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2017 MAINE: January through March 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(see also:  2015  -  2014  -  2013)


January 10-12, 2017
Maine Agricultural Trades Show
Augusta, Maine
The 76th annual Agricultural Trades Show will be held at the Augusta Civic Center.  Admission is FREE.  This show provides an atmosphere to walk through, observe, and educate the public about different areas of agriculture.

February 10, 2017  Winter Graze at Camp Hammond - Yarmouth, Maine
We are pleased to announce our partnership with Funky Bow Brewery & Wiggly Bridge Distillery for our 2017 dinner!  At Graze, we strive to increase awareness about the importance of supporting local and sustainable producers. Our goal is to strengthen local communities and economies and to create new and sustainable income streams for local and family farmers, as well as craft beer, spirit and wines producers.  An evening at Graze at Camp Hammond begins at 6pm where there will be a cocktail hour, followed by a five course amuse bouche style dinner, Each course is paired with a local brewer in our beautiful restored historic venue in Yarmouth. We are also pleased to announce a portion of ticket sales will be donated to Embrace a Vet.

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 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 19, 2017  Annual Chocolate Festival - Greenville, Maine
What better way to spend an afternoon at Moosehead Lake but at our Annual Chocolate Festival. Choose 12 tantalizing samples from a selection of chocolate delights. There will be a childrens corner with unique food, games and prizes. And don't forget to bid on the Chinese and Silent Auctions.

February 19, 2017  Altrusa's Great Chili & Chowder Challenge
Portland, Maine


March 2-4, 2017  Annual Maine Fishermen's Forum
Rockport, Maine
This is the largest event of its kind in New England – one dedicated to offering fishermen, clammers, lobstermen, aquaculturalists and other related seafood industry participants an opportunity to meet on neutral ground with fisheries managers, state representatives, Congressmen and Senators.

We offer over 30 seminars on different subjects related to the fishing industry, gear regulations etc. In addition, there are family programs, a Trade Show, a Seafood Reception highlighting Maine’s seafood, a Banquet/Dance on the last night, as well as a benefit auction to raise money for kids from seafood families.  We welcome you and your family to get away to the Forum – for a whole bunch of great reasons!  There is no cost to attend the seminars, tradeshow, or auction.

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

March 25-26, 2017  Maine Maple Sunday - Various locations, Maine
Enjoy Maine made maple syrup at the Annual Maine Maple Sunday.  Visit us again soon for a complete list of all participating producers throughout Maine as well the fun filled activities and sweet products available in your area!

March 29, 2017  Maine Restaurant & Lodging Expo - Portland, Maine
Maine’s only comprehensive, business-to-business tradeshow for the hospitality industry.  More than 120 companies exhibit their wares to hundreds of foodservice and lodging industry professionals – all under one roof, all on one day.  Professionals in the restaurant and lodging industry including – restaurateurs, hoteliers, innkeepers, chefs & sous chefs, bar managers, dining room managers, front desk managers, banquet managers, bed & breakfast proprietors, pizza shop owners, deli owners, coffee shop owners - are invited to attend the Expo.


2015 MAINE: January - March 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

waiting for new dates

January 14-16, 2015 - Milford Aquaculture Seminar - Portland, Maine

February 20, 2015 - Chili/Chowder Cookoff - Greenville, Maine
Come and taste some of the best Chili and Chowder that Moosehead Lake has to offer.


2014 MAINE: January through March 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

March 20, 2014  No Kid Hungry Dinner - Ogunquit, Maine
No child in should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. You can help surround kids with the nutritious food they need where they live, learn and play.


2013 MAINE: January - March 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

waiting for new dates

January 23-24, 2013  Maine Potato Conference - Caribou, Maine
Held at the Caribou Inn and Convention Center and sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, with speakers on pest management, insects, agronomy and diseases.




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