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2018 MINNESOTA - March 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

(See also: 2017  -  2016  -  2014  -  2013  -  2011  -  2008)


March 2-4, 2018
24th Annual Twin Cities Food & Wine Experience
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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.  All proceeds benefit Minnesota Public Radio.

March 3, 2018  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 3-4, 2018  Upper Midwest Bakery Association 98th Annual Convention - St. Cloud, 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 5-9, 2018 - National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

March 9-10, 2018 - New Ulm Hub Club 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 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 10-11, 2018  Hutchinson Farm Toy Show
Hutchinson, Minnesota
McLeod County Fairgrounds - Saturday 9 A.M. - 4 P.M. and Sunday 10 A.M. - 3 P.M.

March 13-15, 2018
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 15-17, 2018  North American Farm and Power Show
Owatonna, Minnesota
Our first 15 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 15-17, 2018 - Cold Climate Grape & Wine Conference
Bloomington, Minnesota
The Minnesota Grape Growers Association (MGGA). The conference will, once again, focus on the Business of Growing Grapes & Making Wine in the North.

March 16-18, 2018  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 20, 2018  'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture

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.

March 24, 2018  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 25, 2018  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.

March 25, 2018  Cochon555 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Cochon555 US Tour executes a yearly host of authentic, hyper-local food events focused on raising awareness for heritage breed pigs.  Five Chefs, Five Pigs, Five Winemakers!

2017 Minnesota - March 2017

events still waiting for new dates

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

March 29, 2017 - Celebrity Chef Tour - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs


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.

2014 MINNESOTA - March 2014

waiting for new dates

March 1, 2014  Pints & Vines: 4th Annual Wall of Wine & Beer Tasting
(No Website)
  Phone: 507-332-7372
Paradise Center for the Arts - 321 Central Avenue, Faribault, MN 55021
Sample a variety of fine wines and hand-crafted brews. Potentially win a "wall of wine" or a "wall of beer" in the same night. Free tickets to the event with overnight room reservation.

March 12, 2014  Farm & Home Show - Windom, Minnesota
The annual Windom Farm and Home Show is scheduled for March 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Windom Area High School. The show will feature a variety of vendors displaying ag- and home-related items. There will also be educational seminars throughout the day concerning gardening, estate planning and solar energy. A wide array of entertainment is also planned, including two shows by the Zoo Man and his array of animals. Prairie Arts Continuum will also be on hand, performing numbers from the upcoming play The Wizard of Oz. A beef or pork sandwich luncheon is also available for those in attendance.

March 13, 2014  Share Our Strength's Minneapolis Cakewalk
Minneapolis, Minnesota
James Beard Award nominee Michelle Gayer of the Salty Tart invites you to the Share Our Strength Minneapolis Cakewalk -- a night of drinks, dancing, and most importantly, delectable desserts from the best pastry chefs in the Twin Cities. The event is presented in partnership with James Beard Award winner and Share Our Strength Minneapolis chef chair Tim McKee of La Belle Vie. All ticket proceeds benefit Share Our Strength's efforts to end childhood hunger.

2013 MINNESOTA - March 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

March 16, 2013  Pancake Brunch and Maple Syruping Program
Sandstone, Minnesota
Winter will give way to spring before we know it and then the sap will be flowing in the maple trees. That's maple syrup time at the Audubon Center!  Come join us for a pancake brunch and hands-on maple syruping program.  You will learn which trees in the woods are maple trees, and the history and process of making maple syrup. Then, help us will tap some maple trees, collect and haul sap, and observe the sap being processed in to liquid gold maple syrup.

2011 Minnesota - March 2011

events still waiting for new dates

March 12, 2011  Local Foods Forum and Expo - Winona, Minnesota
The event, which will be at the Winona Mall, will feature an all-local in-season sustainable lunch catered by a local Mexican restaurant; cooking demonstrations; a "Why Eat Your Veggies Q&A" with school kids, parents and lunch ladies; and the presentation of the 2011 Local Food Hero award. In partnership with the Winona Farmers' Market, there will also be a winter market.

2008 MINNESOTA - March 2008

waiting for new dates

March 15, 2008  Fairmont Fruitcake Follies - Fairmont, Minnesota
The events include a fruitcake toss where men, women and children throw fruitcakes; Launch where fruitcakes are shot out of catapults and other machines; fruitcake poetry contest, and decorating contest with prizes for ugliest and most beautiful cakes.



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