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2015 FLORIDA - March 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(see also: 2014 - 2012 - 2011)

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February 26-March 8, 2015  Florida Strawberry Festival
Plant City, Florida
February 27-March 8, 2015  Central Florida Fair 2015
Orlando, Florida

March 2-6, 2015  National School Breakfast Week

March 5-10, 2015  Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show 2015
Gainesville, Florida


March 6-8, 2015  30A Wine Festival 2015 - Alys Beach, Florida
The 4th Annual 30A Wine Festival returns to the beautiful surroundings of Alys Beach, and is a showcase of premiere wine producers and local culinary favorites. This newly expanded three-day event features a Friday night gathering, "Bourbon, Beer, and Butts",  Saturday wine tasting seminars, a walkabout and grand tasting, band party at nightfall, and Sunday's exclusive event, "Fruits de Mer & Sancerre" complete with croquet tournament (appropriate croquet attire encouraged). Weekend tickets are $300 per person and proceeds from the event benefit Children's Volunteer Health Network.

March 7, 2015  5th Annual Northeast Florida Veg Fest 2015
Jacksonville, Florida
At Riverside Park located next to Historic Five Points.  Join us for an amazing day celebrating all the wonderful things this world, better yet, our community has to offer! The best of the best local, sustainable, eco-friendly, compassionate, organic, healthy and humane organizations and businesses will come together to elevate the consciousness in Jacksonville. The day-long event will feature live music, dynamic speakers, cooking demonstrations, beer garden, kids' zone, pie-eating contest, exceptional freebies, raffles, scavenger hunt and much more!  We invite everyone interested in becoming leaner, greener, or cleaner to join us for a day of family fun and positive action.

March 10-15, 2015  Bradford County Fair 2015 - Starke, Florida
The Bradford County Fair has been in existence for more than 60 years.  Livestock: Rabbits & Poultry; Swine; Goats; Steer; Showmanship Contest; Beef Breeding Show & Sale; Youth Judging Contest; Midway; Entertainment; much more.

March 12-22, 2015  Collier County Fair 2015 - Naples, Florida
Collier County Agricultural Fair & Exposition

March 14-15, 2015  Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest - Lakeland, Florida
Gluten Free & More (formerly Living Without) magazine wants you to know that living with a food allergy or sensitivity doesn’t need to be about deprivation and missing out.  So, come join us, over a hundred of our favorite exhibitors and thousands of our closest friends as we celebrate LIVING WELL!!   Our nationwide series will expand to seven cities by 2015.  At every event, you get to sample tons of gluten-free, allergy-friendly foods, learn from experts in the community and hang out with others who understand our world.

March 18, 2015  'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.


March 19-22, 2015  Florida Winefest & Auction 2015 - Sarasota, Florida
Food and wine event showcasing wineries from all over the world.  Together we turn food, wine and entertainment into funding for charities serving disadvantaged children in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. You are invited to sip and sample some of the world's best wine on the shore of Sarasota Bay, dine and dance in the streets of downtown, savor the flavors of local chefs and raise your bid paddle for some of the best auction lots in the wine business.

March 21, 2015  GastroFest - Jacksonville, Florida
Celebrate the food of the first coast at this Jacksonville food festival! Tastings, local beer, activities, live entertainment and more. 11am-10pm.

March 21-22, 2015  Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Celebration 2015
Dania Beach, Florida
Arts and seafood celebration sponsored by Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency.

March 23-29, 2015  Citrus County Fair 2015 - Inverness, Florida
Youth Public Speaking Contest; Adult & Youth World Info; Livestock Shows and Competitions; much more.

March 28, 2015  4th Annual Gluten-Free for Life Expo
St. Petersburg, Florida
This yearly event is designed to promote awareness of Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance.  Through the utilization of educational speakers, both local and national, the Expo seeks to educate the public on the Gluten-Free lifestyle as well as provide information and updates to the Gluten-Free Community.  Tickets are $10.00 and kids under 12 are free.  Attendees can sample or purchase Gluten-Free products from local and national vendors.  The ten dollar requested Ticket donation at the door will benefit Camp Weekaneatit, a week long kid's summer camp for Gluten Intolerant and Celiac kids. Additionally, Gluten-Free non-perishable food donations will be accepted to restock the Gluten Free Emergency Food Pantry at Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa.

March 28-29, 2015  Jupiter Seafood Festival 2015 - Jupiter, Florida
Three Days of Local Fresh Seafood • Live Entertainment • Nautical Vendors • Family Rides & Entertainment.

March 28-29, 2015  1st Annual Delray Beach Bacon & Bourbon Fest
Delray Beach, Florida
Three years in development, from the fertile minds of the folks who bring you the annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest and the Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival. The Bacon & Bourbon Festival shines a loving light on our most flavorful food-Bacon, and the quintessential American liquor, Bourbon.  We bring you a wide ranging menu of bacon and pork related dished from the sublime (Braised Pork Bellies with Tamari, Garlic, Ginger & Chili Peppers) to the insane (Bacon Ice Cream anyone?).  Menu items developed by chefs exploring the boundaries of New American Cuisine and the Farm to Table movement to good old fashioned comfort foods, just like Mom used to make!  Completing the palate pleasing properties of bacon, we bring to you an eclectic selection of bourbon and whiskeys. The distiller’s art and patient techniques are shared in a series of seminars and tastings. All intended to enhance your knowledge and pleasure of American made Bourbon and whiskey. Although we may throw an Irish made whiskey into the mix for historical purposes.

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March 28-April 1, 2015  American Bakers Association Annual Convention
Orlando, Florida
The ABA Annual Convention is the one time each year that the entire baking industry gathers together to chart new business courses, explore innovative opportunities, hear from policy and business leaders, and network with industry colleagues.


2014 FLORIDA - March 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
these events are waiting for new dates

March 1, 2014  St. George Island Charity Chill Cook-off
St. George Island, Florida
The St George Island Regional Chili Cook off will take place Saturday, March 1. Friday, the Auction art Preview is in the eventing from 5-7 at the island's firehouse (324 E. Pine Ave.). Saturday includes the 5K Red Peper Run at 8:00 a.m, Crock Pot Judging 10-11:00 a.m, the Auction begins at 11:00, booth showmanship judging is at 11:30-12:15pm Miss Chili Pepper and Miss Hot Sauce  judging at 12:15pm, taste awards 3:30pm. There is a $5 entry fee. Proceeds benefit the St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department and First Response. Attendance: 5,000.

March 1, 2014  3rd Annual ConchFest 2014 - Key West, Florida
A Celebration of Conch Heritage.  There will be a host of activities to attract folks from all walks of life to this wonderful community celebration of our Conch Heritage. All are invited; Conchs, Freshwater Conchs, Non-Conchs, and Conch wanna-be’s.  There will be lots of great food for sale including conch fritters, conch salad, pork, and other more traditional fare. There will be children’s activities; music and much more.

March 1-2, 2014  Mixon Fruit Farms Annual Orange Blossom Festival
Bradenton, Florida
Lots of fun for the family. Kids activities and games. Bounce house, Bungi jump, Rock Climbing Wall.  Live entertainment. Craft vendors and food.

March 1-2, 2014  48th Annual Grant Seafood Festival - Grant, Florida
Free admission, free parking, over 100 crafters exhibiting, live continuous entertainment, along with a scrumptious menu of succulent seafood makes this a weekend no one wants to miss. What sets this seafood festival apart from others is that it runs through a 100% volunteer effort! All preparation , whether it be on the grounds or with the purchasing, cooking or serving of the various menu items is accomplished by volunteers of the community. We do not have any food vendors on site. All booths are run with volunteers: many booths are made up of family members, often times having several generations working along side one another. It is this complete volunteer effort that makes our festival unique. The total commitment of our community and all our volunteers makes the Grant Seafood Festival a time honored tradition unlike any other. We are proud of our community and our festival is a testament to that fact.

March 1-2, 2014  Floral City Strawberry Festival - Floral City, Florida
The 27th Annual Floral City Strawberry Festival. There will be plenty of activities for all ages including craft vendors, live entertainment, the Miss Strawberry Pageant, children's activities, and boatloads of fresh strawberries straight from the award-winning Ferris Farms. Don't forget the mouth-watering strawberry shortcake - eater-tainment at it's very best! Come early and enjoy the day!

March 2, 2014  Nosh Fest V - Cooper City, Florida
Nosh [taste] traditional Jewish style foods such as corned beef and pastrami, lox and bagels, falafel and Israeli salads, matzo ball soup, potato pancakes (latkes), noodle kugel, and more, plus snacks and treats from local food vendors. Entertainment options included a cooking competition, cooking demonstration, musical performers and plenty of children’s activities.

March 2 & 8-9, 2014  Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival - Fort Myers, Fla
Raising thousands of dollars for charities, the festival includes the Princess Ball, fun run, parade, more than 100 craft vendors, and shrimp dinners.

March 5-8, 2014  RFA 34th Annual Conference & Tabletop Display
Orlando, Florida
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 34th Annual Conference & Tabletop Display as we work toward “Advancing & Safeguarding the Refrigerated Foods Industry.”

March 7-8, 2014  Safety Harbor Seafood Festival - Safety Harbor, Florida
Live Entertainment all weekend. Arts and Crafts vendors. Family Area and of course plenty of seafood. Land lovers food will also be available. Bring the whole family.

March 7-9, 2014  Fairchild's 12th Annual Int’l Orchid Festival
Coral Gables, Florida

March 8, 2014  20th Annual Taste of Oviedo - Oviedo, Florida
A celebration of Oviedo, Winter Springs and east Orlando businesses, talented locals and city traditions. Enjoy delectable food from the city’s best vendors while mingling with local businesses. Support local agriculture by taking part in the Citrus and Celery Cook-Off, The Chicken Chomp Contest and check out children’s activities and live entertainment.

March 8, 2014  St. Patrick's Day, South Florida - Coral Gables, Florida
Spend the day with family and friends, enjoying a taste of Irish culture. Wear your green, and join us for a day filled with merriment as you enjoy Irish music, dance and food, along with the arts.

March 8-9, 2014  Original Marathon Seafood Festival - Marathon, Florida
Best and longest-standing seafood festival in the Florida Keys!  Over 200 vendors, fresh seafood caught and sold by local commercial keys fishermen; live music and rides/games for the kids!  A real family affair and treat in the Islands of Marathon in the Florida Keys.
Attendance: 20,000.

March 8-9, 2014  Fine Beverage, Chocolate & Food Show - Pinecrest, FL
Pinecrest Gardens.  The Fine Chocolate & Food Show, a unique fine chocolate and culinary event featuring fine artisanal chocolate vendors and creations from around the world.  The event will also showcase the gourmet talents of local chefs and present a selection of fine food products and beverages.  Stroll through the beautiful Pinecrest Gardens as you sample delicious creations from over 150 vendors.

March 10-13, 2014  Cruise Shipping Miami 2014 - Miami Beach, Florida
For nearly 30 years, Cruise Shipping Miami has been and continues to be the must attend event for buyers and suppliers. The Cruise Industry's Premier Global Event.

March 13, 2014  Flavors of Boca Raton - Boca Raton, Florida
Flavors 2014, a Culinary Event hosted by the Junior League of Boca Raton.  This year’s event will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at The Sonoma House.  Previously known as Chocolate Decadence, JLBR has been hosting tasting events for over 13 years. Traditionally, our events have been a huge success, thanks to the generous support of our chefs, restaurant partners, sponsors, underwriters, donors and advertisers.  Flavors 2014 is a Farm to Fork food tasting event, with local chefs offering bites made with local, fresh, sustainable fare. Along with food tastings, the event will feature live music, a silent auction, fabulous shopping, and a Decadent Chocolate Dessert Lounge.  Dress is Casual Chic and your $75 ticket includes all food tastings and a full open bar.  (also: )

March 15, 2014  Great Atlantic Festival - Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Music - Seafood - Fun.  Held on the oceanfront in Jacksonville Beach, the festivities include music, a fashion show, kids' rides and games, a crafts market, a 5K run and Florida, Louisiana and Key West seafood cooked in every possible way.

March 15, 2014  5th Annual Pigfest - Tallahassee, Florida
BBQ Competition, Arts and Crafts Fair, Music Festival: Come out and bring the family as you enjoy a fun-filled day at PIGFEST! Rock out to the sounds of live and local bands as you pig out on some of the best BBQ around; prepared by top chefs who are cooking their way to the top to claim bragging rights for best BBQ in the Southeast. After you've had your fill of delicious food, venture out to see what local vendors and artist have to show off at their booths, and car collectors' prize winning cars, trucks, and bikes.

March 15, 2014  13th Annual Charity Rib Cookoff  - Eastpoint, Florida
Come eat some of the best BBQ ribs and chicken! All proceeds go to The Eastpoint Volunteer Fire Department. Festivities include, live music, car show, kids activities, and did I mention BBQ! Join us for a day of fun and good eatin'.

March 21-23, 2014  6th Annual Wine & Seafood Festival 2014
Clermont, Florida
Lakeridge Winery.  This signature event marks the beginning of springtime.  Live outside music and entertainment.  Local Artists and Crafters are invited to display their work. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of tasty seafood specialties will be available for purchase, along with complimentary Winery tours and tasting.

March 21-23, 2014  Lions 33rd Seafood & Music Festival
St. Augustine, Florida
Eat, Shop and Tap your toes at the St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival. The Festival features great Seafood, Arts & Crafts, Live Music and the Kids Zone. Eat loads of seafood before shopping with more than 100 artists and crafters while enjoying the music. You might go home the winner of groceries, cash and other prizes.  These are just a few of the highlights of the 32nd St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival. This event, drawing over 20,000 people is a favorite throughout northeast Florida. It is fun for all ages while helping out a worthy cause.

March 22, 2014  Taste of the Sea & Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival
Fort Pierce, Florida
WARNING: Website has loud autoplay music.  The festival looks to be an annual Ft Pierce tradition and features great food, music, exhibits, arts and crafts and so much more!

March 22, 2014  3rd Annual Shrimpapalooza - Homosasa, Florida
Family event to eat great seafood, tap your toes to the music, and stroll through arts and crafts exhibitors.  Special activities and contests make this fun for all ages.

March 22-May 31, 2014  Wine & Dine in the Vines - Bradenton, Florida
A weekend only event March 22 through May 31,  5-8pm.  - Featuring live music - Italian cuisine (revolving menu) - OPEN wine bar (please drink responsibly, must be 21)

March 28-29, 2014  Marco Island Seafood and Music Festival
Marco Island, Florida
In addition to a weekend of great music, all your favorite seafood specialties will be available fresh fish, grouper, crab cakes, stone crab, shrimp, crawdads, chowder and more. There is a huge assortment of traditional landlubber favorites, too. Beer and wine will be served to quench your thirst. Over 60 arts and crafts vendors will open Friday morning at 11:00 AM. A kid’s zone with bounce house, slide, rock climbing wall, trampoline and more to wear off some of that energy while you enjoy the music, the food and the friends.

March 28-30, 2014  The Boca Bacchanal - Boca Raton, Florida
A weekend of great wine matched with delectable culinary delights featuring acclaimed chefs and prized vintners will tempt the savvy palates of patrons at the  Annual Boca Bacchanal.

March 29, 2014  Taste of Brickell Food & Wine Festival 2014 - Miami, FL
The 4th annual community outreach event will feature samplings from Brickell area restaurants, wine tastings, kids zone, art exhibition and more!

March 30, 2014  10th Annual Deering Seafood Festival - Miami, Florida
A magical celebration for all ages with Florida's freshest seafood, on-going live entertainment, cooking demos with local celebrity chefs, historic tours, Artist Village etc.


2012 FLORIDA - MARCH 2012
these events are waiting for new dates

March 7-9, 2012  Beef Safety Summit - Tampa, Florida
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association annual event.

March 31, 2012  The Grind - Miami, Florida
30 of the best burgers in South Florida will compete under one roof for the coveted Golden Grinder and title. Guests and local celebrity judges will vote for their favorite burgers. The Grind has partnered with Miami Culinary Institute to give culinary students the opportunity to work along-side Miami’s top restaurants.


2011 FLORIDA - March 2011
these events are waiting for new dates

March 19-20, 2011  Wine Tasting at Peace River Masters Art Festival
Punta Gorda, Florida
Please come and visit us in Laishley Park and sample 4 South African wines. Wine will be offered for sale as well at a discount only on that weekend.

March 26, 2011  Coral Gables Wine & Food Festival - Coral Gables, Florida
8th Annual Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida Coral Gables Wine & Food Festival.

March 31-April 1, 2011  International Rum Festival - Tampa Bay, Florida
6th Annual International Rum Tasting Competition--the first and longest running competition for sugar cane based spirits in the United States.



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