2015 OHIO - January to April 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(see also: 2014)
January 16-17, 2015 Barrel Aged Beer Bash
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 40 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.
February 3-6, 2015 12th Annual International Hoof-Care Summit
Featuring an extremely valuable combination of general sessions, farrier classrooms, "face-to-face" shoeing roundtables and a trade show.
February 7, 2015 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 7, 2015 AleFeast Dayton - Dayton, Ohio
An evolutionary and unique direct pairing of fine foods with complementary craft beer styles in a responsible, educational, & enjoyable fashion.
February 7-8, 2015 Big Cheese Festival 2015 - 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 1,500 cheeses, and many will be at the festival to taste.
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 14-15, 2015 36th 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.
February 15-16, 2015 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 20, 2015 Whiskey Trail 2015 - Fairfield, Ohio
Travel the Midwest and take part in the American Whiskey tradition without leaving Fairfield, Ohio. Join us for Jungle Jim’s first ever Whiskey Trail. Journey from distillery to distillery and sample some of the finest local whiskeys around. Travel Jungle Jim’s Whiskey Trail - a truly sensational experience for everyone - every sip of the way. Take part in Whiskey 101. Whiskey experts will talk about how their whiskeys are made, how the flavors are developed and why whiskey has a signature taste. They will share insider tips on the proper way to taste and evaluate the flavors and quality of whiskey.
February 28, 2015 Spring into Health 2015 - Fairfield, Ohio
This year Jungle Jim’s is taking a fresh approach to wellness! We have teamed up with Mercy Hospital Fairfield to provide more ways you can be aware of your health in 2015. World-class health industry professionals from Mercy Hospital Fairfield and food industry specialists will be ready to answer questions and provide new, exciting ways to make positive lifestyle changes for you and your family. Health screenings will be provided throughout the day while Jungle Jim’s vendors will be sampling healthy food options to make eating well a simply delicious decision.
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 5-7, 2015 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 6-8, 2015 Bockfest 2015 - 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 13-15, 2015 Ohio Deer & Turkey Expo 2015 - Columbus, Ohio
Booths of hunting/shooting products, accessories, services and related outdoor items. Seminars including cooking and butchering, plus contests and more.
March 14-15 & 21-22, 2015 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 18, 2015 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.
March 20-21, 2015 Heinen’s/WVIZ Grand Tastings & Seminars 2015
The springtime brings a more robust sampling of some of the best domestic and international vintages and more access to winemakers. All proceeds benefit your public television station, WVIZ/PBS.
March 20-22, 2015 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.
April 2-4, 2015 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 2015 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 13, 2015 3rd Annual Northeast Ohio Bar Expo - Cleveland, Ohio
Ohio Licensed Beverage Association (OLBA) The Northeast Ohio Bar Expo will offer permit holders to network while sampling the newest products about to hit the market. In addition, there will be educational sessions and entertainment to add to the experience.
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.
April 26, 2015 Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Dinner
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.