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March 16-17, 2024
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.

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March 2-4, 2023 - 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 3-4, 2023 - Nevada County's Sustainable Food and Farm Conference - Grass Valley, California
The Sustainable Food & Farm Conference has been inspiring and educating farmers, homesteaders, gardeners and foodies for over 10 years in Nevada County.

March 3-5, 2023  Annual Barrel Tasting - Sonoma County, California
Barrel Tasting is an opportunity to meet winemakers, learn a bit about the wine making process and to buy “futures” of the wines, you sample directly from the barrel.  We anticipate 60+ wineries.


March 4, 2023  13th Annual Capitol Beer Fest - Sacramento, California
Expect the same high-quality event you’ve come to know and love that includes four hours of some of the nation’s best brewers, a great variety of food trucks, and live music!  Safety is our TOP priority. Capitol Beer Fest is committed to hosting a safe event. To help ensure we can move forward, either proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of negative test conducted no more than 72 hours before our gates open will be required.

March 5-7, 2023  121st National Farmers Union Convention
San Francisco, California
National Farmers Union has been working since 1902 to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities through advocating grassroots-driven policy positions adopted by its membership.

March 5-8, 2023  Symposium for Professional Wine Writers
Meadowood, Napa Valley, California
Open to published editorial wine writers, wine/food writers, wine/travel writers and editors.

March 6-10, 2023 - National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.  'Make the Grade with School Breakfast.'

March 7-11, 2023  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 8, 2023  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-April 16, 2023  Knott's Boysenberry Festival
Buena Park, California
Annual food-inspired event that celebrates the park's historic roots. Indulge in a tantalizing lineup of dishes ranging from savory foods with a boysenberry twist to one-of-a-kind specialty desserts and drinks that you can only find at Knott's Berry Farm during this limited-time food festival. The Festival also offers a wide selection of local crafters, live music, musical stage shows, and fun activities for guests of all ages to enjoy. This year's event will introduce entirely new food offerings featuring a selection of more than two dozen food and drink items.

March 12, 2023  Family Winemakers of California Tasting
Del Mar, California
Family Winemakers will host its annual tasting of family-produced and hard-to-find California wines.  The Sunday tasting is a one day event of award-winning small, family-owned wineries that create wines from many of the state's fabled wine growing regions.  Great Wine -- A Family Tradition!

March 16-17, 2023  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 16-26, 2023  Oakland Restaurant Week - Oakland, California
Oakland Restaurant Week runs over two weekends for foodies to take full advantage of dining deals and new culinary events and programming.

March 18-19, 2023  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 21, 2023 - 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize & celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.

March 23, 2023  30th Annual Wine Tasting - Stockton, California
Featuring a 'Taste of San Joaquin County'  The night will be filled with samplings of some of the area’s finest wines, brews, foods and olive oils while raising funds to support the efforts of the SJFB Foundation for Agricultural Education. Part of the evening’s festivities will include our exciting live auction. Our auction will feature special vintages, vacation packages and specialty gift baskets.

March 24-26, 2023  17th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival
Santa Rosa, California
A celebration brought together by a lively and friendly group of experts and presenters from the wonderful world of artisan cheese. The festival promotes broad awareness of the artisan cheesemaking community and enjoyment of its products.

March 24-26, 2023  Annual Palm Desert Food & Wine
Palm Desert, 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 26-April 2, 2023  Annual San Diego Restaurant Week
San Diego, California
Experience cuisine that delights your palate and defines the art of dining in San Diego. Held twice annually, this beloved culinary tradition features discounted prix fixe menus from more than 180 of San Diego's best restaurants in 12 unique regions throughout San Diego County.

March 29, 2023  WiVi: Central Coast - Paso Robles, California
Wine Industry Conference & Trade Show. 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.

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March 19-21, 2021  Vintage Paso: Zinfandel - Paso Robles, California
Once a year Paso Robles toasts our heritage variety, Zinfandel. The 3-day celebration features winery events, a Zin seminar, the Z After Party, and NEW this year – Zinscursions!  You’ll find a wine lover’s paradise in Paso Robles.

March 20-21, 2021  The Nourished Festival - San Diego, California
FREE online gluten-free & specialty-diet festival!

March 23, 2021 - 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize & celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.

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March -, 2020
Fountain Valley Pho Festival
Fountain Valley, California
A citywide event inspired by one of Vietnam’s most popular home-style dishes, Pho. This full flavored rice noodle soup is a cornerstone of Vietnamese cuisine. Along with Pho, there will be other traditional Vietnamese foods, cooking demonstrations, live music, carnival and more for you to explore in an outdoor park atmosphere.

March 4, 2020
The Organic Center's 17th Annual Benefit Dinner
Anaheim, California
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19.  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 6-7, 2020
Pechanga Wine Festival & Chocolate Decadence
Temecula, California
Enjoy an array of chocolates and pastries while sampling a variety of wines, domestic sparkling wines, champagnes, spirits and dessert wines along with live music.

March 9-15, 2020  4th 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 19, 2020  - PPLA Food Fare 2020 - 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’ 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 22-28, 2020 - Dine Out Escondido! - Escondido, California
Escondido's Restaurant Week.  Enjoy scrumptious specials from our highly-acclaimed chefs, restaurateurs, and eateries. Savor the diverse culinary flavors of Escondido by taking advantage of this opportunity to visit your favorites and create new experiences! Cheers!

March 27-28, 2020 - ¡Latin Food Fest! - Los Angeles, California
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 28, 2020  25th Annual Fairfax Brewfest - Fairfax, California
An afternoon of unlimited tastings of California and Northwest brews, lively music, and delicious food, featuring 24 breweries and brewmasters presenting over 70 of their most popular beers and their newest concoctions.  Benefits the Fairfax Chamber Of Commerce,  “Supporting A Thriving & Sustainable Local Economy”

March 31, 2020  24th Annual UCLA Extension Restaurant Industry Conference - Los Angeles, California
EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  Professionals attending this highly regarded conference include approximately 350 restaurant operating companies, owners, C-level executives, lenders, private equity investors, investment bankers, suppliers, and professional advisors.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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