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2017 INDIANA - January, February & March 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(see also: 2016 - 2013)


January 17-19, 2017
28th Annual Fort Wayne Farm Show
Ft. Wayne, Indiana
The area's largest variety of farm machinery and equipment in one location. Educational seminars presented daily.

January 24-29, 2017  Meltdown Ice Festival 2017 - Richmond, Indiana
The Meltdown Winter Ice Festival is an exciting weekend event in Richmond, Indiana focused on a thrilling tour of custom ice sculptures, impressive ice fights, lively winter activities for all ages, and so much more!

February 3-19, 2017  Week of Chocolate - Bloomington, Indiana
The Week of Chocolate (WOC) is a week-long community-wide festival that takes place at the end of January.  It has been in existence for over 10 years!  Every day of the week a different nonprofit organization hosts a chocolate themed fundraising event to raise money in support of their mission.  All funds raised at each event go directly to the agency putting on the event.

February 14, 2017  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.


2016 INDIANA - January, February & March 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(events waiting for new dates)

February 13, 2016 - The Art of Chocolate - Bloomington, Indiana
LIFEDesigns annual fundraising event, offers a romantic evening full of art, chocolate, culture and creativity! A tasting hour from 6-7:00 pm is full of decadent and delicious samples from local chefs as well as beverages from Oliver Winery and Function Brewery.  Featured food vendors this year include Cynthia Moriarty, Zeitgeist, STIR-Mobile Coffee, Peacetree Mountain Truffles, Bea’s Soda Bar, IMU, and C3. During the tasting hour explore locally crafted gifts, products, and more in the online auction.  The tasting hour will be followed by a full dinner provided by One World Catering. The dinner will be a special treat chosen for this event by Executive Chef Corbin Morwick. During dinner be ready to bid on your favorite piece of art of vacation destination!


February 20, 2016
Tapping Day
Bendix Woods County Park, New Carlisle, Indiana
Grab your braces & bits; it’s time to tap! Volunteers are needed to tap trees and get the Bendix Woods’ sugar bush ready for making maple syrup! Bring a hammer and a brace with a 5/16” bit (if available). This activity is outdoors, so dress for the weather.

February 27-28, 2016  Parke County Maple Syrup Fair
Parke County, Indiana
At winter’s end, Parke County’s Maple Syrup Producers begin tapping the maple trees that provide sugar water for making maple syrup. Join in on the two weekends of fun at the Parke County Maple Fair. Travel country roads with world famous covered bridges and tour maple syrup camps throughout the county. See how maple syrup is made down at the "sugar camp" and sample its wonderful flavor.

March 5-6, 2016  National Maple Syrup Festival
Brown County, Indiana
The National Maple Syrup Festival will celebrate its second year in Brown County, and will feature tree tapping, sap boiling, incredible foods and unique drinks using maple syrup as an ingredient.  In 2016, the focus will move to Brown County State Park. While the Festival continues in venues around Brown County, the 2016 event will appeal more to outdoor lovers, those looking for relief from cabin fever and families looking for fun.

March 7-11, 2016  National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children.

March 10-12, 2016  2016 Joint Illinois Association of Meat Processors, Indiana Meat Packers & Processors Convention - French Lick, Indiana
Convention and Trade Show.

March 12-13, 2016  Spring Farm Fest - Evansville, Indiana
Demonstrations, presentations, and hands-on activities relating to Indiana farming throughout the centuries.  While most farm festivities center on fall’s bountiful harvest, Spring Farm Fest honors both the dawn of the season and this Indiana legacy.  As home to some of the state’s first corn growers, Angel Mounds is the ideal place to learn about Indiana’s earliest farmers and heritage that shaped the state.

March 15, 2016  'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize & celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.

March 19-20, 2016  Sugar Camp Days
Bendix Woods County Park, New Carlisle, Indiana
Join us in celebration at Bendix Woods County Park as the end of winter nears! Watch sap cook into syrup, enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast (a New Carlisle Lion’s Club fundraiser), tour the Sugar Bush, purchase home-made baked goods or maple syrup, enjoy family music and much more!


2013 INDIANA - January, February & March 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(events waiting for new dates)

March 8, 2013  Maple Syrup by Moonlight
Bendix Woods Park, New Carlisle, Indiana
Take a guided twilight stroll through the sugar bush, learn how to tap a tree by lantern light and observe maple syrup being made (weather permitting). Then, enjoy a hot beverage and dessert made with pure maple syrup while warming in the shelter. Registration and payment are required by March 4.




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