JUNE 2008 Food & Wine Festivals, Shows and Events

 
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May 28-June 1, 2008 Mondial de la Biere
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Montreal Beer Fest.

May 28-June 2, 2008 Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival
Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada

May 30-June 1, 2008 Good Food & Wine Show
Melbourne, Australia

May 30-June 1, 2008 World Tea Expo
Las Vegas, Nevada

May 30-June 1, 2008 Michael Arnone's Annual Crawfish Fest
Augusta, New Jersey

May 30-June 1, 2008 Annual Greek Festival
Perth Amboy, New Jersey May 30-June 1, 2008 Taste of Asia
Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, London, UK

May 30-June 1, 2008 Michael Arnone's Annual Crawfish Fest
Augusta, New Jersey

May 30-June 1, 2008 Rockin' RibFest & Pro Rodeo
Troutman, North Carolina

May 31-June 1, 2008 GardenFest
La Crosse, Wisconsin

May 31-June 1, 2008 27th Annual Vintage Virginia
Centreville, Virginia

May 31-June 1, 2008 Taste of Pennsylvania Wine & Music Festival
York, Pennsylvania

May 31-June 8, 2008 Wine & Food Week
The Woodlands, Houston, Texas

June, 2008 (Sat & Sundays) 4th Annual Lavender Festival
Cherry Valley, California
Features 20 acres lush organic fields, and a deliciously healthy menu including entrees, drinks and desserts prepared with lavender. Activities Include aromatherapy classes & massage, fresh bouquets & plants, children’s activities, horse-drawn hay rides, organic marketplace, and more!

June 1, 2008 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Los Angeles, California
Denver, Colorado
Savor the finest dishes and drinks prepared by the nation's hottest chefs and mixologists, enjoy the best wines and bid in exciting live and silent auctions. All this to catch the more than 12 million children at risk of hunger and surround them with the nutritious foods where they live, learn and play! 100% of ticket sales help ensure no kid in America grows up hungry.

June 1-3, 2008 Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo
New Orleans, Louisiana

June 1-4, 2008 Cape Cod Life's 1st Annual Food & Wine Festival
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
A showcase of the area’s finest chefs and restaurants in a sampling of unique cultural venues.

June 1-8, 2008 Lovran Days of Cherries
Lovran, Croatia
The renowned Lovran cherry is very similar to the well-known Lambert sort. The locals called them Brtosinka and their quality and taste is well known and highly regarded.

June 2, 2008 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Baltimore, Maryland
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Savor the finest dishes and drinks prepared by the nation's hottest chefs and mixologists, enjoy the best wines and bid in exciting live and silent auctions. All this to catch the more than 12 million children at risk of hunger and surround them with the nutritious foods where they live, learn and play! 100% of ticket sales help ensure no kid in America grows up hungry.

June 3, 2008 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Savor the finest dishes and drinks prepared by the nation's hottest chefs and mixologists, enjoy the best wines and bid in exciting live and silent auctions. All this to catch the more than 12 million children at risk of hunger and surround them with the nutritious foods where they live, learn and play! 100% of ticket sales help ensure no kid in America grows up hungry.

June 3, 2008 Grand Central Oyster Bar's Herring Festival
New York, New York
The herring Festival should start today! Herring lovers will enjoy the season for less than a month. The Herring is flown in air expressed Grand Central Oyster Bar from Scheveningen, The Netherlands, on the North Sea where the herring fleet makes its home. Not only will the Oyster Bar receive the very first herring shipped to the USA, but the cream of the catch, as well.

June 3-5, 2008 Food Ingredients South America
Sao Paulo, Brazil

June 3-5, 2008 Interfood China 2008
Guangzhou (Canton), China
The 5th China International Foodstuff Exposition
Currenly with: Interwine China 2008

June 3-5, 2008 Interwine China 2008
Guangzhou (Canton), China
China International Wine and Spirits Exhibition.

June 3-5, 2008 Alimentaria Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico
The only Mexican food and drink show covering the entire market.

June 3-6, 2008 Fispal Tecnologia 2008
Sao Paulo, Brazil
24th International Fair for the Development of the Food and Beverage Industries

June 4, 2008 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Las Vegas, Nevada
Savor the finest dishes and drinks prepared by the nation's hottest chefs and mixologists, enjoy the best wines and bid in exciting live and silent auctions. All this to catch the more than 12 million children at risk of hunger and surround them with the nutritious foods where they live, learn and play! 100% of ticket sales help ensure no kid in America grows up hungry.

June 4, 2008 Culinaire
Atlanta, Georgia
For all you eager epicureans, Culinaire will surely satisfy that appetite for delectable cuisine, as some of the most revered chefs in the world represent their respective Atlanta restaurants and serve up specialties spanning the globe.

June 4-6, 2008 Seafood Russia
Moscow, Russia
Seafood Russia is the largest dedicated seafood event serving the Russian market.

June 5, 2008 Chefs With Heart
New Brunswick, New Jersey
20 of the Garden State’s best chefs and restaurants in one room, on one evening. Your taste buds will smile and thank you all night long. American Heart Association Chefs With Heart is a statewide food and wine tasting event that has become one of the region’s premier events featuring some of the “best of the best” restaurants. In addition to signature dishes presented by the chefs and restaurants, guests will enjoy samplings of fine wines, liqueurs, champagnes and microbrews, a café bar, delicious pastries, desserts, and more. If you would like information about purchasing tickets, sponsorship, silent auction, or other questions, call the American Heart Association at (609) 223-3711

June 5-7, 2008 Annual Art of Wine Festival
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Good food, good friends and good wine--all the ingredients necessary for an entertaining evening out.

June 5-8, 2008 2008 Hanoi Foodtech
Hanoi, Vietnam
The 5th Vietnam International Food Processing Industry Fair

June 5-8, 2008 Fort Harrod Beef Festival
Fort Harrod, Kentucky

June 5-8, 2008 Tea World Festival
Seoul, Korea

June 6-, 2008 Grasshopper Festival
Augusta, Kansas
The name and theme come from a time in Augusta's past when the town almost died after a plague of grasshoppers chewed every tree, shrub, crop and even the clothes on the line.

June 6-7, 2008 Annual Lincolnton Hog Happenin
Lincolnton, North Carolina
The Hog Happenin’ is a regional bike fest and Kansas City Barbeque Society Sanctioned North Carolina State Championship Barbeque Cook-off that brings motorcycle owners and Barbeque teams together in downtown Lincolnton.

June 6-7, 2008 21st Annual Chicken and Egg Festival
Prescott, Arkansas
Come out and enjoy the fun of a small town family festival. Don't miss our famous Cacklin' Crowing contest and Golden Egg hunt. Lots of other activities like arts, crafts, food vendors, tennis, 5K run, basketball and much more!

June 6-7, 2008 ValleyFest 2008
Russellville, Arkansas
The River Valley's premier festival with all proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs. Lots of Entertainment and fun - BBQ Cook-off, Fishing Derby, Horseshoes, etc

June 6-8, 2008 Coffest Fest Kona
Hawaii

June 6-8, 2008 27th Annual Dairyfest
Marshfield, Wisconsin

June 6-8, 2008 7th Annual Strolling of the Heifers Parade & Festival
Brattleboro, Vermont
The theme of this year’s agricultural celebration is “Live Green!” To transform the public’s concern about global climate change into civic action, the weekend's festivities will focus on protecting the environment. Everything from floats in the parade to musical and theatrical performances at the Dairy Fest & Market Place will focus on how to “Live Green!”

June 6-8, 2008 Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival
Little Chute, Wisconsin
A cheese curd eating competition, cheese cake contest, cheese carving demo, free cheese tasting, the Big Cheese Parade, Big Cheese Breakfast, carnival rides, and children’s games and entertainment are just some of the fun activities taking place.

June 6-8, 2008 Taste of Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

June 6-8, 2008 Chili Pepper & Brew Fest
Snowmass, Colorado
Elite invitational microbrew and International Chili Society sanctioned chili competitions and tastings are paired with outstanding concerts on Pepper Hill.

June 6-14, 2008 WineQuest
Orlando, Florida
Central Florida's premier wine event series is back for its 12th year! Benefitting Quest, Inc., WineQuest features a selection of fine wine tastings, dinners, auctions and interactive seminars. Explore the legendary area locations, exquisite wines and unparalleled field expertise for a truly memorable experience that is unmatched.

June 7, 2008 The Rhubarb Festival
Lanesboro, Minnesota
Celebrate Rhubarb, Minnesota's sweet-tart favorite. Free tasting of rhubarb delights, Rhubarb Olympics for all ages, Rhubarb Rant Speaker's Corner, etc.

June 7, 2008 Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues Festival
Minneapolis, Minnesota

June 7, 2008 Wild Edibles
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Learn what common plants growing in northern Minnesota forests are edible and how to harvest and prepare them. Nature hike and demonstration cooking.

June 7, 2008 Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival
Manitou Springs, Colorado
Kick off summer with tasting and sales by 20 CO wineries and live entertainment plus a sampling of local spring waters in picturesque, streamside Soda Springs Park, downtown.

June 7, 2008 Chesapeake Bay Wine Festival
Irvington, Virginia
Ten award winning wineries from throughout Virginia will provide free tastings of their best wines, plus live music, barbecue, Chesapeake Bay Seafood and more!

June 7, 2008 27th Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off
Newport, Rhode Island 
The first of Newport's array of summer festivals, the 27th Annual Great Chowder Cook-off will feature over 3000 gallons of chowder served up by over 30 of the nation's best restaurants and chefs! The restaurants compete for over $10,000 in prizes

June 7, 2008 Sasquatch Brewfest
Eugene, Oregon

June 7, 2008 Beer Barons’ World of Beer Festival
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
A unique opportunity to taste distinctive beers from around the world. A huge selection including more than 200 beers from over 80 breweries.

June 7, 2008 14th Annual Mountain Brewers' Beer Fest
Idaho Falls, Idaho

June 7, 2008 Ponca City Herb Festival
Ponca Cita, Oklahoma

June 7, 2008 Ashland Strawberry Faire
Ashland, Virginia

June7 2008 4th Annual Strawberry Festival
Pittstown, New Jersey
Peaceful Valley Orchards.

June 7-8, 2008 A Taste for the Arts
Hermann, Missouri

June 7-8, 2008 Chicago Botanic Garden Wine Festival
Chicago, Illinois
sample from more than 200 wines from around the world. Learn about new and exciting varieties from the experts. Wine seminars and cooking demonstrations are conducted by event sponsors, exhibiting wineries, area chefs and restaurateurs. Enjoy food from some of the Chicago area’s finest restaurants and caterers. Local musical talent will perform live each day.

June 7-8, 2008 International Horseradish Festival
Collinsville, Illinois
For over two decades, the Horseradish Festival has celebrated the multi-faceted and vastly under utilized spicy member of the mustard family and brought people from around the midwest and the country to Collinsville for fun, entertainment, and mostly great food and drink.

June 7-14, 2008 Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival
Warren, Arkansas
One of the oldest continuous running festivals in the state of Arkansas.

June 7-15, 2008 60th International Trade Fair
Trieste, Italy
Trade Fair for Handicrafts, Tourism and Regional Food Specialties

June 8, 2008  Ojai Wine Festival
Ojai, California

June 8, 2008 Perris Potato Festival 2008
Perris, California
The Potato Festival will be held again this year at the Orange Empire Railway Museum

June 8, 2008 James Beard Foundation Awards Ceremony
New York, New York

June 8-10, 2008 The Hotel Show
Dubai, UAE

June 8-11, 2008 ASHFSA National Conference
American Society for Healthcare Food Service Administrators
Las Vegas, Nevada

June 8-13, 2008 West Central Dairy Days
Willmar, Minnesota
A week-long celebration of the dairy industry in June each year. Activities include a milk run, outdoor band concert, visit to a dairy farm, etc.

June 9, 2008 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts
Savor the finest dishes and drinks prepared by the nation's hottest chefs and mixologists, enjoy the best wines and bid in exciting live and silent auctions. All this to catch the more than 12 million children at risk of hunger and surround them with the nutritious foods where they live, learn and play! 100% of ticket sales help ensure no kid in America grows up hungry.

June 9-14 2008 117th Dr Pepper Birthday Celebration
Dublin, Texas
Dublin Dr Pepper is the oldest Dr Pepper bottling plant in the world.

June 10, 2008 SushiMasters State Finals Competition
Sacramento, California
Years of training will culminate in one of California's most unique events- SushiMasters. Chefs from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento areas will compete for the title of California's SushiMaster. In addition, festivities include cultural entertainment and a sampling of various, popular Japanese dishes and sake

June 10-13, 2008 AGRITEX 2008
Damascus, Syria

June 10-15, 2008 Annual Johnson County Peach Festival
Clarksville, Arkansas
The oldest outdoor festival in Arkansas.

June 11, 2008 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Ft Lauderdale, Florida
Savor the finest dishes and drinks prepared by the nation's hottest chefs and mixologists, enjoy the best wines and bid in exciting live and silent auctions. All this to catch the more than 12 million children at risk of hunger and surround them with the nutritious foods where they live, learn and play! 100% of ticket sales help ensure no kid in America grows up hungry.

June 11, 2008 Virginia Pork Festival
Emporia, Virginia
The world’s largest outdoor barbecue. Last year’s event attracted over 15,000 people representing 32 different states.

June 11-13, 2008 ExpHotel 2008
Cancun, Mexico
The Most Recognized Event in Mexico and the Caribbean for the Hospitality Industry.

June 11-14, 2008 Emmett Cherry Festival
Emmett, Idaho
Cherry pit spitting contest, pie eating contest, entertainment, food, carnaval, parade, etc.

June 11-14, 2008 Ice Cream Days
Le Mars, Iowa

June 11-15, 2008 FoodExpo Exhibition 2008
Damascus, Syria
The Sixth Arab International Exhibition for Food Industries, Packing & Packaging

June 11-15, 2008 The BBC Good Food Summer Festival
Birmingham, England, UK

June 12-14, 2008 Annual Shiner Bock Twin City RibFest
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
This 3-day event features BBQ, Beer & Music. It includes 6 national ribbers, a marketplace, Kids Zone and two stages of outstanding entertainment.

June 12-14, 2008 Agrihort Astana
Astana, Kazakhstan
3rd Kazakhstan International Exhibition Agriculture

June 12-15, 2008 36th Annual Chisholm Trail Roundup BBQ
Lockhart, Texas
With Music Festival & Kiwanis Rodeo - Always 2nd week in June.

June 13, 2008 24th Annual March of Dimes Dining Out
Atlanta, Georgia
You and 7-9 guests will enjoy a chef’s choice, 3-course meal with wine pairings at the participating restaurant of your choice. After dinner, guests will head to the Opera Nightclub for a private After-Party, complete with drinks, dessert, dancing, and a silent auction. Tables may be purchased for $1,500 or $1,000 depending on your restaurant choice. A complete list of restaurants and online registration can be found on our website.

June 13-14, 2008 Banana Split Festival
Wilmington, Ohio
Celebrating Wilmington's claim as the birthplace of the Banana Split in 1907.

June 13-14, 2008 Northpark Mall Art Walk & Wine Tasting Festival
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (no website)
Fine art & fine wine making comes together in Oklahoma. Uncork your passion and join Oklahoma's best artists and wine makers during this unique 2 day event. Activities for the entire family. E-mail: philkaren@peoplepc.com

June 13-15, 2008 The Strawberry Festival
Crawfordsville, Indiana

June 13-15, 2008 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen
Aspen, Colorado

June 14, 2008 Bread and Butter Day
Preston, Minnesota
Historic Forestville in Preston. Costumed staff will use traditional techniques, hands-on demonstration and audience participation to engage visitors in the once important weekly task of bread and butter making. Tasty freshly baked samples will be available.

June 14, 2008 Sushi and Sake Festival
Long Beach, California

June 14, 2008 Chocolate, Shakespeare & Champagne
Winona, Minnesota
Winona Historical Society

June 14, 2008 Absinthe Festival
Boveresse, Switzerland

June 14, 2008 Alpine Mountain Days Chili Cook-Off
Alpine, Wyoming

June 14, 2008 Strawberry Festival at Goose Watch Winery
Romulus, New York
Join us for a day filled with food, music and fun and get "Berry" happy enjoying fresh strawberries, strawberry desserts and strawberry wine (Fee for food). Try a Strawmante, a blend of our Golden Spumante champagne and Strawberry Splendor wine. Listen to live music while enjoying the view of Cayuga Lake.

June 14, 2008 Castle Air Museum Wine Tasting Festival
Atwater, California
This gala event will include wine tasting, Hors d'Oeuvres, music, and fine art. Wander among the fifty marvelous aircraft of the museum while tasting wine from at least twelve wineries, listening to strolling musicians, jazz combos or music from the era of the aircraft. 

June 14-15, 2008 Around the World in 80 Miles
New Paltz, New York
For this popular annual event, each of the 10 wineries along the Trail transform into a different wine producing country. Armed with your "Passport", travel the Wine World and discover the best of each "Country's" food paired with delicious wines from the Shawangunk Wineries.

June 14-15, 2008 Red River Fine Art & Wine Festival
Red River, New Mexico
Two days of wine tasting, fine art vendors, food vendors, and silent auctions, surrounded by the beauty of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

June 14-15, 2008 North Beach Festival
San Francisco, California
'Little Italy' celebrates San Francisco's oldest street festival.

June 14-22, 2008 Niagara New Vintage Festival
Niagara, Ontario, Canada

June 15, 2008 Real Men Cook
Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Houston, Washington D.C., Phoenix (dates may vary in some cities)

June 15, 2008 Scandinavian Festival at Swedish Hill Winery
Romulus, New York
Be Swedish for a Day! Enjoy our Scandinavian fare of food(fee for food), music and unique arts & craft exhibitors while dancing around our Maypole! Many wine specials as well. Make it a wine weekend and visit Goose Watch on Saturday for our Strawberry Festival!

June 15-16, 2008 The Specialty & Fine Food Fair Harrogate
Harrogate, England, UK
The Speciality & Fine Food Fair, Harrogate opens its doors in June to welcome the fine food community based in the North of England and the Midlands.

June 15-17, 2008 Ingredients Middle East
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

June 15-20, 2008 Palm Springs Restaurant Week
Palm Springs, California
Palm Springs has rapidly evolved into a premier culinary destination and this six-day event allows local and visitor food aficionados the chance to discover the desert city,s sophisticated dining cuisine.

June 16, 2008 Crème de la Crème
New York, New York
America’s Star Chefs Salute the Legends of French Cuisine For the benefit of Citymeals-on-Wheels

June 16-18, 2008 Hotelex Shanghai 2008
Shanghai, China
17th Shanghai International Hospitality Equipment & Supply Expo

June 16-19, 2008 Fithep Mercosur
Brazil
Exhibition of Technology and Products for Ice-Cream and Confectionery

June 16-20, 2008 IFOAM Organic World Congress 2008
Modena, Italy
IFOAM: International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements

June 17, 2008 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Ithaca, New York
Savor the finest dishes and drinks prepared by the nation's hottest chefs and mixologists, enjoy the best wines and bid in exciting live and silent auctions. All this to catch the more than 12 million children at risk of hunger and surround them with the nutritious foods where they live, learn and play! 100% of ticket sales help ensure no kid in America grows up hungry.

June 17-18, 2008 HFTP Club and Hotel Controllers Conferences
Austin, Texas
Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals

June 17-19, 2008 Shanghai International Wine & Spirits Fair
Shanghai, China
The SIWSF 2008 is an exclusive event that specially caters for industry professionals who are involved in trading with wines, spirits and other alcoholic beverages, domestically and internationally.

June 17-21, 2008 FEICORTE 2008
Sao Paulo, Brazil
14th International Fair of the Meat Production Chain
14th National Exhibition of Beef Cattle Breeds

June 18, 2008 Virginia Chicken Festival
Crewe, Virginia

June 18, 2008 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Savor the finest dishes and drinks prepared by the nation's hottest chefs and mixologists, enjoy the best wines and bid in exciting live and silent auctions. All this to catch the more than 12 million children at risk of hunger and surround them with the nutritious foods where they live, learn and play! 100% of ticket sales help ensure no kid in America grows up hungry.

June 18-19, 2008 Mexico City Nightclub & Bar 2008 Show
Mexico City, Mexico

June 18-21, 2008 London Strawberry Festival
London, Ohio

June 18-21, 2008 FPP MINDANAO 2008
Davao City, Philippines
Food Processing & Packaging Technology Expo. Mindanao's most important trade show on the food & beverage industry.

June 18-21, 2008 Food Taipei 2008
Taipei, Taiwan
18th Taipei International Food Show.

June 19, 2008 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Savor the finest dishes and drinks prepared by the nation's hottest chefs and mixologists, enjoy the best wines and bid in exciting live and silent auctions. All this to catch the more than 12 million children at risk of hunger and surround them with the nutritious foods where they live, learn and play! 100% of ticket sales help ensure no kid in America grows up hungry.

June 19, 2008 Longest Coffee Break
Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
Celebrate the longest days of the year with the Longest Coffee Break.

June 19, 2008 Summer Food & Wine Festival
Costa Mesa, California

June 19, 2008 Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival
Norfolk, Virginia

June 19-21, 2008 National Homebrewers Conference
Cincinnati, Ohio
A fun, educational gathering designed to enhance homebrewers’ brewing skills and knowledge and increase homebrewing camaraderie. Special seminars and events cater to beer enthusiasts and amateur brewers of every level.

June 19-21, 2008 National Homebrew Competition
Cincinnati, Ohio
The world's largest international homebrew competition that recognizes the most outstanding homebrewed beer, mead and cider being produced by amateur brewers worldwide. Final judging and the awards ceremony take place at the National Homebrewers Conference

June 19-22, 2008 Tater Daze
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Tater Daze is a unique festival where residents pay homage to the humble potato. Early settlers discovered that potatoes flourished in the flat, sandy soil of the area. Through the Great Depression, drought and urbanization, Brooklyn Park has shown its strength as a community willing to work together and make our city a welcoming place for everyone.

June 19-22, 2008 11th Annual BBQ RibFest
Fort Wayne, Indiana
It's 4 days of unbelievably delicious, mouth watering barbecue. Slow smoked just the way you like them by national award winning cooking teams as well as some of Ft. Wayne's favorites.

June 19-22, 2008 Cranberry Blossom Festival
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Join us for a series of more than twenty events including live music, parades, arts and crafts, cranberry blossom tours, and of course, culinary treats featuring Wisconsin's tart and tangy fruit, the cranberry!

June 19-23, 2008 Retail Confectioners Int'l Convention & Exposition
Minneapolis, Minnesota

June 19-23, 2008 International Food, Dairy & Beverage Exhibition
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
International Food, Dairy & Beverage Exhibition (ifdbe) is a unique edition at Addis Ababa Exhibition Center. Our motto is “IFDBE for Farm, Trade, Hotel & Industry Investment”. Almost all key players of local Food and other mentioned sectors participants have been already registered to this special exhibition.

June 20-21, 2008 Delmarva Chicken Festival
Salisbury, Maryland
Chef’s Contest, Delmarva’s Giant Fry Pan - Lots of Food, Musical Entertainment - Baby Chicks, Chicken Capers (Fun and Games)

June 20-21, 2008 Wine, Chocolate and More Festival
Rickreall, Oregon
The event will bring together, Wine & food vendors, musicians and local non-profit organizations for a weekend of tasting, entertainment and prizes.

June 20-22, 2008 Fulda Wood Duck Festival
Fulda, Minnesota
The Fulda Wood Duck Festival is an annual event held in Fulda, Minnesota.

June 20-22, 2008 Cape May Harborfest
Cape May, New Jersey
A celebration of seafood, song, the sea and its ecology, bounty, beauty, and future. Chefs scallops cooking demos, chowder, clams, crabcakes, mussels, and other foods, harbor water taxi, educational harbor and beach tours for children and adults, and more!

June 20-22, 2008 Good Food & Wine Show
Sydney, Australia

June 20-22, 2008 111th Annual Strawberry Days Festival
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
The oldest civic celebration west of the Mississippi.  Join us for our hometown parade, free strawberries and ice cream in the park, live entertainment all weekend, a large arts fair, food court, parade, pro rodeo, carnival, KIDSFEST and much more. It’s fun for the whole family! 

June 20-22, 2008 The Great New York State Food & Wine Festival
Clayton, New York
An event celebrating quality "Made in New York" food & wine products including candy and cheeses, nuts, sauces, herbs & spices, maple syrup and other maple products, apple cider, cookies and ice cream and of course, NYS wines.

June 20-22, 2008 Taste of Champaign-Urbana
Champaign, Illinois

June 20-22, 2008 26th Annual Strawberry Fest
Long Grove, Illinois
This is the granddaddy of Long Grove's signature festivals, drawing close to 50,000 visitors to the historic business district for the 3-day event. It is considered one of the premier outdoor festivals in the Chicagoland area. The pleasures of summer are celebrated with "berry wonderful" strawberry filled and inspired treats.

June 20-28, 2008 Chilton County Peach Festival
Clanton, Alabama
Pageants and tournaments throughout the week, along with arts, crafts, music, parade, auction, barbecue and other food.

June 20 - Aug 15, 2008 Pine River Duck Races
Pine River, Minnesota
The Pine River Duck Races are held each Friday, June 20 through August 15, 2008 at the Pine River Dam in downtown Pine River.

June 21, 2008 Alabama Blueberry Festival
Brewton, Alabama

June 21, 2008 RC and Moon Pie Festival
Bell Buckle, Tennessee

June 21, 2008 DairyFest
Stephenville, Texas
DairyFest is held each year to recognize and promote the influence of the dairy industry in Erath, Comanche, and Hamilton counties. Bring the whole family and remind your employees, neighbors, and friends to come enjoy all the dairy-related food, games, and entertainment.

June 21, 2008 Baymen’s Seafood & Music Festival
Tuckerton, New Jersey
Seafood lovers are invited to tantalize their taste buds during Tuckerton Seaport’s Annual Baymen’s Seafood and Music Festival.

June 21, 2008 Slocomb Tomato Festival
Slocomb, Alabama
Come and enjoy this family-friendly festival!! There will be entertainment, parade, music, gospel singing, receipe contest, a Ms. Tomato Pageant, and more.

June 21-22, 2008 The Great Grapes Wine, Arts & Food Festival
Cockeysville, Maryland
The Great Grapes Wine, Arts & Food Festival offers premier wines from various local wineries as well as gourmet foods, fine art, and live music. This festival appeals to families, couples and connoisseurs of good food, good wine and good music. Come uncork the fun!

June 21-22, 2008 16th annual Safeway National Capital Barbecue Battle
Washington DC
This internationally acclaimed event is one of the world’s largest BBQ contests, and draws more than 100,000 people from all over the world to welcome summer on Pennsylvania Avenue, and enjoy world-class BBQ, music, food, celebrity chefs, interactive exhibits, and kids’ activities. For the first time ever, the nation’s two largest competition barbecue organizations-The Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) and the Memphis in May world barbecue contest (MIM)- will pit teams against each other to vie for the title of National Barbecue Champion and over $40,000 in cash and prizes.

June 21-22, 2008 The 12th Annual International Gourd Art Festival
Fallbrook, California

June 21-22, 2008 Great Tastes of Pennsylvania Wine & Food Festival
Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania

June 21-22, 2008 Mulberry Creek Herbfair
Huron, Ohio
Enjoy herbal foods, plants and vendors at the herb farm's annual fair. This year's theme is Germany.

June 21-22, 2008 23rd Annual A Taste of The Litchfield Hills
Litchfield, Connecticut
Since 1985, A Taste of The Litchfield Hills has attracted thousands of guests to the state's oldest winery for delicious dishes, outstanding wine, live entertainment, upscale shopping, plus winery tours, wine tasting and romantic strolls on the vineyard walk.

June 21-29, 2008 Pembrokeshire Fish Week
Pembrokeshire, West Wales, UK
A celebration of Pembrokeshire's wonderful fish and seafood - not to mention its spectacular coastline.

June 22, 2008 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Portland, Maine
Savor the finest dishes and drinks prepared by the nation's hottest chefs and mixologists, enjoy the best wines and bid in exciting live and silent auctions. All this to catch the more than 12 million children at risk of hunger and surround them with the nutritious foods where they live, learn and play! 100% of ticket sales help ensure no kid in America grows up hungry.

June 22-23, 2008 The Bar Show
New York, New York
Located in the Heart of New York City, The Bar Show is the Only Trade Show specifically for Professionals representing the Bar, Nightclub, Restaurant, and Liquor Store Industry.

June 22-24, 2008 Southwest Foodservice Expo
Houston, Texas

June 23-25, 2008 International Agricultural Exhibition
Amman, Jordan

June 23-25, 2008 International Food Exhibition
Amman, Jordan

June 23-26, 2008 Fispal Food Service
Sao Paulo, Brazil
International Food Fair

June 24-26, 2008 HI China, FI Asia-China, NI China
Shanghai, China
Health Ingredients, Food Ingredients and Natural Ingredients all under one roof.

June 25-27, 2008 Avicola 2008
Buenos Aires, Argentina
International Poultry Exhibition and Conference

June 25-29, 2008 9th Annual Epicurean Escape
Negril, Jamaica
A celebration of great cuisine and fine wines, offering interactive culinary seminars, grand galas, wine tasting, champagne tasting, pastry making classes, making for an extraordinary and delectable fare.

June 26-29, 2008 Luling Watermelon Thump
Luling, Texas
Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest, Melon Eating Contests, Music, Midway, Food, Arts & Crafts, Car Show, etc.

June 26-29, 2008  Kapalua Wine & Food Festival
Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
The longest-running and most prestigious festival of its kind in Hawaii, celebrates 26 years of fine food and wine with a four-day culinary extravaganza.

June 26-29, 2008 4th Annual Pinot Days
San Francisco, California
This is California's largest single gathering of pinot producers, as well as its most varied. Consumers will be able to sample up to 400 pinots from every important region in California, Oregon, New Zealand, and Burgundy, and to meet the winemakers who create them. We will also offer a number of pinots for auction, donating various charities.

June 26-29, 2008 27th Annual Telluride Wine Festival
Telluride, Colorado
Celebrated chefs, notable wineries and master sommeliers gather to rejoice in the savory world of wine and food.

June 27-28, 2008 Annual PurpleHull Pea Festival & World Championship Rotary Tiller Race
Emerson, Arkansas

June 27-29, 2008 23rd Annual Green Mountain Chew Chew Festival
Burlington, Vermont
Vermont's favorite family-oriented feeding frenzy focuses on the "BUY LOCAL" theme, showcasing 30 restaurants, caterers & Vermont food producers serving their most tantalizing taste treats. Two Free Music Stages with 14 Great Bands & Children's Games. Revel in Vermont's finest flavors, music & family fun in Burlington's Waterfront Park.

June 27-29, 2008 Placencia Lobsterfest 2008
Placencia, Belize
In the month of June, Placencia Village celebrates the opening of Lobster Season with its annual Placencia Lobsterfest. This three day festival honors the delectable crustaceans that were once the primary means of livelihood for this one time sleepy fishing village. Traditionally held on the last full weekend in June, the Placencia Lobsterfest is a fun-filled family affair with a wide range of activities and entertainment, and of course delicious lobster dishes!

June 27-28, 2008 Annual Cleveland Wine Festival
Cleveland, Ohio
Sample from more than 220 wines from around the world. Learn about new and exciting varieties from the experts in a relaxed festival setting. Wine seminars and cooking demonstrations are conducted by event sponsors, exhibiting wineries, area chefs and restaurateurs. Enjoy food from some of Cleveland’s finest restaurants and caterers. Local musical talent will perform live each day.

June 27-29, 2008 11th Foodexpo Kenya International Trade Exhibition
Nairobi, Kenya
The annual event attracts visitors from all over East & Central Africa while exhibitors participate from over 25 countries.

June 27 - July 6, 2008 Taste of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
This favorite Chicago tradition offers cuisine from more than 70 restaurants, plus entertainment and activities for the entire family in Chicago's Grant Park.

June 28, 2008 Boulder Food and Wine Festival
Boulder, Colorado
Boulder’s finest chefs gather with Colorado’s winemakers for a food and wine sampling in Boulder’s Central Park not to be missed.

June 28, 2008 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Wine Festival
Santa Barbara, California

June 28-29, 2008 Cedarburg Strawberry Festival
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Tons of Strawberry Treats to try - 3 separate Arts & Crafts Shows - Live Music - Great Family Fun Event - See Website for tons more activities.

June 28-29, 2008 Annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival
Fort Collins, Colorado

June 28-30, 2008 Shanghai International Fisheries & Seafood Expo
Shanghai, China

June 28-July 1, 2008 Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Food Expo
New Orleans, Louisiana

June 29, 2008 Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Dallas, Texas
Savor the finest dishes and drinks prepared by the nation's hottest chefs and mixologists, enjoy the best wines and bid in exciting live and silent auctions. All this to catch the more than 12 million children at risk of hunger and surround them with the nutritious foods where they live, learn and play! 100% of ticket sales help ensure no kid in America grows up hungry.

June 29-July 1, 2008 NASFT 54th Summer Fancy Foods Show
New York, New York
More than 2,100 exhibitors from around the world, presenting more than 100,000 specialty foods to discover and sample.

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