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2018 NEW YORK - March 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

(see also: 2017  -  2016  -  2015  -  2014  -  2013)


March 4, 2018
29th Annual U.S. Pastry Competition
New York, New York
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 4-6, 2018 - 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 5-9, 2018  National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

March 8, 2018  Annual Good Spirits - New York, New York
Round out the winter season and warm up with a cocktail prepared by one of the many talented mixologists from celebrated local, national and international spirit brands.


It’s your chance to try out the city’s many spirit offerings—those making their debut as well as the trusty and true—in one evening, under one roof. These cocktails will be expertly paired with top-notch tastes from some of New York City’s most acclaimed and up-and-coming chefs and food artisans.

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


2017 NEW YORK - March 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

waiting for new dates

March 5, 2017  The Chocolate Expo - 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 10-11, 2017  North American Travel Show - Flushing, New York
Join us at the annual North America Travel Show for a spectacular regional and insightful celebration. There will be a lot of fun and great prizes. Here you will find CVBs, tourism boards, attractions, hotels and airlines, providing informative answers to your questions, and help you plan your next gateway.  Organized by UAP Media, in conjunction with WORLD JOURNAL, for building a platform of communication for participated Convention & Visitor Bureau (CVB), travel suppliers, brand product teams, and tour guides, as well as local Chinese clients. Bringing together Asian and non-Asian tourism organizations in one place to produce a niche attraction.

March 12-13, 2017  Just Food Conference - New York, New York
The annual Just Food Conference will bring together over 700 organizers, community leaders, CSA members, local food advocates, urban and rural farmers, food professionals, entrepreneurs, and members of the press to participate in a full day of trainings, panels, policy discussions, and good food. Just Food's Conference programming covers national farm and food policy issues, approaches to urban agriculture, culinary and food preservation techniques, and strategies to mobilize communities in order to increase access to fresh, locally grown food.  This year's theme is "A Call to Collaboration," and we couldn't be more thrilled to present this year's conferene in partnership with the Tisch Food Center and Farm School NYC.

March 18-19, 2017  Bacon on the Lakein - Romulus, New York
Bacon, Bacon, Bacon, you gotta' love Bacon. Join us for the 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 18-19, 2017  12th Annual Coffee & Tea Festival NYC
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 75 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.

March 18-19 & 25-26, 2017  New York Maple Weekend
Statewide, New York
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! (Also: )

March 24-25, 2017  Amber Waves of Grain Homebrew Competition
Grand Island, New York
Over the past 20 years, Amber Waves of grown to be Western New York’s biggest homebrew competition. This year marks our 21st year and we would love for you to be part of it. Whether you sponsor the competition, help organize the competition or banquet, judge, steward, or just enter the beers, your role is important in making this the biggest and best year yet!

March 28, 2017  New York Weddings Event - New York, New York
The New York Weddings Event brings together more than 130 of the most creative, stylish, and tasteful wedding service providers for one incredible evening. Discover the city’s best caterers, dress designers, florists, jewelers, planners and many more unique weddings experts.

March 29, 2017  Healthy Brand Showcase - New York, New York
Healthy Brand Showcase is a one-day product showcase held twice a year in New York City featuring new health, wellness, fitness, nutrition, and natural beauty products.  For one-day only, national media, industry experts and celebrity guests meet the companies in person, demo their products, and collect press kits, product samples and gift bags.


2016 NEW YORK - March 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
waiting for new dates

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 14, 2016  Wine Tour de France: The Vintage Effect
New York, New York
Vintage is one of the most powerful and fascinating elements that impacts the taste and character of a wine. Learn how a vintage can bring out the best in some of the world's finest wines. This informative tasting will take you on a journey through different vintages and teach you how to understand what makes each one unique.

March 23, 2016  13th 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 28, 2016  Island to Island - New York, New York
Sample the Polynesian community's unique contribution to New York City at Halawai's upcoming event Island to Island, benefiting Polynesian voyaging canoe Hokule'a's NYC arrival.  Featuring modern Hawaiian cuisine by Noreetuh, one of NYC's buzziest new restaurants; cocktails designed by legendary mixologist and Hawaii local Julie Reiner and made with Kaua'i's premium, small batch Koloa Rum and Maui's own OCEAN organic vodka; a silent auction of pieces by contemporary Pacific artists and unique NYC experiences; and performances by slack key artist Andy Wang and Ori Manea Tahitian Dance School, Island to Island combines the excitement and innovation of New York City's Polynesian community with the enduring message of the Hokule'a's inspiring journey.


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

waiting for new dates

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 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!


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: [email protected]


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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