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2016 Minnesota - November 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(See also: 2015 - 2014 - 2012 - 2008)

November 3-11, 2016  Annual Lefse Festival - Bemidji, Minnesota
11th Annual Lefse Festival Sponsored by Bemidji Sunrise Rotary and Beltrami County Historical Society.  Admission includes food and beverage samples, vendors, fresh lefse for sale/sample, and tons of door prizes!  Cast your vote for People's Choice of "Best Darn Lefse Maker"  Food, Fun and activities for the whole family.

November 19-20, 2016  Cheese and Chocolate Weekend
Chisago City, Minnesota
Guests at this special event can experience Winehaven's unique specialty wines paired with local cheeses and chocolates.

November 24, 2016  THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list.


November 29-30, 2016
Twin Cities Veg Fest
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Twin Cities Veg Fest is for anyone and everyone – from omnivores to vegetarians and vegans! If you’ve ever thought about becoming vegetarian or are interested in reducing animal suffering, you’ll love Twin Cities Veg Fest.  Learn where your food comes from, how to be a healthy vegetarian or vegan, and why being compassionate benefits everyone. Plus you’ll enjoy tons of free vegan food samples and delicious vegan cuisine.  The festival will take place from 10am to 4pm at Coffman Memorial Union on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota.  Twin Cities Veg Fest is free to attend.


2015 Minnesota - November 2015

waiting for new dates

November 14, 2015  Lumberjack Cooking for Kids
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Kids can experience the challenge of cooking at a logging camp in the 1900s. They'll learn how to prepare foods like "cold shuts" (donuts), "sweat pads" (pancakes) and pies using recipes and ingredients that would have been used in a historic cook shack.

November 14-15, 2015  Holiday Harvest Wine & Food Festival
Various, Minnesota
Start your celebration of the season by enjoying holiday foods and wines on the Great River Road Wine Trail!   Each ticket holder will receive a wine trail glass and a six-bottle wine tote at the first winery visited. Their ticket and wine glass will entitle the holder to free wine and food tasting at each winery. You can pay for your ticket at the winery or online, using PayPal. Online purchasers should bring their PayPal receipt to the first winery visited. Plan to enjoy the event for the entire weekend, and visit all nine wineries! Start as far away as you can, and work your way home!!  Please have a designated driver (sorry no wine tasting, but a lot of great local food). Designated driver tickets are $10 per person.  Enjoy the featured wines and ciders paired with holiday foods, at each of the wineries on the Trail!

November 20, 2015  Fete du Vin (Festival of Wine)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The French-American Chamber of Commerce of Minneapolis/St. Paul.  Join us for a fabulous evening of La Bonne Cuisine et Le Bon Vin ... the ultimate French food and wine experience.  Celebrate the fruitful relationship between fine wine and delicious food at the social event of the year. We have gathered some of the best chefs in the Twin Cities who will entice you with delicious appetizers, paired with fine wines expertly selected by the Wine Company as well as the popular uncorking of Beaujolais Nouveau from Georges du Boeuf.


November 21-22, 2015
Cheese and Chocolate Weekend
Stillwater, Minnesota
Saint Croix Vineyards.  Always the weekend before Thanksgiving, so people can get their holiday meal wine. Three Rivers Wine Trail Event.  Enjoy a paired wine tasting with locally produced cheese and our wine truffles.

November 21-22, 2015  Minnesota Farmers Union State Convention
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) works to protect and enhance the economic interests and quality of life of family farmers and ranchers and rural communities. MFU is a nonprofit membership-based organization. Membership is open to farmers and non-farmers.

November 28, 2015  Annual Lighted Parade - Starbuck, Minnesota
The annual event will take place on Main Street and at the Community Center.


2014 Minnesota - November 2014

waiting for new dates

November 6, 2014  Dinner with 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.

November 7-9, 2014  Big Central Regional Barista Competion
Minneapolis, Minnesota
When you love coffee, it’s hard to stop. There is almost no limit to learning and no end to the possibilities. Here is where industry professional go to learn, train, compete, give back, mix, mingle, laugh, make friends, think differently, find new business opportunities, grow, share, thrive, etc…

November 8, 2014  Soups On - Chaska, Minnesota
There's a chill in the air, but we'll be warm and toasty here at the Arboretum kitchen making hearty and heart-warming soups. Whether you're a veteran soup maker, or if you wonder, "is bisque a risk? what's a consommé anyway?", you'll love this class.

November 20, 2014
4x4: Northern Heartland Harvest Dinner & Minnesota Wines
MN Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, Minnesota
Beth Dooley, award-winning Minnesota food writer and chef.  Beth Dooley has covered the local food scene in the Northern Heartland for twenty-five years: she is a restaurant critic for Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, writes for the Taste section of the Minneapolis and St. Paul Star Tribune, and appears regularly on KARE-11 (NBC) television in the Twin Cities area. She is author of The Northern Heartland Kitchen and coauthor with Lucia Watson of Savoring the Seasons of the Northern Heartland. Beth is one of our most popular chefs, and the local foods she will use for this special evening will create new memories made even more impressive with Minnesota wines. Books will be available for sale and signing.


2012 Minnesota - November 2012

waiting for new dates

November 5, 2012  Celebrity Chef Tour -  Minneapolis, Minnesota
Benefitting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs


2008 MINNESOTA - November 2008

waiting for new dates

November 18, 2008  Caux Culinary Challenge - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Experience the passion of eight extraordinary chefs known for their commitment to local foods during the Caux Culinary Challenge. Each chef will present a signature nosh, its recipe and the local sources used to create it. Audience members will choose winners for "Favorite Nosh" and "Best Presentation". Cost is $125 per person. The event also includes a silent auction and entertainment.




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