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January 5-8, 2017 Blackberry
Farm: Taste of the South
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.
February 14, 2017 - 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 18-25, 2017 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 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 3-4, 2017 65th Annual
Mid-South Farm & Gin Show
More than 400 exhibitors from over 40 states will be on hand showcasing the latest technology and innovation available in agriculture. (also: www.southerncottonginners.org/ )
March 6-10, 2017
National School Breakfast Week
School Nutrition Association.
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 21, 2017 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.
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
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.
March 20-21, 2014 Taste of the Mountain, On The Move
Sewanee, Monteagle and Tracy City, Tennessee
DUE TO LACK OF PARTICIPATION, THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED FOR 2014
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