms Annual Orange Blossom Festival - Bradenton, Florida
Lots of fun for the family. Kids activities and games. Bounce house, Bungi jump, Rock Climbing Wall. Live entertainment. Craft vendors and food.
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 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 21-24, 2013 Miami Wine & Spirits Expo 2013 - Miami Beach, Florida
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! A 2014 Expo is planned for OCTOBER 2014
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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