Industry Events

Here is the 2022 Promotion Planning Guide and Industry Events Calendar. At the beginning of each month is a list of holidays and information about special celebrations during the month. Following these dates are industry events. Since many of these industry events are listed so far in advance, please check with the company or association sponsoring the event to make sure the dates or locations are correct. Some events may be canceled because of the pandemic.

JANUARY
National Candy Month
National Hot Tea Month
National Soup Month
1 – New Year’s Day
2 – National Cream Puff Day
3 – Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
5 – National Whipped Cream Day
8 – English Toffee Day
10 – Bittersweet Chocolate Day
11 – National Milk Day
12 – National Hot Tea Day
13 – National Peach Melba Day
15 – Strawberry Ice Cream Day
16 – Fig Newton Day
17 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
19 – National Popcorn Day
22 – National Blonde Brownie Day
23 – National Pie Day
24 – National Peanut Butter Day
26 – National Peanut Brittle Day
27 – National Chocolate Cake Day
28 – Fun at Work Day
31 – National Hot Chocolate Day

6-8 – Winter Fancy Food Show. Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. Contact: Specialty Food Association, Inc., 136 Madison Ave., 12th Fl., New York, NY 10005. 212/482–6440. Fax: 212/482–6459.

9-15 – Penn State Ice Cream Short Course. The Nittany Lion Inn, State College, PA. Contact: Dr. Robert Roberts, Dept. of Food Science, Penn State University, Office of Conferences and Short Courses, 301 B Agricultural Administration Bldg., University Park, PA 16802. www.agsci.edu/icecream

12 – Make It Fresh! Seminar. Emery Thompson Machine, Brooksville, FL. Contact: Paula Thompson, Emery Thompson Machine, 15350 Flight Path Dr., Brooksville, FL 34604. 718/588–7300. Fax: 352/796-0720. E–mail: paula@emerythompson.com

17-19 – Frozen Dessert Immersion Class. Carpigiani, High Point, NC. Contact: Bobbie Dilldine, Carpigiani NA, 738 Gallimore Dairy Rd., Suite 113, High Point, NC 27265. 800-648-4389, ext. 5718. Fax: 336/661-9895. E-mail: info@carpigiani-usa.com.

20 – Frozen Dessert Business Planning Course. Carpigiani NA, High Point, NC. Contact: Bobbie Dilldine, Carpigiani NA, 738 Gallimore Dairy Rd., Suite 113, High Point, NC 27265. 800-648-4389, ext. 5718. Fax: 336/661-9895. E-mail: info@carpigiani-usa.com

23-26 – Dairy Forum 2022. J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Palm Desert, CA. Contact: International Dairy Foods Assn., 1250 H St., NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005. 202/737–4332. Fax: 202/331–7820. E–mail: register@idfa.org

24-27 – Gelato Immersion Class. Ali Group North American, Vernon Hills, IL. Contact: Bobbie Dilldine, Carpigiani NA, 738 Gallimore Dairy Rd., Suite 113, High Point, NC 27265. 800-648-4389, ext. 5718. Fax: 336/661-9895. E-mail: info@carpigiani-usa.com.

28 – Advanced One Day Class. Ali Group North America, Vernon Hills, IL Contact: Bobbie Dilldine, Carpigiani NA, 738 Gallimore Dairy Rd., Suite 113, High Point, NC 27265. 800-648-4389, ext. 5718. Fax: 336/661-9895. E-mail: info@carpigiani-usa.com.

28–30 – Ice Cream 101. Penn State University, University Park, PA. Contact: Kristin Smeltzer, Conference & Short Courses, 301B Ag Administration Bldg., Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802. 814/863–7025. E–mail: kkw115@psu.edu

FEBRUARY
National Cherry Month
National Chocolate Lover’s Month
National Macadamia Nut Month
National Snack Food Month
1 – National Baked Alaska Day
1 – Chinese New Year
1 – National Dark Chocolate Day
2 – Groundhog Day
5 – Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
5 – World Nutella Day
6 – National Frozen Yogurt Day
10 – Cream Cheese Brownie Day
11 – Peppermint Patty Day
12 – Lincoln’s Birthday
13 – Super Bowl
14 – Valentine’s Day
15 – National Gumdrop Day
16 – National Almond Day
17 – Washington’s Birthday
17 – Ash Wednesday
19 – National Chocolate Mint Day
20 – National Cherry Pie Day
20 – National Muffin Day
21 – Presidents’ Day
23 – National Banana Bread Day
25 – Chocolate Covered Peanuts Day
26 – National Pistachio Day
27 – National Strawberry Day

9 – Make It Fresh! Seminar. Emery Thompson Machine, Brooksville, FL. Contact: Paula Thompson, Emery Thompson Machine, 15350 Flight Path Dr., Brooksville, FL 34604. 718/588–7300. Fax: 352/796-0720. E–mail: paula@emerythompson.com

10 -12 – Great Lakes Ice Cream & Fast Food Association (GLIC & FFA) Annual Convention & Trade Show, Kellogg Arena, Battle Creek, MI. Contact: Susan Mesack, GLIC & FFA, 5295 Daval Dr., Swartz Creek, MI 48473. 810/618–0605. E–mail: glicffa@comcast.net

10 – 11 – TDOI Annual Open House/Demo Days. Taylor Indiana, Fort Wayne Office. Contact: Todd DeWeese, Taylor Distributors of IN, 2605 Alma Ave., Ft. Wayne, IN 46809. 260/478-1551. Fax: 317/888-8339. E-mail: todd@taylorindiana.com

17 – 19 – TDOI Annual Open House/Demo Days. Taylor Demo Kitchen, Greenwood, IN. Contact: Todd DeWeese, Taylor Distributors of IN, 948 Sayre Dr., Greenwood, IN 46143. 317/880-7219. Fax: 317/888-8339. E-mail: todd@taylorindiana.com

21-24 – Gelato Immersion Class. Ali Group North America, Vernon Hills, IL. Contact: Bobbie Dilldine, Carpigiani NA, 738 Gallimore Dairy Rd., Suite 113, High Point, NC 27265. 800-648-4389, ext. 5718. Fax: 336/661-9895. E-mail: info@carpigiani-usa.com.

25 – Advanced One Day Class. Ali Group North America, Vernon Hills, IL. Contact: Bobbie Dilldine, Carpigiani NA, 738 Gallimore Dairy Rd., Suite 113, High Point, NC 27265. 800-648-4389, ext. 5718. Fax: 336/661-9895. E-mail: info@carpigiani-usa.com.

27 – 28 – Dingman’s Dairy Trade Show. Hamilton Farms, 1040 Potterville Rd., Gladstone, NJ 07934. Contact: Joseph Orme, Dingman’s Dairy, 191 Pennsylvania Ave., Paterson, NJ 07503. 973/881-8622. Fax: 973/881-8655. E-mail: joe.orme@dingmansdairy.biz

28 – March 5 – Sentry Open House. Sentry Equipment, Blackwood, NJ. Contact: Robert Romarino, Sentry Equipment, 1001 Lower Landing Rd., Blackwood, NJ 08012. 800-853-8026. E-mail: robert@sentryequipment.net

MARCH
National Frozen Food Month
National Peanut Month
1 – Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
1 – Mardi Gras
2 – National Banana Cream Pie Day
2 – Ash Wednesday
4 – National Pound Cake Day
4 – National Snack Day
6 – National Oreo® Cookie Day
7 – National Cereal Day
7 – Orthodox Lent
8 – International Women’s Day
8 – National Peanut Cluster Day
10 – Popcorn Lover Day
12 – National Milky Way Day
13 – Daylight Saving Time Begins
14 – National Potato Chip Day
17 – St. Patrick’s Day
19 – National Corn Dog Day
19 – Chocolate Caramel Day
20 – Beginning of Spring
21 – California Strawberry Day
24 – National Cake Pops Day
24 – Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
25 – National Waffle Day

1 – Hill & Markes Ice Cream & Food Service Show. River Stone Manor, Schenectady, NY. Contact: Bill Miller, Hill & Markes, 1997 State Hwy. 5 South, Amsterdam, NY 12010. 800-836-4455. Fax: 518/842-1207. E-mail: bmiller@hillnmarkes.com

7-9 – Frozen Dessert Immersion Class. Carpigiani NA, High Point, NC. Contact: Bobbie Dilldine, Carpigiani NA, 738 Gallimore Dairy Rd., Suite 113, High Point, NC 27265. 800-648-4389, ext. 5718. Fax: 336/661-9895. E-mail: info@carpigiani-usa.com.

10 – Frozen Dessert Business Planning Course. Carpigiani NA, High Point, NC. Contact: Bobbie Dilldine, Carpigiani NA, 738 Gallimore Dairy Rd., Suite 113, High Point, NC 27265. 800-648-4389, ext. 5718. Fax: 336/661-9895. E-mail: info@carpigiani-usa.com.

APRIL
Grilled Cheese Month
Florida Tomato Month
Soft Pretzel Month
Garlic Month
1 – April Fools’ Day
2 – PB&J Day
3 – National Chocolate Mousse Day
5 – National Caramel Day
6 – Caramel Popcorn Day
10 – Palm Sunday
12 – Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
12 – National Licorice Day
13 – National Peach Cobbler Day
14 – National Pecan Day
15 – Passover Begins
15 – Income Taxes Due
15 – Good Friday
17 – Easter Sunday
18 – National Animal Cracker Day
21 – Banana Day
22 – Earth Day
22 – National Jelly Bean Day
24 – Orthodox Easter
26 – National Pretzel Day
27 – Administrative Professionals Day
28 – National Blueberry Pie Day
28 – Holocaust Remembrance Day
29 – Arbor Day
30 – National Bubble Tea Day
30 – Oatmeal Cookie Day
30 – National Raisin Day

6 – Make It Fresh! Seminar. Emery Thompson Machine, Brooksville, FL. Contact: Paula Thompson, Emery Thompson Machine, 15350 Flight Path Dr., Brooksville, FL 34604. 718/588–7300. Fax: 352/796-0720. E–mail: paula@emerythompson.com

MAY
National Chocolate Custard Month
National Egg Month
National Hamburger Month
National Strawberry Month
1 – May Day
1 – National Chocolate Parfait Day
2 – National Chocolate Truffle Day
3 – National Chocolate Custard Day
5 – Cinco de Mayo
8 – National Coconut Cream Pie Day
8 – Mothers’ Day
9 – Butterscotch Brownie Day
12 – National Nutty Fudge Day
13 – National Apple Pie Day
15 – National Chocolate Chip Day
17 – National Walnut Day
19 – National Devil’s Food Cake Day
21 – Armed Forces Day
21 – Strawberries & Cream Day
22 – National Vanilla Pudding Day
23 – National Taffy Day
26 – National Cherry Dessert Day
27 – National Grape Popsicle Day
28 – National Hamburger Day
30 – Memorial Day
31 – National Macaroon Day

9-11 – Frozen Dessert Immersion Class. Carpigiani NA, High Point, NC. Contact: Bobbie Dilldine, Carpigiani NA, 738 Gallimore Dairy Rd., Suite 113, High Point, NC 27265. 800-648-4389, ext. 5718. Fax: 336/661-9895. E-mail: info@carpigiani-usa.com.

12 – Frozen Dessert Business Planning Course. Carpigiani NA, High Point, NC. Contact: Bobbie Dilldine, Carpigiani NA, 738 Gallimore Dairy Rd., Suite 113, High Point, NC 27265. 800-648-4389, ext. 5718. Fax: 336/661-9895. E-mail: info@carpigiani-usa.com.

21-24 – National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel–Motel Show. McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. Contact: Winsight, LLC, e-mail: restaurant@maritz.com. 864/699-6935.

23 – 26 – Sweets & Snacks Expo. McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. Contact: National Confectioners Association, 1101 – 30th St., NW, #200, Washington, DC 20007. 202/534–1440.

JUNE
National Candy Month
National Dairy Month
National Mango Month
2 – National Rocky Road Day
3 – National Donut Day
3 – National Egg Day
4 – National Frozen Yogurt Day
7 – Chocolate Ice Cream Day
8 – Jelly–Filled Donut Day
10 – National Iced Tea Day
12 – Peanut Butter Cookie Day
13 – Cupcake Lover’s Day
14 – Strawberry Shortcake Day
14 – Flag Day
16 – National Fudge Day
20 – National Ice Cream Soda Day
20 – Vanilla Milkshake Day
19 – Fathers’ Day
20 – Beginning of Summer
21 – Peaches & Cream Day
21 – National Smoothie Day
22 – Chocolate Éclair Day
23 – Pecan Sandy Day
24 – Pralines Day
25 – National Strawberry Parfait Day
27 – Ice Cream Cake Day
30 – Ice Cream Soda Day
30 – National Bomb Pop Day

8 – Make It Fresh! Seminar. Emery Thompson Machine, Brooksville, FL. Contact: Paula Thompson, Emery Thompson Machine, 15350 Flight Path Dr., Brooksville, FL 34604. 718/588–7300. Fax: 352/796-0720. E–mail: paula@emerythompson.com

JULY
National Ice Cream Month
National Hot Dog Month
National Blueberry Month
National Watermelon Month
1 – Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day
3 – National Chocolate Wafer Day
4 – Independence Day
7 – Strawberry Sundae Day
7 – World Chocolate Day
9 – National Sugar Cookie Day
11 – National Blueberry Muffin Day
12 – National Pecan Pie Day
15 – National Gummy Worm Day
17 – National Peach Ice Cream Day
17 – National Ice Cream Day
17 – National Ice Cream Sundae Day
23 – National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
25 – National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
26 – National Coffee Milkshake Day
28 – National Milk Chocolate Day
30 – National Cheesecake Day
31 – National Cotton Candy Day

July – National Blueberry Month. Contact: Tom Payne, U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, 865 Woodside Way, San Mateo, CA 94401. 650/340–8311. Fax: 650/340–8568. E–mail: jferrary@tjpmd.com

AUGUST
National Peach Month
2 – National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
3 – National Watermelon Day
4 – Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
6 – National Root Beer Float Day
7 – Friendship Day
8 – National Frozen Custard Day
10 – National S’mores Day
14 – National Creamsicle Day
17 – National Vanilla Custard Day
18 – National Ice Cream Pie Day
18 – Soft Serve Ice Cream Day
19 – National Aviation Day
21 – Senior Citizen Day
22 – National Spumoni Day
24 – National Peach Pie Day
25 – National Banana Split Day
26 – National Cherry Popsicle Day
30 – Toasted Marshmallow Day

10 – Make It Fresh! Seminar. Emery Thompson Machine, Brooksville, FL. Contact: Paula Thompson, Emery Thompson Machine, 15350 Flight Path Dr., Brooksville, FL 34604. 718/588–7300. Fax: 352/796-0720. E–mail: paula@emerythompson.com

SEPTEMBER
National Honey Month
National Papaya Month
2 – National Blueberry Popsicle Day
4 – National Macadamia Nut Day
5 – Labor Day
6 – National Coffee Ice Cream Day
10 – National Hot Dog Day
11 – Patriot Day
11 – Grandparent’s Day
11 – National Hot Cross Bun Day
12 – Chocolate Milkshake Day
13 – National Peanut Day
21 – National Pecan Cookie Day
22 – Autumn begins
22 – National Ice Cream Cone Day
23 – National White Chocolate Day
23 – National Key Lime Pie Day
25 – Rosh Hashanah Begins
27 – National Chocolate Milk Day
28 – Strawberry Cream Pie Day
29 – National Coffee Day
29 – National Mocha Day

OCTOBER
National Apple Month
National Pretzel Month
National Caramel Month
National Cookie Month
National Dessert Month
3 – National Caramel Custard Day
4 – Yom Kippur
7 – National Frappe Day
10 – Columbus Day (Observed)
13 – National M&M® Day
14 – National Dessert Day
15 – Sweetest Day
16 – National Boss Day
18 – National Chocolate Cupcake Day
22 – National Nut Day
24 – United Nations Day
28 – National Chocolate Day
30 – National Candy Corn Day
31 – Halloween
31 – National Caramel Apple Day

5– Make It Fresh! Seminar. Emery Thompson Machine, Brooksville, FL. Contact: Paula Thompson, Emery Thompson Machine, 15350 Flight Path Dr., Brooksville, FL 34604. 718/588–7300. Fax: 352/796-0720. E–mail: paula@emerythompson.com

NOVEMBER
National Georgia Pecan Month
Peanut Butter Lover’s Month
4 – National Candy Day
5 – National Donut Day
6 – Daylight Savings Time Ends
8 – Election Day
8 – National Cappuccino Day
10 – National Vanilla Cupcake Day
11 – Veterans Day
11 – National Sundae Day
20 – Peanut Butter Fudge Day
21 – National Cranberry Day
22 – National Cashew Day
25 – National Parfait Day
24 – Thanksgiving Day
28 – Small Business Saturday

DECEMBER
National Egg Nog Month
National Pear Month
3 – National Apple Pie Day
4 – National Cookie Day
7 – National Cotton Candy Day
7 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
8 – National Brownie Day
10 – Human Rights Day
12 – National Cocoa Day
16 – Chocolate Covered Anything Day
17 – Maple Syrup Day
18 – Hanukhah Begins at Sundown
18 – National I Love Honey Day
21 – Winter Begins
24 – National Egg Nog Day
25 – Christmas Day
26 – National Candy Cane Day
26 – Boxing Day
26 – Kwanzaa Begins
31 – New Year’s Eve

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    Penn State Ice Cream Short Course

    The Nittany Lion Inn, State College, PA

    Dr. Robert Roberts
    Dept. of Food Science, Penn State University
    Office of Conferences and Short Courses
    301 B Agricultural Administration Bldg.
    University Park, PA 16802