2018 TEXAS - MARCH 2018
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS & LOCAL FOOD EVENTS
(see also: 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011)
February 27-March 18, 2018 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo - Houston, Texas
March 1-4, 2018
39th Annual Fulton Oysterfest
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. (www.fultontexas.org/oysterfest )
March 4-7, 2018 WFF Annual Leadership Development Conference
Women's Foodservice Forum Annual Leadership Development Conference
March 5-9, 2018 - National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.
March 8-18, 2018 79th Annual Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show
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 9-11, 2018 60th Annual Rattlesnake Roundup
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: www.sweetwatertexas.org/)
March 10-11, 2018
Grand Prairie, Texas
The Traders Village SHRIMP FEST Returns for 2018. 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. Shrimp Fest has something for the whole family. After eating delicious food and enjoying the music of “Crawfish” buy an All Day Ride wristband for just $9.75 or shop in one of America’s largest flea markets. Admission is FREE and parking is just $4.00.
March 14-17, 2018 - I AM BBQ: NBBQA National Conference & Academy
Fort Worth, Texas
National Barbecue & Grilling Association. Want to take advantage of the exploding industry of barbecue? Then join hundreds of restaurateurs, caterers, competitors, and suppliers at the National Conference. There is no better way to connect! Four days of educational workshops, networking, industry expert panels, inspiration and fun that are not to be missed. Truly THE place to be where BBQ Means Business!
March 17, 2018 16th 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 17-18, 2018 - Dallas Travel & Adventure Show - Dallas, Texas
The Country’s Most Exciting Travel Show Returns to Dallas. We are excited you’ve found the Dallas Travel & Adventure Shows – the ONLY travel show in the Dallas area. It is THE place where travelers congregate annually to dream, plan, and book their next vacations. You’ll be inspired and get ideas on where to go, what to do and the latest travel information to keep you in the know— along with a bona fide list of reputable companies that have been serving our attendees for years.
March 20, 2018 - 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.
March 22, 2018 Taste McAllen - McAllen, Texas
The McAllen Chamber of Commerce Invites You To a Magical Evening of Delicious Cuisine Tasting & Live Music! 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the McAllen Convention Center’s beautiful Oval Park. Over 25 McAllen-area restaurants will entice attendees with a variety of tastings from their menu entrées such as prime rib, pasta, oysters, sushi and much more. Among all the great surprises the attendees can expect to find at the event is the amazing Chef’s Cooking Pit sponsored by the RGV Texas Chef’s Association and McAllen Ranch All Natural Beef, where live cooking demonstrations will take place for attendees to taste. Live music will play from 2 stages throughout the event. General admission tickets will be available for purchase online for a discounted price of $50. Individual VIP tickets and VIP tables are also available for purchase online. Tickets at the door will cost $60.
March 22, 2018 San Antonio Flavor - San Antonio, Texas
Tastier than ever, San Antonio Flavor returns to the San Antonio Museum of Art. Sample bites from 30+ local restaurants in various cuisines, enjoy craft beer and wine, signature cocktails and a live Culinary Showdown, starring four top San Antonio chefs and celebs. Live music, beats by SoundCream, Contemporary Art Month art installations, and more.
March 22, 2018 Annual Keels and Wheels Uncorked - Seabrook, Texas
The Keels & Wheels Uncorked will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Mercedes-Benz of Greenway Plaza Dealership, 3900 Southwest Fwy, 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 23-24, 2018 Alvin Music Festival And Cook-Off - Alvin, Texas
BBQ Cook-Off - Food, Beer & Wine Garden - Vendors - Kids Activities - Raffles
March 23-25, 2018 32nd Annual Bluebonnet Brew-Off - Irving, Texas
The Bluebonnet Brew-off is one of the largest single site homebrew competitions in the United States. The event will be held at the Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel located at 4440 W John Carpenter Fwy, Irving, Texas. We are presenting a new format this year that separates the two Friday tasting events into Friday and Saturday celebrations. Friday evening will showcase Local and Regional Professional Brewers and their offerings. Saturday, we will showcase the Local and Regional Homebrew Clubs and their offerings; homebrewers are encouraged to re-brew a winning beer from last year’s Bluebonnet or bring one that was entered this year, as we will have special recognition for these brewers.
March 24, 2018 Texas Onion Fest - Weslaco, Texas
Celebrates the world-famous Texas 1015 Onion developed in Weslaco. There is lots of new stuff to see! On Saturday, the festivities will kick off with live music on two stages and the lively "Onion Eating Contests". The fun will last all day with music performances on the Main Stage, a Kids Zone, two performances by the Dancing Horses, Arts & Crafts, cooking demonstrations at the Culinary Center, and so much more. Viva La Onion!
March 24, 2018 Vino Palooza - Fort Worth, Texas
Wine and Music Festival. Each festival offers complimentary tastings from more than 20 wineries (as well as samples of local craft beers, spirits and small bites), and unplugged performances by major 'Top 40' music artists; benefiting local non-profit organizations.
March 25, 2018 9th 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 at Mission County Park. 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.