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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
Febr 27-March 1, 2015  Florida Gourd Society Gourd Show
Melbourne, Florida
Feb 27-March 8, 2015  Central Florida Fair - Orlando, Fla
Feb 28-March 1, 2015  Marine Flea Market & Seafood Festival - West Palm Beach, Fla
Feb 28-March 1, 2015  Mixon Fruit Farms Orange Blossom Festival - Bradenton, Fla
February 28-March 1, 2015  49th Annual Grant Seafood Festival - Grant, Florida

March 2-6, 2015  National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide

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 7, 2015  St. George Island Charity Chill Cook-off
St. George Island, Florida
The St George Island Regional Chili Cook off will take place Saturday, March 7. Friday, the Auction Art Preview is in the evening from 5 - 7 at the island's firehouse (324 E. Pine Ave.).  Saturday includes the 5K Red Pepper Run at 8:00 am, Crock Pot Judging 10-11:00 am, 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.  Head to the center of the island for all of Saturday’s events.  There is a $5 entry fee.  Proceeds benefit the St. George Island Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders.

March 7, 2015  6th Annual Orlando Chili Cook-Off - Orlando , Florida
This premier chili competition is sanctioned by the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI). Since its inception, CASI has sanctioned thousands of Cook-offs and has raised millions of dollars for charities — and this tradition continues here in Orlando.  The Orlando Chili Cook Off, which began as a small gathering of friends and chili-lovers, has now become a regional event attracting cooks and attendees throughout Central Florida and the southeastern states. Teams can win trophies and prizes for the best CASI chili or the best open chili categories. Also, a best-in-showmanship award will be presented for the most entertaining chili team.

 

March 7, 2015  Clayton's Seafood Market 3rd Annual Cajun Festival
Rockledge, Florida     (no website)
Live local band, playing a wide variety of music including Zydeco.  Classic Car Show, Mardi Gras Stilt Walker, Face Painter,Balloon Guy,a Kids Workshop sponsored by Lowes and Brevard zoo will be bringing out some small animals. Local businesses will have an awesome Cajun Menu Long doggers, River Rocks, Blue Bayou, Brooklyn Pizza and also ourselves here at Claytons Crab  Company, just to name a few. Some of the counties best arts and crafts vendors. Raffle drawing for gift certificates and gifts donated by local businesses, with proceeds going to the Brevard Zoo Education program. Free Event With Free Parking. If you have any questions please call us at 321-636-6673 or email us at claytoncrabjenna@cfl.rr.com

March 7-8, 2015  Floral City Strawberry Festival - Floral City, Florida
The 28th 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 7-15, 2015  Tampa Bay Beer Week - Tampa Bay, Florida
Celebrate Tampa Bay beer culture and showcase the area as an emerging and vibrant craft and specialty beer destination.

March 7-April 26, 2015  Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival
Tampa, Florida
Busch Gardens Tampa is introducing some flavor to its entertainment lineup in spring 2015 with the Food & Wine Festival, offering a variety of food, wine and entertainment. Saturdays and Sundays, March 7 through April 26.  Busch Gardens is tempting taste buds and offering experiences found nowhere else in the world. The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival will be included with any Pass, Fun Card or daily admission.

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.

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March 13-14, 2015  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 13-15, 2015  Fairchild's 13th Annual International Orchid Festival
Coral Gables, Florida
Immerse yourself within the world of orchids with over 10,000 orchid plants from local and international vendors. Learn about growing and care for orchids at home, pick up handmade products from artisan vendors, enjoy delicious foods from local vendors or marvel at the rare orchid species in the American Orchid Society juried show, presented by the Orchid Society of Coral Gables.

March 14, 2015  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 14, 2015  Taste of Oviedo - Oviedo, Florida
10am - 6pm.  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 14-15, 2015  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 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 14-15, 2015  Speckled Perch Festival and Parade
Okeechobee, Florida
The Speckled Perch Festival is the oldest celebration in Okeechobee, dating back to 1965.  At that time the festival honored the fishing industry with a parade and fish fry in the park during the height of the tourist season and the tradition continues today.  There will be local talent, food, arts and crafts and fun.  Our Speckled Perch Parade on Saturday at 11:00 am sets the stage for the remainder of the weekend. There is a $10.00 parade permit fee for this parade.  This festival has no admission; just fun!  This festival is in collaboration with the Cow Town PRCA rodeo.  Rodeo fans get ready to watch the roughest-and-toughest professional bull riders and bullfighters at Florida’s Cow Town Rodeo.

March 14 & 15, 2015  Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival
Fort Myers, Florida
Raising thousands of dollars for charities, the festival includes the Princess Ball, fun run, parade, more than 100 craft vendors, and shrimp dinners.

March 15, 2015  Pass the Plate: The FHM Passover Cook-off
St. Petersburg, Florida
Recipes help keep our links to the past alive. Celebrate the 1st Annual FHM Passover Cook-off with special recipes from local Survivors. The public will have a chance to taste the dishes and vote on their favorites.  Author Joanne Caras will help kick off the new competition, and share her experiences compiling The Holocaust Survivor Cookbook, which is filled with Survivors’ recipes and stories to pass down to future generations.  Free to all.

March 16-19, 2015  Cruise Shipping Miami - 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 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 20-22, 2015  7th Annual Wine & Seafood Festival
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, 2015  14th 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. Festivites include, live music, car show, kids activities, and did I mention BBQ! Join us for a day of fun and good eatin'.

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, 2015  Eggstravaganza - Pinecrest, Florida
Be a part of Miami-Dade’s most exciting day of mayhem and madness at Pinecrest Gardens’ 12th Annual Eggstravaganza presented by Williamson Automotive - the biggest and the best egg hunt in town. Over 50,000 eggs featured at scheduled egg hunts throughout the day, along with prizes, face painting, balloon art, interactive games, music, arts and crafts, our petting zoo, story-telling, delicious food, and even a wild life show. It's a virtual wonderland of activities.

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.

March 28-31, 2015  SNAXPO 2015 - Orlando, Florida
78th Annual Exhibition & Conference.  SNAXPO is the world’s largest, most comprehensive trade show devoted exclusively to the international snack food industry. SNAXPO brings together owners, executives and buyers from every segment of the industry who are actively looking for new equipment, ingredients, products and services.

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  3rd Annual ConchFest 2014 - Key West, Florida
CONCHFEST NEW DATE IS T.B.D IN MAY 2015 AT BAYVIEW PARK IN OLD TOWN KEY WEST.
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 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 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 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
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
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
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS  & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
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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