2014 Minnesota - January 2014
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
(See also: 2013 - 2012)
January 8-10, 2014 Northern Green Expo
January 9, 2014
4x4 Culinary Minnesota Wine Series: Ringing In the New Year 2014
Minn Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, MN
Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, chef, entrepreneur, and Award-winning author of "Amalia's Guatemalan Kitchen-Gourmet Cuisine With A Cultural Flair"
January 10-11, 2014 Annual Minnesota Organic Conference & Trade Show
St. Cloud, Minnesota
This conference provides great information about organic agriculture to excite experienced organic producers as well as people new to this farming system.
January 11, 2014 Mankato Craft Beer Expo - Mankato, Minnesota
The expo will showcase the offerings of craft breweries here in Minnesota, as well as all over the United States. Attendees to the expo will have the opportunity to sample beers from 40 different craft breweries in a commemorative sampling glass. In addition to this, they can enjoy educational seminars throughout the day covering subjects such as Food Pairing, Homebrewing, and the History of Brewing in Minnesota. With brewery and distributor representatives on hand to answer questions, attendees will be able to have an enjoyable and educational experience learning about beer, its components and flavors. Live music, food, various beer related vendors will be available as well.
January 13, 2014 Taste of Elegance - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Annual culinary pork competition, Taste of Elegance. Chefs from across the state create their original recipes and compete for the $1,500 grand prize. Minnesota Taste of Elegance is sponsored by the Minnesota Pork Board.
January 14-15, 2014 Minnesota Pork Congress - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Trade Show and Seminars. Minnesota's only swine specific tradeshow. Dedicated exclusively to Pork producers and Pork production.
January 16-17, 2014 Upper Midwest Fruit & Vegetable Growers Conference & Trade Show - St. Cloud, Minnesota
Sessions include vegetable production, small fruit production, marketing, risk management and much more. The trade show features the latest in equipment, seed, tools and more.
January 23-Feb 2, 2014 Saint Paul Winter Carnival - St. Paul, Minnesota
Join in the merriment at the “Coolest Celebration on Earth,” the 128th annual St. Paul Winter Carnival! Just some of the many festivities include Parades, Winter Carnival Beer Dabbler, Klondike Kate Cabaret, World's Toughest BBQ, Ice Palace, Ice Carving Competitions, Snow Sculpture, Orchid Show, Snow Plow Competition, Sled Dog Race, World's Toughest Rodeo, Art Shows, Fireworks Display, etc., etc.
January 25, 2014 The Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival - St. Paul, Minnesota
The Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival is back for a fifth year! With more than 150 local, regional, and national breweries sampling the best craft beer around, live music, gourmet food from local food trucks and carts, a homebrew contest, Silent Disco, and fun winter activities, the Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival 2014 is the biggest outdoor beer festival Minnesota has to offer.
January 25, 2014 Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza
World's Largest Charitable Ice Fishing Contest. Hole In The Day Bay on Gull Lake will be the location of the 23rd Annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza, an ice fishing contest where anglers compete for more than $150,000 in cash and prizes including a new truck, ATVs, ice augers, ice fishing equipment and more! Join 10,000 anglers from around the world. Amazing food and beverage samples, live music, an auction, games and raffles, and a chance to chat with local fishing pros that will be on hand to share tricks of the trade!
January 31, 2014 13th Annual Winterfest - St. Paul, Minnesota
This craft beer sampling event celebrates beer brewed in Minnesota by the breweries and brew pubs that are current members of the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild. Chase out the winter chill with a multitude of Winter Warmers, hearty food, beer education, entertainment and music.
January 31, 2014 14th Annual Gourmet Cook’s Auction - Albert Lea, MN
Area gourmet chefs serve their best items and auction dinners, picnics, catering, trips and vacation packages, and entertainment such as theatre packages. Funds raised go towards bringing in re-enactors for area students to experience the fur trade period at Big Island Rendezvous Education Days.