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2020 MINNESOTA - March 2020
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

(See also: 2019  -  2018  -  2017  -  2016)


February 26-March 1, 2020
Minneapolis Home + Garden Show
Minneapolis, Minnesota


March 2-6, 2020
National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.  'Make the Grade with School Breakfast.'

March 6-7, 2020
New Ulm Hub Club 38th Annual Farm Show
New Ulm, Minnesota
Southern Minnesota’s Largest Farm Show!  More than 20,000 square feet of display space that will promote the agricultural industry.  Non-ag related businesses exhibit goods and services in the show’s special 'Farm Show Market'

March 6-7, 2020  Upper Midwest Bakery Association 99th Annual Convention - Bloomington, Minnesota
UMBA Annual Convention, the largest Bakery Show in the Upper Midwest.  Baking the Future.  Building a culture of: learning, knowledge, service, in the Baking Industry.

March 7, 2020  Schell's Bock Fest - New Ulm, Minnesota
Come join us for the premier winter festival in the Midwest! Sing and dance your heart out at this outdoor festival in the shadow of the brewery!  Bock Fest is an all-outdoor event on the grounds of Schell's Brewery with Schells beer, brats, live music, a warm fire, and the release of the seasonal Bock beer. Admission is $10 for this 21+ event!

March 7, 2020  Chili Cook-Off & Winter Fireworks
Longville, Minnesota
Celebrate winter's waning days with a chili cook-off at the Docksider and vote for your favorite dish. After that, make the short trip over to Girl Lake for a winter fireworks display at dusk. Dinner specials will be offered at Patrick's on Girl Lake. Downtown Longville.

March 7-8, 2020  26th Annual Food & Wine Experience
Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience.  Discover why this is the most "delicious weekend of the year," with nearly 200 exhibitors sampling savory eats, over 350 fine wines, and many specialty beers, all enjoyed from the warmth and comfort of the elegant Metropolitan and Legend’s clubs of Target Field (complete with dramatic views of the baseball diamond and the Minneapolis skyline). Learn more about unique varietals during wine seminars, and meet local and national winemakers, craft brewers, local chefs, and culinary personalities.


March 13-14, 2020  St Urho Days - Menahga, Minnesota
Celebrate the Finnish saint who led the grasshoppers out of Finland.  Friday evening: Crowning the king and queen; eating corned beef, cabbage and meatballs at the VFW followed by live music.  On Saturday there will be a whole host of events, from a pancake breakfast, to a parade and a dance.  There will also be "Changing of the Guard" at the St Urho statue and Bar Stool racing and KOLF (golf) on Spirit Lake.  Enjoy mojakka (cabbage vegetable soup) by the Menahga Lions for supper at the VFW. 

March 17-19, 2020 - Midwest Poultry Federation (MPF) Convention
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minneapolis Convention Center.  The largest Regional Poultry Show in the U.S.  The convention, as always, features an exceptional Education Program and trade show, along with pre-show events.

March 19-21, 2020 - North American Farm and Power Show
Owatonna, Minnesota
Our first 17 years at the Owatonna location have been outstanding with sold out exhibit space and a large turnout of farmers viewing and buying the products shown by our quality exhibitors.

March 24, 2020 - 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize & celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.

March 28, 2020  Northern Lights Rare Beer Festival
St. Paul, Minnesota
Minnesota History Center.  The Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest features rare, vintage and specialty one-off beers from 30 select craft breweries from across the United States, including 10 here from Minnesota. This one-of-a-kind event will showcase the creativity and skill of some of the the top craft brewers in the country.  A wonderful lineup of food is complimentary to all guests with paid admission.  Guests will enjoy items such as sausages from Ferndale Market, spent grain bread (spent grain courtesy of Fulton Brewery), beer fest skewers, root vegetable chips, and assorted desserts. Refreshments like coffee, hot cider, and Buddy's Orange, Grape and Strawberry sodas will be available as well.  Live music.   Tickets are $100, which includes admittance to event, a commemorative tasting glass, printed program, unlimited sampling of rare beers, catered food, and live music. A portion of your ticket is donated directly to Pints For Prostates.

March 29, 2020  Cochon555 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
5 - 7:30 pm.  Cochon555, the nation’s acclaimed culinary, wine and spirit celebration in support of charity and education. The events will feature more than 100 prominent chefs, farmers, sommeliers, distillers, brewers, and barkeeps all working to create luxurious moments that educate the palate. At each stop on the tour, five notable chefs are tasked with preparing a 200-pound pig and presenting a "Judge's Plate" that will be scored by celebrity judges and participants. The winner of each local competition will advance to the finale in September.

2019 MINNESOTA - March 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events waiting for new dates

March 10, 2019 - Flavors of Twin Cities - Minneapolis, Minnesota
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.

2018 MINNESOTA - March 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events waiting for new dates

March 10, 2018 - Island Wings & Brew - Welch, Minnesota
Annual Wings & Brew Fest. Wings & Brew Fest is a beer sampling event featuring your favorite craft brewers competing for the "Best Brew" award, and area restaurants sampling chicken wings and competing for the title of "Best Wings". Join us for this premier craft beer event! Held at Treasure Island Resort & Casino.

March 23-April 30, 2018 - Farm Babies - Apple Valley, Minnesota
Come out and enjoy the sights and sounds of spring at the Wells Fargo Family Farm! There’s nothing cuter than baby chicks, piglets, lambs, calves, goat kids, and bunnies. There will be fun and hands-on kids’ activities.

2017 Minnesota - March 2017

events waiting for new dates

March 6, 13 & 20, 2017 - Chocolate March - St. Croix Valley, Minnesota
The Tour for 2017 has been cancelled!

2016 MINNESOTA - March 2016

events still waiting for new dates

March 26, 2016  Unlimited Barrel Tasting Dinners
New Prague, Minnesota
Step into the chandeliered barrel room to enjoy a barrel tasting and candlelight dinner at The Next Chapter Winery. This is the perfect evening for wine-lovers, those wanting to learn more about wine, and anyone looking for a unique experience!  As you walk in the door, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine of your choosing.  A presentation in wine making starts off the evening while guests enjoy UNLIMITED wine from wine barrels, chocolate, and cheese.  Then, experience a guided tour through the vineyard to learn about its management and the secrets of grape growing.  A delicious meal is then served, courtesy of Pizzeria 201.  A selection of beer and wine is available all evening for purchase.



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