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2016 MICHIGAN - November & December 2016
LOCAL FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

(See also: 2015 - 2014 - 2012)


November 3-6, 2016  MFEA 24th Annual Convention
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Michigan Festival and Events Association.  Featuring Over 30 Workshops; Marketplace Trade Show; Acts & Entertainment.

 

November 4, 2016
Noto's Fall Charity Wine Fest
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Helps benefit the Grand Rapids ACF, Lori's Voice and other nonprofits. Over 300 international wines, Noto's gourmet cuisine, silent auctions with wine and culinary packages. Live music. General tickets $60/$65 day of event, VIP tickets $100/$110 day of event. VIP opens at 6 pm, general admission at 7 pm. Ends 10 pm.

November 16, 2016  Making It In Michigan Conference & Marketplace Trade Show - Lansing, Michigan
The MSU Product Center is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Making It In Michigan Conference and Premier Specialty Food Marketplace Trade Show from 7:30AM – 4:00PM at the Lansing Center.  The Conference provides food and agricultural entrepreneurs ingredients for success.  The One-Day Event Hosts Educational Sessions and Trade Show Featuring Over 160 Michigan-made Food & Agricultural Products.

November 17-19, 2016  Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival - Grand Rapids, Michigan
The largest wine and beer tasting event in the Midwest!  Measured by 1,500+ wines  beers, plus ciders and spirits!  From the connoisseur who lives and breathes for the finer things in life to the novice looking for an introduction to the world of wine, food and other culinary delights, the Festival will deliver a grand experience that is sure to please every palette. Wine tastings, samples from top area restaurants, seminars, workshops, demonstrations, etc. (https://www.showspan.com/grw )  Attendance: 17,000

November 24, 2016  THANKSGIVING DAY 2016 - Nationwide
There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list.

November 26, 2016  Great Macaroni & Cheese Bake-Off
Traverse City, Michigan
The Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula will host some of the area's top restaurant chefs who have turned the classic comfort food dish of Macaroni & Cheese into culinary marvels! This rich and creamy fare is paired with wines from Old Mission--Rieslings, Pinot Grigios, Chardonnays and more. Discover and enjoy what our local chefs have cooked up this year!

December 2-3, 2016  Country Christmas Weekend & Lighted Farm Implement Parade - Sandusky, Michigan
Santa arrives on a tractor! Christmas Caroling, Snowball Dance, Miss Sanilac County Pageant, Free Soup, Chili & Hot Chocolate, Model Train Display, Soup & Dessert Contests, Craft & Vendor Show.

December 2-4, 2016  Christmas in Ida Festival & Parade of Lights
Ida, Michigan
Experience the excitement of the Holiday season in Ida, Michigan where the young and the young at heart return year after year to feel the warmth of Christmas in small town America.  Nestled in the heart of Monroe County, the festival brings back childhood memories and creates new traditions that inspire your holiday cheer for decades.  Hosting nearly 40,000 visitors, and known as a family destination of the Midwest, the festival creates a winter wonderland known for its hospitality, entertainment and the Granddaddy of all, the spectacular Christmas in Ida Parade of Lights featuring parade units from Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Canada and Michigan.  Attendance: 52,000.

 

December 6-8, 2016  Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market Expo
Grand Rapids, Michigan
The PREMIERE SHOW for Fruit and Vegetable Growers, Greenhouse Growers and Farm Marketers!  Over 4,200 people from 42 states and 8 Canadian provinces attended last year's Expo!  69 education sessions and workshops will be offered over three days!  425-plus exhibitors will fill over four acres of exhibit space in the trade show!  The Expo offers many special events, receptions and other networking opportunities!  Attendance: 4,200.

December 6-8, 2016  Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Together with Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market Expo

December 9-10 & 16-17, 2016  Farm By Lantern Light
Grayling, Michigan
Our popular annual event is an interpretive, historical play presented by local actors depicting life during the holidays on a farm in 1932. Be guided by a team of horses through the snow-covered trails of Wellington Farm, USA. Each building is lit with the gentle glow of lanterns as the story unfolds. Fridays & Saturdays.

December 10, 2016 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.

December 31, 2016  CherryT Ball Drop - Traverse City, Michigan
Only one agenda...a night of family fun! A six-foot diameter giant cherry will be dropped from a 228-foot construction crane at midnight. Live music and a charity drive.

 

December 31, 2016  New Year's Fest - Kalamazoo, Michigan
A Kalamazoo tradition, New Year's Fest brings the community together for a night of fun-filled activities for the entire family. This year there will be some NYF fan-favorites, as well as new entertainers that are sure to create that extra special memory and tradition. New Year's Fest is not only a tradition, but it's a night that makes bringing in the New Year enjoyable, and surely an experience you wouldn't want to miss!

December 31, 2016  The Drop in Motor City - Detroit, Michigan
The Drop is located in the heart of Downtown Detroit at Campus Martius & Cadillac Square with an evening festival with something for everyone! At midnight witness a visual spectacle unrivaled in all of the Midwest when we lower the “D” to countdown to the New Year!
 

 

2015 MICHIGAN - November & December 2015
LOCAL FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

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November 21, 2015  23rd Annual Evening of Food & Wine
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The annual Celebration will help the nation's smallest heart patients. Strolling event includes 100 wines from around the world along with food samples from many Ann Arbor area restaurants. The event will also feature a silent auction and live jazz.
 

 

2014 MICHIGAN - November & December 2014
LOCAL FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

events waiting for new dates

December 12-13 & 19-20, 2014  Farm By Lantern Light
Grayling, Michigan
Our popular annual event is an interpretive, historical play presented by local actors depicting life during the holidays on a farm in 1932. Be guided by a team of horses through the snow-covered trails of Wellington Farm, USA. Each building is lit with the gentle glow of lanterns as the story unfolds. Fridays & Saturdays.
 

 

2012 MICHIGAN - November & December 2012
LOCAL FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

events waiting for new dates

November 29-Dec 3, 2012  Annual Gingerbread Village - Caro, Michigan
An old-fashioned holiday in Caro, where true happiness is homemade. Events include gingerbread house competitions for all ages, baking contest, family fun fest, music, art, raffles and visits from Fred and Ginger Bread, the mascots of the event.

 

 

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