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February 22-March 3, 2019
Santa Barbara Restaurant Week
Santa Barbara, California


March 1-2, 2019
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 1-3 & 8-10, 2019 - 42nd Annual 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 2, 2019  9th Annual Capitol Beer Fest - Sacramento, California
12 to 4pm.  With 125+ breweries, serving over 300 varieties of craft beer, including a Specialty Beer Area, and live music, 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 4-8, 2019 - National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
To raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program to all children.

March 5-9, 2019  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.  Attendance: 60,000.


March 6, 2019
The Organic Center's 16th 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 6, 2019  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 7, 2019  PPLA Food Fare 2019 - 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 8-10, 2019  Pomona 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 13, 2019  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 15-17, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture

March 21, 2019
28th Annual Wine Tasting - Stockton, California
The Annual Wine Tasting for the SJFB Foundation for Agricultural Education featuring ‘Taste of San Joaquin’. The 2019 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 21, 2019  Sustainable Wine Dinner Series
Los Angeles, California
Four evenings on March 21, April 11, May 30, and June 27, 2019, 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 21-22, 2019  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 22-24, 2019  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 23-24, 2019  13th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival
Santa Rosa, 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 23-24, 2019 - Annual Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show
Santa Clara, California
Santa Clara Convention Center.  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 23-24, 2019  Barrel Tasting Weekend - Livermore, California
Join more than 30 Livermore Valley wineries, meet winemakers and sample wines still in development – right out of the barrel. Join us for a wine country brunch before the event to get your day started. The hills are green and vines are just beginning to bud, keep an eye out for one of the many barrels on our Painted Barrel Trail and enjoy this beautiful time to visit wine country.

March 25-31, 2019  3rd Annual Ventura County Ag Week
Ventura, California
Totally Local VC Agricultural Foundation presents the third annual Ventura County Ag Week where we celebrate all that our local Farmers and Ranchers do.  We thought that, since the Agriculture Industry is so important to our local economy, it deserved to be celebrated for a whole week! And, we want you to join in the celebration.  We’ve planned a whole week’s worth of great Ag-related events for you. We’ve brought together a diverse group of agricultural-related organizations to guide this year’s Ventura County Ag Week. We’ll show everyone, young and old alike, the important economic role that agriculture plays in our community, the wide range of agriculture-based jobs available and the vital role each step plays from field to fork – all packaged into a full week’s worth of fun and informative events.

March 27-31, 2019  86th 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 28, 2019  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 29-30, 2019 - ¡Latin Food Fest! -  Los Angeles, California
Celebrate America’s largest annual Latin culinary celebration at Latin ¡Latin Food Fest! celebrates its seventh annual Hispanic culinary celebration at Los Angeles State Historic Park. California's largest annual Latin culinary extravaganza includes “Chefs Night Out,” a high energy party and “Gran Tasting Los Angeles,” the festivals signature event featuring food, beverage, wine, beer, and spirits stations, cooking and wine demonstrations, chef awards, VIP Tent, and a four-hour music performance by La Junta Sound System.  Among the fifty participating chefs are Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, Jaime Martin Del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu.

March 29-April 28, 2019  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 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 30, 2019  Lodi Wine & Food Festival - Lodi, California
The Lodi Spring Wine Show features wine tasting from up to 50 wineries, great food, entertainment, vendors, and much more all under one roof.  The Show evolves and changes from year to year, but it is always a great place to learn, explore, and discover more about wine and the wine industry.  If you love wine, food and fun the Lodi Spring Wine Show is the place for you.

March 30, 2019  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 30-31, 2019  8th 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. 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.  Attendance: 14,000.

Food Festivals, Wine & Beer Festivals
events waiting for new dates

March 4, 2018  Cochon555 - San Francisco, California
Cochon555, the signature culinary competition featuring five chefs cooking five heritage breed pigs in a friendly competition for a cause.   For an in-depth look at the Cochon555 movement, watch the 45 second overview video:

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 22-26, 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 24, 2018  Celebrity Chef Tour - Napa, California
Benefitting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs.

March 25-April 1, 2018  Downtown Ventura Restaurant Week
Ventura, California
We are excited to incorporate Ventura history into 2018 Restaurant Week. The fire roasted Ortega Chili we all know and love was created just down Main St. near the 33 by the Ortega Adobe (still standing) in 1897. At one point they were creating 1,000 cans a day! In this year of celebrating #VenturaStrong we are honoring our heritage through the Ortega Chili. Stop by any of the 20 participating locations and take part in Ventura’s past and our recovery.

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.

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

Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

these events are waiting for new dates

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.



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