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2013 JAMAICA 2013
Food Festivals, Fairs & Expos

(See also: 2013 - 2012 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007)

May 23-25, 2014  Jamaica Epicurean Escape - St. Ann, Jamaica
The Jamaica Epicurean Escape is a family event that showcases the best of Jamaica’s food, music and culture, while paying tribute to the international influences that have come together to create what the world now knows and loves as Jamaican.


2013 JAMAICA 2013
Food Festivals, Fairs & Expos

these events waiting for new dates

July 7, 2013  Portland Jerk Festival - Port Antonio, Jamaica
The ‘home´ of Jamaica's jerk cuisine  A family affair celebrating Jamaica’s unique culinary heritage. Emphasizing the Portland Jerk Experience, a unique ambiance and taste which cannot be replicated elsewhere. Entertainment from popular local artistes. The Folly Estate is the venue for this event.


August 2-3, 2013  International Reggae Wine Festival
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Good times and good vibes are what patrons have come to expect at the annual International Wine Festival and this year the promoter, Carlos Daley, promises to triple the dosage. The festival is in its third year and promises to be bigger and better than the other two previous staging’s. The event is planned and executed with the objective to satisfy the growing fan base of wine lovers in Jamaica, but it also promises something for persons who may not be much of a wine lover; in essence the festival will be catering to everyone.

September 25-27, 2013  4th Annual Caribbean Fine Cocoa Conference & Chocolate Expo
Montego Bay, Jamaica
The event will be important to all players in the cocoa industry both inside and outside the region, from cocoa growers to prospective investors to processors, research institutions, Government Agencies, and private companies. This year's theme is "The Future Industry of Caribbean Fine Cocoa and Chocolate" in keeping with the current, changing market dynamics in this sector.


2012 JAMAICA 2012
Exhibitions, Shows & Expos, Festivals

these events waiting for new dates

April 9, 2012  Trelawny Yam Festival - Trelawny, Jamaica
CANCELLED FOR 2012. A cultural, heritage and food festival first initiated at the community level and first celebrated in 1997.  It has become the standard bearer for all local food festivals in Jamaica and boasts a number of events and attractions culminating in a grand festive occasion on Easter Monday each year.  These events leading up to the festival include the Schools’ Competition in February; Farmers’ field Celebration in March, and a King and Queen pageant also in March. 

November 11-19, 2012  Restaurant Week
Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
The 7th staging of the annual Restaurant Week formerly Kingston Restaurant Week has expanded its experience to the resort areas of Montego Bay and Ocho Rios.  It's a week-long event celebrating the cities' culinary community, which provides a perfect opportunity for visitors and locals alike to experience “adventures in tastes" for less.


2010 JAMAICA 2010
Exhibitions, Shows & Expos, Festivals
these events waiting for new dates

July 7-11, 2010  Little Ochi Seafood Carnival
Manchester, Jamaica
The Little Ochi Seafood Carnival is a celebration of the wide array of culinary delights available on the south side if the Island.

October 9-16, 2010  Port Antonio International Marlin Tournament
Port Antonio, Jamaica
Organized by the Sir Henry Morgan Angling Association, this will be the 47th annual tournament.


2009 JAMAICA 2009

waiting for new dates

April 4, 2009  Caribbean Veggie Fest & Wellness Conference
Negril, Jamaica
(also: )
This event celebrates culinary tourism in varied dimensions, attracting foodies from as far away as Greece and Israel. Culinary exhibitors will include: The Culinary Federation of Jamaica (CFJ), vegetarian restaurants, hotels, vegetarian food purveyors, juice makers and natural seasoning makers.

June 25-29, 2009  10th Annual Epicurean Escape
Grand Lido Resort, Negril, Jamaica
A celebration of great cuisine and fine wines, offering interactive culinary seminars, grand galas, wine tasting, champagne tasting, pastry making classes, making for an extraordinary and delectable fare.

October 19, 2009  Port Royal Seafood Festival
Port Royal, Kingston, Jamaica
Port Royal Seafood Festival serves up a blend of historical, cultural activities filled with a feast of the parish’s most famous sea and shellfish cuisine.  Also featured are art and craft using indigenous raw material.


2008 JAMAICA 2008

waiting for new dates

March 7, 2008  Flutes & Flames 2008 - Kingston, Jamaica
Now in its second staging, SSCO presents another exclusive culinary event featuring local and international celebrity chefs, each showcasing succulent sample entrees...and you'll get to try them all!

September 26, 2008  Wine and Food Festival - Kingston, Jamaica

October 7-12, 2008  Best Of Jamaica 2008 - Rio Bueno, Jamaica
This annual signature event is a five day festival highlighting Jamaica's finest cuisine offerings at one of our award winning resorts.


2007 JAMAICA 2007

waiting for new dates

April 21, 2007  Rums of the Caribbean - Kingston, Jamaica

October 14, 2007  Old Harbour Fish & Bammy Festival 2007
Kingston, Jamaica
This annual festival highlights another element of Jamaica's culinary heritage. A variety of seafood and traditional Jamaican dishes are available and visitors can participate in cooking demonstrations of these dishes.



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