2014 FLORIDA - March 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
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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
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
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.
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: www.jlbr.org/flavors-of-boca/ )
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
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.