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2016 NEW YORK - March 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
(see also: 2015 - 2014 - 2013)

March 7-11, 2016  National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

March 11-13, 2016  Coffee Fest New York City 2016 - New York, New York
Coffee Fest has been serving the specialty coffee and gourmet tea industries since 1992. Viewed by most as the best trade show in America and around the world specifically for those involved with retailing coffee, tea and related products. Coffee Fest continues to evolve and stay at the forefront of emerging trends.


March 15, 2016
'AgDay' National Agriculture Day
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.

March 19-20, 2016
11th Annual Coffee & Tea Festival NYC 2016
Brooklyn, New York
The Coffee & Tea Festival NYC is back and full of flavor and will be held at the Brooklyn EXPO Center!  Join more than 60 exhibitors from around the globe as they pour tastings of their finest coffees and teas and introduce you to new and award-winning products – the lineup will surpass all years past and include more coffee, as requested! This international extravaganza celebrating all things coffee and tea will offer two days of programs from well-known industry pros and pioneers, pairings, tastings, and more! The 28,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall will also feature some of the most delectable sweet and savory foods to compliment the spectacular collection of coffees and teas. Bring your family, bring your friends – make it an inexpensive and delicious day out! Attendance: 8,000.


2015 NEW YORK - March 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

waiting for new dates

March 1, 2015  The Chocolate Expo 2015 - Garden City, New York
Cradle of Aviation Museum.  Celebrate your passion… and celebrate life! Chocolate is one of life’s true pleasures. No matter what your age, background or interests, almost everyone loves chocolate.  The Chocolate Expo has by far become the northeast’s largest chocolate-themed event. The Chocolate Expo offers tastings & sales of chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, cheeses and much more from local and regional vendors. Depending on location, tastings and sales of wines, beers and other “adult beverages” may also be offered.  Each Chocolate Expo event combines chocolate and food with a dash of fun such as unique exhibits, performances, demonstrations and/or celebrity appearances.

March 3, 2015  C-CAP Annual Benefit - New York, New York
25th Anniversary Celebration Benefit.  Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing underserved high school students with culinary education, scholarships, career counseling and jobs in the foodservice industry.

March 8, 2015  26th Annual U.S. Pastry Competition - New York, NY
Presented by Paris Gourmet. America’s most prestigious pastry competition, where 20 rising stars of the pastry world have been selected to compete for the coveted title, Pastry Chef of the Year. The event allows leading pastry chefs to showcase their talents by creating advanced dessert and chocolate bonbon recipes exhibited along with highly technical sugar and chocolate sculpted showpieces.  (At the Int’l Rest & Foodservice Show)


March 8-10, 2015
International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of NY
New York, New York
The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York – also known as the NY Restaurant Show – is the only event in New York exclusively serving the restaurant and foodservice industry.  This is a must-attend event for anyone involved in the restaurant, foodservice or hospitality industry. Don't miss your chance to network with Independent Restaurant Owners, QSR and Quick Serve Establishment Operators, Caterers, Bakers, Chefs, and other from across all segments and concepts, plus bars, nightclubs, hospitals, hotels and commercial foodservice operations.

March 12, 2015  Vintage: What a Difference a Year Makes
New York, New York
What makes a fantastic vintage? Should you savor a bottle now or save it for later? This special tasting and class will explain how to be sensitive to vintage while you are selecting wine. Learn how to understand the difference and importance between various years and how wines age from the finest Bordeaux winemakers themselves.   In English. Must be 21+ to attend.

March 13, 2015  Village Voice's 8th Annual Choice Eats Tasting Event
New York, New York
The Village Voice 8th Annual Choice Eats Tasting Event will feature 50+ handpicked restaurants from all five New York City boroughs at Metropolitan Pavilion. Guests will sample the best dishes from restaurants reviewed and heralded in the Village Voice along with complimentary craft beer pairings, wine and liquor beverages. VIP, Early Entry, and General Admission tickets will be available.  Choice Eats stands out as a food event that highlights the hidden gems of New York City's diverse culinary landscape.

March 14-15, 2015  NYC Vegetarian Food Festival - New York, New York
The festival will feature food sampling and meals from New York City's top vegetarian restaurants and food companies, vegetarian/animal welfare information tables, a raffle benefiting Empty Cages Collective and live entertainment and activities throughout the day. With free admission and free samples, it has never been a better time to see for yourself what the vegetarian buzz is about.

March 15-16, 2015  Just Food Conference - New York, New York
Just Food is a non-profit organization that connects communities and local farms with the resources and support they need to make fresh, locally grown food accessible to all New Yorkers.  This two-day event will offer opportunities for the general public, food professionals, entrepreneurs, job seekers, CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) members, community organizers and farmers to come together for two days of workshops and skill- building sessions. The conference will provide attendees with opportunities to learn about national farm and food issues, CSA trends, and cooking and food preservation techniques, as well as ways to mobilize communities in order to increase access to farm-fresh, locally grown food.

March 20-April 11, 2015  The Sculpture of Food - Bronx, New York
The Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) is pleased to announce The Sculpture of Food, the second in a two-year series of ten exhibitions that will run through 2016, entitled Food Systems, Surroundings & Sensibilities. The exhibition will open with a reception on Friday March 20th from 6 to 9pm at BRAC’s temporary gallery space in Mott Haven, the Bronx.

March 21, 2015  9th Annual Spring Craft Beer Festival
Uniondale, New York
More than 50 craft breweries will be in attendance, pouring samples of their finest brews-more than 100 in all.  The brewery lineup will include many of Long Island's favorites and some new additions-notable national craft breweries who will be making their festival debut.

March 21-22, 2015  Bacon on the Lakein 2015 - Romulus, New York
Bacon, Bacon, Bacon, you gotta' love Bacon. Join us for the first and original Finger Lakes Bacon event on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail.  It’s all about the Bacon and you’ll find that’s the main ingredient in our bacon lover’s event. You’ll receive a wineglass at your starting point winery and recipe cards at each winery as you savor all that delectable bacon.  Besides eating all that lovely bacon, make sure to visit each winery to be eligible to win some of the best prizes ever such as a  BBQ Smoker, BBQ sauces, BBQ utensils and so much. Just pop off a stub from your ticket at each winery and deposit it into a Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Piggy Bank. This way the more wineries you visit the more chances you’ll have to win.

March 21-22, 2015  Central New York Maple Festival
Marathon, New York
Celebrating our 45th year. Festival highlights include music, juried craft show, pancakes, sugar shack, making maple syrup, train ride, and dog demos.  The tapping of maple trees some as old as the area itself, has been a tradition in Cortland County since the days of the Iroqouis Indian culture. Through the years, maple syrup production has provided income for area farmers, and has grown with the times and advances in technology.

March 21-22 & 28-29, 2015  New York Maple Weekend
Statewide, New York
Two weekends, March 21-22 and 28-29. Our goal during Maple Weekend is to share the taste of real mouth-watering maple syrup with you.  Maple producers will demonstrate how to make syrup -- whether it’s simply boiling the sap over an open fire or running it through highly scientific equipment -- the results always taste great!
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March 25, 2015  12th Annual Wine & Wishes - New York, New York
This wine tasting and auction benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York has become one of New York’s premier fundraising events and we look forward to seeing you there.

March 27-28, 2015  Amber Waves of Grain Competition
Grand Island, New York
The Annual Western NY Homebrew Competition is coming soon.

March 28, 2015  Glens Falls Brewfest - Glens Falls, New York
4pm to 8pm.  Tastings from over 20 brewers including local, regional and national favorites. Have some fun and support Adirondack Theatre Festival and the Feeder Canal Alliance.

March 29, 2015  Time Out For Hunger -  New York, New York
Time Out New York and Food Bank For New York City are teaming up for the 12th annual Time Out For Hunger campaign! Participating restaurants in the five boroughs will be donating 10% of their daily proceeds to Food Bank For New York City, so dine out for a cause and help in our efforts to end hunger in our city! 100% of the donated proceeds go to Food Bank For New York City, and every $1 donated helps provide 5 meals for New Yorkers in need. Every dollar matters!

March 29, 2015  The I Love Chocolate Fest - Farmingdale, New York
Come celebrate all things CHOCOLATE at The I Love Chocolate Fest. FREE Samples throughout, Wine Tasting, FREE Kids activities, including a visit with The Easter Bunny, Hoop Dancing, Balloon Artist, and MORE!  10:00 AM - 06:00 PM    Cost:    Adults $12 |  Kids 3-12 $6 |  Students $7 |  Seniors $9 Save $2 a ticket if you buy online in advance.  Academy Sports Complex 875 Conklin Street (Hempstead Turnpike) Farmingdale - 11735  Tel: 631-488-0521


2014 NEW YORK - March 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

waiting for new dates

March 2-4, 2014  Ultimate Barista Challange - New York, New York
The Ultimate Barista Challenge is back at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York. Come watch as professional baristi face challengers on the exhibition floor where they prepare their signature espresso beverages for a panel of discerning judges. There will be a showdown of three flights of espresso frappe, espresso cocktails and beautiful café latte art.

March 30, 2014  Great Chefs Dinner presented by American Red Cross
Syracuse, New York
Join us for our celebrated dinner event as it returns to its roots at the Skaneateles Country Club on March 30. We are excited to welcome back the Chefs of the Syracuse Chapter of the American Culinary Federation with their elegant dishes for a full course offering. Event includes a coctail and hor d'oeurvre hour and Live Auction. Proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross of Central New York. To RSVP or get information on tickets, call 315-234-2225 or email:


2013 NEW YORK - March 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

waiting for new dates

March 1-3, 2013  6th Annual New York Wine Expo - New York, New York
Swirl and sip wines from around the globe, all in one venue.  From New World Wines to French or Italian favorites as well as local New York, Oregon and California wines, the New York Wine Expo offers the opportunity to sample the products of over 150 wineries and to chat personally with the winemakers and other winery principals. Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.



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