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2018 Minnesota - November 2018

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Nov 30-December 1, 2018
FEAST! Local Foods Marketplace
Rochester, Minnesota
This 5th Annual local foods tradeshow & festival for all ages brings together 100+ artisan businesses from MN, WI and IA who sample and sell their food, beer, wine & cider. The industry-only tradeshow Fri, Nov 30 brings entrepreneurs together for networking, and offers wholesale buyers a chance to sample and buy the on-trend, local fare, including gluten-free, paleo, probiotic, grass-fed, and organic. The public festival Sat, Dec 1 offers cooking demos, kids activities, and samples, plus vote for your favorite booth for a chance at a local foods gift basket.  Shop 100 local businesses under 1 roof, 10am-4pm at Rochester's Mayo Civic Center.

2017 Minnesota - November 2017
waiting for new dates

November 2, 2017 - 12th Annual Lefse Festival - Bemidji, Minnesota
Sponsored by Bemidji Sunrise Rotary.  5 to 7 p.m. at the Bemidji Eagles Club.  There is no cost to enter, although competitors are asked to donate 24 pre-made lefse sheets to be sold as a fundraiser.  Costs are $5 per person, $15 per family and children age 5 and younger are free. The Sons of Norway will judge the contest for the Lefse Cook-Off Champion award. All participants will vote for the "Best Darn Lefse Maker" award.  Craft Fair and multiple door prizes awarded.  Proceeds will benefit the Beltrami County Historical Society and area youth programming.

November 11, 2017  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 11-12, 2017  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 11-12, 2017 - Central Minnesota Farm Toy Show
Freeport, Minnesota
Saturday 9am to 4pm, Sunday 9am to 3pm. Featuring a Toy Semi Show and Shine on Saturday, along with a custom Tractor/Implement show. Call 763.238.8981 with any questions.

November 17, 2017 - FACC Annual Gala and "Fête du Vin"
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 17-19, 2017 - MFU 76th Annual 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 18-19, 2017 - 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 18-19, 2017  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 23, 2017  THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list.

November 25, 2017  Annual Lighted Parade - Starbuck, Minnesota
The annual event will take place on Main Street and at the Community Center.

November 28-30, 2017  Minnesota Milk Dairy Conference and Expo
Welch, Minnesota
This conference provides great information about organic agriculture to excite experienced organic producers as well as people new to this farming system.

2014 Minnesota - November 2014

waiting for new dates

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.

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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