2013 FLORIDA - March 2013
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
(see also: 2012 - 2011 - 2008)
February 28-March 2, 2013 Commodity Classic - Kissimmee, Florida
February 28-March 10, 2013 Florida Strawberry Festival - Plant City, Florida
March 1-3, 2013 Lions 32nd Seafood & Music Festival 2013 - 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. Attendance: 20,000.
March 2, 2013 32nd Annual SGI Regional Chili Cook-Off & Auction - St. George Island, FL
Sanctioned by the International Chili Society, over sixty contestants square off at the Gulf Coast Regional Chili Cook-off on St. George Island. The winner of what is the largest regional chili cook-off in the nation advances to the world championship and all proceeds benefit the Island Volunteer Fire Department and First Responder Unit. Activities include a golf tournament, 5K Red Pepper Run, Chili Cook-off, Auction and the naming of Miss Chili Pepper and Mr. Hot Sauce. Attendance: 5,000.
March 2-3, 2013 47th 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 2-3, 2013 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 2-10, 2013 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 4-6, 2013 Food Marketing Institute Annual Business Conference - Orlando, Florida
The Food Marketing Institute's Annual Business Conference provides a tremendous opportunity for suppliers to interact with their distributor trading partners.
March 4-8, 2013 National School Breakfast Week 2013 - Nationwide
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children. Each year, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) helps schools to celebrate NSBW with a fun theme – this year it is School Breakfast--Go For The Gold.
March 6-8, 2013 AWMA Show 2013 - Orlando, Florida
American Wholesale Marketers Association (AWMA) The Convenience Distributor Conference & Expo
March 8-9, 2013 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 8-10, 2013 Fine Chocolate & Food Show 2013 - Pinecrest, Florida
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 9-10, 2013 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 9, 2013 19th 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 and check out children’s activities and live entertainment.
March 9-10, 2013 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 10, 2013 Nosh Fest IV - 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 11-14, 2013 Cruise Shipping Miami 2013 - 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 16, 2013 12th 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 16-19, 2013 SNAXPO 2013- Tampa, Florida
76th 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 19, 2013 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless other across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.
March 22-24, 2013 5th Annual Wine & Seafood Festival 2013 - 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 22-24, 2013 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 10th Annual Boca Bacchanal.
March 23, 2013 Taste of the Sea Seafood Festival - Fort Pierce, Florida
The festival looks to be an annual Ft Pierce tradition and features great food, music, exhibits, arts and crafts and so much more!
March 23-24, 2013 Taste of Brickell Food & Wine Festival 2013 - Miami, Florida
The 3rd annual community outreach event will feature samplings from Brickell area restaurants, wine tastings, kids zone, art exhibition and more!
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March 24, 2013 9th 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.