We’ve rung in 2018, so now it’s time to really get used to enjoying what this month has in store for us. With this great cool, crisp weather, January is known as the coolest month our state has to offer.

This is a great time to implement those new year’s resolutions by getting out, exploring and celebrating all — or at least some! — of the annual festivities our local communities have to offer. What are your favorite fairs and festivals in January? Tell us all about them in the comments.

Florida Fairs and Festivals in January

Jan. 4-14: Uncorked … Key Largo & Islamorada Food & Wine Festival
Monroe County, Key Largo and Islamorada


Jan. 10-12: Potato Expo
Orange County, Orlando

Jan. 11-21: Manatee County Fair
Manatee County, Palmetto

Jan. 12-13: 8th annual Apalachicola Oyster Cook-Off
Franklin County, Apalachicola

Jan. 12-13: National Potato Council Annual Meeting,
Orange County, Orlando

Jan. 12-28: 106th annual South Florida Fair
Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach

Jan. 13: annual Florida Key Lime Pie Festival
Brevard County, Cape Canavera

Jan. 13-14: 13th annual Florida Keys Seafood Festival
Monroe County, Key West

Jan. 13-14: 31st annual Crystal River Manatee Festival
Citrus County, Crystal River

Jan. 15: The Dinner
Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach

Jan. 18-21: Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival
Indian River County, Fellsmere

Jan. 19-21: 12th annual International Chocolate Festival
Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables

Jan. 19-21: Florida Agriculture and Wildlife Expo
Hernando County, Brooksville

Jan. 19-28: 10th annual Amelia Island Restaurant Week
Nassau County, Amelia Island

Jan. 20: Children’s Gasparilla Extravaganza
Hillsborough County, Tampa

Jan. 20: Palm Beach VegFest
Palm Beach County, Boca Raton

Jan. 20: Brew on the Bay
Monroe County, Key Largo

Jan. 20-21: third annual Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival
Sarasota County, Sarasota

Jan. 20-21: St. George Annual Greek Festival
Broward County, Hollywood

Jan. 20-26: Polk County Youth Fair
Polk County

Jan. 24-27: MAFSI (Manufacturers Agents’ Association for the Foodservice Industry) Annual Conference
Collier County, Naples

Jan. 24-28: Key West Food & Wine Festival
Monroe County, Key West

Jan. 26-Feb. 4: Charlotte County Fair
Charlotte County, Port Charlotte

Jan. 26-27: 12th annual Jupiter Craft Brewers Festival
Palm Beach County, Jupiter

Jan. 26-28: 17th annual Naples Winter Wine Festival
Collier County, Naples

Jan. 26-28: 34th annual Goodland Mullet Festival & Buzzard Lope
Collier County, Marco Island

Jan. 26-27: 22nd Annual Lakeland Pigfest
Polk County, Lakeland

Jan. 27: 8th annual Sunshine State Steak Cook-Off
Collier County, Ave Maria

Jan. 27: 12th annual Port Salerno Seafood Festival
Martin County, Port Salerno

Jan. 27: Seminole Hard Rock Gasparilla Pirate Fest
Hillsborough County, Tampa

Jan. 27: annual Kumquat Festival
Pasco County, Dade City

Jan. 27-28: 33rd annual Orange City Blue Spring Manatee Festival
Volusia County, Orange City

Jan. 27-28: ClamJam of Southwest Florida Seafood & Music Festival
Lee County, Cape Coral

Jan. 27-28: Coral Gables Festival of the Arts
Miami-Dade County, Coral Gables

Jan. 28: annual Master Chefs Classic
Monroe County, Key West