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2016 MICHIGAN - March and April 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(See also: 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012)

March 7-11, 2016  National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association. 'Make the Grade with School Breakfast.'

March 12, 2016  6th Annual Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival
Jackson, Michigan
The festival features more than 150 craft, specialty and import beers. The food choices include everything from sausage, brats and kraut, to barbeque, steak hoagies and pretzels. The festival also features an entertainment tent with live music and a corn-hole competition. Event organizers encourage attendees to bundle up because it is an indoor and outdoor event where people can enjoy food on the patio while listening to live music next to a roaring bonfire.


March 12-13, 2016
51st Annual Maple Sugar Festival
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sweet traditions and surprising additions! Pancake breakfast, kids' carnival, maple recipe contest, maple cotton candy, and hiking to sugar camp.

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

April 1-3, 2016  Novi Home & Garden Show - Novi, Michigan
Anything and everything you need for your home and garden can be found under one roof. Walk through over 25,000 square feet of landscaped gardens with patios, outdoor kitchens, water highlights, and plants.

April 15, 2016  Noto's Spring Charity Wine Fest
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Annual event with half the VIP ticket sales, a portion of each admission & silent auction supporting participating non-profits Franciscan Life Process Center, Greater Grand Rapids Chefs Association – ACF, HELP Pregnancy Crisis Aid & other local nonprofits. Music by Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther. General $60 to day prior, $65 day of. VIP $100 to day prior, $110 day of. VIP Room opens 6:00 PM, General admission at 7:00 PM. Ends at 10 PM. Special pricing on wine orders placed at event.   Event will be held at:  Noto’s Old World Italian Dining; 6600 28th Street SE; Grand Rapids, MI 49546.  For more information: Joann Noto 616-493-6686

April 21-23, 2016  Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival - Shepherd, Michigan
Join us as we celebrate our annual festival. Craft shows, entertainment, children”s activities, museums, tractor pulls, classic car and tractor displays, parades, chainsaw carving, and  train & pony rides.

April 22, 2016  Earth Day - Worldwide
Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

April 22-24, 2016  Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival
Vermontville, Michigan
Vermontville is the "granddaddy" of them all! We are the home of the original Maple Syrup Festival in Michigan.  Our festival starts Friday evening, continues through Saturday and Sunday and is always held during the last full weekend in April.  We have something for everyone - Mid-America rides, talent show, arts and crafts, flea market, two parades, petting zoo, princess pageant, various displays, games, free entertainment, a pancake derby, and arm wrestling. Our syrup producers are located throughout the village selling syrup, candies, crème and the ever popular maple syrup cotton candy.


April 28-May 1, 2016
Freeland Walleye Festival
Freeland, Michigan
Kids' trout pond, fishing tournament, festival parade, boat expo, 5K run, and more.

April 27-May 1, 2016  80th Annual National Trout Festival
Kalkaska, Michigan
The schedule includes children's fishing contest, classic car show & ugly truck contest, flea market, parade, Kalkaska Idol, Trout Run, Taste of Trout, youth parade and more!


2015 MICHIGAN - March and April 2015

events still waiting for new dates

March 13-15, 2015  Flushing Walleye Festival - Flushing, Michigan
Outdoor Expo, Fish Fry, Texas Hold 'Em Tournament, Wild Game Dinner, etc.


2014 MICHIGAN - March and April 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

April 28, 2014  Annual Taste Fest - Troy, Michigan
Sponsored by St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Featuring many area food and beverage establishments, entertainment and health fair.


2013 MICHIGAN - March and April 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

March 2, 2013  What's Cooking Detroit! - Auburn Hills, Michigan
This national star-studded culinary event showcases the talents of the industry’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities. Cooking demonstrations, hands-on workshops, food sampling, wine tasting, contests and isle after isle of quality exhibitors.  Continuous seminars and workshop’s conducted by local and national experts featuring topics of discussion for a wide range of tastes. Taste what the local and national culinary experts have to share about great cooking techniques! The best local and nationally recognized chefs will be creating some great dishes with plenty of tips to help you get cooking in no time.

April 12-13, 2013  6th Annual Chef’s Challenge - Boyne Falls, Michigan
The event for 2014 has been suspended.


2012 MICHIGAN - March and April 2012

events still waiting for new dates

April 13-14, 2012  Michigan International Wine Expo - Novi, Michigan
The Michigan International Wine Expo is a unique fine wine and gourmet food experience, featuring wine tasting and seminars along with sampling from the area's premier restaurants.




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