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2016 MAINE: January - March 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

(see also: 2015 - 2014 - 2013)

January 12-14, 2016  Maine Agricultural Trades Show - Augusta, Maine
The 75th 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 14, 2016  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 14, 2016
12th 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 21, 2016  Altrusa's Great Chili & Chowder Challenge
Portland, Maine
This fun-filled event put on by Altrusa International of Portland, a non-profit organization, 12:30PM to 3PM at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine. Restaurants/chefs compete for awards in various categories. Juried by judges as well as the attendees. Come taste some of the best local chilis and chowders. Tickets at door are $23.00.  For additional information or to buy advance tickets for $20.00 call 797-4494. Entertainment and Door prizes! Lots of fun for everyone!

March 3-5, 2016  41st 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 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 15, 2016  'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture

March 27, 2016  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 30, 2016  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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