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January 2-4, 2018
Northern Green 2018
Come to the show for green industry pros!
January 6, 2018
23rd 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 11-12, 2018 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 13, 2018 6th Annual Mankato Craft Beer Expo
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 16-17, 2018 Minnesota Pork Congress
Trade Show and Seminars. Minnesota's only swine specific tradeshow. Dedicated exclusively to Pork producers and Pork production.
January 18-19, 2018
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 18-21, 2018 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 25-February 10, 2018 Saint Paul Winter Carnival
St. Paul, Minnesota
A 130+ year tradition! 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 26, 2018 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 27, 2018 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 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 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.
January 17, 2015 Candle Light Ski & Chili Cook Off 2015
Enjoy an evening of skiing along the Root River Trail system by candlelight, followed by a Chili Cook-Off Contest.
January 20, 2015 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 22, 2015 New Scenic Café Dinner and Cookbook Signing 2015
The creative force behind the New Scenic Café in Duluth, chef Scott Graden enjoys sharing his cooking artistry with others. Spend a special evening experiencing the New Scenic Café right here at the Arboretum! Chef Scott knows the value of local, rural food source connections and his loyal foodie community has enjoyed his culinary adventures for over 15 years. His teaching style is innovative and graspable and his goal is to capture the essence of each ingredient. His recently published, beautiful cookbook will be available for purchase and signing.
January 9, 2014 4x4 Culinary Wine Series: Ringing In the New Year
Minn Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, Minnesota
Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, chef, entrepreneur, and Award-winning author of "Amalia's Guatemalan Kitchen-Gourmet Cuisine With A Cultural Flair"
January 24-25, 2013 MBWA 2013 Annual Conference - St. Paul, Minn.
Minnesota Beer Wholesalers Association.
January 25-29, 2012 7th Annual Frozen River Film Festival
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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