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2020 Minnesota - February 2020
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

(See also: 2019  -  2016)


January 23-February 2, 2020
134th Saint Paul Winter Carnival
St. Paul, Minnesota

January 23-Feb 2, 2020
The Great Northern
Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota


February 1, 2020
12th Annual Chili Cook-off
Minneapolis, Minnesota
What better way to warm a February day than to taste one-of-a-kind, homemade chilis and vote for your favorite? A Cornbread Competition and Brownie Bake-off will also be offered. And if you like, watch wheel-throwing demonstrations then try your hand at the wheel! Northern Clay Center.

February 1, 2020  Winterfest 2020 - Lake City, Minnesota
Join us in Lake City to celebrate winter with fun festivities. Events, games, art, food, and so much more is waiting for you and your family.  10am to 10 pm.

February 1-2, 2020 - 30th Annual Tiger City Farm Toy, Truck & Collectible Show - Albert Lea, Minnesota
Southern Minnesota's Largest Toy Show! Fun for the Whole Family. Northbridge Mall, Bridge Avenue  More information at 507-369-3677.

February 6-8, 2020  SocialICE – Rochester's Ice Bar
Rochester, Minnesota
Downtown Rochester transforms into an icy oasis for SocialICE! Unique themed ice bars—each with its own signature drink—and full-scale ice sculptures illuminated with vibrant hues light up the winter-drab night. Keep your blood pumping with nightly live DJ entertainment. Coming up to its 12th year in 2020, this oh-so-nICE, cold-weather event is free to attend and open to the public.

February 8, 2020  11th Annual Vegan Chili Cook-Off
Minneapolis, Minnesota
J. Selby’s,  Reverie, Root to Rise, SEED Cafe, Trio Plant-based. and Vegan Affairs MN go head to head from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  The cook-off will be held at the Great Hall in Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E.  Attendees get to sample and rate the chilis, determining who will win the trophy and $150 prize. Advance tickets are $2.50 for students and $5 for community members and can be purchased at Prices double when purchased at the door. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early in the evening for the best food selection.  Chili and cornbread will be provided, and all food served will be vegan (no animal products, including meat, dairy, eggs, and honey). The first 300 attendees will also get a free Kakookies cookie! People with all kinds of diets are welcome to attend.   The cook-off has two categories: community and professional. The event space is ADA-accessible and sign language interpretation will be provided for the awards ceremony.

February 8, 2020  Winterama - Glenwood, Minnesota
This fun-filled day on Lake Minnewaska features the Waterama Polar Plunge, a Chili Cook-off, live music, games, the Swetti Yetti Obstacle Course, a Fun Run, fireworks and more! Lake Minnewaska near the Lakeside Ballroom.

February 8, 2020  32nd 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 8-9, 2020 - Healthy Life Expo - Minneapolis, Minnesota
The largest show of it’s kind in the upper Midwest. Featuring up to 200 exhibitors, it’s the show for people actively seeking to look and feel their very best!

February 14, 2020 - 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 14-16, 2020  National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Whatever your passion - whether it's pheasants or quail, conservation, bird dogs, shooting, cooking wild game, or passing on our hunting heritage to the next generation, the National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic has something for you!

February 20-22, 2020  Cold Climate Grape & Wine Conference
Rochester, Minnesota
The Minnesota Grape Growers Association (MGGA). The conference will, once again, focus on the Business of Growing Grapes & Making Wine in the North.  Conference will be held at the Mayo Civic Center.

February 20-23, 2020  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 in the Chase 502 Bar, 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 22, 2020 - 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 22-29, 2020  National FFA Week - Nationwide
the week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.

February 26-March 1, 2020 - Minneapolis Home + Garden Show
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Minneapolis Home + Garden Show will inspire homeowners with new ideas and practical advice from more than 1,000 experts, as well as hundreds of exhibits featuring innovative products and services. This show boasts great deals and shopping experiences all related to home, gardening, remodeling and home decor. Minneapolis Convention Center. 952-933-3850

2019 Minnesota - February 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events waiting for new dates

February 9-10, 2019 - 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 15, 2019 - Around the World: Food and Brewfest
Owatonna, Minnesota
Steele County Historical Society.  “Around the World: Food and Brewfest” is a multicultural celebration of food, beer and coffee.  Guests will take a trip around the culinary world.

2016 Minnesota - February 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

February 6, 2016 - Sweets for Your Sweetie: Valentine Treats Sweetened by Nature - Chaska, Minnesota
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!



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