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2019 Minnesota - January 2019

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January 5, 2019
24th Annual Ice Fest
Breezy Point, Minnesota
Experience hard water fun on Pelican Lake during the annual Ice Fest in Breezy Point! Highlights include dogsled rides, hot air balloon rides, radar runs, an ice slide, vendor craft fair, kids' fishing program & fishing Olympics, horse drawn trolley rides, live entertainment throughout town, snow golf, bonfires, fireworks, and Blinkie Button specials at area merchants.

January 10-11, 2019  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 10-13, 2019  Minnesota Sportsmen's Boat, Camping & Vacation Show - St. Paul, Minnesota
The 48th Annual Minnesota Sportsmen's Boat, Camping & Vacation Show highlights the best of the great outdoors with hundreds of exhibits featuring new model boats, RVs, motors, docks, marine electronics, fishing gear, and hunting and camping equipment. Also enjoy the Great Bear Show, free seminars by well-known hunting & fishing pros, Kids' Fishing School, and Live Trout Pond. St. Paul RiverCentre. 763-755-8111

January 12, 2019  7th Annual 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 15-17, 2019  Northern Green 2019 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Come to the show for green industry pros!


January 17-18, 2019
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 22, 2019  Pork Foodservice Workshop - Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Minnesota Pork Board and the University of Minnesota are hosting a Pork Foodservice Workshop for chefs and those  looking to gain more knowledge and experience in pork products for foodservice.  If you have questions about the workshop or need more information, contact Pam at the Minnesota Pork Office at (507) 345-8814 or [email protected]

January 24-February 3, 2019  133rd Saint Paul Winter Carnival
St. Paul, Minnesota
Join in the merriment at the “Coolest Celebration on Earth,” the 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.  Attendance: 250,000.

January 25, 2019  Annual Gourmet Food Auction
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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.

January 25, 2019  Annual Winterfest - St. Paul, Minnesota
Minnesota’s craft breweries are partnering with more than 20 restaurants to pair high-end beers with high-class bites at the 2019 Winterfest craft beer festival. The Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild event gives craft beer fans a one-of-a-kind new format to enjoy the beers they love alongside specifically designed small plates to highlight the state’s craft beer industry and top chefs. Further elevating the experience, many breweries will collaborate with their paired restaurants to create exclusive, specialty Winterfest beers to compliment these special food items.

January 26, 2019  Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza
Brainerd, Minnesota
World's Largest Charitable Ice Fishing Contest. Hole In The Day Bay on Gull Lake will be the location of the 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!

2018 Minnesota - January 2018
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January 15, 2018 - Taste of Elegance - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Annual culinary pork competition, Taste of Elegance at MN Pork Congress. 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.

2017 Minnesota - January 2017

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January 26, 2017  Dinner with A Chef - Chaska, Minnesota
At MN Landscape Arboretum.  Twin Cities top chefs love guest-cooking at the Arboretum! Meet other good food fans during a delicious dinner with three wine tastings that complement the menu. In addition to getting insider cooking tips from the chefs, you'll receive recipes, sommelier wine notes and recommendations on where to find the best ingredients. You can just sit back, watch the meal unfold, sip some wine and dine.

2015 Minnesota - January 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

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January 17, 2015  Candle Light Ski & Chili Cook Off 2015
Preston, Minnesota
Enjoy an evening of skiing along the Root River Trail system by candlelight, followed by a Chili Cook-Off Contest.

2013 Minnesota - January 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

January 24-25, 2013  MBWA 2013 Annual Conference
St. Paul, Minnesota
Minnesota Beer Wholesalers Association.

2012 Minnesota - January 2012

events still waiting for new dates

January 25-29, 2012  7th Annual Frozen River Film Festival
Winona, Minnesota
The Frozen River Film Festival identifies and offers programs that engage, educate and activate viewers to become involved in the world. The festival pairs films with national caliber speakers to foster dialogue about the themes of the film choices. Join us for over 40 documentaries, workshops, speakers and musical performances. Food related films in 2012 include Queen of the Sun, a look at the bee crisis and the mysterious world of the beehive; Truck Farm, about a truck that has been converted to grow plants on the streets of New York City; and Mad City Chickens, a serious, yet whimsical film about people who keep urban chickens in their backyards.



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