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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
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 10, 2017 The Art of Chocolate - Bloomington, Indiana
In honor of our 20th Anniversary of The Week of Chocolate, we'll be bringing back the Chocolate Painted People! (Actual live models painted in chocolate!) Throughout the evening, a Mardi Gras theme will be featured in the art, food, music, and auction items! Wearing masks is encouraged! In fact, we'll provide you with a great selection of masks if you don't have one already. The evening will begin with an online auction, hors d'oeuvres by Indiana Memorial Union, local musical entertainment, and of course some of our favorite cocktails. Just when you've worked up an appetite, dinner will be presented by IMU's head chef, and feature a live auction. Make sure you save some room for dessert, because you'll finish the evening sampling a wide array of the most exciting chocolate desserts local chefs have to offer!
February 14, 2017
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 18, 2017
Bendix Woods County Park, New Carlisle, Indiana
10am to 12:30pm. 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 18-25, 2017 - National FFA Week - Nationwide
the week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.
February 25-26, 2017 - 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. Feb 25-26 and March 4-5, 2017.
March 4, 2017 D-Vine Wine & Beer Fest - Columbus, Indiana
The D-Vine Festival brings together wineries, breweries, and distilleries from around the state for tasting and purchase as well as food to be enjoyed in a casual setting. All guests will receive a complimentary commemorative wine or beer glass and be eligible for door prizes and 50/50 raffles. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. All guests must be 21 or over to attend. Proceeds benefit people with disabilities.
March 4-5, 2017 Parke County Maple Syrup Fair - Parke County, Indiana
Feb 25-26 and March 4-5, 2017.
March 6-10, 2017 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 11-12, 2017 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 the heritage that shaped this great state.
March 16-18, 2017 IMPPA Convention - West Lafayette, Indiana
Indiana Meat Packers & Processors Association Annual Convention.
March 18-19, 2017 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!
March 21, 2017 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize & celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.
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 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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