2018 Mississippi: January to May 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(see also: 2016 - 2014 - 2009)
February 14, 2018
VALENTINE'S DAY - Nationwide
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 17-24, 2018
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.
March 5-9, 2018 National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association. 'Make the Grade with School Breakfast.'
March 16-17, 2018 27th Annual Hog Wild BBQ Festival
This competition 'pits' some of the best cooking teams around in a tasty barbecue contest. The Hog Wild BBQ Festival is held in historic downtown Corinth each year on the first weekend of October. The entertainment and cooking contest venue is located at the corner of Fillmore Street and Cruise Street. BBQ Fun, Live Entertainment, a Carnival, Games & Fun for the entire family.
March 20, 2018 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.
April 7, 2018 13th Annual Sante South Wine Festival
Santé South has grown into the largest wine and culinary extravaganza in the state of Mississippi. A signature for the capital city of Jackson, it has generated more than $450,000 in proceeds for the Alzheimer’s Association | Mississippi Chapter. Truly Mississippi’s top luxury wine and food experience! Epicureans and connoisseurs in the greater Southeast revel in the fresh and flavorful cuisine. Only small production and boutique wineries are invited to Santé South.
April 7, 2018 43rd Annual World Catfish Festival - Belzoni, Mississippi
The Catfish Capital of the World. Crowning of Miss Catfish, Catfish Eating Contest, Catfish on Parade, music, arts, crafts. (also: worldcatfishfestival.org )
April 19-22, 2018 - Annual Crawfish Music Festival - Biloxi, Mississippi
Cookin' up over 20,000 lbs. of cajun mudbugs! Ay-Yee! Plus the Crawfish Cookoff the second Saturday. Locals competed for cash, the coveted Budweiser Trophies, and bragging rights! Folks purchase a Tasting Ticket, try them all, then cast their vote for the People's Choice Winner. Then a select group of MudBug Experts taste all the entries and through a points-system determine the Judge's Championship. Concerts, Midway Rides, etc.
April 22, 2018 Earth Day
Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
May 10, 2018 Annual Taste of Ocean Springs
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Taste of Ocean Springs Food & Wine Festival celebrates the dining culture of Ocean Springs featuring savory tastes from a selection of our restaurants. As a kick off to Restaurant Week, the month also features prix fixed fun menus at participating restaurants, Free Food Friday giveaways and more.
May 13, 2018 MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.