New Hampshire Food Festivals & Shows

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2015 NEW HAMPSHIRE: January through May 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

(see also: 2014)

Jan 16-Feb 15, 2015  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.

February 8, 2015  Share Your Love Dinner - Portsmouth, New Hampshire
The 2015 Share Your Love Dinner is being hosted at Portsmouth's lovely Demeters Steakhouse on Sunday, February 8th, 2015.  This gourmet sit down dinner features a knockout line-up of the Seacoast's hottest chefs, each preparing a signature course.


February 14, 2015  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 21, 2015  4th Annual Seacoast Winter Brew Fest
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Back for another fantastic year, the crew at and have teamed up with the Portsmouth Gaslight Company to host the Annual Seacoast Winter Brew Fest. The brew fest is the featured event during Portsmouth Beer Week.

February 21-March 2, 2015  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!

February 28, 2015  12th 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 2-6, 2015  National School Breakfast Week - 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 18, 2015  'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.

April 14, 2015  Wine Expo NH 2015 - 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.

April 15, 2015  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, 2015  Earth Day - Worldwide
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, 2015  MOTHER’S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 24, 2015  26th 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.

May 30, 2015  FLOW Strawberry Festival & Book Fair
Windham, New Hampshire
For more than a quarter of a century, the arrival of the Strawberry Moon has meant the Friends of the Library of Windham will hold their Annual Strawberry Festival and Book Fair. It is  one of the largest community events in Windham each year and the primary fundraising event for the Nesmith Library.

May 30-31, 2015  Herb, Food and Beer Tour
Mount Washington Valley, New Hampshire
Savor the flavors of spring in the White Mountains with our newly expanded event which includes tastings, recipes and tours at ten White Mountain inns, visits to breweries, a chocolate-maker, an organic market and family-owned farms.  Each inn presents an in-depth look at a popular culinary herb and offers delicious samples of an herb-inspired recipe. In addition, chefs from our four member inns with restaurants will present cooking demonstrations and have created optional, three course “plant-to-plate” dinners. You’ll take home new inspiration for your own herb garden, new recipes, a year of culinary ideas, and a full stomach!

May 31, 2015  The Farmers Dinner & Blu Aqua Present: "Cochon de lait"
Amherst, New Hampshire
Cochon de lait is the art of cooking a pig before an open hardwood fire. Although the term cochon de lait is French, the origin of this Louisiana social event is obscure. Local legend, however, tells that veterans of Napoleon’s army brought the traditional preparation of cochon de lait to Louisiana in the early 1800s. Many of these soldiers settled in a town in Avoylles Parish they named Manusra in honor of the site of their last major campaign. Since then, Mansura, LA has been designated by the Louisiana legislature as “La Capital du Cochon de Lait.”  Join the Farmers Dinner and award winning Chef Chris Nobel for an event like none other. This five course meal features chef’s signature Louisiana style cuisine sourced from the highest quality local farm fresh ingredients. This event is like no other with chef using hardwood smoking methods along with the entire animal from nose to tail.  During each course we have local farmers share stories with the dine  rs. Diners will leave with a recipe from chef Nobel himself so that they can create a dish they are having that night for others at home. The chef’s classically-trained French background will introduce your taste buds to new sensations with a variety of sauces and his take on traditional offerings.  Tickets are $79.00.


2014 NEW HAMPSHIRE: January through May 2014
Food, Wine, Beer & Agricultural Events

events waiting for new dates

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.

May 1, 2014  2nd Annual Wine Tasting Gala & Silent Auction
Bedford, New Hampshire
A Toast to the Future to Preserve the Past.  We will feature wine and beer sampling and a silent auction. All of the proceeds from this evening will go towards the Stevens-Buswell Community Center Project. Tickets are available for purchase. Please send your check to Bedford Historical Society or contact us,, 471-6336 or stop by Wed. from 10am-noon. Cost: Payment required - Tickets: 4 for $100; $30 single; $40 at the door.  Food, Live Music. Logo



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