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2018 TENNESSEE: January, February & March 2018

(see also: 2017  -   2014  -  2008)


January 4-7, 2018  Blackberry Farm: Taste of the South
Walland, Tennessee
Taste of the South is our annual salute to the voices and hands shaping the South’s rich food traditions—and the South’s evolving future. It’s also an incredible party long beloved by friends of Blackberry. This year’s gathering, which benefits the Southern Foodways Alliance and features the Fellowship of Southern Farmers, Artisans and Chefs, will include cooking demonstrations, lectures and tastings.

January 5-10, 2018 - AFBF Annual Convention - Nashville, Tennessee
The American Farm Bureau Federation is the nations’ largest general farm organization with over 6 million member families in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The Annual Convention is an opportunity for members across the nation to come together for educational and networking opportunities. During this meeting our delegates will adopt policies for the coming year and elect leadership to guide these policies forward.   The AFBF Annual Convention offers a preview into the future of agriculture.  Through educational conferences, exhibitor seminars and technology, attendees will be given the opportunity to learn information that can be used in everyday life and experience what’s next in agriculture. Attending the AFBF Annual Convention provides unfettered access to Farm Bureau leaders, educational experts and corporate partners.

January 17-20, 2018  Southern SAWG Conference
Chattanooga, Tennessee
For nearly a quarter of a century the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SAWG) Annual Conference has provided the practical tools and solutions you've needed and built the necessary bridges between farmers, marketers, ag professionals and local food system advocates.


If your interest is commercial vegetable production, specialty crop production, livestock production, farm to school, urban agriculture, marketing, food hubs, farm business management, food and farm policy, or community food systems, and sustainability is important to you, then this is the conference for you!

February 14, 2018 - 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 17-24, 2018  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 21-24, 2018  Annual NWA Convention - Nashville, Tennessee
National Watermelon Association.

February 25-27, 2018  Annual American Meat Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
The Annual Meat Conference aims to satisfy your appetite for learning and professional growth and opens the door to fresh ideas and new perspectives.  Comprehensive education sessions include a variety of ways to explore the latest developments in meat retailing today. Gain tools, insights, inspiration and new ideas to differentiate your unique products and services, fortify your marketing ROI, increase sales and build customer loyalty.  Explore and sample some of the newest and best meat, poultry and ingredient products from more than 50 companies.

March 2-3, 2018  66th Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show
Memphis, Tennessee
More than 400 exhibitors from over 40 states will be on hand showcasing the latest technology and innovation available in agriculture. (also: )

March 5-9, 2018 - National School Breakfast Week
School Nutrition Association.

March 7-10, 2018  Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo
Nashville, Tennessee
North America’s largest indoor-outdoor living showcase, HPBExpo is where more than 350 leading hearth, patio and barbecue manufacturers and suppliers exhibit and demonstrate their newest innovations, attracting thousands of specialty and mass market retailers and other professionals. Don’t miss this opportunity to get inside the minds of your customers, explore new ways of expanding your business and see what your competition is buying. Strike now while it’s hot and reserve space today.

March 20, 2018  'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.


2017 TENNESSEE: January, February & March 2017

waiting for new dates

February 26, 2017  Cochon555 - Nashville, Tennessee
The Cochon555 US Tour executes a yearly host of authentic, hyper-local food events focused on raising awareness for heritage breed pigs.  Five chefs will prepare five, whole heritage breed pigs from family farms, and each chef will have one week to prepare 6 portions for 450+ guests. During each event, guests and notable judges will vote for the best bite from over 1,200 pounds of heritage pork. The winner is then crowned the “Prince or Princess of Porc” and guaranteed a slot at Grand Cochon in October. The Sunday afternoon event unites diners with farmers, winemakers, craft brewers, and distillers in a culinary showdown with a singular focus: ensuring a safe, honest, and delicious future for our food system and the children who will inherit it.  Ensuring a future of safe, honest, and delicious food will be the dominant theme of this year’s tour. In support of this, Cochon555 will donate a portion of all proceeds to its sister charity, Piggy Bank. This nonprofit foundation is a genetic sanctuary and Missouri farm established to provide free genetics to emerging family farmers.

March 17-19, 2017 - Coffee Fest Nashville - Nashville, Tennessee
Coffee Fest has been serving the specialty coffee and gourmet tea industries since 1992. Viewed by most as the best trade show in America and around the world specifically for those involved with retailing coffee, tea and related products. Coffee Fest continues to evolve and stay at the forefront of emerging trends.

March 24-26, 2017  Taste of the Underground - McMinnville, Tennessee
Taste of the Underground is a new event in McMinnville, Tennessee featuring local music and local food in a celebration of their crafts! In collaboration with Bluegrass Underground, we will be hosting a local battle of the bands with Frank Sullivan & the Dirty Kitchen headlining at the newly renovated and restored Park Theatre as well as a local battle of the chefs. The chefs will each present a tasting menu using only local farm fresh ingredients. Calfkiller beer will also be joining us to provide samples of their excellent quality beer with the purchase of a commemorative cup. Come join us with great food and good music!

March 25, 2017  Lawn & Garden Expo - Brighton, Tennessee
This annual Lawn & Garden EXPO is hosted by the Tipton County Master Gardeners. Dynamic speakers have been engaged to give the public the latest gardening information from local experts and Master Gardeners.

March 27-April 2, 2017  Mule Day - Columbia, Tennessee
'Mule Day' has been a popular Columbia tradition for nearly 170 years, since the 1840s. It began as “Breeder’s Day”, a single day livestock show and mule market event held on the first Monday in April. Over time, “Mule Day” evolved from a single day event into a multi-day festival, attracting thousands of attendees, lasting almost a week. If you visit during Mule Day celebrations, you might see a square dance, a mule-driving contest, a horse show, a crafts festival, or attend a flea market. Other events include “working mule”, “best of breed”, or even lumberjack competitions. Food served at the event includes barbecue, roasted corn, home-made pies and funnel cakes.

March 31-April 1, 2017  Annual One Shot Turkey Hunt
Pulaski, Tennessee
Hunters from all over the Volunteer State flock to Pulaski each spring to join in on this exciting hunt. There are many community events associated with the hunt. Clay target shooting, turkey shoot (open to the public),  5K Turkey Run, Gobbler’s Gala, arts and crafts, games, calling contests, turkey check-in, live entertainment, a huge banquet and concert, etc.

March 31-April 1, 2017  Atoka BBQ Fest - Atoka, Tennessee
This BBQ Contest features two different divisions, MBN Pro and Challenger, as well as an Anything But contest for sauce, chicken, beef and dessert. Along with the BBQ competition, there will be vendors, activities, entertainment and live music. This will be a wonderful chance for a family to come enjoy a community event.


2014 TENNESSEE: January, February & March 2014

waiting for new dates

March 20-21, 2014  Taste of the Mountain, On The Move
Sewanee, Monteagle and Tracy City, Tennessee


2008 TENNESSEE: January, February & March

waiting for new dates

March 9-11, 2008  2008 Annual Meat Conference - Nashville, Tennessee




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