2013 FLORIDA - February 2013
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
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February 2, 2013 18th Annual 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 5, 2013 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 6-9, 2013 Cattle Industry Annual Convention & NCBA Trade Show - Tampa, Florida
National Cattlemen's Beef Association. The largest, most advanced trade show for the cattle industry, with over 250 companies in attendance.
February 7, 2013 Flavors of Boca Raton - Boca Raton, Florida
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 7-9, 2013 NAFEM Show 2013 - Orlando, Florida
North American Association of Food Equipment Manfacturers.
February 7-18, 2013 Florida State Fair - Florida State Fair Grounds, Florida
The 2013 Florida State Fair will showcase new and unique agricultural and cultural exhibits such as the new “Discovery Center,” a Tampa Bay History Center curated exhibit, and a traveling exhibit celebrating “Florida Agriculture: 500 Years in the Making” hosted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Get a map at the entrance and explore the “ConquistaTOUR,” a self-guided adventure through the State Fair including the new Florida Cattlemen’s Ranching Museum, Florida’s Learning Garden and Cow Hunter’s Camp in Cracker Country. In addition, fairgoers will “Discover Florida” with a Broadway-style musical performance certain to please those who want to learn more about Florida. Also new this year, is a concert series, including Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas and the Bellamy Brothers, among others.
February 8-10, 2013 Wine Weekend St. Pete 2013 - St. Petersburg, Florida
Wine Weekend St Pete 2013 is a series of sumptuous, over-the-top events on February 8th, 9th, and 10th, 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. Friday–February 8th - Midnight In Paris at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg Exclusive Black Tie Dinner for Sponsors and VIPs Only Featuring Jean-Charles Boisset, Proprietor of Boisset Family Estates Saturday–February 9th - International Wine Auction the the Renaissance Vinoy Franco-American Culinary Extravaganza Featuring Shari and Garen Staglin of the Staglin Family Vineyard Sunday–February 10th - Vintners Brunch at the Renaissance Vinoy.
February 8-10, 2013 Delray Beach Garlic Fest 2013 - 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 8-10, 2013 Everglades Seafood Festival - Everglades City, Florida
Great Seafood, Over 150 Arts and Crafts Booths, Local Indian Arts & Food, State of the Art Rides and Attractions
February 9, 2013 4th 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 10, 2013 Chili Cook Off 2013 - 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 10, 2013 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, 2013 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 15-17, 2013 Winefest XXIII - 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 16, 2013 4th Annual Pigfest - Tallahassee, Florida
BBQ Competition, Arts and Crafts Fair, Music Festival: Come out and bring the family as you enjoy a fun-filled day at PIGFEST! Rock out to the sounds of live and local bands as you pig out on some of the best BBQ around; prepared by top chefs who are cooking their way to the top to claim bragging rights for best BBQ in the Southeast. After you've had your fill of delicious food, venture out to see what local vendors and artist have to show off at their booths, and car collectors' prize winning cars, trucks, and bikes.
February 16-17, 2013 31st Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival 2013 - 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 16-17, 2013 Annual Marine Flea Market & Seafood Festival
West Palm Beach, Florida
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!
February 21-24, 2013 South Beach Wine & Food Festival 2013 - 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 22-24, 2013 National Pig Days 2013 - Marathon, Florida
Live Pig Racing; Silent Auction, Hat Contest, Food, Driks, Live Music, and more. Benefits Grace Jones Day Care.
February 22-24, 2013 Florida Gourd Society Gourd Show 2013 - Melbourne, Florida
Azan Shrine Center. Theme is 'Gourds are... the Final Frontier '.
February 23-24, 2013 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. Attendance: 20,000.
February 23-24, 2013 LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival - LaBelle, Florida
For 46 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. 2013 Parade Theme: “Southern Hospitality – Cracker Style”
February 24, 2013 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 24th 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 24-27, 2013 33rd Annual Refrigerated Foods Association Conference
RFA's annual conference and exhibition. Warm Up to New Ideas: Network with Today's Industry Experts & Explore Tomorrow's Solutions
February 28-March 2, 2013 Commodity Classic - Kissimmee, Florida
Commodity Classic is where America's farmers meet with success. Commodity Classic is the once-a-year, can't-miss event for America's soybean, corn, wheat and sorghum farmers. You'll see the latest innovations first-hand. Hear game-changing ideas from the people who created them. Meet growers and ag leaders from across the nation. Talk one-on-one with top agribusiness representatives at the incredible trade show. If you're passionate about agriculture, you need to be here. Because Commodity Classic is all about success. Your success.
February 28-March 10, 2013 Florida Strawberry Festival - Plant City, Florida
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.