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2016 MASSACHUSETTS: January to March
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

(see also: 2014 - 2013 - 2011)

January 8-March 25, 2016  27th Annual Boston Wine Festival
Boston , Massachusetts
The Boston Wine Festival will kick-off with the Opening Reception and feature an all-star lineup of intimate winemaker hosted dinners, seminars and receptions taking place through March 25th. Join us at one or several of the exciting events featured at this year’s Boston Wine Festival including many of the best wineries and top personalities from the world of wine.

February 13-14, 2016 - Annual Boston Wine Expo
Boston, Massachusetts
Celebrating Wine, Food and Culture.  Boston is a foodie’s paradise—and the seventh largest wine market in the nation. To honor this historic region’s passion for food and drink, we’ve transformed the Boston Wine Expo into an entire week of festivities celebrating wine, food and culture from the greatest wine-growing regions of the world.


February 14, 2016  VALENTINE'S DAY 2016 - Nationwide
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 23, 2016
The Greg Hill Foundation 2084 Days Event
Boston, Massachusetts
Join us for the 2,084 Days Event. This special event highlights the history of the foundation! Meet some of our beneficiaries and hear first hand how the foundation was able to make an impact on their lives. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Liberty Hotel. Tickets for this event are $200 each.

March 1, 2016  Taste of the South End - Boston, Massachusetts
Over 40 of the finest restaurants from Boston’s hottest culinary destination.  A night you won't forget at the Boston Center for the Arts, Taste of the South End benefits the AIDS Action Committee of MA. For under $100, you can experience unlimited food and wine sampling from Boston's best kitchens. For slightly more, you can experience Taste of the South End as a VIP, gaining early entry to the tasting room and enjoying special VIP benefits.

March 4-6, 2016  Worcester Spring Home Show - Worcester, Mass.

March 6-8, 2016  Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America - Boston, Massachusetts
Formerly known as the International Boston Seafood Show/Seafood Processing America, Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America is the largest seafood trade event in North America. The event attracts over 19,000 buyers and suppliers of fresh, frozen, packaged and value-added seafood products, equipment, and services. Attendees travel from more than 100 countries to do business at the exposition. No other event in North America provides seafood professionals with direct access to qualified buyers and suppliers representing all areas of the seafood industry. Co-located with the New England Food Show.

March 7-11, 2016  National School Breakfast Week 2016 - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

March 8, 2016  5th Local Food Trade Shows - Boston, Massachusetts
Local Specialty Crop Trade Show and Local Food Trade Show.  The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts  (SBN) is offering its Local Food Trade Shows. The 2016 Local Food Trade Shows are designed to facilitate connections and stimulate business relationships between producers and wholesale buyers of local food, with a focus on specialty crop food products in Massachusetts.  This event is ideal for restaurants and institutional buyers interested in trading with local food suppliers and who desire to buy more locally produced products from growers, fishermen, and value added producers from Massachusetts and New England.


March 13-15, 2016
New England Food Show
Boston, Massachusetts
The largest regional trade event serving buyers and suppliers in the foodservice and retail markets. Co-located with Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America.

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

March 31, 2016  24th Annual Waltham Food and Wine Festival
Waltham, Massachusetts
The Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation invites you to attend the 24th Annual Waltham Food & Wine Festivall. Hosted at the luxurious The Westin Waltham-Boston. Hundreds of guests from the Waltham and MetroWest area will enjoy an elegant evening of food, wine, music, and surprises. Guests will enjoy the delicious cuisine of over 30 great Waltham restaurants. A bounty of fine wines and craft beers, served by the sommeliers of Gordon’s Liquors, will complement the cuisine. This event brings together music, culinary arts, local celebrities, and amazing innovations. All proceeds from the 24th Annual Waltham Food & Wine Festival benefit the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation.

March 31-April 3, 2016  North American Alpaca Show
Springfield, Massachusetts
The North American Alpaca Show is preparing for it's 15th year in 2016. One of the oldies but goodies on the National Alpaca Show circuit.  New for the North American Alpaca Show 2016 is the addition and partnership with the Northeast Alpaca Expo running along side of NAAS at the same time in the same facility at the Mallory Complex at the Eastern States Exposition.  The show will be offering some new and exciting seminars, all free of charge.

March 31-April 3, 2016  Northeast Alpaca Expo
Springfield, Massachusetts
New for the Northeast Alpaca Expo in 2016 is the addition and partnership with the North American Alpaca Show running along side of The Expo at the same time in the same facility at the Mallory Complex at the Eastern States Exposition.  Our check-in day will be Thursday, March 31st with the show days being Friday April 1st and Saturday the 2nd.  We have also reserved the building for Sunday the 3rd for folks that would like to spend one more night and leave at a more relaxed pace.


2014 MASSACHUSETTS: January, February & March

events waiting for new dates

February 10, 2014  The Greg Hill Foundation 1350 Days Event
Boston, Massachusetts
The Greg Hill Foundation will celebrate our 1350th day of helping local families touched by tragedy. Please join us as we look back through our brief history at the Days Event at Sip Wine Bar and Kitchen. Meet our beneficiaries and learn how you helped make a difference in the life of a local family in need at this signature fundraising event.

February 23, 2014  Celebrate the Fruits of Our Ocean
Dorchester, Massachusetts
Join Boston Collaborative for Food and Fitness and our partners  Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA), Health Care Without Harm’s Healthy Food in Healthcare Program (HCWH) in a celebration of the fruits of our ocean this summer at the farmers markets and in the community. All events are free and open to the public.

March 16, 2014  TrashFish Boston - Boston, Massachusetts
An evening of the best seafood you've never tried, to support our oceans and our fishing communities. You won't want to miss this year's brand-new lineup of chefs. They're going to knock your socks off, cooking some of the best sustainable, undervalued species that are real alternatives to threatened fish like Atlantic Cod and Bluefin Tuna. During the dinner, you'll hear from seafood experts and learn to love undervalued, delicious fish like Acadian Redfish, Scup, and Mackerel. At the same time, we'll support local fishing communities.


2013 MASSACHUSETTS: January to March
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events waiting for new dates

February 16-17, 2013  Taste Of Cape Cod 2013
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Cooking demonstrations by local chefs, Local Foods Market, Beer and Wine tastings, lectures, and more.


2011 MASSACHUSETTS: January, February & March
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

March 7, 2011  9th Annual Worcester Wine & Food Festival
Worcester, Massachusetts
This annual event brings people together from the entire greater Worcester community to taste fine wines from both domestic and international winemakers and to sample signature dishes from some of the finest local restaurants, caterers and specialty food.




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