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2020 MICHIGAN - January & February 2020
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(See also: 2018  -  2015)


January 8-10, 2020
Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Conference & Trade Show 2020
Kalamazoo, Michigan
The Annual Winter Conference takes place each year in January and offers brewery personnel a high quality educational experience that is both local and affordable. This event is a collaborative effort between the Michigan Brewers Guild and the Master Brewers Association of the Americas-District Michigan.  The conference includes presentations by experienced professionals from within Michigan as well as from across the national craft beer community. Presentations cover relevant topics focused on the technical aspects of beer production as well as beer sales and marketing. Additional highlights are a Sensory Evaluation Workshop and a Great Beer State dinner reception featuring extraordinary presentations of beer and food.

January 12-17, 2020  Ann Arbor Restaurant Week - Ann Arbor, Michigan
Restaurant Week is your opportunity to try as many great Ann Arbor restaurants as your schedule allows for one incredibly low fixed price. Ever wondered about that restaurant you thought might be out of your price range??  Restaurant Week is your chance to give it a try with the security of knowing exactly what you will be spending. Restaurant Week happens twice a year, in January and June.

January 14-15, 2020  Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show
Grand Traverse Resort, Acme, Michigan
The Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show offers two days of educational programs about tart and sweet cherries, apples, and wine grapes. There will be special sessions for wine grape production and enology. The Cherry Marketing Institute will hold its annual meeting and luncheon, along with the Sweet Cherry Summit. There will also be sessions covering various issues for apple growers. Social events include three luncheons and a wine tasting and hors d'oeuvre social hour. Vendors will be on hand for the duration of the two-day event.

January 15, 2020  Cherry Marketing Institute Annual Meeting
Grand Traverse Resort, Acme, Michigan
Cherry Marketing Institute’s (CMI) annual meeting is scheduled in conjunction with the Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show.

January 24-25, 2020 - Annual Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference
Acme, Michigan
Trade show with over 80 vendors.  Local foods lunch.  Over 750 conference attendees.  Over 25 educational sessions.  Youth track, with hands-on farm sessions.  Child care.  Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan, just north of Traverse City.


January 25, 2020 - 32nd Annual FFA Farm Toy Show - Saline, Michigan
Liberty School, 7265 N. Ann Arbor Rd. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For more info call (734) 401-4222.

January 25, 2020  Ice Jam Winter Festival - Comstock Park, Michigan
Michiganders are invited to bundle up and join Perrin Brewing and Kids’ Food Basket at the Perrin Ice Jam Winter Festival. The 4th annual fest will take place at the Perrin Pub and feature the Frostbite 5K Run, live music, food trucks, specialty beers and more.  Proceeds from the event will be donated to Kids’ Food Basket.

January 25, 2020 - Michigan Ice Wine Harvest Festival
Traverse City, Michigan
At Chateau Chantal.  In celebration of this remarkable wine, festival events will range from family friendly snowman building and ice sculptures to outdoor fire pits with roasted treats. The winery's walking trail will be open for snowshoeing or skiing. Bring your own snow gear to experience winter in the vineyard. The festival will culminate with a multi-course Ice Wine education dinner on Saturday, including a tour of the cellar and winemaking process. Samples of multiple Ice Wines and pairing will be on hand all weekend along with a specialty dessert item.  Entrance to the celebration is free, with a fee to sample and attend the wine dinner or educational sessions. Ice Wine is a must-try experience that represents one of the most unique abilities of our Northern wine growing climate, something our famed California wineries to the West cannot produce! The winery has held back selections from previous Ice Wine vintages to showcase the wines.

February 5-6, 2020  Southwest Michigan Horticultural Days
Benton Harbor, Michigan
Hosted by the Michigan Grape Society, Michigan State University Extension and Lake Michigan College.  There will be a trade show located in the Grand Upton Hall, and a raffle drawing for prizes donated by trade show vendors.  Production issue discussions will be led by MSU Extension educators, fruit growers and university researchers. All sessions will include RUP credits. The educational sessions are divided into topics: general, vegetable, tree fruit, blueberry, wine and grape. Topics will include cover cropping, soil conservation, pest management practices, horticultural practices, labor and regulations.  The trade show and registration open at 8 a.m. with educational sessions beginning at 9 a.m.  While the event is geared towards horticultural producers in the region, the public is always welcome.


February 6-8, 2020
Great Lakes Ice Cream & Fast Food Trade Show & Convention
Battle Creek, Michigan
Great Lakes Ice Cream & Fast Food Association (glic+ffa). 53rd Annual Convention and Trade Show.

February 6-8, 2020
Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference (GLRDC)
Frankenmuth, Michigan
Dedicated to helping dairy producers learn new ways of increasing their profitability by doing more with less. Thanks to support from generous industry supporters, the GLRDC has earned a reputation as a top educational conference. Leading experts will make presentations on topics ranging from nutrition and genetics to the future of the dairy industry, dairy sustainability and economics. In addition to our quality line-up of educational speakers, we will once again be the home base for the eighth annual Dairy Industry Recognition Night where we will honor the industry’s leading producers, recognize dairy scholarship recipients and dairy judging team members, as well as announce the winners of the Michigan Dairy Ambassador Program.

February 8, 2020
17th Annual Michigan Family Farms Conference
Kalamazoo, Michigan
The Michigan Family Farms Conference is a forum for beginning, small-scale and culturally diverse farmers to network, learn and build sustainable family farms.

February 14, 2020 - 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 15, 2020 - Romancing the Riesling - Traverse City, Michigan
The seven participating wineries will showcase a Riesling perfectly paired with a food offering and souvenir wine glass.

February 22, 2020 - 15th Annual Winter Beer Festival
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Comstock Park.  As many as 1,000 craft beers from more 140 Michigan micro-breweries and brewpubs will be available for sampling. Guests will also enjoy fine music from local bands, other entertainment, ice sculpture demonstrations, and fire pits to warm up by. A selection of tasty food will be available for purchase at the festival.

February 22-29, 2020 - 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 28, 2020 - The Great Wine & Food Symposium
Grand Rapids, Michigan
West Michigan's premier wine tasting event at The Grand Rapids Public Museum.  Guests will choose from more than 300 wine selections from around the world and tempt their tastes with gourmet food samples. Talk with experts at every table.

February 29, 2020 - Lake Michigan Shore Winter Wine Festival
Holland, Michigan
At Holland Civic Center Place in Downtown Holland, Michigan.  2pm to 6pm.

2018 MICHIGAN - January & February 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events waiting for new dates

February 28-March 2, 2018 - Michigan Grape & Wine Conference
Acme, Michigan
Join more than 200 members of Michigan's wine industry for this annual conference, featuring educational sessions on grape and wine production, business management, sales and marketing.

2015 MICHIGAN - January & February 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

February 1-28, 2015  Harbor Country Chocolate Classic
New Buffalo, Michigan
A celebration so sweet it spans the month of February! With chocolate as the centerpiece, satisfy your cravings by creating, consuming, comparing, cooking and celebrating all things chocolate! Watch for contests and classes, cook-offs and tastings and culinary adventures!



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