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FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS & LOCAL EVENTS
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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!

January 17-18, 2015  10th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival 2015
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 17-18, 2015  The Festival of Chocolate 2015 - Miami, 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 24, 2015  9th Annual Port Salerno Seafood Festival 2015
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 24-25, 2015  Annual Mullet Festival 2015 - 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 24-25, 2015  Coral Gables Festival of the Arts 2015
Coral Gables, Florida
The 5th Edition of the Miami Fine Wine & Spirits Festival offers 7 shows in one.   1. VIP Pavilion - offers the best deal in town with the all inclusive package of beer, wine and spirits, food, music, private restroom, valet, private area all for only $39 one day and $49 two day pass. Hurry only 250 tickets will be sold per day!   2. Fine Wine & Spirits featuring 4 separate pavilions.  Fine Chocolate Pavilion - this totally air conditioned tent will insure the over 20 fine chocolatiers offer you only the best and freshest chocolates.  3. Culinary Pavilion:  30 restaurants - Packaged gourmet foods - Non-edibles food products - gourmet knives and decorative kitchen items for example.

 

2014 FLORIDA - January 2014
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
these events are waiting for new dates

Jan 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 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  St. George Annual Greek Festival 2014
Hollywood, Florida
Come Join Us and Be Greek For A Day!  Enjoy Live Greek Music, Dancing & Authentic Greek Food and Pastries, including lamb shanks, souvlaki, fresh-carved gyro off the spit, pastichio, moussaka, and more!  Vendors will be selling Greek novelties.  Bounce house, face painting and games for the kids.

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January 24-26, 2014  International Chocolate Festival
Coral Gables, Florida
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 25-26, 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
these events are waiting for new dates

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! 

 

2011 FLORIDA - January 2011
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
these events are waiting for new dates

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.

 

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