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2017 TEXAS - MARCH 2017

(see also: 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011)


March 2-4, 2017
Commodity Classic 2017
San Antonio, Texas
Commodity Classic is where America's farmers meet with success. Commodity Classic is the once-a-year, can't-miss event for America's soybean, corn, wheat and sorghum farmers. You'll see the latest innovations first-hand. Hear game-changing ideas from the people who created them. Meet growers and ag leaders from across the nation. Talk one-on-one with top agribusiness representatives at the incredible trade show. If you're passionate about agriculture, you need to be here. Because Commodity Classic is all about success. Your success.

March 2-5, 2017  38th Annual Fulton Oysterfest - Fulton, Texas
Each year the Fulton Volunteer Fire Department sponsors Oysterfest, a salute to the tasty bi-valve found in our local waters. Oysterfest features carnival rides, games, food, an oyster eating contest, live music, unique vendor booths and most of all - FUN

March 6-10, 2017  National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

March 7-26, 2017  Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo - Houston, Texas
Agriculture, horse show, livestock show, wine show, and concerts.

March 21, 2017 - 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.

March 24-26, 2017  7th Annual Kemah Crawfish Festival 2017
Kemah, Texas
At the festival, we serve up affordable crawfish, with great flavor and freshness. When you come out, you will enjoy live music from great local and national bands!  Crawfish will be sold by the pound this year, we will be cooking crawfish out of our BRAND NEW cooking units that will be able to produce 6,000lbs of delicious boiled crawfish per hour! Say bye-bye to long lines, and hello to scrumptious mud-bugs. In addition to crawfish, we will be offering great festival food as well.

March 30, 2017  McAllen Food Festival - McAllen, Texas
The McAllen Chamber of Commerce presents the 15th Annual McAllen Food Festival at McAllen Convention Center from 6:00pm-9:00pm!


Come savor the fine cuisine from some of the best McAllen metro area restaurants.  Taste the delicious entrees from restaurants and caterers in a fun family friendly event .  Every year, the event hosts over 30 restaurants serving sample portions of main course items such as sushi, prime rib, Shrimp, pasta, BBQ ribs, coffee, desserts and much more.  Vote for your favorite restaurant for the coveted “People’s Choice Award”.  This year's the theme is “Fabulous Fifties” with a 50’s costume contest and Jitterbug dance contest.  Join us for an evening of fun and delicious food!  Tickets are $15.  (also: )


2016 TEXAS - MARCH 2016

waiting for new dates

March 11-12, 2016  30th Bluebonnet Brew-Off - Irving, Texas
The Bluebonnet Brew-off is one of the largest single site homebrew competitions in the United States. The first leg of the Lone Star Circuit of homebrew competitions, it is both AHA and BJCP sanctioned as well as an MCAB Qualifying Event.

March 11-13, 2016  58th Annual Rattlesnake Roundup
Sweetwater, Texas
Started in 1958, the Sweetwater Jaycee's World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up is hosted annually in Sweetwater Texas the second weekend in March at the Nolan County Coliseum in Newman Park.  (also: )

March 11-20, 2016  77th Annual Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show
Mercedes, Texas
The Show now ranks as one of the top ten in the State. People from all over Texas eagerly anticipate the event and come to enjoy the many activities including a parade, rodeos, competitive livestock events and the many, many attractions which are scheduled daily.

March 12-13, 2016  Shrimp Fest - Grand Prairie, Texas
New for 2016 will be the Traders Village Shrimp Fest.  Combine choices of boiled shrimp, shrimp gumbo, or shrimp etouffee with music from the popular cajun band Crawfish and you have a fun filled weekend.  Shrimp Fest will be held under the Big Red Patio next to the Family Entertainment rides and games area. The food will be served starting at 11:00 a.m. and the music starts each day at 12 noon.  The new SHRIMP FEST event will have something for the whole family.  Admission is FREE and parking is just $4.00.  After eating delicious food and enjoying the music buy an All Day Ride wristband for just $9.75 or shop in one of America’s largest flea markets.

March 13, 2016 - 7th Annual Paella Challenge - San Antonio, Texas
Join fellow epicureans for a beautiful afternoon featuring distinguished Chefs from San Antonio, across the United States and Mexico, live entertainment, wines from Spain, and sangria on the grounds of The Pearl Brewery. Watch as chefs and high school teams go head-to-head in competition to create the most impressive paella dishes cooked right before your eyes.

March 13-16, 2016 - WFF Annual Leadership Development Conference
Dallas, Texas
Women's Foodservice Forum Annual Leadership Development Conference.

March 18-19, 2016  14th Annual Wild Hog Explosion - Bandera, Texas
Features team competition for all ages in wild-hog catching, a pork rib barbecue cook-off, arts & crafts, piggy pictures and more. Proceeds benefit the Kronkosky Library of Bandera Co.

March 19-22, 2016  SNAXPO 2016 - Houston, Texas
79th Annual Exhibition & Conference.  SNAXPO is the world’s largest, most comprehensive trade show devoted exclusively to the international snack food industry. SNAXPO brings together owners, executives and buyers from every segment of the industry who are actively looking for new equipment, ingredients, products and services.

March 24, 2016  7th Annual Keels and Wheels Uncorked
Seabrook, Texas
The 7th Annual Keels & Wheels Uncorked will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Wynden Event Center, 1025 South Post Oak Lane, Houston, Texas.  Guests are invited to attend alongside Master of Ceremonies Radio Host Sam Malone for an elegant evening of fine wines and exceptional food presented by some of Houston's top restaurants. On display at the event will be several classic automobiles, as well as a vintage wooden boat.  The event serves as a fundraiser for Boys & Girls Harbor.

March 24, 2016  Taste of Rockport - Fulton - Rockport, Texas
Features culinary delights from a host of local restaurants, bakers and caterers. Also -- Live music throughout the evening,  A multitude of offerings in our auction - silent and live and The Mystery Box – a huge box filled with over $1000.00 of goods and services.  The focus of the event is to raise funds for scholarships. Some of our soon to be graduating class from Rockport-Fulton High School need some financial help in achieving that college dream. We use the funds to fund scholarships from the Charles A. Evans Scholarship Foundation.


2015 TEXAS - MARCH 2015

events still waiting for new dates

March 3-22, 2015  Rodeo Uncorked! Champion Wine Garden
Houston, Texas
This popular destination offers visitors an opportunity to relax, chat with friends, listen to music and sample award-winning wines from all over the world. Wine seminars will also be available.

March 7, 2015  Brazos Valley Cajun Fest - Bryan, Texas
Brazos Valley Cajun Fest features live music, food, beverages, indoor and outdoor vendors, car show, gumo and jambalaya cook off and Cajun cooking classes.  Free admission.  All registration forms are downloadable from the website.

March 27-28, 2015  Alvin Music Festival And Cook-Off - Alvin, Texas
BBQ Cook-Off - Food, Beer & Wine Garden - Vendors - Kids Activities - Raffles

March 31, 2015  13th Annual Houston Press Menu of Menus Extravaganza
Houston, Texas
Featuring the Iron Fork Chef Competition, the event will showcase the culinary talents of our city with food sampling from over 40 area restaurants alongside wine, beer and spirit sampling. 


2014 TEXAS - MARCH 2014

events still waiting for new dates

March 8, 2014  Old-Fashioned BBQ Bash - San Marcos, Texas
Last day of National Barbecue Association Annual Conference. Our Old-Fashioned BBQ Bash is an annual one-day BBQ festival, open to all parts of the industry and the public at large. The bash in hosted in our conference city each year on the last day of conference.  Cooking Demonstrations, Barbecue Cookbook Signings, People's Choice Awards to sample and vote for favorite sauces, Games, Live Music.


2013 TEXAS - MARCH 2013

waiting for new dates

March 23, 2013  17th Annual Crawfish Festival - Clear Lake, Texas
Crawfish eating contests, a gumbo cook-off, live entertainment, a silent auction, arts & crafts booths, games for the kids and lots of great crawfish!


2012 TEXAS - MARCH 2012

events still waiting for new dates

March 23-24, 2012  Big Creek Country Cajun Festival - Somerville, Texas
Enjoy great Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole food, jambalaya & gumbo cook-off, and so much more!


2011 TEXAS - MARCH 2011

events still waiting for new dates

March 6, 2011  Austin Zinfandel Tasting - Austin, Texas
Taste award-winning Zinfandels from over 35 premier wineries Mingle with top winemakers & principals in an intimate setting Learn about the remarkable richness & versatility of Zinfandel Discover why Zinfandel is America's Heritage Wine Sample tasty food tidbits that bring out the best in Zinfandel.

March 26, 2011  Olives Ole, Texas International Olive Oil Festival
San Antonio, Texas
Held at San Antonio Botanical Gardens. Seminars on the health benefits of olives and olive oil, cooking with olives and olive oil, sales of olive trees and olive-based products, as well as plenty of food for sampling.




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