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2015 ILLINOIS: January - February 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
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January 7-8, 2015  Northern Illinois Farm Show
DeKalb, Illinois
With over 5,000 attendees and 200 local and leading exhibitors, the 33rd annual IDEAg Northern Illinois Farm Show is a convenient venue for producers in northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and eastern Iowa to meet with agribusinesses under one roof. The show will feature a multitude of highly informative and strong educational programs developed by the University of Illinois Extension Services located in the main meeting room.  (also:  )

February 14, 2015  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.


2014 ILLINOIS: January - February 2014
these events are waiting for new dates

February 6, 2014  Celebrity Chef Tour 2014 - Chicago, Illinois
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs.

February 7-9, 2014  Midwestern Herb and Garden Show  - Mt. Vernon, IL
Billed as the largest event of it's type in the area, the Midwestern Herb and Garden Show promises to be spectacular. With vendors from throughout the midwest and nationally known speakers, this event is geared for everyone from the novice to master gardeners.

February 15-16, 2014  Galesburg Historical Society Chocolate Festival
Galesburg, Illinois
Annual festival featuring homemade and commercially made chocolate treats. It is an endless buffet of tortes, cakes, pies, cookies, candies, beverages and much more; a chocolate lover's dream come true.

February 21-23, 2014  Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo - Springfield, Illinois
Booths of hunting/shooting products, accessories, services and related outdoor items. Seminars including cooking and butchering, plus contests and more.

February 27-March 1, 2014  IAMP Annual Convention & Trade Show
Champaign, Illinois
The Illinois Association of Meat Processors’ Annual Convention boasts a line up of educational seminars, hands-on processing demonstrations, 60+ booth trade show and social activities. This annual event is usually held in Champaign, Illinois on the fourth weekend of February each year.


2012 ILLINOIS: January - February 2012
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

these events are waiting for new dates

February 4, 2012  2nd Annual New Zealand Wine Day Virtual Tasting
Chicago, Illinois
In association with Wine Channel TV Complexity is celebrating Waitangi Day (NZ's National holiday) with a virtual wine tasting and cooking demonstration - and you're invited to 'come along'!

February 8 & 15, 2012  Tropical Treat Nights - Chicago, Illinois
Enjoy a tasty treat at the Garfield Park Conservatory, while learning about "sweet plants". Fact and flavor stations will be staffed by educators, featuring chocolate, chicle, vanilla, cinnamon and more.


2011 ILLINOIS: January - February 2011

these events are waiting for new dates

February 5 & 12, 2011  3rd Annual Sweet Saturdays - Chicago, Illinois
This event cancelled for 2012 due to hail damage.

February 18-20, 2011  North Central Regional Barista Competition
Chicago, Illinois


2010 ILLINOIS: January - February 2010
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

these events are waiting for new dates

February 1-28, 2010  Toast The Magnificent Mile - Chicago, Illinois
Moët & Chandon brings luxury champagnes to the North Michigan Avenue area for a month of celebrating life’s moments. Enjoy special experiences in many Magnificent Mile hotels, restaurants, retail shops, spas, art galleries and more. Fireworks display every Saturday at 6:30pm over the Chicago River, the gateway to The Magnificent Mile, One of the Great Avenues of the World.



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