Great Food Events in April
April 1-3, 2008Â International Pizza Expo
Las Vegas, Nevada
April 1-3, 2008Â Prodtech and Foodpack
St. Petersburg, Russia
Prodtech: Intâl Exhibition for Food Processing & Packaging Technology
Foodpack: Intâl Exhibition for Food Packaging Machinery & Materials
April 1-4, 2008Â InterFood St. Petersburg
April 1-4, 2008Â Sawsana - International Agricultural Exhibition
St. Petersburg, Russia
April 2, 2008Â Valley Foodservice Food Show
Norfolk, Virginia (no website)
Valley Foodservice is sponsoring The 2008 Valley Foodservice Food show at Norfolk Scope in Norfolk, VA. on Wednesday, April 2, 2008.Â The Food Show time is 10 A.M.- 6:00PM. This Food Show will have the latest in foodservice products, technology and trends as well as having a huge assortment of vendors.
For more info: 757-461-8000
April 2-5, 2008Â 18th Annual Taste of Vail
April 2-6, 2008Â Pennsylvania Maple Festival
Celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of spring by journeying to Meyersdale and the Pennsylvania Maple Festival. Living history tours, learn about the maple industry, enjoy live entertainment, Maple Queen Crowning.
April 3, 2008Â Grape Day 2008
A one day technical conference featuring in-depth seminars on the latest advances and developments in viticulture and vineyard management.
April 3-5, 2008Â 3rd Food, Agro Technology & Machinery Show
April 3-5, 2008Â Baking China
With the total area of 10,000 sq.m, Baking China 2007 attracted 202 well-known companies and more than 12,635 visitors worldwide. Baking China will be held in Beijing International Exhibition Center, and it is the right time for professional purchasers to prepare baking products for Beijing Olympics, in order to have a better reception for all the clients. No doubt that Baking China 2008 will be the second important pageant in China, even in Asia.
April 3-5, 2008Â Produce Solutions Conference
Newport Beach, California
Consumer Trends â08
April 3-7, 2008Â Vinitaly
The largest wine show in the world, with 4,200 exhibitors covering 80 thousand square meters.
April 3-10 2008Â Expovina - Wine Exhibition
April 4-5, 2008Â Party In The Patch
Kilgore, Texas (no website)
Features sanctioned barbecue cook-off, art show, horseshoe pitching, rod run, music, motorcycle show, kid's area, Friday Night Street Dance. Kilgore City Park.
Contact Merlyn Holmes - Phone: 903-984-5571Â Alt Phone: 903-736-4265Â email: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 4-5, 2008Â 30th Annual Pig Cookin' Contest
Newport, North Carolina
USA's Largest Whole Hog B-B-Q.
April 4-6, 2008Â Southern Breeze Wine + Culinary Festival
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The Southern Breeze Wine + Culinary Festival visits cities throughout the Gulf Coast states to share the love of fine wine, gourmet cuisine and Gulf Coast culture.
April 4-6, 2008Â The Toronto Wine and Cheese Show
Canadaâs largest and leading show of its kind. In 2008, the show will have reached 25 years of continued success and you can be a part of it.
April 4-6, 2008Â 16th Annual Indiana Gourd Society State Show
South Bend, Indiana
April 5, 2008Â Vergas Maple Syrup Fest
Bring the family and join in the fun. Tour the Sugar Houses and see how the sap turns into golden maple syrup. Enjoy your pancakes with Pure maple syrup.
April 5, 2008Â Junior Achievementâs Annual Wine Tasting & Auction
San Francisco, California
The Wine Auction is an intimate spring fundraising event filled with fine wine and gourmet foods.Â This event features an extensive live and silent auction consisting of trips and entertainment, tastings and tours, wine selections, health and beauty and various items.
April 5, 2008Â 7th Annual Tennessee Governor's One Shot Turkey Hunt
April 5, 2008Â 33rd Annual World Catfish Festival
Belzoni, Mississippi in Humphreys County, Mississippi, The Catfish Capital of the World. Crowning of Miss Catfish, Catfish Eating Contest, Catfish on Parade, music, arts, crafts.
April 5, 2008Â Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance's Spring Symposium
"Sweets: A Journey Through Midwestern Dessert Traditions," a one-day educational program about the history of sweets in the Midwest, including the important dessert traditions that started here and continue here in small towns and big cities alike.
April 5-6, 2008Â Grow it! Cook it! Eat it!
Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
A gardening & food & drink show, Over 150 exhibitors. Celebrity chefs James Martin & Rachel Green will be demonstrating in the Rangemaster Theatre. Celebrity gardeners Rachel de Thame and Martin Fish will be holding Q& A sessions
April 5-6, 2008Â 10th Annual Litchfield Park Art & Culinary Festival
Litchfield Park, Arizona (no website)
Enjoy two Days of Live Musical Performances, Wine Tasting Garden and Culinary Demonstrations from Top Valley Chefs. Located next to the historic Wigwam Resort. For information call: 623-393-7820
April 5-7, 2008Â ACF Northeast Regional Conference
American Culinary Federation
April 6-7, 2008Â Pennsylvania Restaurant & Foodservice Expo West
April 6-8, 2008Â New England Foodservice & Lodging Exposition & Conference
April 6-9, 2008Â Food & Drink Expo 2008
Birmingham, England UK
April 6-9, 2008Â Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention
Las Vegas, Nevada
April 7-8, 2008Â Northern Restaurant and Bar 2008
Northern Restaurant and Bar is the exhibition for the regions restaurants, bars, hotels and pubs that puts inspirational business ideas, industry networking and 300 top suppliers under one roof on your doorstep.
April 7-26, 2008 World Gourmet Summit
April 8-10, 2008Â AgraMe 2008
April 8-10, 2008Â Middle East Poultry & Livestock Exhibition
April 8-10, 2008Â Middle East Aquaculture & Fishing Exhibition
April 8-10, 2008Â Middle East Agri Business Exhibition
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A premier international event on the agricultural industry.
April 8-10, 2008Â InnoBev Global Soft Drinks Congress
April 8-13, 2008Â Scottsdale Culinary Festival
As the longest running festival of its kind in the United States, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival draws more than 40,000 visitors looking to enjoy fabulous food, fun and festivities (not to mention idyllic weather!)
April 9-13, 2008Â Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival
Over 100 restaurants, 60 wineries and 30 events.
April 10, 2008Â 3rd Annual Taste of Michigan Wine Tasting
Sample from the largest selection of traditional and exotic Michigan wines, including Champagne style, and wines from the "Fruit off of the Vine" such as raspberries, apples, peaches, pears, blackberries and cherries.
April 10, 2008Â Grand Tasting Tour
Houston-area oenophiles, wine enthusiasts, and people that love to drink wine are invited to discover Paso Robles, California's fastest growing wine region, while meeting the local winemakers and tasting their wines. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Trees For Houston, a non-profit organization.
April 10-12, 2008Â Gastroexpo
Fair of Hotel, Gastronomy and Shop Equipment
April 10-12, 2008Â Florida Wine Festival
Three days of fine food, fine wine and friends.
April 10-13, 2008Â Blue Ridge Food and Wine Festival
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Fire on the Rock Chef's Challenge; Wine Tastings; "Uncork the Festival"; Seminars & Classes; VIP Wine Gala
Winemaking Competition; Art Competition.
April 11, 2008Â Montana Beer Festival
Gallatin county fairgrounds.
April 11, 2008Â 22nd Annual Sandestin Wine Festival
April 11, 2008Â 13th Annual Wine & Culinary Celebration
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The event will feature a progressive sequence of wine and food pairings, each bound to delight, educate and entertain guests. Over 30 of South Floridaâs top restaurants and chefs will be represented, as well as wines from wineries around the world.
April 11-12, 2008Â California Wine Festival
San Diego, California
San Diego's premier wine festival. Don't miss this chance to experience California wines and gourmet cuisine accompanied by live blues next to the sparkling blue pacific.
April 11-12, 2008Â Michigan International Wine Expo
The Michigan International Wine Expo is a unique fine wine and gourmet food experience, featuring wine tasting and seminars along with sampling from the area's premier restaurants.
April 11-12, 2008Â 10th Annual Pennsylvania Herb Festival
Features nationally known speakers, workshops and numerous vendors of plants, herbal crafts, products for the gardener, cook and crafter.
April 11-12, 2008Â Helsinki Beer Festival
Festival has by far and large become the leading beer, cider, and whisky festival in Finland with increasing foreign attendance and interest. Helsinki Beer Festival will be held at the Cable Factory in central Helsinki.
April 11-12, 2008Â Mid Atlantic BBQ Association 2008 BBQ Expo
Trade show for restaurateurs, caterers, food professionals, competitors or any amateur backyard cook who is interested in finding out the latest in true barbecue.Â Highlights include various vendors, seminars and demonstrations.
April 11-13, 2008Â Poteet Strawberry Festival
One of the oldest, most popular events in the state and is recognized as the largest agricultural festival in Texas
April 11-13, 2008Â 37th Annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival
April 11-13, 2008Â World Grits Festival
St. George, South Carolina
April 12, 2008Â A Taste for Learning
Vintners from around the world will be pouring hundreds of their finest wines.Â Attendees will have the opportunity to speak and mingle with international winemakers and vintners throughout the evening.Â Gourmet cuisine will also be provided. There will also be a silent auction featuring wines, spirits, travel packages and unique gifts. 100 percent of all sponsorships, tickets and auction receipts will go directly to Valencia Foundation scholarships.
April 12, 2008Â Palm Springs Food and Wine Festival
Country Palm Springs, California
Cuisine samples from some of Southern California's finest restaurants, paired wine tastings featuring the finest wines from California, and culinary demonstrations hosted by top celebrity chefs.
April 12, 2008Â Prairie Dog Chili Cookoff & World Championship Pickled Quail Egg Eating
Grand Prairie, Texas
April 12-13, 2008Â 21st Annual Baldwin County Strawberry Festival
April 12-13, 2008Â Alabama Chicken & Egg Festival
April 12-15, 2008Â Food Update 2008
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
April 13, 2008Â Taste Of Cape Cod
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Cape Cod Restaurant & Food Showcase
April 13-14, 2008Â Natural Products & Organic Products Europe
One venue, two fantastic shows. Over 7,500 industry professionals and 475 exhibitors attending the two-day event.
April 13-16, 2008Â WFF Annual Leadership Development Conference
Women's Foodservice Forum Annual Leadership Development Conference
April 14-15, 2008Â Expo Comida Latina
The number one B2B community for anyone involved in the business of U.S. Hispanic food and beverage.
April 14-17, 2008Â Club de Gourmets International Exhibition
April 15-16, 2008Â World Beer Cup
San Diego, California
The most prestigious beer competition in the world. The 2006 World Beer Cup competition included 2,221 entries from 540 breweries in 56 countries.Â Judges evaluated the entries to award first, second and third place medals in each of 85 categories.Â The 2006 judge panel involved 109 brewers and beer experts from 18 countries with 54 international judges.
April 15-16, 2008Â Oil & Fats Middle East
Abu Dhabi, UAE
April 15-17, 2008Â SibFoodExpo
April 15-17, 2008Â Siberian Beer, Beverages
April 15-17, 2008Â SibShowcase
SIBFOODEXPO 2008 - XIII International Exhibition of Food Industry
SIBERIAN BEER 2008 XI International Exhibition of Beer, Brewing Equipment and Technologies, Mineral Waters, Drinks and Spirits
SIBSHOWCASE 2008 XV International Exhibition of Automated Sales and Trade Equipment
April 15-19, 2008Â International Association of Culinary Professionals Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana
April 16-19, 2008Â WOFEX Visayas
2nd Food Processing, Packaging and Foodservice Exposition.
April 16-19, 2008Â 25th Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America
San Diego, California
The Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) is known as the leading conference and trade show for U.S. brewers large and small. The CBC has expert speakers in topics ranging from technical brewing to marketing and brewery operations.Â This is an educational and networking âmust âdoâ for brewers, owners, sales and marking staff.
April 17, 2008Â A Taste of St. Croix
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
A wine and food event that showcases the diverse and delicious cuisine (and wines) available on our island. This event benefits the St. Croix Foundation, a non-profit organization that works diligently to revitalize the US Virgin Islands.
April 17-20, 2008Â JH&RE '08
Jordan Hotel & Restaurant Supplies & Catering Equipment Exhibition
April 17-20, 2008Â TGCSA Convention & Expo
Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association
April 17-20 & 24-27, 2008Â 16th Annual Crawfish Festival
Delicious food, spectacular rides, challenging games and unique vendors. It was chosen as one of the top 200 events in the United States. That includes it in a class with the Daytona 500. The festival draws crowds from three states, and averages 50,000 guests during its four-day run.
April 18, 2008Â 17th Annual CÃ´tes du Coeur International Fine Wine Auction and Celebrity Chef Dinner
1,200 guests, 12 of the area's most celebrated chefs, and 24 of the world's finest wineries will come together for one spectacular evening of gourmet delicacies and fabulous wine.
April, 18-19, 2008Â Agrotec Pereira
April 18-19, 2008Â Rock'n Ribs BBQ Festival
Imagine 60 barbecue teams from a four to six state area rolling into the parking lot with the widest array of barbecue cookers and smokers you have ever seen. These folks are serious when it comes to barbecue!
April 18-19, 2008Â Alabama Crawfish Festival
Two days of crawfish, fun, food, arts and crafts, bullriding, live music, crawfish eatin' contest, children's activities, and more.
April 18-20, 2008Â Virginia Beef Expo
Virginia's best cattle, good food and experience Virginia's fine hospitality in one of the largest beef related trade shows on the east coast. Only at the Virginia Beef Expo.
April 18-20, 2008Â Pork In The Park Bbq Festival
Join us for great food, drink, crafts, live blues music, carnival rides, a Sunday car show and more - and enjoy one of the nationâs top ten bar-b-que festivals sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Admission is only $2. Children under 12 are free.
April 19, 2008Â Taste of Uptown / Hillcrest
San Diego, California
Bring your appetite, because this self-guided walking tour will feature samples from more than 40 of the areaâs finest restaurants.
April 19, 2008Â The Great Grapes Wine, Arts & Food Festival
Cary, North Carolina
April 19, 2008Â Annual Santa Barbara County Vintners' Festival
April 19, 2008Â 22nd Annual Alma Spinach Festival
April 19, 2008Â World Championship Cow Chip Throw
An event of the Cimarron Territory Celebration, April 12-19, 2008.
April 19, 2008Â Annual Gumbo Fest Cook-off
West Memphis, Arkansas
April 19, 2008Â DiCarlo's Spring Beer Tasting
April 19-20, 2008Â The Great American Pie Festival
Sponsored by the American Pie Council, featuring all-you-can-eat Never Ending Pie Buffet, pie baking competition, cooking demonstrations, pie eating contest, games, crafts and other pie-related festivities.
April 19-20, 2008Â An EPIC Celebration of Spring
St. Augustine, Florida
A weekend of food, fun and flowers offering gourmet dining, a food festival and a flower and garden show.
April 19-20, 2008Â California Antique Farm Equipment Show
April 19-20, 2008Â California Poppy Festival
April 22, 2008Â Houston Highlights, a Celebration of the Chefs
Once again, the Texas Neurofibromatosis Foundation (NF) has teamed up with Houstonâs finest chefs to raise money and help find a cure for NF.
April 22-24, 2008Â International Cheese Technology Exposition
April 22-24, 2008Â European Seafood Exposition
The European Seafood Exposition is the one event that brings together seafood- buyers and sellers from all over Europe and the world. With over 1600 exhibitors from more than 77 countries
April 22-24, 2008Â Seafood Processing Europe
Boasting over 200 exhibitors from 22 different countries, with 5 national and regional pavilions, SPE brings together the top buyers and sellers in seafood processing.
April 22-25, 2008Â FHA 2008 (Food & Hotel Asia)
April 23, 2008Â Bavarian Beer Day
Celebrating the Reinheitsgebot, the Bavarian Beer Purity Law proclaimed on April 23, 1516 by the Bavarian co-rulers Duke Wilhelm IV and Duke Ludwig X. The first time in history that a government succeeded in regulating the quality and safety of an essential food item.
April 23-25, 2008Â SIAL MontrÃ©al - North American Food Marketplace
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
April 23-27, 2008Â The Grand Wine & Food Affair
Whether you're a culinary connoisseur, or you simply enjoy wine, food and fun, donât miss this annual event that showcases talented winemakers and chefs for a five-day gourmet extravaganza!
April 23-27, 2008 - Dallas Wine & Food Festival
April 24, 2008Â California Restaurant Industry Conference
Los Angeles, California
April 24-26, 2008Â Horex - Hotel & Restaurant Expo
April 24-27, 2008Â Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend
Beaufort, North Carolina
April 24-27, 2008Â St. Michaels Food & Wine Festival
St. Michaels, Maryland
The event this year will include: presentations by leading food and wine experts, recipe demonstrations, wine tastings, culinary and wine seminars, book signings and unique cuisine, wines and spirits from nationally acclaimed Chefs & Sommeliers pairing with chefs at local award winning restaurants.
April 25-26, 2008Â 22nd Annual North Carolina Pickle Festival
Mount Olive, North Carolina
Eat some pickles. Have fun. See antique cars. Eat some pickles. Take a spin on a carnival ride. Climb a wall. Pet some animals. Eat some pickles. Get your face painted. Buy a T-shirt. Watch the pig races. Eat some pickles. Check out the Harleys. Buy a book. Eat some pickles. Play a round of golf. See the art exhibits. Browse the crafts and food vendors. And did we mention - eat some pickles?
April 25-27, 2008Â 3. Eurasia Beverage & Industries Fair
Product groups: Juices and Nectars, Sodas, Beverage, Mineral Water, Mixed Juices, Water, Tea, Herbal Teas, Coffee, Milk, Ayran, Kefir, Energy Beverages, Organic Beverages, Alcoholic Beverages and Sub-Industries.
April 25-27, 2008Â Real. Texas. Festival.
TXA 21 Flavor of Mesquite Food Contest, Carnival, Rodeo, Entertainment, etc.
April 25-27, 2008Â Astoria-Warrenton Crab & Seafood Festival
The Astoria-Warrenton Crab & Seafood Festival - Oregonâs finest, the Oregon Coast's largest.
April 25-27, 2008Â 24th Annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival
Pompano Beach, Florida
April 25-27, 2008Â Vermont Maple Festival
St. Albans, Vermont
One of the Top 100 Festivals in North America.
April 25-27, 2008Â Stockton Asparagus Festival
April 25-27, 2008Â 31st Annual Vidalia Onion Festival
Cooking School, Miss and Little Miss Vidalia Onion Pageants, Onion Maze, Onion Cook-off, Tasting Competition, The Onion Scrample, parades, carnival, rodeo, street dance, onion shootgun shoot, Dutch oven cooking demonstration, onion eating contest, Vidalia Onion Chili Cook-Off, Onion Dance, etc.
April 25-28, 2008Â South African Cheese Festival
Western Cape, South Africa
April 26, 2008Â Annual Crawfish Boil
Oak Mountain State Park, Louisiana
April 26, 2008Â Taste Carolina Wine Festival
Colfax, North Carolina
April 26, 2008Â 25th Annual International Beer Festival
San Francisco, California
April 26, 2008Â 27th Annual Petaluma Butter & Egg Day
April 26, 2008Â 24th Annual Herbs Galore At Maymont
April 26, 2008Â Bloomin Blues and Big Daddy's Cajun Crawfish Boil
This is our 4th annual Bloomin Blues festival, featuring Live music, a cajun crawfish and shrimp boil. AN afternoon of food fun, andÂ good wine. We will also be featuring a release party with the introduction of our newest vintages of wine for 2008!! We satrt at 11 and end it around 5pm.
April 26-27, 2008Â Mid Wales Mouthful
Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys, Wales, UK
A mouthwatering festival of food and drink from Powys and bordering counties in Mid Wales, featuring local food stalls, celebrity chef cookery demonstrations, children's food activities and cookery competitions.
April 26-27, 2008Â Hot Springs Wine, Food & Fine Arts Festival
An up scale event for all of those with a taste for the finer things in life. A juried art show, art auction, wine tasting and fine foods.
April 26-27, 2008Â Mushroom Festival & Car Show
Mansfield Village, Indiana
April 26-27, 2008 The Great Grapes Wine, Arts & Food Festival
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!
April 26-27, 2008Â 2008 Annual Shad Festival
Lambertville, New Jersey
April 26-27, 2008Â 16th Annual East Maui Taro Festival
April 26-27, 2008Â Show Me Gourd Festival
April 26-27, 2008Â 'TAP' New York 2008 - Craft Brew & Fine Food Festival
Hunter Mountain, New York
Craft breweries and brewpubs from across the state will be participating in the most prestigious beer and fine food event in New York.
April 26-27, 2008Â 12th Annual National Cornbread Festival
South Pittsburg, Tennessee
April 27-28, 2008Â Northwest Foodservice Show
April 27-29, 2008Â All Things OrganicTMÂ Conference and Trade Show
April 27-29, 2008Â NASFTÂ® Fancy Food ShowÂ®
National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc.
April 27-29, 2008Â NASDA U.S. Food Export Showcase
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
April 27-29, 2008Â ApEx
Moncton, NB, Canada
ApEx is Atlantic Canada's largest hospitality trade show.
April 28-29, 2008Â Bar & Beverage Conference & Expo
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
April 28-30, 2008Â Expovinis Brasil - International Wine and Spirits Fair
Sao Paulo, Brasil
April 28-30, 2008Â Supply Side East
Secaucus, New Jersey
Learn about thousands of healthy and innovative ingredients during the two-day exhibit hall. Also, meet equipment suppliers, packaging vendors, labeling companies and contract manufacturers â¦ everything you need, all in one place.