2014 ILLINOIS: January - February 2014
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
(see also: 2015 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010)
January 8-9, 2014 Northern Illinois Farm Show
With over 8,000 attendees and 250 local and leading exhibitors, the 31st 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: www.farmshows.com)
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, Illinois
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 14, 2014 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 15-16, 2014 Galesburg Historical Society Chocolate Festival
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
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.