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2016 CALIFORNIA - MARCH 2016
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February 25-March 6, 2016  Sacramento Beer Week - Sacramento, California


March 3, 2016  PPLA Food Fare 2016 - Santa Monica, California
Enjoy a day and an evening of eating, drinking, shopping and fun in support of community health, education and wellness. Planned Parenthood Los Angeles’ 37th annual Food Fare will be returning to Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. This premier gastronomic event will showcase over 100 of Southern California’s best chefs, restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries and merchants.  In addition to the huge array of delightful food and beverage samples, Food Fare will highlight shopping opportunities as well as dozens of raffles and auctions where guests will have the chance to bid on coveted prizes including one-of-a-kind entertainment and culinary experiences.

 

March 3, 2016  25th Annual Wine Tasting and Auction
Stockton, California
The 25th Annual Wine Tasting for the SJFB Foundation for Agricultural Education featuring ‘Taste of San Joaquin’. The 2016 event will be held at the Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton. More than $250,000.00 in scholarships have been awarded and thousands of teachers and students have been educated in our region due to the support for this great event. Each year, we have more than 300 people in attendance to sample food from our areas great restaurants and wines from some of the best wineries. Plan to attend this event in 2016.

March 3-10, 2016  Fine & Rare Wine Auction  - Beverly Hills, California
Heritage Auctions (HA.com) Fine & Rare Internet Wine Auction #221611

March 4-5, 2016  16th Annual World of Pinot Noir
Santa Barbara, California
Our mission is to bring Pinot Noir producers from the most exceptional and unique regions in the world together with Pinot Noir enthusiasts for a weekend of celebration and education on the shores of California's beautiful Central Coast.  Includes two days of in-depth Tasting seminars and excursions, Grand Tastings by the Sea (each with a unique roster of wineries), a featured Burgundy tasting and gourmet, locally-influenced lunches and dinners. These extraordinary food and wine extravaganzas will be hosted by participating wineries and feature an outstanding panel of sommeliers from across the U.S.

March 4-6 & 11-13, 2016  38th Annual Barrel Tasting
Sonoma County, California
Your chance to sample wines still in the barrel, buy "futures", talk to the winemakers and explore the beautiful Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys.

March 5, 2016  10th Annual San Francisco International Chocolate Salon
San Francisco, California
The premier chocolate show on the West Coast.  Experience the finest in artisan, gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world's greatest culinary metropolitan areas

March 5-6, 2016  6th Annual Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show
Santa Clara, California
We are excited you’ve found the Travel & Adventure Shows – the largest series of travel shows in the United States.  It is THE place where travelers congregate annually to dream, plan, and book their next vacations.  You’ll be inspired and get ideas on where to go, what to do and the latest travel information to keep you in the know— along with a bona fide list of reputable companies that have been serving our attendees for years.

 

March 6, 2016
Capitol Beer Fest
Sacramento, California
Having last year’s event on downtown’s beautiful Capitol Mall was such a hit, we’re doing it again, but this time we’re going for BIGGER and BETTER! This year, the 6th annual Capitol Beer Fest will take over an additional block of Capitol Mall, offering more space for improvements and comfort.  We’re expecting nearly every Sacramento-area brewery and then some.  With 100+ breweries, serving over 300 varieties of craft beer, including a Specialty Beer Area, and live, high energy classic rock by Daze on the Green, it will be an epic conclusion to Sacramento Beer Week!  With ample, affordable, parking, free bike valet, and easy access to the light rail station, there is really no reason to miss this incredible beer event.  The generosity of brewers, attendees, and partners make this event possible and 100% of the proceeds go to the Runnin’ for Rhett Youth Fitness Program.

March 7-11, 2016  National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
To raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program to all children.

March 9-13, 2016  Natural Products Expo West - Anaheim, California
Natural Products Expo West continues to be the leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry, attracting over 60,000 industry professionals and 3,000 exhibits to the Anaheim Convention Center. Rated as one of the top 200 trade shows in the US by Tradeshow Week, Natural Products Expo West continues to help attendees reach their business goals.

March 10, 2016  Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace - Anaheim, California
Co-located with Natural Products Expo West. This innovative outdoor event combines the lively appeal of a traditional farmers’ market with the business-building power of an industry trade show.

March 10, 2016  The Organic Center's 13th Annual VIP Dinner
Anaheim, California
The Organic Center is holding its Annual VIP Dinner in Anaheim, Calaifornia. With over 500 attendees expected, you won’t want to miss the largest organic business networking event at Expo West. At this celebratory fundraising dinner, you’ll hear thought-provoking keynote speakers discuss the intersection of food, farming, science and politics. A celebrity-chef-designed menu will feature delicious appetizers, delectable main courses, and mouthwatering desserts made with the finest organic ingredients. The evening will start with a cocktail reception and end with a rhythm & blues soul band — so you can count on plenty of time to connect with friends, colleagues, and the industry’s leading innovators.

March 13, 2016  Cochon555 - Los Angeles, California
Cochon555, the signature culinary competition featuring five chefs cooking five heritage breed pigs in a friendly competition for a cause.  The tour is dedicated to helping Piggy Bank create the first open-source agriculture platform for heritage species while raising global awareness for socially responsible farming. The event unites consumers with local farmers, renowned chefs, prominent winemakers, restaurateurs, craft brewers and distillers in each city for a nose-to-tail culinary showdown celebrating family farms. At each event, 500 guests including notable judges will vote for the best bite amongst 2,000 pounds of awesomeness and the winning chef will be announced the “Princess or Prince of Porc”. On June 18th, the ten regional winners of Cochon555 fly to Aspen/Snowmass to compete at Grand Cochon, a spotlight of 10 chefs, 10 pigs and the best 30 bites from tour. The winner of the grand finale walks away with the crown and title of “2016 King or Queen of Porc”.

March 15, 2016  'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture

March 15-16, 2016  WiVi: Central Coast Wine Industry Conference & Trade Show - Paso Robles, California
WiVi is a wine industry conference and trade show focused on the Central Coast. It features a one-day trade show and two days of concurrent sessions focusing on regional viticulture, enology and wine marketing topics that are essential to keeping your business on top of today’s competitive wine market.  The seminars will feature today’s industry leaders addressing current topics relevant to grape growing, wine production and marketing on the Central Coast. The trade show will bring suppliers from across the nation that want to showcase their products and services at a time and place that’s convenient and accessible for California wine grape growers and winemakers.  At WiVi, you’ll hear about cutting-edge research, and receive product and service information at the sessions and on the trade show floor.

March 16-20, 2016  Western Candy Conference - La Jolla, California
The WCC promotes the common interests of confectionery manufacturers and those who supply goods and services to the candy industry.

March 16-20, 2016  Flavor! Napa Valley 2016 - Napa, California
A Celebration of Food, Wine, Fun Benefiting the Culinary Institute of America, St. Helena Scholarship Fund.  Flavor! Napa Valley is a four-day extravaganza of farm-to-table fine cuisine, world-class wines, and the fun that is had when these elements come together in America's premier wine region.

March 17-19, 2016  National Coffee Association Annual Convention
San Diego, California
An exciting opportunity for coffee industry professionals to connect with their peers, gain insights into a dynamic market, collect business leads, identify potential partners, and learn the latest about the industry.  Over 600 senior executives and decision makers from coffee-related companies and organizations from around the world will experience the highest quality networking to coffee companies, suppliers, and allied organizations, including the chance to connect with a “Who’s Who” of established and up-and-coming industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and boutique and specialty players. Regional and local roasters, suppliers, and motivated entrepreneurs from all across the US and around the world participate, eager to grow their business and identify new opportunities.  Educational programming is intertwined throughout the two-and-a-half day program that showcases keynote speakers and breakout sessions offering in-depth insights, opportunities, and inspiration into the issues, markets, and trends that impact the industry.  The convention exhibit area features cutting-edge vendors and industry organizations displaying the latest offerings and innovations, in a setting that facilitates networking.

March 18-20, 2016  Los Angeles Spring Home & Garden Show
Los Angeles, California
Our shows always feature displays and exhibits of the latest ideas in home improvement, remodeling, interior-design, decorating and landscaping. In addition, we provide educational and informative seminars and demonstrations designed to help homeowners enhance the beauty and the value of their homes.  Our shows combine high quality products and services with family entertainment, including top name musical acts, along with sample product give-aways, special appearances by many of California's best known radio and television personalities.

March 18-20, 2016  Latin Food Fest - Los Angeles, California
Celebrate America’s largest most attended annual Latin culinary celebration at ¡Latin Food Fest!’s 2016 action-packed line-up in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, featuring tastings, a chefs dinner, parties and workshops.  The signature event, Grande Tasting, is an all-inclusive tasting festival benefiting the YMCA. Guests pay one price to enter and indulge in a variety of local and international Latin food, wine and spirits; meet acclaimed chefs who will conduct demos, and you won’t want to miss the Best of Fest Awards – the fest’s showcase of culinary excellence.

March 18-20, 2016  10th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival
Petaluma, California
A 3-day celebration and exploration of handcrafted cheeses, foods, wines and beers from California and beyond. Hands on Cheesemaking; Farm tours; Wine and Cheese Pairings; Beer and Cheese Pairings; Cooking Demonstrations; Panel Discussions and more.

March 18-20, 2016  Vintage Paso: Zinfandel - Paso Robles, California
During Vintage Paso, producers and enthusiasts come together in celebration of everything that Zinfandel and Zinfandel blends add to your palate and your experience. Enjoy a zin-filled weekend with activities including an exciting Zinposium seminar, winemaker dinners, exclusive Zinfandel tastings, winery and vineyard tours and so much more!

March 19, 2016  21st Annual Fairfax Brewfest - Fairfax, California
Fairfax's annual rite of spring celebrates great beer with a St. Patrick's Day theme. Sample beers from 20+ craft brewers, meet the brewers at the first big brewfest of the season, vote for your favorites at our popular "Taste 'em and Rate 'em table, dance to authentic Cajun music by Flambeau, and enjoy corned beef sandwiches, bangers, and garlic fries out on our patio. Takes place in the Pavilion in downtown Fairfax, Marin's hippest town. Plenty of bike free bike parking.

March 19, 2016  Capital City International Brewfest
Sacramento, California
Spend a Saturday afternoon sipping brews from all over the globe! Every year, the Sacramento Turn Verein(STV) Handball Club welcomes  breweries and their unique beers from around the world to the STV Main Hall. This event includes food from local food trucks/caterers along with live music and by joining us you will help us support FirstAce, a proactive youth Player Development program that is used to expand the game of handball and help others realize the amazing benefits that handball offers through the United States Handball Association.

March 19-20, 2016  Barrel Tasting Weekend - Livermore, California
Livermore Valley's Annual Barrel Tasting Weekend!  Taste wines right out of the barrel, meet winemakers, and more. Each winery will host a unique experience during barrel tasting weekend including at least 1 barrel sample for each ticket holder. This is your chance to pre-purchase wines before they have even bottled (aka "futures")!

March 19-April 3, 2016  Knott's Boysenberry Festival
Buena Park, California
Celebrate Knott's historic berry each spring during Knott's Boysenberry Festival, in the heart of the theme park, Ghost Town. The 16-day food festival features countless, one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment, the Wine and Craft Brew Tasting Garden, and fun the whole family will love!

March 24, 2016  1st Annual Fillmore Spring Wine Walk
San Francisco, California
The tasting event will include merchants offering wine samples and special treats inside their stores throughout Fillmore Street from Jackson to Eddy.

March 24, 2016  Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
San Francisco, California
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.

March 26, 2016  Celebrity Chef Tour - St. Helena, California
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs

March 27, 2016  Union Street's 25th Spring Celebration & Easter Parade
San Francisco, California
Celebrates and showcases the diverse community of San Francisco and features some of Union Street's best restaurants serving attendees in an outdoor bistro setting.  A variety of children's and family activities including; large inflatable bounces, kids' rides and games, a climbing wall, a hands-on children's activities area, costumed characters, a petting zoo, a pony ride and entertainment from some of the Bay Area's best musicians.  Biggest Little Parade in San Francisco. The event is not your average Street Fair or formal Parade. It can best be described as wonderful, wacky, elegant and fabulous, with everything from roller-blading cows and creative self-propelled mini-floats to garden areas, sophisticated fashions and beautiful classic and art cars. It's a special event for the entire family. Event 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Parade Begins at 2:00 PM

March 31-April 3, 2016  9th Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine
Pebble Beach, California
100 celebrity chefs and 250 wineries assemble to bring you the culinary experience of a lifetime. Enjoy lunches, dinners and wine tastings. Educate yourself with cooking demonstrations. Experience the most legendary grand tasting the California coast has ever seen.
 

 

2015 MARCH - CALIFORNIA 2015
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

these events are waiting for new dates

March 4, 2015  Celebrity Chef Tour 2015 - Napa, California
Benefitting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs.

March 12, 2015  Celebrity Chef Tour 2015 - Los Angeles, California
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs

March 15, 2015  Flavors of Coronado - Coronado, California
Flavors is a culinary experience that goes beyond the traditional gala and provides each table of attendees with a local chef who will prepare a multi-course dinner tableside. The meal that is delivered will showcase the signature dishes of our culinary experts and take you beyond the usual restaurant fare. Unleash your inner "foodie" and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.

March 15, 2015  Los Angeles Seafood Festival - Los Angeles, California
Taste of the Seven Seas - Mariscos Annual Food Fest - Live entertainment, Exhibitors, Food Booths, Vendors, Arts & Crafts, Games, Gifts give-a-way

March 20-21, 2015  Charlie Palmer 9th Annual Pigs & Pinot
Healdsburg, California
This celebratory weekend offers a series of intimate dining and educational events hosted by Chef Palmer and features a cast of Master Sommeliers and international celebrity chefs who will showcase some of the world’s greatest Pinots Noirs with perfect pork pairings.  Thirty percent (30%) of the net proceeds from this one-of-a-kind epicurean event will benefit Share Our Strength.

March 20-22, 2015  The South Bay Spring Home & Garden Show
Long Beach, California

March 21, 2015  Simply Wine Festival - Westlake Village, California
This annual benefit is bound to be one of the most popular Wine Festivals in the Ventura County region attracting thousands of foodies, wine, tequila, and beer connoisseurs, along with car aficionados. The festival is benefiting and making one wish happen for the local Make-a-Wish foundation chapter of the tri-counties. Expecting more than 30 wineries, 5 tequila companies, and 5 breweries this event promises to bring together a selection of alcohol that will quench the thirst of all. Tesla Motors, a California-based company that designs, manufactures and sells electric cards and electric vehicle powertrain components will be participating in the event by offering test drives and showcasing a vehicle in the center of the ballroom.

March 21, 2015  Bacon and Beer Classic - San Jose, California
The Bacon and Beer Classic is a one-of-a-kind event hosted inside baseball parks and stadiums across America. It is a premier experience focused on traditions where one’s nostalgia of baseball meets their love for bacon and beer. As the attendees walk through the stadium they will get a taste of history through the hundreds of craft brew samples and mouth-watering bacon-inspired tastes local restaurants cook up. Music will get people dancing, interactive games will bring out their inner kid, and the cooking demos and beer schools will teach everyone – from the expert to the novice – a thing or two about bacon and beer.  All of our events are all inclusive! From the moment you walk into the park, it's all about the experience, and not about opening up your wallet.
 

 

2014 CALIFORNIA - MARCH 2014
Food Shows & Local Beer & Wine Events

these events are waiting for new dates

March 2-5, 2014  ACF Western Regional Conference
Oakland, California
American Culinary Federation. The 2014 ACF Western Regional Conference will take place in Oakland, Calif., March 2–5. Chefs, students and foodservice professionals will experience unparalleled educational opportunities, resourceful networking, meeting with old friends and making new ones at the Oakland Marriott City Center.

March 10, 2014  TrashFish Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California
We are combining forces with the organization Chefs Collaborative to host a 5 course “Trash Fish” dinner and Russian River beer pairing. The event will bring together a diverse team of chefs from top Los Angeles and Boulder restaurant(s), for one time culinary collaboration (single seating dinner) with limited seats available.

March 12, 2014  Celebrity Chef Tour 2014 - Danville, California
Benefitting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs.

March 15, 2014  21st Annual Taste of Yountville - Yountville, California
Yountville, the "culinary capital" of the Napa Valley.  Taste of Yountville will culminate in a town-wide block party in which food and wine lovers can sip and sample local favorites while taking a stroll along picturesque Washington Street. Acclaimed restaurants and wineries will offer savory bites, micro brews and wine along pedestrian-friendly Washington Street.  Admission is free. Tasting tickets to experience many of Yountville's restaurants and dozens of Napa Valley wineries are only $1 each.
(also: www.tasteofyountville.com )

March 30, 2014  Pasadena Grand Pinot Fest 2014 - Pasadena, California
Join Us for the Best Celebration of Pinot Wines!
 

 

2013 MARCH - CALIFORNIA 2013
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

these events are waiting for new dates

March 3, 2013  5th Annual Food + Wine Event - Los Angeles, California
LA Weekly presents PLATE, our fifth annual Food & Wine Event featuring a selection of LA's best and most eclectic restaurants.

March 7, 2013  SANA Annual Meeting - Anaheim, California
Soyfoods Association of North America Annual Meeting & Reception.
 

 

2012 CALIFORNIA - MARCH 2012
Food Festivals and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

these events are waiting for new dates

March 3-4 & 17, 2012  19th Annual Napa Valley Mustard Festival
Napa Valley, California
Due to insufficient funding, the Napa Valley Mustard Festival is on hiatus. It is my hope, as well as the hope of numerous supporters, that the good work The Festival accomplished on behalf of the region will be remembered, and that it will be revived.
 

 

2011 CALIFORNIA MARCH 2011
Food Festivals and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

these events are waiting for new dates

March 18-20, 2011  Oakland Art of Home - Oakland, California
The show about where you live brings you 100's of exhibitors specializing in Home Remodeling, Art, Wine and Food. Visit our Wine Garden Theatre with over 25 wineries hosted by Anthony Gilardi fresh from HGTV.

March 26, 2011  13th Annual Taste of Success - San Francisco, California
We proudly invite you to join Junior Achievement at our 13th annual Taste of Success! Sip on a selection of fine wines and sample delicious foods from local restaurants & artisans.

March 26, 2011  Piscología Pisco Party - San Francisco, California
Specialty pisco cocktails will be served all night long including the classic pisco sour.
 

 

2010 CALIFORNIA - MARCH 2010
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

these events are waiting for new dates

March 20, 2010  Malbec Madness Tasting - Hollister, California
Come Celebrate the first day of spring with us at DeRose Winery's Malbec Madness Tasting.
 

 

2009 CALIFORNIA MARCH 2009
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

events still waiting for new dates

March 7, 2009  6th Annual Crab & Fennel Fest - Santa Rosa, California
Roll up your shirt sleeves, crack fresh Dungeness crab, enjoy Russian River Valley wine and experience culinary creations of fennel made by some of the area’s best local chefs.

March 21, 2009  Exploring the Flavors of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Los Angeles, California
12:00pm to 4:15pm. 7360 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. Iron Chef winner Neal Fraser of Grace Restaurant and ECCM are pleased to invite you to a special olive oil education and tasting workshop. The science of sensory assessment of olive oil; How to taste olive oil; How to identify defects in olive oil; Health benefits of good quality olive oil; Cooking with olive oil; Tasting comparisons with fresh mozzarella and vinaigrette.  Cost:  $100 per person, $85 for Slow Food Members and patients of the Eastern Center for Complementary Medicine. Contact information: (323) 551-5962  christine@herbalroom.com

 

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