2014 OHIO - January to April 2014
Food Festivals, & Other Food, Wine and Beer Events
(see also: 2015)
January 28-31, 2014 International Hoof-Care Summit - Cincinnati, Ohio
Featuring an extremely valuable combination of general sessions, farrier classrooms, "face-to-face" shoeing roundtables and a trade show.
February 1, 2014 AleFest Columbus - Columbus, Ohio
AleFest is a craft beer festival showcasing the finest beer styles of the world in an educational, responsible, and enjoyable fashion.
February 9-10, 2014 North American Pizza & Ice Cream Show
NAPICS is the only pizza show in the Midwest and the largest frozen dessert show in the country. The show draws more than 5,000 people from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
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 15-16, 2014 35th Annual OEFFA Conference - Granville, Ohio
The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA). OEFFA's membership includes farmers, consumers, gardeners, chefs, teachers, researchers, retailers and students. Together, we are working to recreate a regionally-scaled farming, processing, and distribution system that moves food from farm to local fork.
March 1, 2014 AleFeast Dayton - Dayton, Ohio
An evolutionary and unique direct pairing of fine foods with complementary craft beer styles in a responsible, educational, & enjoyable fashion.
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 6-8, 2014 Cincinnati International Wine Festival - Cincinnati, Ohio
A grand celebration of wine, food and music with winery dinners, grand tastings, and a charity auction. Proceeds benifiting Greater Cincinnati Charities.
March 7-9, 2014 Bockfest 2014 - Cincinnati, Ohio
Bockfest is a celebration of historic Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati's brewing heritage and the coming of spring. There are several bock beer festivals that take place around the world, but Cincinnati's Bockfest is the oldest and largest in the United States. Bockfest occurs during the first weekend of March
March 8-9 & 15-16, 2014 March Maple Madness Driving Tour
A statewide event sponsored by the Ohio Maple Producers Association and syrup makers across Ohio. Spend a day in Ohio's beautiful countryside and see how clear, sweet sap from the maple tree becomes golden, delicious maple syrup. See website for details.
March 14-16, 2014 Ohio Deer & Turkey Expo - Columbus, Ohio
Booths of hunting/shooting products, accessories, services and related outdoor items. Seminars including cooking and butchering, plus contests and more.
March 21-23, 2014 Celebrate Chocolate at Gervasi Vineyard
A delectable weekend of chocolate indulgence at Gervasi Vineyard. The weekend is an extraordinary opportunity for chocolate lovers to explore and experience the world of chocolate.
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.
March 27-29, 2014 Spring Dairy Expo - Columbus, Ohio
The Spring Dairy Expo (SDE) showcases great dairy cows, dedicated people and the incredible youth that make up Ohio’s dairy industry. The 2014 show at the Ohio Expo Center, promises to be greater than ever! It is one of the few times when producers of all breeds gather to demonstrate one of the reasons they enjoy this business. These dairy enthusiasts include the producers you work with on a daily basis to provide goods and services. They appreciate it when you get involved by supporting all aspects of the industry.
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. 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 24-27, 2014 85th Annual Geauga County Maple Festival
The festival celebrates the production of maple syrup, a leading agricultural industry in Northern Ohio. Events include two grand parades, maple syrup judging & auction, queen's contest, photo contest, "Sap Run", bathtub races, craft show, concessions, rides, and continuous grandstand entertainment.
April 25, 2014 Dayton Liederkranz-Turner Spring Bier Tasting
Come enjoy the next edition of the Liederkranz's highly successful beer tasting parties. Sample some 10 different seasonal imported and craft beers in our authentic Rathskeller.
April 27, 2014 19th Annual Taste of the Nation - Toledo, Ohio
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. (also: ce.strength.org/national )