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2018 CALIFORNIA - MARCH 2018
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

(see also: 2017  -  2016  -  2015  -  2014  -  2013 - 2012  -  2011)


February 23-March 4, 2018 - Santa Barbara Restaurant Week - California

February 27-March 1, 2018 - Commodity Classic - Anaheim, California
 

 

March 1, 2018
PPLA Food Fare 2018
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 2-3, 2018  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 2-4 & 9-11, 2018 - Barrel Tasting Weekends
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 3, 2018 - 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!  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 4, 2018  Cochon555 - San Francisco, California
The Cochon555 US Tour executes a yearly host of authentic, hyper-local food events focused on raising awareness for heritage breed pigs.  Five chefs will prepare five, whole heritage breed pigs from family farms, and each chef will have one week to prepare 6 portions for 450+ guests. During each event, guests and notable judges will vote for the best bite from over 1,200 pounds of heritage pork. The winner is then crowned the “Prince or Princess of Porc” and guaranteed a slot at Grand Cochon in October. The Sunday afternoon event unites diners with farmers, winemakers, craft brewers, and distillers in a culinary showdown with a singular focus: ensuring a safe, honest, and delicious future for our food system and the children who will inherit it.  Ensuring a future of safe, honest, and delicious food will be the dominant theme of this year’s tour. In support of this, Cochon555 will donate a portion of all proceeds to its sister charity, Piggy Bank. This nonprofit foundation is a genetic sanctuary and Missouri farm established to provide free genetics to emerging family farmers.

March 4-7, 2018 - RFA 38th Annual Conference & Exhibition
Huntington Beach, California
To successfully position your company in today’s marketplace, it is imperative to stay abreast of current market trends, food safety regulations, and technical procedures.  Attend the Refrigerated Foods Association’s Annual Conference & Exhibition as we work toward “Advancing & Safeguarding the Refrigerated Foods Industry.”

March 5-9, 2018 - National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
To raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program to all children.

March 7-11, 2018 - 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 8, 2018  The Organic Center's Annual Benefit Dinner
Anaheim, California
The Organic Center's Annual Benefit Dinner is the organic sector's premier executive-level event at Natural Products Expo West. Funds raised through the event will help to advance research on organic and set the record straight when misleading media coverage arises. Mark your calendar for this unforgettable night of organic food, drinks, and entertainment! Tickets will go on sale this fall. Sponsorship opportunities and table sales are now available.

March 8, 2018  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 9-11, 2018  Pomona Spring Home & Garden Show
Pomona, 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 11, 2018  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 11, 2018  Cochon555 - Los Angeles, California
The Cochon555 US Tour executes a yearly host of authentic, hyper-local food events focused on raising awareness for heritage breed pigs.  Five chefs will prepare five, whole heritage breed pigs from family farms, and each chef will have one week to prepare 6 portions for 450+ guests. During each event, guests and notable judges will vote for the best bite from over 1,200 pounds of heritage pork. The winner is then crowned the “Prince or Princess of Porc” and guaranteed a slot at Grand Cochon in October. The Sunday afternoon event unites diners with farmers, winemakers, craft brewers, and distillers in a culinary showdown with a singular focus: ensuring a safe, honest, and delicious future for our food system and the children who will inherit it.  Ensuring a future of safe, honest, and delicious food will be the dominant theme of this year’s tour. In support of this, Cochon555 will donate a portion of all proceeds to its sister charity, Piggy Bank. This nonprofit foundation is a genetic sanctuary and Missouri farm established to provide free genetics to emerging family farmers.

March 15, 2018  27th Annual Wine Tasting and Auction
Stockton, California
The Annual Wine Tasting for the SJFB Foundation for Agricultural Education featuring ‘Taste of San Joaquin’. The 2018 event will be held at the Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton. More than $300,000.00 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.

March 16-18, 2018  Vintage Paso: Zinfandel - Paso Robles, California
Raise a glass to the region's first wine, Zinfandel! Experience an overview of Paso Robles Zinfandels during Zinposium, a unique Zin-focused seminar featuring a panel of winemakers, led by Master Sommelier, Peter Neptune, tasting you through the heritage grape of Paso Robles. After, enjoy a special walk-around Zinfandel tasting with 19 Paso wineries complemented by a fantastic selection of desserts and live jazz music by the Dylan Johnson Trio at Z- After Party.

March 16-April 8, 2018  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 17, 2018  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 17-20, 2018  84th Annual NIOP Convention
Palm Springs, California
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 18-20, 2018  ChefConnect - Newport Beach, California
If you’re a chef seeking new ideas, a student looking to gain experience or a foodservice professional keeping atop the latest trends, we’ve got plenty of educational and networking opportunities for you.

March 20, 2018 - 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture

March 21, 2018  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 21-25, 2018  85th Annual Western Candy Conference
La Quinta, California
The WCC promotes the common interests of confectionery manufacturers and those who supply goods and services to the candy industry.

March 21-25, 2018  E&S Industry Summit - Palm Desert, California
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies industry three key organizations – CFESA, FEDA and NAFEM – come together in a ground-breaking industry summit March 21-25, 2018, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Palm Desert, Calif.  Each group brings the best of their own annual meetings to this historic event.  Themed “The Future Starts Here,” participants are guaranteed keynote, panel and roundtable discussions on trends, customer issues, marketing and value-added services – key building blocks for a strong and focused customer service team.  Never before have key channel partners come together to not only take a deep dive into issues, but to provide practical solutions for continued success.  Plenty of time has been set aside for learning and networking – key components of any industry gathering.  Join us in March for a slice of hospitality at its finest.

March 22, 2018  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 22, 2018  Sustainable Wine Dinner Series
Los Angeles, California
Four evenings on Thursday, March 22, Thursday, April 26, Thursday May 31, and Thursday, June 28 31, 2018, 6 to 9 pm, at the Zoo.  Farm-to-table dinners, local wineries, and an exciting take on conservation and sustainability.  We’ve partnered with four local, environmentally friendly wineries whose wines serve as the inspiration for custom five-course, farm-to-table dinner menus created by our own executive chef, Brad Robertson.

March 22-23, 2018  Future Food-Tech - San Francisco, California
Future Food-Tech, San Francisco will bring together key figures from across the food industry, including investors, start-ups, technology companies and food and ingredients manufacturers. With a common goal to meet the global food challenge, the event will create a forum for networking, debate, discussion and learning – showcasing the technologies and championing the innovations which have the potential to transform the sector.

March 22-26, 2018  Flavor! Napa Valley - Napa, California
Cancelled for 2018
Visit Napa Valley, the event presenter and founder of Flavor! Napa Valley, is refocusing its marketing efforts to highlight multiple events and activities throughout Cabernet Season (November through April) and thus will not be producing Flavor in 2018.

March 23-24, 2018  ¡Latin Food Fest!  - Santa Monica, California
Celebrate America’s largest annual Latin culinary celebration at Latin Food Fest!’s 2018 action-packed line-up, adjacent the Santa Monica Pier (1550 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, 90401), featuring tastings, a celeb chef dinner, parties and workshops.  The signature event, Gran Tasting, is an all-inclusive tasting festival. 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 23-25, 2018  Food + Wine Festival Palm Desert
Palm Springs, California
The Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert will gather the brightest and most inspired chefs from California for three extraordinary days of culinary and wine tasting under The Big White Tent on Larkspur between El Paseo and Shadow Mountain in Palm Desert, CA. This event will be uniquely educational in focus, showcasing the Coachella Valley as a culinary destination.

March 23-25, 2018  12th 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 24, 2018  Simply diVine: Food - Wine - Spirits
Los Angeles, California
Stroll McCadden Place while delighting the senses at the 13th Annual Simply diVine!  Nibble on bites from some of Los Angeles' favorite restaurants, and sip on samples from wineries, distilleries, breweries, juicers, and roasters.

March 24, 2018  7th Annual Winners’ Circle BBQ - Arcadia, California
With the stunning San Gabriel Mountain range set as the backdrop and the thrill of thoroughbred horse races all afternoon, this is a BBQ contest like no other. Hearing the crowd of more than 14,000 cheering race (& BBQ) fans, as well as the sounds of the human and equine athletes, make this the most exciting BBQ contest ever. The 7th Annual Santa Anita Park Winners’ Circle BBQ competition is California’s second State Championship event scheduled for 2018. This contest is not JUST a BBQ festival, it’s a  Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) sanctioned four meat Championship Series event, a Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue (draw) an American Royal Invitational Qualifier, as well as a Team of the Year (ToY) event for KCBS.

March 24, 2018  Celebrity Chef Tour - Napa, California
Benefitting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs.
 

2017 CALIFORNIA - MARCH 2017
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer & Wine Events

these events are waiting for new dates

March 2, 2017  Sacramento Brewers Showcase - Sacramento, California
Raise your glass of local craft beer to toast the opening event of Sacramento Beer Week. The Sacramento Brewers Showcase presents over 40 local breweries, all under one roof at the Cal Expo. Join your beer-loving friends to get your first taste of a number of beers made exclusively for Sacramento Beer Week.

March 18, 2017  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 25-26, 2017  Barrels, Bottles & Brews - Livermore, California
Livermore Valley’s storied wine country has some new neighbors — craft breweries and artisan distilleries—and now there’s even more to celebrate in wine country. The same quality, attention and care dedicated to the winemaking process, similarly can be found in the regions craft brew and artisan spirits.  Blending these elements, Livermore Valley welcomes amateurs and aficionados alike to discover something new and unexpected at Barrels, Bottles & Brews. Whether you’re a beer buff, wine lover or spirits fan, you might gain a new appreciation for the beverage scene across party lines.
 

2016 CALIFORNIA - MARCH 2016
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

these events are waiting for new dates

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

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

these events are waiting for new dates

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 20-22, 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 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 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 & Local Food, Beer & 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 & 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.

 

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