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January 7-9, 2015  Potato Expo 2015
Orlando, Florida
POTATO EXPO is the largest conference and tradeshow for the potato industry held in North America. Network with key decision makers and international industry leaders, learn about the latest trends and innovations in the industry and grow your business!
 

 

2014 FLORIDA - January 2014
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
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January 9-18, 2014  Uncorked...Key Largo & Islamorada Food & Wine Festival - Upper Keys, Florida
Come on down to the Keys and enjoy all of the tasty temptations, and some of your favorite wines, as South Florida’s culinary experts step up to the plate to show you what Key Largo and Islamorada have to offer. 10 glorious days of wine tasting events, cooking demonstrations, wine dinners, live music, food and wine pairing classes, progressive wine dinners, art and wine shows, and of course, our fabulous sunsets, scuba diving, fishing, many tourist attractions, shopping, and a great time!

January 12-14, 2014  School Nutrition Industry Conference 2014
Miami, Florida
School Nutrition Association. Strengthen your business connections, further your professional knowledge and help SNA build the future of School Nutrition.

January 15-18, 2014  MAFSI Annual Conference 2014
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Manufacturers” Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry. MAFSI Business Development Conference and Sales Management Forum.

January 16-19, 2014  Annual Frog Leg Festival 2014 - Fellsmere, Florida
Live entertainment, midway, crafters, and frog leg dinners. Proceeds benefit children's recreation in Fellsmere. Attendance: 80,000.

January 18, 2014  4th Annual Oyster Cook-Off - Apalachicola, Florida
The actual cook-off on Saturday will start at 12 noon, Judging and Bands starts at 2:00.  Contestants are encouraged to enter with their favorite recipe. All forms of oysters will be available to taste: raw, steamed, fried. Other food items and refreshments will be available for purchase also. The day's activities will include live music and dancing performances. (also: www.apalachicolabay.org/ )

January 18-19, 2014  9th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival 2014
Key West, Florida
The Florida Keys Seafood Festival's purpose is to raise money for the fishing industry, to showcase the great local seafood harvested by the commercial fishermen of the Keys, to provide scholarships to college-bound children of commercial fishermen, and to celebrate our community by bringing families and friends together.

January 18-20, 2014  The Festival of Chocolate 2014 - Tampa, Florida
Florida's Largest All-Chocolate Event features tastes from the best local and regional chocolatiers and confection companies; demonstrations by world renown pastry chefs, chocolate and wine pairings; hands-on classes; a one-of-a-kind chocolate museum; Kids-4-Chocolate workshop;  crazy chocolate contests for children and adults, chocolate game show stage and live professional chocolate showpiece and cake decorating competitions.  And, don't miss Brownie Bingo!

 

January 20, 2014  Taste of Compassion 2014 - West Palm Beach, Florida
Taste of Compassion is the premier food and wine tasting  in Palm Beach County. "Dine Around the World" with twenty-five of the area's finest chefs who will prepare a complete selection of gourmet tastings from their fabulous menus.  Southern Wine and Spirits will provide exquisite wines to compliment each dish. All proceeds benefit Quantum House.

January 22-26, 2014  Key West Food and Wine Festival 2014
Key West, Florida
Get ready to raise your glass; it's Key West Food and Wine Festival time again!  Our three main events are back this year: Kick Off Your Flip Flops Beach Party, Grand Tasting and Duval "Uncorked."  The 5th Annual Grand Tasting will be held on the pier of the Fort Jefferson Museum between Turtle Kraals and Half Shell Raw Bar.

January 24-25, 2014  Lakeland Pigfest 2014 - Lakeland, Florida
Kansas City Barbeque Society Sanctioned event. Plenty of food, music, and friends for the benefit of local charities!

January 24-26, 2014  International Chocolate Festival - Coral Gables, FL
Presented by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. 8th Annual International Chocolate Festival Featuring Coffee and Tea. Three days of chocolate treats, delicious cups of coffee and soothing cups of tea. Don't miss, tree sales, ChocoKids, cooking demonstrations, our ChocoWalk, informative lectures and more.

January 24-26, 2014  Naples Winter Wine Festival - Naples, Florida
The Naples Winter Wine Festival is ranked among the top 10 arts and entertainment events for wealthy Americans. This ranking by the Luxury Institute is based on exclusivity, quality and prestige. Since 2004, the festival has earned the distinction of being the most successful charity wine auction in the nation according to Wine Spectator. The event brings many of the world's finest vintners and chefs together with wine collectors and philanthropists for a three-day gala in picturesque Naples, Florida.

January 25, 2014  Annual Kumquat Festival - Dade City, Florida
Celebrates the harvest of kumquats, a sweet and sour fruit that is a member of the citrus family. Some festivities include: a farmer”s market, wagon rides, antique cars and tractors, tasty kumquat dishes and craft shows.

January 25, 2014  8th Annual Port Salerno Seafood Festival
Port Salerno, Florida
Local Florida seafood specialties, live music, family fun area, maritime exhibitors, arts and crafts and more in historic Port Salerno along the waterfront.

 

January 25-26, 2014  Key Largo Stone Crab & Seafood Festival 2014
Key Largo, Florida
Featuring fresh local seafood, live musical entertainment, cooking demonstrations, contests and kids' activities. Sponsored by the Key Largo Fisheries and Key Largo Merchants Association, the fifth annual family-fun event takes place at Rowell's Marina, MM 104.5 bayside.  Seafood booths are to serve up succulent stone crab claws, homemade smoked fish dip, conch fritters, chowders, tuna nachos, lobster and more. Attendees also can visit cooking tents for tips on how to devise and devour favorite Keys dishes. Other attractions include arts and crafts, vendor booths, fireworks, shrimp and Key lime pie-eating contests, a car show and even piratical escapades for kids.

January 26, 2014  Master Chefs Classic - Key West, Florida
A culinary competition and tasting that benefits the Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens (MARC provides life services for developmentally disabled adults in the Florida Keys). This event has become the premier food event of the Key West season. Restaurants compete in appetizer, entrée and dessert categories providing incredible food for 400 lucky people. Awards are given in each category.

 

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

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January 13, 2013  Pleasures of the Palate 2013 - Miami Beach, Florida
Prepare to be dazzled as Van Aken designs and prepares a tantalizing, gourmet dinner at the exclusive La Gorce Country Club on Miami Beach.  The evening will start with a cocktail party featuring an array of delicious passed hors d'oeuvres and sparkling wine, then continue with four courses of Chef Norman's signature dishes from My Key West Kitchen, paired with perfect wines to enhance flavors.  One of the event's highlights is a spectacular auction of rare, fine wines, extraordinary travel experiences and more. Don't miss this fabulous affair! 

January 26-27, 2013  Annual Mullet Festival - Goodland, Florida
The three-day festival attracts nearly 5,000 people to Goodland. Fried and smoked mullet are featured and the Buzzard Lope Queen is named during the event. Held annually at Stan's Idle Hour the weekend before the Super Bowl.

January 30, 2013  Vinitaly Tour 2013 - Miami, Florida
You are invited to a rare trade-only tasting of the finest selections from more than 100 wine producers from four pre-eminent DOCG regions of Italy.

 

2012 FLORIDA - JANUARY 2012
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS & LOCAL EVENTS
these events are waiting for new dates

January 14-16, 2012  The Festival of Chocolate 2012 - Tampa, Florida
Florida's Largest All-Chocolate Event features tastes from the best local and regional chocolatiers and confection companies; demonstrations by world renown pastry chefs, chocolate and wine pairings; hands-on classes; a one-of-a-kind chocolate museum; Kids-4-Chocolate workshop;  crazy chocolate contests for children and adults, chocolate game show stage and live professional chocolate showpiece and cake decorating competitions.  And, don't miss Brownie Bingo!

 

2011 FLORIDA - January 2011
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS

these events are waiting for new dates

January 3, 2011  Gridiron Rivals Tailgate Tour - Miami Gardens, Florida
We'll be tailgating out at the Orange Bowl Fan Zone - Great grilling tips, food samples, competitions and games for the whole family. Mention you found us on Food Reference and get a free mini football!

Jan 6-16, 2011  The Hungry Muse: An Exploration of Food in Literature
Key West, Florida
29th annual Key West Literary Seminar. Each year the Key West Literary Seminar explores a different literary theme. This year, for the first time, we explore food in literature. The Hungry Muse will present dozens of today’s most compelling, thought-provoking, and funniest writers– memoirists, novelists, poets, historians, journalists, and all manner of lettered gastronome, gourmand, and epicure. It promises to be a mouthwatering and fascinating investigation not simply of the stuff we eat, but of all the things food stands for in our thoughts and words and stories.

January 15, 2011  6th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival
Key West, Florida
The Florida Keys Seafood Festival’s purpose is to raise money for the fishing industry, to showcase the great local seafood harvested by the commercial fishermen of the Keys, to provide scholarships to college-bound children of commercial fishermen, and to celebrate our community by bringing families and friends together.

Jan 15-16, 2011  Indian River Nautical Flea Market & Seafood Festival
Vero Beach, FL
400 Nautical and Marine Vendors, Boats, Boat Auction, Seafood, Music Fest. Antique Boat Show and Competition. Workshops and Demonstrations. Original Nautical and Marine Art and Arts and Crafts.

 

2010 FLORIDA - January 2010
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

these events are waiting for new dates

January 29-31, 2010  Tampa Nautical Flea Market and Seafood Festival
Tampa, Florida
An outlet for the marine industry and private individuals to sell overstocked, new and used marine equipment at a fraction of the original retail cost. Many boaters, fishermen and divers will find valuable items for their maritime lifestyle at bargain prices and the best value for their dollar.  The event also features healthy delicious seafood. Savor all the traditional side dishes, beverages, desserts and comfort foods as well.

 

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