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2019 ARIZONA - MARCH 2019
Food Festivals & Local Food and Beverage Events

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March 2-3, 2019
Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival
Elgin, Arizona
11am-5pm at Kief-Joshua Vineyards in Sonoita/Elgin Arizona. The celebration commemorates the 38th anniversary of Arizona’s original American Viticulture Area (AVA). An AVA is a designated wine grape-growing region in the United States distinguishable by geographic features, with boundaries defined by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), United States Department of the Treasury.  The day will be filled with new wine releases, acclaimed winemakers, award-winning wine, gourmet food, a professional two-day chili cook-off and live music.

March 2-3, 2019  55th Phoenix Scottish Games - Phoenix, Arizona
The Caledonian Society of Arizona.  You don’t have to be Scottish to attend our Games. We welcome everyone and hope you’ll share with us about your cultural background too! Visit the Genealogy tent and trace your own family roots. There will be so much to see and do!  Artists will entertain throughout the day with their traditional and modern Scottish tunes.  We will also showcase competitive highland dancing, pipe bands, heavy athletics, country dancing, historical re-enactments, vintage British car exhibitions and representatives of over 50 Clans.  Enjoy authentic Scottish Highland foods: Traditional Shortbread Cookies, Haggis, Highland beef dishes and more.

March 2-3, 2019  Litchfield Park Art & Wine Festival
Litchfield Park, Arizona
More than 250 extraordinary fine artists and craftsmen, irresistible culinary samplings, and lively entertainment.  A Culinary Pavillion featuring some of the region's top chefs conducting cooking demonstrations. Dozens of festival eateries will be dishing up a world of flavor complimented by a superb selection of fine wine, micro-brews and refreshing margaritas.  Attendance: 90,000.

March 2-3, 2019  16th Annual Polish Festival - Phoenix, Arizona
Please join us for the Polish Food Festival, which will be hosted by Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, Phoenix, Arizona.  Delicious Polish cuisine and traditional folk dances, fun activities for the whole family. FREE ADMISSION & PARKING, Saturday 10 am - 9 pm, Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM.


March 4-8, 2019
National School Breakfast Week  - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association. ’Take the School Breakfast Challenge.'

March 8-10, 2019
31st Annual Ostrich Festival
Chandler, Arizona
To celebrate this rich history, as well as provide a first-class community event, the Chandler Ostrich Festival began in 1989. The event has grown to become one of the premier festivals in the southwest, with 250,000 to 350,000 people attending the three-day celebration each spring.  The Ostrich Festival is a community family event featuring live ostrich races and ostrich-themed activities, national and regional entertainment, carnival midway, spectacular food, upscale arts & crafts, a Saturday morning parade and much more.  Attendance: 350,000.

March 8-10, 2019  15th Annual Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire
Fountain Hills, Arizona
Thunderbird Artists presents this juried fine art festival, featuring over 125 of the nation's most accomplished artists. In addition, this festival features fine wines from around the world, live musical entertainment, gourmet food, and much more!

March 15-17, 2019  Stagecoach Village Fine Art & Wine Festival
Cave Creek, Arizona
Featuring some of the southwests most accomplished artisans. Stroll the Plaza while enjoy exquisite art and fine crafts, live musical performance, southwest cuisine and a superb selection of wine from many of Arizona's top rated vineyards.

March 17-19, 2019  85th Annual NIOP Convention - Scottsdale, Arizona
The National Institute of Oilseed Products is an international trade association with the principal objective of promoting the general business welfare of persons, firms and corporations engaged in the buying, selling, processing, shipping, storage and use of vegetable oils and raw materials.

March 19, 2019 - 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture

March 22, 2019  Annual Burger Battle - Scottsdale, Arizona
Southbridge at Scottsdale Waterfront 7pm to 9:30pm.  The competition heats up at this year’s Burger Battle, as 17 restaurants showcase their take on the perfect burger in this charity fundraising showdown.  Burger aficionados are invited to cast their vote in the People’s Choice competition at this all-inclusive event for ages 21+ and enjoy unlimited burger tastings, fries, milkshakes and beer; live music; lawn games; and more. Restaurant contenders also compete for a Golden Ticket to the World Food Championships and title of “Best Burger” through an anonymous presentation to a panel of celebrity judges and culinary experts.

March 23, 2019  Wine Country Jambalaya Feast - Elgin, Arizona
Dine Under a Blanket of Stars.  Experience an Authentic Cajun Feast.  Listen to Bayou Folk Band T’monde.  Enjoy Generous Pours of Flying Leap Wines.  Peruse a Fine Art Show Presented by TRUST Art & Design.

March 30, 2019  Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival
Chandler, Arizona
The sweet aroma of BBQ will fill the air when thousands of hungry festival goers will be out in full force enjoying the food, craft beer, live entertainment, kid’s zone, farmer’s market and eating competitions. 20,000 pounds of BBQ and 200 kegs of beer.  Tickets $15 - $100.

2018 ARIZONA - MARCH 2018
Food Festivals & Local Food and Beverage Events
events waiting for new dates


March 24, 2018
Flavors of the West
Litchfield Park, Arizona
One of the valley's most exciting culinary festivals, providing the finest spots in the West Valley an opportunity to showcase the styles of cuisine unique to these parts. Hosted by The Honey Foundation along Old Litchfield Road in the charming community of Litchfield Park. Chef Demonstrations. Unlimited Samples. Live Music. Action Zone w/ Live BMX Show, Guided Art Lessons, and a huge Silent Auction. Proceeds benefit The Honey Foundation to bring Kindness Education to K-12 Schools across the US  Attendance: 4,000.

2017 ARIZONA - MARCH 2017
Food Festivals & Local Food and Beverage Events

events waiting for new dates

March 11, 2017
Great Arizona Beer Festival
Phoenix, Arizona
This craft beer tasting extravaganza will showcase more than 200 brews from 50-plus breweries from across the state, country and around the globe each providing samples of their proudest brewing achievement. As a locally-organized fund raising event, all proceeds benefit Sun Sounds of Arizona, a non-profit radio reading service helping 49,000 people in Arizona with print disabilities.

2015 ARIZONA - MARCH 2015
Food Festivals & Local Food Events

events still waiting for new dates

March 7, 2015  37th Annual Arizona State Open Chili Championship
The 2016 Cook-off has been canceled.

March 15-17, 2015  InnDependent Lodging Summit & Trade Show
Tucson, Arizona

With more than 6,000 members representing more than 24,000 hotels in 170 countries, IBC is clearly one of the fastest-growing independent hotel organizations in the hospitality industry. This event promises to be unlike any other as well as the showcase event for the voice of independent hotel owners in the industry.  The IBC ILIA IJT Independent Lodging Summit & Trade Show offers something for everyone. From the trade show that offers one-stop shopping for every hotelier to the networking and educational programs and esteemed guest speakers, this is sure to be an experience you’ll never forget. Enjoy world-class activities, beautiful sunny Arizona weather, fresh air, and contemporary southwestern cuisine.  This is event of the year and one that you can’t afford to miss!

2014 ARIZONA - MARCH 2014
Food Festivals & Local Food & Beverage Events

events still waiting for new dates

March 15, 2014  Celebrity Chef Showcase - Tucson, Arizona
Famed chefs will visit a historic Tucson resort this spring to mingle with the locals. Attendees can experience delicious recipes paired with signature cocktails, beer and wine.  The event will feature culinary experts from around the world creating signature food from their latest published cookbooks alongside a local chef on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 6 p.m. The artistic culinary demonstrations will be paired with cocktails, beer and wine at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa.  Proceeds benefit paid internships for Slow Food Southern Arizona and SAACA’s arts therapy and education programs.  $125 per person - Includes featured menu samplings from celebrity chefs newest cook books, paired with selected wine, cocktails and beer.  Meet and greet with the celebrity chefs onsite.  All menu items will be re-created by local Tucson chefs who have partnered with each celebrity chef.

March 15-16, 2014  Tucson Festival of Books Culinary Stage
Tucson, Arizona
Chefs who are also best-selling authors are featured on the Culinary Stage. Presentations include live cooking demonstrations. Celebrity chefs and regional masters share their kitchen tips, demonstrate techniques and discuss the latest food trends.

2013 ARIZONA - MARCH 2013
Food Festivals & Local Food and Beverage Events

events still waiting for new dates

March 21-24, 2013  Festival of The West 2013 - Scottsdale, Arizona
Celebrating all things Western. Includes Chuck Wagon Cooking Competition, Western Trade Show, Entertainment, and More.

2009 ARIZONA - MARCH 2009
Food Festivals & Local Food and Beverage Events

events still waiting for new dates

March 14-15, 2009  West of Western Culinary Festival
Phoenix, Arizona
Fifty of Arizona's top independent and resort chefs join a hundred wineries in a two-day garden party, with chef cooking demos, wine classes, food seminars and jazz.  Phoenix Art Museum.



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