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January 26-February 5, 2017 Saint Paul Winter Carnival - St. Paul, Minnesota
February 4, 2017 8th Annual Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival
St. Paul, Minnesota
The Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival is back. Minnesota State Fairgrounds. With more than 120 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 is the biggest outdoor beer festival Minnesota has to offer.
February 10-12, 2017 Winona Winter Carnival - Winona, Minnesota
What better way to celebrate winter than with a carnival? Winona will be doing it in grand winter fashion with fishing for kids, the Snowshoe Snowdown, the Goosebump Jump, the Cabin Fever Dash, a sock hop, tours and classes as well as entertainment.
February 11, 2017 29th Annual Farm Toy Show
Sauk Centre, Minnesota
Spend the day browsing over 50 tables of toys, collectibles, antiques and merchandise. Great concessions available too! So come hungry!
February 14, 2017 - VALENTINE'S DAY
Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
February 16-18, 2017 Cold Climate Grape & Wine Conference
The Minnesota Grape Growers Association (MGGA). The conference will, once again, focus on the Business of Growing Grapes & Making Wine in the North.
February 17, 2017 Around the World: Food and Brewfest
This is a joint event between the Steele County Historical Society and the CulturFest Committee.“Around the World: Food and Brewfest” is a multicultural celebration of food, beer and coffee. Guests will take a trip around the culinary world.
February 18-25, 2017
National FFA Week
the week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.
February 19, 2017 Cochon555
The Cochon555 US Tour executes a yearly host of authentic, hyper-local food events focused on raising awareness for heritage breed pigs. Five chefs will prepare five, whole heritage breed pigs from family farms, and each chef will have one week to prepare 6 portions for 450+ guests. During each event, guests and notable judges will vote for the best bite from over 1,200 pounds of heritage pork. The winner is then crowned the “Prince or Princess of Porc” and guaranteed a slot at Grand Cochon in October. The Sunday afternoon event unites diners with farmers, winemakers, craft brewers, and distillers in a culinary showdown with a singular focus: ensuring a safe, honest, and delicious future for our food system and the children who will inherit it. Ensuring a future of safe, honest, and delicious food will be the dominant theme of this year’s tour. In support of this, Cochon555 will donate a portion of all proceeds to its sister charity, Piggy Bank. This nonprofit foundation is a genetic sanctuary and Missouri farm established to provide free genetics to emerging family farmers.
February 23-26, 2017 International Eelpout Festival
Leech Lake, Walker, Minnesota
The Annual International Eelpout Festival, held at Chase on the Lake on Leech Lake, is a tradition centered on catching one of the ugliest of bottom-dwelling fish, the Eelpout! The International Eelpout Festival attracts roughly 10,000 participants and visitors each year, drawing national interest. In addition to thousands of dollars in prizes, enjoy Opening Ceremonies at Coors Keg Castle Tent, live music, DJ dance parties, refreshments at the Chase Big Top Tent, eelpout fish fry, mechanical bull riding, contests, and more! Attendance: 10,000.
February 24, 2017 Annual Winterfest - Minneapolis, 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.
February 6, 2016
Sweets for Your Sweetie: Valentine Treats Sweetened by Nature
Make some tasteful and tasty treats sweetened with honey and maple syrup and learn more about two of nature's most healthful and readily available sweeteners. They really are different from sugar - better for you, better for the environment - and more flavorful. Bring your Valentine and cook up something sweet together!
February 7, 2015 Chili Cook-Off - Sauk Centre, Minnesota
Cash prizes & trophies will be awarded. Awards for best tasting & hottest chili. To register, call 612.220.7535 or 320.351.8000
February 7, 2015 25th Annual Farm Toy, Truck & Collectible Show
Albert Lea, Minnesota (no website)
Come Join us and Celebrate the Silver Anniversary of Southern Minnesota's Largest Toy Show! Fun for the Whole Family. Northbridge Mall, Bridge Avenue More information Larry at 507-369-3677
February 8, 2014 Chocolate: Journey From Bean to Bar 2014
MN Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, Minn.
Anna Bonavita, Ph.D., scientist with a passion for chocolate, quality and the environment Valentine's Day is around the corner - what better time for chocolate, the "food of the gods". Through a guided chocolate tasting with the expert from Chocolate Bonavita, you will taste chocolate that most others have never experienced. Learn the history of the fruit of the cocoa plant and how we began and continue our love affair with chocolate. You will taste cacao and chocolate in its various states, forms, and qualities. Discover how the genetics of cacao and the location of where it is grown contribute to the flavor of the chocolate produced. Visit the Arboretum's cocoa plant and discuss conditions essential to producing fine chocolate. Early registration is suggested as this class is expected to sell out.
February 13, 2014 Valentines Love Dinner 2014
MN Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, Minnesota
Jenny Breen, Chef, locavore, nutritionist, teacher, and cookbook co-author of “Cooking Up the Good Life” Indulge in delicious love themed cupid-cuisine. Food is sensuous, appealing to our senses with its enticing appearance, scent, taste, feel, and even how it sounds simmering in the pan! Wine tastes are paired with dinner courses. Limited VIP registration (available for Arboretum members only) includes reserved seating at a table for 2 and a box of gourmet local chocolates.
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