2019 OHIO - January & February 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(see also: 2015)
January 13-14, 2019
Mid-America Restaurant Expo
The Mid-America Restaurant Expo attracts more than 4,000 experts, exhibitors and operators from throughout the Midwest to discuss the latest trends and topics affecting the restaurant industry. Its exhibit hall showcases the newest equipment and tools created specifically for restaurants, in addition to the most innovative food and beverage products available. Centered on collaborative education, the Expo features more than 50 educational seminars available to all attendees. The show is geared toward independent operators, regional chains, and is perfect for start-ups and veteran operators alike. Attendance: 5,000.
January 19, 2019 - Barrel Aged Beer Bash - Fairfield, Ohio
Like the finer things in life, beer only gets better with age and Jungle Jim’s will be celebrating this beverage with the Barrel Aged Beer Bash. Our popular barrel aged beer tasting is back and better than ever. This is a festival style tasting where attendees will move from booth to booth mingling with other beer lovers and breweries, and of course, sipping plenty of beer. There will be over 80 different types of barrel aged beers available from a variety of brewers. Available for sampling will be rare beers covering a variety of tastes and styles, all aged to perfection.
January 22-25, 2019 16th Annual International Hoof-Care Summit
Featuring an extremely valuable combination of general sessions, farrier classrooms, "face-to-face" shoeing roundtables and a trade show
January 26, 2019 5th Annual Winter Seed Swap - Cleveland, Ohio
Please join Cleveland Seed Bank in celebrating National Seed Swap Day by attending their 5th Annual Winter Seed Swap on January 26th. The event is open to all with a suggested $5.00 donation to help support their 2019 programming. Come and swap heirloom seeds, rhizomes, roots, and tubers with other gardeners across our bioregion. Learn, network and prepare for the gardening season ahead. Connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about saving seeds and sharing their seed stories! NO seeds required, but if you have them to share then please bring them! We'll bring seeds with us for those who may not have seeds of their own to swap. Feel like you need to bring something anyways? We will have a collection box for food items to donate to a local pantry.
February 2, 2019
11th Annual AleFeast Dayton
An evolutionary and unique direct pairing of fine foods with complementary craft beer styles in a responsible, educational, & enjoyable fashion.
February 3, 2019
5th Annual Farm Toy Show
Bruner Arena, Preble County Fairgrounds, 9am to 3pm. For more info call (513) 856-8160.
February 8-9, 2019 - 9th Annual Columbus Winter Beerfest
Join Us In 2019, As We Celebrate Great Craft Beer From Down The Street & Around The Country! Columbus Convention Center.
February 9-10, 2019 Big Cheese Festival - Fairfield, Ohio
No passport required as you travel to different regions and sample some of the finest cheeses we have to offer. In addition to a wide array of cheeses, there will also be meats, olives and other appetizers, as well as a fantastic range of beer and wine to complement it all. Cheese makers from all over the country will be offering up samples of their best cheeses with everything from mozzarellas, cheddars, and Goudas to more rare and artisan based varieties. Jungle Jim’s offers over 1,400 cheeses, and many will be at the festival to taste.
February 14, 2019 - 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 14-16, 2019 40th Annual OEFFA Conference - Dayton, 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.
February 16-23, 2019 - National FFA Week - Nationwide
the week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.
February 23, 2019 - Southwestern Ohio Farm Toy Collector Club Farm Toy Show - Mowrystown, Ohio
Whiteoak High School, 44 North High St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info call (937) 763-2714
February 23, 2019 Whiskey Night - Fairfield, Ohio
Join us for a swell night of jazz, cigars, and whiskey at our annual Whiskey Night: Prohibition Style! With more than 60 whiskeys and bourbons, you can tilt a few, discover new favorites, and have an all-around hotsy-totsy time! Live Music. The Oscar Event Center’s Executive Chef will be crafting a variety of bourbon-themed delicacies for you to enjoy all night long!