2020 TEXAS : JANUARY 2020
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
(See also: 2019 - 2017 - 2016 - 2014)
January 17-18, 2020
11th Annual Yaga's Chili Quest & Beer Fest
Yaga's 11th Annual Chili Quest & Beer Fest is an opportunity to taste the work of multiple chili cook-off teams while sampling a variety of over 100 craft and import beers. Other fun activities throughout the day include a washer tournament, 5k fun run and a Jackpot Margarita-making contest. The event is topped off with an awards ceremony naming the best chili on Galveston Island. Live music adds to the festive vibe at this day-long celebration.
January 17-22, 2020 AFBF Annual Convention & Trade Show 2020
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.
2019 TEXAS : JANUARY 2019
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
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January 9-10, 2019 - Potato Expo 2019 - Austin, Texas
POTATO EXPO is the largest conference and tradeshow for the potato industry held in North America. Network with key decision makers and international industry leaders, learn about the latest trends and innovations in the industry and grow your business!
January 11, 2019 - National Potato Council Annual Meeting
The NPC Annual Meeting is your opportunity to connect with other grower leaders from across the country and to shape national public policy impacting potato production and distribution. These policies have a real impact on the day-to-day operation of your business and there is no voice too small to make a real impact.
Topics of discussion include trade, environment, legislative and government affairs, and more. Held immediately following POTATO EXPO, the Annual Meeting provides a way to get up-to-date on issues facing potato growers and network with others in the industry. The meeting includes with a reception and awards banquet recognizing leaders and innovators in the industry.
January 13-15, 2019
School Nutrition Industry Conference
School Nutrition Association. Strengthen your business connections, further your professional knowledge and help SNA build the future of School Nutrition
January 14-20, 2019 San Antonio Cocktail Conference
San Antonio, Texas
Brings together top bartenders for four days of education seminars, guided tastings and cocktail parties. Conference proceeds will benefit HeartGift San Antonio.
January 18-Feb 9, 2019 Fort Worth Stock & Rodeo - Fort Worth, Texas
Join us for 23 days of heart pounding rodeo, world class livestock, kid-friendly exhibits, live music, cowboy cuisine, our “Moo-seum Experience,” the carnival/midway and four acres of incredible shopping.
January 19-26, 2019 - Annual Texas Citrus Fiesta - Mission, Texas
Annual festival held since 1932, celebrating the citrus harvest in the lush Rio Grande Valley, with a pageant, parade, exhibits, carnival, and a costume show featuring beautiful costumes made of dried fruits and vegetables grown in the Valley.
January 21-Feb 2, 2019 - Restaurant Weeks - San Antonio Area, Texas
Restaurant Weeks celebrates food at all of our local restaurants! It is a cross section of the culinary scene that encompasses a diverse range of cuisines and includes some of our most time-honored restaurants and buzz-worthy newcomers. Restaurant Weeks gives visitors and residents the opportunity to experience the quality, variety and hospitality that embody the Boerne, New Braunfels, and San Antonio dining experience. Bon appétit! (Reservations aren’t required but are a good idea!) Menu Offerings: $25 Breakfast/Brunch, $15 Lunch, $35 Dinner, and $45 Dinner.
January 24-Feb 25, 2019 122nd Washington's Birthday Celebration
Most folks probably could never guess where the largest celebration of George Washington’s birthday is held. Believe it or not, it is staged each year in the border city of Laredo, Texas. True enough, Laredo is hardly the first thing that comes to mind when Americans think of their first president. However, it is Laredo that throws the largest and oldest Washington Birthday Celebration. Founded in 1898, this month-long celebration attracts over 400,000 visitors each year. Over the years, the event has grown to include a variety of entertainment and activities. This year’s celebration is scheduled to include parades, concerts, fireworks displays, a carnival, fun run, BBQ cookoff and more. In short, there really is something for everyone at this 'International celebration of a traditionally American holiday.' Attendance: 400,000.
January 25, 2019 Laredo-Webb County Bar Association Tequila Tasting
The Laredo-Webb County Bar Association presents its third annual Noche de Agave Tequila Tasting event held this year at Paseo Real. Tequila aficionados can expect to sample various luxury tequilas (up to thirty) at this fundraising event! Live music; and, traditional Mexican antojitos that will tantalize your palates. All proceeds benefit a scholarship fund awarded to local students attending Laredo Community College and/or Texas A&M International University. (Washington's Birthday Celebration Association).
January 25-27, 2019 ZestFest 2019 - Irving, Texas
Anyone who appreciates the hotter things in life is invited to indulge in a fiery food experience ZestFest brings together the spiciest exhibitors and products from around the country for one sizzling weekend. ZestFest is the ultimate party for bold and flavorful food enthusiasts. Cooking demos by celebrity chefs, live music, interactive contests and thousands of bold food samples.
January 31, 2019 Epicurean Evening - Houston, Texas
Join us for "A Taste of Space" at Space Center Houston and enjoy samples from more than 40 area restaurants and food establishments and entertained by a variety of musical treats like mariachi bands and vocalists