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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.

 

February 28-March 2, 2017
30th Annual Iowa Hawkeye Farm Show 2017
Cedar Falls, Iowa
For 28 years, the Hawkeye Farm Show has showcased the latest agricultural technology and services with over 200 exhibitors representing over 800 product lines, all inside the temperature-controlled UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  Join over 18,000 agricultural producers from Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin to review the latest farm technology focused on improving yields, reducing costs, and managing risk.

March 6-10, 2017 - National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.  'Make the Grade with School Breakfast.'

March 21, 2017 - 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture

April 22, 2017  Earth Day - Worldwide
Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

May 14, 2017  MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
 

 

2016 IOWA: January through May 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events still waiting for new dates

January 27-28, 2016  2016 Iowa Pork Congress - Des Moines, Iowa
For producers, contract feeders, employees, consultants, students....anyone with an interest in the swine industry.

February 2-4, 2016  Iowa Power Farming Show - Des Moines, Iowa
The Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association (I-NEDA) has introduced new themes for the Nebraska and Iowa Power Farming Shows. The new “More Power to You” themes are designed to showcase the powerful experience of attending the nation’s second and third largest indoor farm shows.

February 18-21, 2016 - IMPA Annual Convention & Trade Show
Ames, Iowa
The Iowa Meat Processors Association

February 20, 2016 - Cured Meats Competition - Ames, Iowa
The Iowa Meat Processors Association.

February 20, 2016  9th Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival
Des Moines, Iowa
The Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival will be held at the Iowa Events Center from 10am to 5pm (9am for Early Entry Tickets and Tables). Recognized as the “Mecca of all bacon festivals”, the much talked about Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival takes place annually in Des Moines, IA.  Organized and promoted by the Iowa Bacon Board, the festival offers participants: extensive bacon sampling, bacon lectures, bacon-inspired dishes, bacon competitions, an annual bacon queen, bacon awards, live entertainment and bacon camaraderie. Attendance: 8,000

 

February 28-29, 2016
IWGA Annual Conference
Altoona, Iowa
Iowa Wine Growers Association.  Our Iowa wine/vine industry is strong; over 200 people attended the 2015 meeting, and 30 vendors participated in the conference. Iowa has over 300 commercial vineyards and more than 100 wineries, making the IWGA Annual Conference a direct connection to your target market.

March 19-20, 2016  Maple Syrup Festival - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Featuring Indian Creek’s own maple syrup, pancakes, sausage, coffee, orange juice, and milk.  Special activities include kids learning stations, maple syrup demonstrations, and live music.

April 22-24, 2016  Central Iowa Expo BBQ Cruise & Brew
Boone, Iowa
BBQ concessions. Bands. Brew.  $15,000+ in cash and prizes.  Pays Top 10 in each KCBS category and Top 4 overall.  2 KCBS BBQ Contests Back to Back with no move required.  Bands and beer garden; Margarita Contest; Bloody Mary Contest; Car Cruise; Peoples Choice contest.
 

 

2015 IOWA: January through May 2015
 IOWA FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

events waiting for new dates

May 23-24, 2015  7th Annual Smokin' in the Junction BBQ Contest
West Des Moines, Iowa
Join us for hot BBQ, great food, live music, food vendors, kids activities, inflatables, the beer garden and two days full of fun!  Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) our event is one of the largest BBQ competitions in Iowa and includes over $10,000 in team prizes. Food and drink may not be purchased from our competitors, but is available from food vendors located along 5th Street. The performance stage and beer garden will be located at the south end of 5th Street under the 5th Street arch.  (also: www.valleyjunction.com/event/smokin-junction/ )
 

 

2013 IOWA: January through May 2013
 IOWA FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

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February 15, 2013  Tropical Wine Festival - Central Iowa, Iowa
The Tropical Wine Festival will offer guests the opportunity to leave behind a cold Iowa winter and escape to the Scottish Rite Consistory where they may sample some of the best Iowa-crafted wines from fifteen central Iowa wineries that comprise the Heart of Iowa wine trail. Hors d'ouevres will be prepared and served by some of Central Iowa's best known restaurants and specialty food providers.

 

 

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