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New Hampshire Food Festivals & Shows
(Food, Wine, Beer & Agricultural Events)

JANUARY to MAY --- June to August --- September to December

2014 NEW HAMPSHIRE: January through May 2014
(see also: 2013)

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January 18-Feb 16, 2014
The Winter Wine Festival
New Castle, New Hampshire
Annual celebration of wine, food and song. Excite your senses and savor the experience at one of New England”s premier wine festivals.

January 25, 2014  Redhook Polar Grill Fest - Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Local Butcher and Brewery Host Annual Polar Grill Fest. While most grills have been tucked away and cold for a few months, The Meat House and Redhook Brewery will be teaming up with local eateries and distinguished barbecue masters to fire them up once again for the annual Polar Grill Fest this winter.  The butcher and brewery will once again be firing up the grills and shoveling snow to make way for the event’s local vendors and bands, activities, and of course, fresh grilled meats and plenty of cold beer.


February 12, 2014  Share Your Love Dinner - Portsmouth, New Hampshire
The 2014 Share Your Love Dinner is being hosted at Portsmouth's lovely Martingale Wharf Restaurant, on Wednesday February 12th. This gourmet sit down dinner features five of the Seacoast's hottest chefs, each preparing a signature course. We are honored to have talented chefs participate from Martingale Wharf, Black Trumpet, Lomo, The District and Lil's.  Additionally yummy bread from Beach Pea Bakery will be served along with wine from Vinlandia.  The proceeds of this amazing evening all goes to ensure that Cooking Matters classes continue to be offered right here on the Seacoast every year.

February 14, 2014  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 22, 2014  Seacoast Winter Brew Fest
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Back for a 3rd fantastic year, the crew at and have teamed up with the Portsmouth Gaslight Company to host the 3rd Annual Seacoast Winter Brew Fest. The brew fest is the featured event during Portsmouth Beer Week.

February 22-March 3, 2014  Portsmouth Beer Week
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Portsmouth Beer Week is a 10-day celebration of beer. By partnering with local breweries, restaurants, bars, and distributors, our goal is to increase Portsmouth's footprint on the national craft beer map. Through a wide variety of events, our aim is to foster a collaborative environment so we can push Portsmouth further along as the great beer city that we locally know it as. Cheers!

March 1, 2014  Annual Chilly Chili Cookoff
North Conway, New Hampshire
As you ease your way through the Village, you're sure to work up a healthy appetite. Visit area businesses for mouth-watering samplings of homemade chili. As part of the event, the Chamber will host an International Chili Society sanctioned chili cook-off.

March 3-7, 2014  National School Breakfast Week 2014 - Nationwide
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children.

March 25, 2014  'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless other across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.


April 16, 2014  Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Manchester, New Hampshire
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.

April 22, 2014  Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. 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.

April 29, 2014  Wine Expo NH 2014 - Durham, New Hampshire
A grand tasting of hundreds of wines with star chef demos, raw bar, carving stations, cheese stations and live music. Presented by University of New hampshire's Dept. of Hospitality Management in partnership with Horizon Bevergae to support student scholarships.

May 11, 2014  Mother's Day - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list. (2nd Sunday in May)



2013 NEW HAMPSHIRE: January through May 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

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May 26, 2013  24th Annual Chowderfest & Brews
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
Help us decide who has the best chowda! Up to 10 area Waterville Valley area restaurants will compete, in hopes of winning the coveted prize of the "Golden Clam Award". Guests get samples of all chowders (plenty enough to fill your belly) and a ballot to vote for their favorite.  Also, local NH area microbreweries will be sharing their varieties of summer ales under the Town Square Tent during the entire event.



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