2018 TENNESSEE: January, February & March 2018
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS
(see also: 2017 - 2014 - 2008)
January 4-7, 2018 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.
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
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
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
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 5-9, 2018 - National School Breakfast Week
School Nutrition Association.
March 7-10, 2018 Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo
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.
March 22-25, 2018 Hospice du Rhône at Blackberry Farm
Celebrate the exceptional 22 Rhône varieties at the next installment of Hospice du Rhône at Blackberry Farm. Over the course of the weekend, guests will enjoy quality time with Rock Stars in both the wine and culinary world through cooking demonstrations, wine presentations, meals, tastings and late-night s’more gatherings. Together, Blackberry Farm and Hospice du Rhône will create an atmosphere like no other and we promise it will be one for the book.