Here’s the round up of food and beverage events in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba for February 2013. 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.
Alberta Weekly Farmer’s Markets:
Times, locations and dates of all Farmers’ Markets in Alberta: http://www2.alberta.com/guides/farmers_markets/ab_markets.html
Alberta Food Festivals & Events
Agricultural Seminars and Events, Various Times and Places in February. http://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/app55/events
Second annual YYC Hot Chocolate Fest, 1ST February 2013, Calgary. Welcome to the 2013 YYC Hot Chocolate Fest. During the month of February, participating Calgary coffee shops, restaurants, chocolatiers, and hotels invite you to try their Signature Hot Chocolates in support of Calgary Meals on Wheels. You are encouraged to try all of the Signature Hot Chocolate drinks and rate them online. www.yychotchocolate.com.
Ice on Whyte Festival, Jan 25th – Feb 3rd, 2013, End of Steel Park, Edmonton, AB. Visit the 10th anniversary festival to enjoy the amazing ice carvings created by artists in the international ice carving competition. Come outside to play in a park filled with ice slides, stunning snow carvings, an interactive children’s play area, family ice skating and so much more. The YESS cafe will be serving up hot beverages in the heated tent. Live music and storytelling will warm the tent too. http://www.iceonwhyte.ca/
Snow Days, Bonfire and Snowshoeing, Jan 26th – Feb 10th 2013, Lake Louise, AB. Head over to The Mountaineer Lodge and strap on a pair of snowshoes courtesy of Wilson Mountain Sports. From noon to 5 p.m. on Jan 26, a trail through the trees will be set up to give you a taste of the winter sport. There will also be a bonfire, hot drinks and snacks. The activities at the Mountaineer Lodge will also be offered Feb 2, 9 and 10 to continue the SnowDays festivities. http://www.mountaineerlodge.com/blog/lake-louise-winter-festivals.htm
Romance N Roses, Feb 15th 2013, 6 PM onwards, Rocky Mountain House. The Mountain Rose Women’s Shelter is pleased to host the 7th Annual Romance n’ Roses Dinner and Auction at the Lou Soppit Community Centre. Doors open at 6pm. Dinner at 7pm. Live auction to follow dinner. The Mountain Rose Women’s Shelter is pleased to host the 7th Annual Romance n’ Roses Dinner and Auction at the Lou Soppit Community Centre. Doors open at 6pm. Dinner at 7pm. Live auction to follow dinner.
Winefest Edmonton, Feb 15th – Feb 16th 2013, Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton. Swirl, sip and savour at this wonderland of wine! Indulge in fine wine from the world’s most celebrated wine regions at Winefest. Winefest is an all-inclusive event, offering you the chance to sample from hundreds of local and international wines, port, sparkling, and dessert wines while indulging in a gourmet selection of complimentary hors d’oeuvres. One ticket is all you need to enjoy unlimited sampling. Indulge at Winefest – a full-bodied experience that will engulf, seduce and satisfy your senses! http://www.celebratewinefest.com/
Winterfest 2013, Feb 16th – Feb 17th, Sundre, AB. Come out and enjoy two days of family fun. There will be wagon rides, face painting, children’s activities, artist/artisan show and sale, quilt display, gymnastic and heritage demonstrations, ice carving, skating, fireworks, etc. Lots to do and enjoy. http://museum.sundre.com/home
Winefest Calgary, Feb 22nd – Fen 23rd, Stampede Park Big Four, Calgary. Winefest is an all-inclusive event, offering you the chance to sample from hundreds of local and international wines, port, sparkling, and dessert wines while indulging in a gourmet selection of complimentary hors d’oeuvres. One ticket is all you need to enjoy unlimited sampling. http://www.celebratewinefest.com
Taking it to the Heart Culinary Fundraiser, 25th February 2013, 6 – 9 PM, The Edmonton Petroleum Club, Edmonton. Tickets: $75/ person.
The event is to raise awareness of heart disease in women and is a fabulous evening featuring all women Chefs including, new to the Petroleum Club, Chef Doreen Prei formerly of Zinc, Christine Sandford from Culina, Danielle Majeau from Creole Envie, Heather Dosman from Canteen and Three Boars and Tracy Zizek from Cafe de Ville. They are going to be preparing heart healthy comfort foods at the event. http://www.edpetroleumclub.com/submaster.cfm?aPage=calendardetails.cfm&CalID=468
Saskatchewan Farmer’s Markets
Times, locations and dates of all Farmers’ Markets in Saskatchewan: click here.
Saskatchewan Food Festivals & Events
Potash Corp WinterShines Festival 2013, Jan 26, 2013 – Feb 10, 2013, Saskatoon Farmer’s Market at River Landing, PotashCorp WinterShines features an Ice Park, the winter playground, an international ice carving competition, the Warm the Heart Soup Cook Off, and so much more. Come to Saskatoon Farmers’ Market Square for some great winter fun. http://potashcorpwintershines.ca/
Le Carnaval d’hiver – Winter Carnival, Feb 9th 2013, Saskatoon, SK. This event proposes winter fun for the whole family in both official languages. Brunch, live entertainment, rides, winter sport, craft etc. http://www.francosaskatoon.ca
Manitoba Farmer’s Markets
Manitoba Food Festivals & Events
Le Festival du Voyageur, Feb 15th – Feb 24th 2013, Winnipeg, MB. Tickets: Adult (18 years old and over) – $25, Youth (13 to 17) - $15, Child (6 to 12) - $10, 5 and under – FREE. Western Canada’s largest winter festival celebrates Canada’s fur trading era and combines the joie de vivre of the voyageurs with more than 300 music performances, magnificent snow sculptures, historical interpretation of the early 19th century at Fort Gibraltar, live entertainment, traditional dishes, arts and crafts, the voyageur International Sled Dog Classic, a governor’s ball. http://festivalvoyageur.mb.ca/
Trapper’s Festival, Third Weekend in February, The Pas, MB. Oldest winter festival–originating in 1916– celebrates the cultural heritage of the northern pioneer with skills and entertainment; World
Championship Dog Race; King Trapper events include canoe packing, trap setting, moose calling, bannock baking and more; arts and crafts show, beard growing contest, children’s games, evening rendezvous. http://d28003700.u203.worldispnetwork.com/trappers2013/2013index.html
Thanks to Michelle Peters-Jones from The Tiffin Box for putting together the event listings for the Prairies