November 2012 AB/SK/MB Food Events

Here’s the round up of food and beverage events in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba for November. Check back often as we will update as we become aware of new events. If you have others, please feel free to submit them to us.


Weekly Farmer’s Markets:

Times, locations and dates of all Farmers’ Markets in Alberta:

Food Festivals & Events

22nd Annual Chili Cook-Off, 11.30 AM – 1.30 PM, 2 November 2012, Churchill Square Edmonton, AB. The Chili Cook Off has been filling bellies and raising temperatures for 22 years and now has a proud spot in the city-wide River City Round Up festival. No celebration of our agricultural and western heritage roots would be complete without a nod to the quintessential cowboy dish. The Chili Cook Off will be held in a heated tent right on the Square – giving you a chance preview the Festival’s Kick Off location. Part of the River City Roundup Festival.

Rocky Mountain Food and Wine Festival Edmonton, 2 – 3 November 2012, Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton. Tickets, various prices. Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival The Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival returned for its 11th year in Edmonton! Attendees sampled an impressive selection of premium wines, spirits, and import and micro-brewed beer, as well as cuisine from a diverse group of Edmonton’s top restaurants, food purveyors and hotels. Guests enjoyed a mouthwatering array of beverage samples and Edmonton’s top eats within a fun, relaxed, and social atmosphere.

Ag for Life – Harvest Gala, 6:00 PM, 3 November 2012, Calgary, This reinvigorated Gala event will feature a masterful fusion of urban and rural themes, an upscale dinner menu, locally produced foods, the sights and sounds of Alberta artists, a silent auction, an ode to agriculture and a unique community market concept. Tickets are $250 each or $2,000 for a table of eight. Special ticket discounts are available for registered not for profit organizations, agricultural post-secondary students, clubs and associations.

Christmas in Markerville, 2, 3 – 4 November 2012, Markerville, AB. Visit us on November 2nd, 3rd & 4th for our annual Christmas Market. Open Friday from noon to 8 pm, Saturday & Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Our historic sites will showcase local artisans, food gifts, Christmas decorations, clothing, jewelry, our famous Cookie Walk and much more.  Don’t miss, our 3rd annual Gingerbread Contest in our newly restored Historic Markerville Lutheran Church. Always a favourite with the kids! Julestue, the Scandinavian Bazaar & Danish Restaurant, at Spruce View Community Hall will be held on Saturday November 3rd from 10 am to 4 pm.

Millarville Christmas Market, 9, 10 – 11 November 2012, Millarville Racetrack, Calgary. The Millarville Christmas Market, established in 1988 and one of the premier craft and artisan shows in Alberta, thanks you for your patronage in 2011 and welcomes you back in Mid-November, 2012 for another three days of lights, food, hay rides, crafts, maybe even reindeer and many of your favourite, seasonal vendors.

Rocky Museum Cookie Walk, 17 November 2012, Rocky Mountain House, AB. Come down and check out the Rocky Mountain House Museum Cookie Walk! Take a stroll around and choose the cookies you would like to take home. $5/take away container.

Celiac Market, 17 November 2012, Parkdale Community Centre, 3512 – 5th Ave. NW, Calgary. Vendors from all over Alberta and across Canada sell gluten-free products.

Bon  Appétit Banff,  15 – 25 November 2012, Banff, AB. Sweet and savoury, fresh and flavourful. From November 15 to 25, delectable dishes are on the menu at Bon Appétit Banff, a new Rocky Mountain festival. During the festival, twenty two restaurants in Banff are offering special prix fixe menus at an appetizing price. Over this ten-day festival, participating restaurants will offer unique three-course menus at a prix fixe of either $25, $35 or $45.

Wine/Beer/Spirits Festivals

Beer Bash! Auction Week, 1 November 2012, Calgary. We will celebrate the Day of the Dead this year with a worldly selection of fabulous beers. Taste your way around the globe and talk about your favourite brews to the city’s most knowledgeable beer lovers. Big Rock Grill will be on hand with filling and delicious food. For more information please contact Alix 403.296.1640 x 277.


Farmer’s Markets

Times, locations and dates of all Farmers’ Markets in Saskatchewan: click here.

Food Festivals & Events

Sundog Arts and Entertainment Faire, 30 November 2012 – 2 December 2012, Credit Union Centre, 3515 Thatcher Avenue, Saskatoon. Tickets: Adults – $8, children under 12 free. Saskatchewan’s premier festival of handcrafts featuring over 200 artisans and specialty food producers, non-stop entertainment and ethnic food court, demonstration, information and children’s areas. Sundog is something for everyone!


Farmer’s Markets

Times, locations and dates of all Farmers’ Markets in Manitoba: click here and here

Thank to Michelle Peters-Jones from The Tiffin Box for putting together the event listings for the Prairies

Twitter: @michpetersjones

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