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March 3-4, 2023
North of the Border Chili Cook-Off
Lumberton, North Carolina
The area's biggest and best chili cook-off in North Carolina!  Sample the finest chili concoctions from more than 30 teams.  Live Entertainment. An event of Rumba on the Lumber March 4-5, 2022.

March 6-10, 2023 - National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.  'Make the Grade with School Breakfast.'

March 10-11, 2023 - NC Watermelon Association Annual Convention
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
NCWA is the North Carolina Chapter of the National Watermelon Association, which also includes organizations from Maryland-Delaware, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas-Oklahoma, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, and California-Arizona.

March 11, 2023 - Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Wilmington, North Carolina
Beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'.

March 21, 2023 - 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize & celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.

March 24-26, 2023  OBX Taste of The Beach
Outer Banks, North Carolina
Food and Wine Festival on the Outer Banks.  A fantastic way to sample the fare of many fine restaurants on the Outer Banks in one fun-filled, food-centric weekend! Casual chefs to full-on foodie fanatics will revel in innovative culinary opportunities offered up by members of the Outer Banks Restaurant Association. You can indulge in a fancy wine dinner one night and mix with the masses in an organic farm to fork experience the next. Or maybe an intimate cooking class with one of the area’s world class chefs is more your speed. We offer over 60 events over four days at nearly 40 different venues.  This fun food festival event features: wine tastings, cooking classes, special multi-course menu presentations, brewery tours, tapas crawls, cook-offs, showdowns and throwdowns, dine-arounds and many more culinary delights! It’s four days of foodie heaven and lots of fun activities on the Outer Banks.

March 27-29, 2023  CNM Symposium - Raleigh, North Carolina
Clinical Nutrition Mangers (CNM), a Dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association.


March 31-April 1, 2023  45th Annual Pig Cookin' Contest
Newport, North Carolina
The USA’s Largest All Volunteer, Non-Profit, Whole Hog BBQ Pig Cookin’, invites you to join us for two days of food, fun and springtime celebrations!

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March 20-21, 2021  The Nourished Festival - Charlotte, North Carolina
FREE online gluten-free & specialty-diet festival!

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March 1, 2020 - Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Charlotte, North Carolina
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.

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March 23, 2019 - Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event
Charlotte, North Carolina

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March 16-18, 2018 - Cape Fear Wildlife Expo
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy three days of hunting and fishing exhibitors, wildlife art, decoys, boats and accessories, truck and ATV displays, fly fishing demos, camping, guides, outfitters, sportfishing simulator, contests, archery demos and fun for the entire family.

March 31, 2018  World Beer Festival - Raleigh - Raleigh, North Carolina
Presented by All About Beer Magazine, the World Beer Festivals are among the premier beer events in the country, with sampling of beers from over 100 breweries, education, and the best local music and food. Part of the proceeds will benefit a local cause.


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March 3-5, 2017  Southern Spring Home & Garden Show
Charlotte, North Carolina
From the mountains to the coast. Musicians to Philanthropists. BarBQ to Moon Pie and Pepsi. Forest lands to Financial Centers. Dogwoodsand Daydreamers. We’ve got it all … and it will all be brought into beautiful focus by hundreds of talented men and women who love calling Carolina home. (also February 24-26, 2017)


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March 23, 2016 - Celebrity Chef Tour - Charlotte, North Carolina
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs.

March 30-April 6, 2016 - Encore Restaurant Week
Wilmington Area, North Carolina
Port City diners will once again be able to enjoy 8 days of culinary delights. There are no tickets or passes are required. Food lovers may simply dine out at as many participating restaurants as they like during Encore Restaurant Week.



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