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January 2014 Food Event Calendar

LocalEats list of January 2014 food events, festivals, conventions and restaurant weeks. Events are listed by state - then date. We're happy to post your event here, simply email details to:


State / Event Name

Jan 23 National Pie Day – Nationwide Nationwide
Jan 17-18 Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival 2014 Anchorage
Jan 17-19 Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival 2014 Carefree
Jan 17-20 Napa Truffle Festival 2014 Napa
Jan 19 Winter Wine Classic 2014 Santa Barbara
Jan 19-24 San Diego Restaurant Week 2014 San Diego
Jan 9-11 14th Big Beers, Belgians & Barleywines Festival Vail
Jan 11 Lafayette Quaker Oatmeal Festival 2014 Lafayette
Jan 11 The Great Fruitcake Toss Manitou Springs
Jan 11-26 108th National Western Stock Show, Rodeo & Horse Show Denver
Jan 24-26 The Sun Winefest '14 Uncasville
Jan 26 Chocolate World Expo Norwalk
Jan 9-18 Uncorked...Key Largo & Islamorada Food & Wine Festival Upper Keys
Jan 15-18 MAFSI Annual Conference Palm Beach Gardens
Jan 18-19 9th Annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival 2014 Key West
Jan 22-26 Key West Food and Wine Festival 2014 Key West
Jan 25-26 Key Largo Stone Crab & Seafood Festival 2014 Key Largo
Jan 14-16 25th Anniversary Fort Wayne Farm Show Ft. Wayne
Jan 7-9 25th Annual Topeka Farm Show 2014 Topeka
Jan 19-22 52nd Annual United States Sweet Potato Convention 2014 New Orleans
Jan 9 4x4 Culinary Minnesota Wine Series: Ringing In the New Year  Chaska
New Jersey
Jan 25 4th Annual International Great Beer Expo 2014 Secaucus
South Carolina
Jan 18 World Beer Festival Columbia
Jan 20 Annual Viva La Vista Festival Columbia
Jan 26 Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival 2014 Mt. Pleasant
Jan 12-15 AFBF Annual Convention 2014 San Antonio
Jan 18 Annual Yaga's Chili Quest & Beer Fest 2014 Galveston


December 2013 Event Calendar

LocalEats list of December 2013 food events, festivals, conventions and restaurant weeks. Events are listed by state - then date. We're happy to post your event here, simply email details to:


State / Event Name

December 4-7 Christmas On the River & Alabama State Barbeque Cookoff Demopolis
December 31 Mobile's New Year Celebration Mobile
December 27-31 66th Annual Arizona National Livestock Show Phoenix
December 5 3rd Annual Noe Valley Holiday Wine Walk San Francisco
December 7 BevMo! Holiday Beerfest Los Angeles
December 7-8 Indio International Tamale Festival Indio
December 7-8 Holidays in the Vineyards Livermore
December 13 Fine & Rare Wine Signature Auction  Beverly Hills
December 7-8 Winter Farmers' Market & Holiday Gift Show Longmont
December 13-14 Hammond's Candy Cane Festival Denver
Nov 29-Dec 15 3rd annual Wood Gingerbread Festival South Windsor
December 5 The Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza Fort Lauderdale
December 5 The Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza Hollywood
December 13-17 Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival Palm Beach
December 14 8th Annual Celebrate Brevard- Food and Wine Gala Palm Bay
December 14-15 Wine & Chocolate Festival Clermont
December 31 Annual Dropping of the Conch Shell Key West
December 31 The Big Orange New Year's Countdown Miami
December 31 New Year's Eve Orange Drop Orlando
December 31 Cherry Blossom Ball Drop Macon
December 31 Peach Drop Atlanta
December 3-5 32nd Annual Greater Peoria Farm Show Peoria 
December 12-14 Acres U.S.A. Conference Springfield
Nov 29-December 15 Festival of Gingerbread Fort Wayne
December 5-8 Gingerbread House Festival  & Viewing Lawrence
December 6-8 Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival Lebanon
December 6-8 Annual Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival Buras
December 31 Eastport Sardine & Maple Leaf Drop Eastport
December 31 First Night Talbot Crab Drop Easton
December 7 20th Annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade Sandusky
December 10-12 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market Expo Grand Rapids
December 13-14 & 20-21 Farm By Lantern Light Grayling
December 31 CherryT Ball Drop Traverse City
December 5 Mill Valley Kitchen and Marin Dinner Chaska
December 7 Christmas in the Logging Camp Grand Rapids
December 12 4x4 Culinary Minnesota Wine Series: Winter Magic Chaska
December 6 Annual Wassail Fest Columbus
December 4-6 USA Rice Outlook Conference 2013 St. Louis
December 6-7 Missouri Livestock Symposium Kirksville
December 10-12 Nebraska Power Farming Show Lincoln
Dec 2-4 2nd Int’l Conference on Obesity & Weight Management Las Vegas
New Hampshire
December 14-15 17th Annual Inn to Inn Holiday Cookie & Candy Tour Mt. Washington Valley
December 14 9th Annual Currier and Ives Cookie Tour Cheshire County
New Mexico
December 6-7 Carlsbad Winter Wine Festival Carlsbad
New York
December 4 BID Annual Dinner Troy
North Carolina
December 31 New Year's Eve Pickle Drop 2013 Mt. Olive
December 8-9 Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns Holmes County
December 31 First Night Marion Popcorn Pop n' Drop Marion 
December 31 Annual Walleye Madness at Midnight Port Clinton
December 12-14 Tulsa Farm Show Tulsa
December 4-8 Annual Holiday Ale Festival Portland
December 7 Valley Forge Beer Festival Philadelphia
December 30-31 Peeps Fest Bethlehem
December 31 New Year's Eve Pickle Drop Dillsburg
December 31 New Year's Eve Bologna Drop Lebanon
Rhode Island
December 13-14 A Dickens Christmas Feast Newport
December 7 12 South Winter Warmer Nashville
December 3-5 Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show Amarillo
December 13-15 Woodstock's Winter Wassail Weekend Woodstock
December 6-7 Winter Beer Festival Seattle
December 7 Lighted Boat Parade and Crab Pot Christmas Tree Ilwaco
December 7 25th Annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade Sunnyside
December 4 16th Annual Chili Cook-Off & Christmas Parade Antigo
December 7 Medieval Feast & Wassailing of the Apple Trees Maiden Rock
December 31 Midnight Big Cheese Drop Plymouth
December 31 Annual Droppin' of the Carp Prairie du Chien
December 6 19th Annual Wreath & Chocolate Auction Pinedale


November 2013 Food Event Calendar

LocalEats list of November 2013 food events, festivals, conventions and restaurant weeks. Events are listed by state - then date. We're happy to post your event here, simply email details to:


State / Event Name

Nov 9 Cane Syrup Makin' Day Beatrice
Nov 1-10 National Peanut Festival Dothan
Nov 1-3 Alabama Pecan Festival Mobile
Nov 2 5th Annual United Way Festival of Beer and Wine Anchorage
Nov 1-3 Fine Art & Wine Festival Carefree
Nov 17 Gluten Free Awareness Expo Tucson
Nov 7-10 Eureka Springs Food & Wine Festival Eureka Springs
November Man-Up Stash-Up Men's Health Fundraiser Santa Monica
Nov 7-10 The Big Sur Food and Wine Festival Big Sur
Nov 15 The Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza Los Angeles
Nov 1-10 Mendocino Cty Beer, Wine & Mushroom Festival Mendocino County
Nov 20-24 Flavor! Napa Valley Napa
Nov 14-16 16th Annual Worlds of Flavor 2013 Napa Valley
Nov 2 16th Annual Pistachio Festival Newberry Springs
Nov 2 Rocklin Toast of the Town Rocklin
Nov 20-24 10th San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival San Diego
Nov 2-3 15th Annual Wine & Food Affair Sonoma County
Nov 2-3 23rd Annual Harvest Wine Celebration Temecula
Nov 3-Dec 5 Annual Vintners' Holidays Yosemite National Park
Nov 20-23 International Food & Beverage Forum Hall of Fame Summit Pasadena
Nov 6-10 Denver International Wine Festival Denver
Nov 14 The Celebrity Chef Tour Denver
Nov 1-3 World Championship Punkin Chunkin Bridgeville
District of Columbia
Nov 9-10 Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show Washington
Nov 1 9th Annual Downtown Oyster Roast Apalachicola
Nov 1-2 50th Annual Florida Seafood Festival Apalachicola
Nov 2 Stone Crab Jam Crystal River
Nov 6 Easter Seals South Florida 25th Annual Festival of Chefs Miami Beach
Nov 9 News-Journal's Food, Wine & Brew Festival Daytona Beach
Nov 9-10 2nd Annual Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival Delray Beach
Nov 9 Northeast Florida Veg Fest Jacksonville
Nov 8-10 4th Annual Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival Boca Raton
Nov 8-10, 2013 Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival Jensen Beach
Nov 1-3 Feast of Little Italy Jupiter
Nov 12 Spain's Great Match Miami
Nov 2-3 25th Annual Ruskin Seafood Festival Ruskin
Nov 2 Safety Harbor Wine Festival Safety Harbor
Nov 10 32nd Annual Taste of the Islands Sanibel
Nov 8-10 Sebastian Clambake Lagoon Festival Sebastian
Nov 30 Giving Thanks 2013 Tallahassee
Nov 2-3 27th Annual Taste of Manatee West Bradenton
Nov 16-17 Taste of South Cobb Mableton
Nov 1 1st Annual Calabash & Cooks Fundraiser Kapolei
Nov 2-10 Kona Coffee Cultural Festival Kona
Nov 2-3 15th Annual Idaho Gourd Festival Boise
Nov 3-6 Process Expo 2013 Chicago
Nov 3-6 International Dairy Show 2013 Chicago
Nov 1 A Taste…Journeys to California Wine Country Indianapolis
Nov 2-3 Indiana Wine Trail Fall Haul Madison
Nov 8-9 Iowa’s Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expo Des Moines
Nov 1-3 National Farm Toy Show Dyersville
Nov 9-10 Holiday Harvest Wine & Food Festival Various
Nov 5-7 Safe Quality Food International Conference Louisville
Nov 2-3 Giant Omelette Celebration 2013 Abbeville
Nov 1-3 Louisiana Swine Festival Basile
Nov 1-3 45th Annual Louisiana Pecan Festival Colfax
Nov 11-15, 2013 IBWA Conference and Trade Show New Orleans
Nov 7-10 Port Barre Cracklin Festival Port Barre
Nov 6-10 Rayne Frog Festival Rayne
Nov 2 OysterFest St. Michaels
Nov 2 2nd Annual Latin Food & Local Brew Boston
Nov 8-10 27th Annual Christmas Festival Boston
Nov 21 The Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza Boston
Nov 22-24 America's Hometown Thanksgiving Plymouth
Nov 22 Save A Heart Celebration of Food and Wine Ann Arbor
Nov 12 Making It In Michigan: Conference & Trade Show Lansing
Nov 21-23 Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival Grand Rapids
Nov 30 Great Macaroni & Cheese Bake-Off Traverse City
Nov 9-10 Holiday Harvest Wine & Food Festival Cannon Falls, Red Wing, Winona
Nov 23-24 Cheese and Chocolate Weekend Chisago City
Nov 5-7 NICRA Annual Convention 2013 St. Louis
Nov 2 Bluegrass Festival & Chile Cook-off Stockton
Nov 2 Learn to Homebrew Day Worldwide
Nov 7-9 World Food Championships Las Vegas
Nov 10-12, 2013 Pillsbury Bake Off Final 2013 Las Vegas
New York
Nov 9 5th Annual International Great Beer Expo Long Island
North Carolina
Nov 1-2 Hog Happnin' Shelby
Nov 8-10 Fabulous Food Show Cleveland
Nov 8-10 International Beer Fest Cleveland
Nov 9 Lincoln City Chowder Cook-Off Lincoln City
Nov 2-3 Apple Festival Lahaska
Nov 9 Holiday Wine Expo at Spring Brook Moscow
Nov 2-3 1st Annual Coffee & Tea Festival: Philly Philadelphia
Rhode Island
Nov 1-10 Newport Restaurant Week Newport & Bristol County
South Carolina
Nov 3-5 Chefs Collaborative Sustainable Food Summit Charleston
Nov 2 Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival 2013 Nashville
Nov 13-14 10th Global Bottled Water Congress Nashville
Nov 2-3 Meatopia San Antonio
Nov 1-2 Wisconsin Cheese Originals Annual Festival Madison
Nov 9-10 Holiday Harvest Wine & Food Festival Fountain City, Alma, Stockholm, Prescott, Trempealeau


New England Dessert Showcase, Boston, October 12, 2013

A Sweet Start to October
The 2013 New England Dessert Showcase

The Anthem Group, a Boston-based marketing and event agency, is pleased to announce the fifth annual New England Dessert Showcase. There is no room for guilt at the Dessert Showcase as exhibitors from Golden Cannoli, Boston Whoopie, Budi Products and Finale come together and sample their designer desserts, chocolates, ice cream and more.

The showcase is an excellent opportunity for a budding business to gain new clientele and for more established businesses to boost their ongoing success or explore new consumer outlets. The New England Dessert Showcase is the East Coast’s premier dessert experience, bringing together the gourmet dessert and wine industries. Dessert buyers and sweet tooths alike will be in confectionary heaven!

Saturday, October 12th, 2013
10:00am – 11:00am: Media & Industry Only
11:00am – 1:30pm: Morning Session
2:30pm – 4:30pm: Afternoon Session    
4:30pm – 5:30pm: Quick Fix

Westin Boston Waterfront
425 Summer St.
Boston, MA

The event is open to the public. Advance tickets can be purchased online: $20 - $75 depending on ticket tier.

For additional information, contact Ashley Horton (The Anthem Group) at 617.538.6829 or Showcase and ticket information can be found at 617.381.4746 or, and more details on the full suite of services and main projects and subsidiaries are available at

Ashley Horton
The Anthem Group

October 2013 Food Event Calendar

LocalEats list of October 2013 food events, festivals, conventions and restaurant weeks. Events are listed by state - then date. We're happy to post your event here, simply email details to:


State / Event Name

October 5-12 Cullman Oktoberfest Cullman
October 8 Taste of Pelham Pelham
October 10-13 42nd Annual National Shrimp Festival Gulf Shores
October 13 Break 'N Bread Birmingham
October 19 The Evergreen Sausage Festival Evergreen
October 19-20 Alabama Gourd Show Cullman
October 26 Wiregrass Heritage Festival Dothan
October 4-6 St. George Feast of the Middle East Phoenix
October 5-6 Annual Fall Apple Festival Pine
October 8-9 NLS Food Chain Summit 2013 Phoenix
October 10-11 NLS Food Quality Symposium Phoenix
October 11-Nov 3 Arizona State Fair Phoenix
October 25-27 2nd Annual Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival Scottsdale
October 11-20 Arkansas State Fair Little Rock
October 5-6 Los Banos Tomato Festival Los Banos
October 6 3rd Annual Olive & Wine Faire Cherry Valley
October 10 4th Annual Union Street Wine Walk San Francisco
October 10 Totally Local VC Dinner at the Series Ventura
October 11-13 World's Championsihp Chili Cookoff Palm Springs
October 18-20 Harvest Wine Weekend Paso Robles
October 19 2nd Annual Central Coast Oyster Morro Bay
October 19 San Benito Olive Festival Paicines
October 19-22 National Frozen & Refrigerated Food Convention San Diego
October 26 4th Annual Cook-Off Santa Cruz
October 10-12 Great American Beer Festival 2013 Denver
October 4-6 & 11-13 45th Annual Apple Harvest Festival Southington
October 12-14 Mystic Seaport Chowder Days Mystic
District of Columbia
October 5 Truckeroo Food Truck Festival Washington
October 5 Grillin' & Chillin' BBQ Competition Lake Alfred
October 5 Samuel Adams Octoberfest Miami
October 11-13 16th Annual Greek Festival St. Augustine
October 12-13 The Festival of Chocolate 2013 Ft. Lauderdale
October 19 3rd Annual Stone Crab Eating Contest Marathon
October 21-26 St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival St. Augustine
October 23-25 2nd Int’l Conference & Exhibition on Probiotics & Functional Foods Orlando
October 26-27 Edible Garden Festival Coral Gables
October 28-29 17th Americas Food & Beverage Show & Conference Miami Beach
October 28-29 USA Pavilion at Americas Food & Beverage Show Miami Beach
October 1-6 2nd Annual Saint Simons Food & Spirits Festival St. Simons Island
October 5 The Great Miller Lite Chili Cook-Off Stone Mountain Park
October 6 Atlanta Eats Live! A Salute to Chefs Alpharetta
October 21-26 The Speakeasy Cocktail Festival Atlanta
October 4 Taste of the Hawaiian Range & Agriculture Festival Waikoloa Village
October 5-13 Hawaii Fishing & Seafood Festival Week Honolulu
October 10-13 Trailing of the Sheep Festival Ketchum & Hailey
October 5-6 11th Annual Scarecrow Festival Galesburg
October 17 IFMA Fundamentals Seminar Rosemont
October 19 Morton Punkin Chuckin Contest Morton
October 5 Gluten Free Living Now Expo 2013 Carmel
October 5-6 46th Feast of the Hunters' Moon West Lafayette
October 26 Indiana Gourd Society Fall Festival Crown Point
October 12-13 The Great Pumpkin Fest Utica
October 30-Nov 2 National FFA Convention & Expo Louisville
October 11-13 Louisiana Seafood Festival New Orleans
October 19-20 40th Annual Old Farmers Day Loranger
October 24-Nov 10 State Fair of Louisiana Shreveport
October 18-20 Fresh Summit, PMA's International Convention & Exposition New Orleans
October 5-14 7th Annual Pumpkinfest & Regatta Damariscotta
October 19 Das Best Oktoberfest Baltimore
October 19-20 Great American Cake Show and Wedding Cake Competition Westminster
October 23 Community Greening Celebration Baltimore
October 5 Cape Cod Food Truck Festival Falmouth
October 5-6 North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival Orange
October 6 4th Annual Boston Local Food Festival Boston
October 12 New England Dessert Showcase Boston
October 12 4th Annual Local Craft Brewfest Boston
October 12-13 10th Annual Cranberry Harvest Celebration Wareham
October 25-26 Michigan Brewers Guild Detroit Fall Beer Festival Detroit
October 11 Festa Italiana Fundraiser St. Paul
October 26 Twin Cities Veg Fest Minneapolis
October 26 4th Annual Missouri Wine & Food Festival Branson
October 6-9 IBIE: International Baking Industry Exposition Las Vegas
New Jersey
October 5-6 Grand Harvest Wine Festival Morristown
October 5-6 25th Annual Chowder Cook-Off Classic Beach Haven
October 11-13 South Jersey Pumpkin Show 2013 Woodstown
October 11-13 Deerfield Township Harvest Festival Rosenhayn
October 12 West Cape May Lima Bean Festival West Cape May
October 12-13 Cape May Wine Festival Cape May
October 13 Autumn Toast to the Environment Jackson
October 21 Signature Chefs Gourmet Gala Teaneck
October 28 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction Farmingdale
October 29-30 KosherFest Secaucus
New Mexico
October 13 Local Food Festival and Field Day Albuquerque
New York
October 4 Plate by Plate Annual Tasting Benefit New York
October 4-6 31st Annual Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival Ithaca
October 5-6 Hilton Apple Fest Hilton
October 5-6 Central NY Great Pumpkin Festival Oswego
October 11-12 WhiskyFest New York New York
October 12 NY Smoke and Fire Food Fest Pomona
October 13 Troy Chowderfest Troy
October 17-20 New York City Wine & Food Festival New York
October 24-26 The New York Wine Experience New York
October 26 Central New York halloWINEfest Cortland
October 27 Central New York Boos & BREWSfest Cortland
North Carolina
October 5 The Great Grapes Wine & Food Festival Charlotte
October 5 18th World Beer Festival--Durham Durham
October 5 Pork Jam 2013 BBQ Festival Pelham
October 12-13 Swansboro Mullet Festival Swansboro
October 17-27 North Carolina State Fair Raleigh
October 19 Shelby Fall Liver Mush Expo Shelby
October 26 30th Annual Barbecue Festival Lexington
October 1-5 Norsk Hostfest Minot
October 12-13 Oak Harbor Apple Festival Oak Harbor
October 12-13 44th Annual Ohio Sauerkraut Festival Waynesville
October 14 Buckeye Bar Expo Columbus
October 16-19 Circleville Pumpkin Show Circleville
October 18-19 Van Wert County Fair Van Wert
October 19 7th Annual Chili Cookoff & Tailgate Party Grand Lake
October 27 Sorghum Festival Wewoka
October 12 PNW Wild Mushroom Cook-off Lincoln City
October 18-20 Hood River Valley Harvest Fest Hood River
October 2-5 New Holland Farmers Fair New Holland
October 4-6 31st Annual Applefest Celebration Franklin
October 5 Annual Kennett Brewfest Kennett Square
October 6 Endless Mountain Wine Fest Lenoxville
October 18-20 TASTE Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits Philadelphia
Rhode Island
October 12-13 International Oktoberfest! Newport
October 19-20 Bowen's Wharf 22nd Annual Seafood Festival Newport
October 26 Newport Food Truck Festival Newport
South Carolina
October 9-20 South Carolina State Fair Columbia
October 12 Annual Chili Cookoff 2013 Hilton Head Island
October 4-6 Oktoberfest Fredericksburg
October 10 Tasting The Town Humble
October 10-12 68th Annual Peanut Festival Grapeland
October 16-19 HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow Dallas
October 20 Texas State Veggie Fair Dallas
October 23-26 MBAA Annual Convention Austin
October 25-26 Wine in the Pines Mount Vernon
October 26 Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest Fredericksburg
October 26 National Championship Barbeque Cookoff Meridian
October 26 World Champion Hopkins Co Stew Festival Sulphur Springs
October 5-6 Pumpkin & Apple Celebration Woodstock
October 5 Rockbridge Beer & Wine Festival Rockbridge County
October 12 Harvest Celebration Purcellville
October 13 Whitetop Mountain Sorghum Molasses Festival Whitetop
October 19-20 NOVA Brewfest Centreville
October 4-6 Coffee Fest Seattle 2013 Seattle
October 6-7 Apple Days 2013 Cashmere
October 5-6 Eagle River Cranberry Festival Eagle River

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