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February 19-March 6, 2022
Sourdough Bread Festival
Cherry Valley, California


March 3-5, 2022
Annual World of Pinot Noir
Santa Barbara, California
Our mission is to bring Pinot Noir producers from the most exceptional and unique regions in the world together with Pinot Noir enthusiasts for a weekend of celebration and education on the shores of California's beautiful Central Coast.  Includes two days of in-depth Tasting seminars and excursions, Grand Tastings by the Sea (each with a unique roster of wineries), a featured Burgundy tasting and gourmet, locally-influenced lunches and dinners. These extraordinary food and wine extravaganzas will be hosted by participating wineries and feature an outstanding panel of sommeliers from across the U.S.

March 3-6, 2022 - Annual Barrel Tasting - Sonoma County, California
Your chance to sample wines still in the barrel, buy "futures", talk to the winemakers and explore the beautiful Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys.

March 9, 2022 - Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace - Anaheim, California
Co-located with Natural Products Expo West. This innovative outdoor event combines the lively appeal of a traditional farmers’ market with the business-building power of an industry trade show.

March 30, 2022  WiVi: Central Coast Wine Industry Conference & Trade Show - Paso Robles, California
WiVi is a wine industry conference and trade show focused on the Central Coast. It features a one-day trade show and two days of concurrent sessions focusing on regional viticulture, enology and wine marketing topics that are essential to keeping your business on top of today’s competitive wine market.  The seminars will feature today’s industry leaders addressing current topics relevant to grape growing, wine production and marketing on the Central Coast. The trade show will bring suppliers from across the nation that want to showcase their products and services at a time and place that’s convenient and accessible for California wine grape growers and winemakers.  At WiVi, you’ll hear about cutting-edge research, and receive product and service information at the sessions and on the trade show floor.

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March , 2021 - 11th Annual Capitol Beer Fest - Sacramento, California

March , 2021 - Annual San Francisco International Chocolate Salon
San Francisco, California

March , 2021  WiVi: Central Coast Wine Industry Conference & Trade Show - Paso Robles, California

March 2-3, 2021  International Sweetener Colloquium
La Quinta, California
Co-hosted by the Sweetener Users Association and the International Dairy Foods Association, the International Sweetener Colloquium has long been considered the industry’s premier meeting. This annual event provides a unique opportunity for key players from all sectors to discuss the most pressing issues facing the global sweetener industry. 

March 5-May 2, 2021 - Knott's Taste of Boysenberry Festival
Buena Park, California
Select dates March 5 - May 2 - see websiter for details.  The retail and food event will offer boysenberry-inspired savory bites, sweet treats, and refreshing drinks that can’t be found anywhere else. While the theme park remains closed, the food and merchandise-focused outdoor event offers over 65 boysenberry-infused food and drink items which are included on the event tasting card.


March 8-12, 2021 - National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.  'Make the Grade with School Breakfast.'

March 11-12, 2021 - Future Food-Tech - San Francisco, California
THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL EVENT.  SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS. Future Food-Tech, San Francisco will bring together key figures from across the food industry, including investors, start-ups, technology companies and food and ingredients manufacturers. With a common goal to meet the global food challenge, the event will create a forum for networking, debate, discussion and learning – showcasing the technologies and championing the innovations which have the potential to transform the sector.

March 14, 2021  Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival
Santa Rosa, California
THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL EVENT.  SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS. A 3-day celebration and exploration of handcrafted cheeses, foods, wines and beers from California and beyond. Hands on Cheesemaking; Farm tours; Wine and Cheese Pairings; Beer and Cheese Pairings; Cooking Demonstrations; Panel Discussions and more.

March 14-16, 2021  SommCon - San Diego, California
THIS EVENT WILL BE A VIRTUAL EVENT.  SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS.  Held annually, this four-day Sommelier Conference brings together industry professionals of all levels to discuss, develop, and lead the conversation on the business of wine. SommCon’s education is built by Sommeliers for trade professionals and serious enthusiasts who have a passion for wine and spirits and an unyielding quest for knowledge. Attendees learn and taste their way through keynote sessions and educational classes, complete with a trade-only tasting and expo.

March 18-19, 2021  Annual Western Candy Conference
Novato, California
THIS WILL BE A VIRTUAL EVENT.  SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS. The WCC promotes the common interests of confectionery manufacturers and those who supply goods and services to the candy industry.

March 19-21, 2021  Vintage Paso: Zinfandel - Paso Robles, California
Once a year Paso Robles toasts our heritage variety, Zinfandel. The 3-day celebration features winery events, a Zin seminar, the Z After Party, and NEW this year – Zinscursions!  You’ll find a wine lover’s paradise in Paso Robles.

March 20-21, 2021  The Nourished Festival - San Diego, California
FREE online gluten-free & specialty-diet festival!

March 23, 2021 - 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize & celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.

March 26-28, 2021  Annual Palm Desert Food & Wine
Palm Desert, California
The Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert will gather the brightest and most inspired chefs from California for three extraordinary days of culinary and wine tasting under The Big White Tent on Larkspur between El Paseo and Shadow Mountain in Palm Desert, CA. This event will be uniquely educational in focus, showcasing the Coachella Valley as a culinary destination.

March 26-28, 2021  Big Spring Outdoor Home & Garden Show
Pomona, California
Our shows always feature displays and exhibits of the latest ideas in home improvement, remodeling, interior-design, decorating and landscaping. In addition, we provide educational and informative seminars and demonstrations designed to help homeowners enhance the beauty and the value of their homes.  Our shows combine high quality products and services with family entertainment, including top name musical acts, along with sample product give-aways, special appearances by many of California's best known radio and television personalities.

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March -, 2020
Fountain Valley Pho Festival
Fountain Valley, California
A citywide event inspired by one of Vietnam’s most popular home-style dishes, Pho. This full flavored rice noodle soup is a cornerstone of Vietnamese cuisine. Along with Pho, there will be other traditional Vietnamese foods, cooking demonstrations, live music, carnival and more for you to explore in an outdoor park atmosphere.

March 4, 2020
The Organic Center's 17th Annual Benefit Dinner
Anaheim, California
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19.  The Organic Center's Annual Benefit Dinner is the organic sector's premier executive-level event at Natural Products Expo West. Funds raised through the event will help to advance research on organic and set the record straight when misleading media coverage arises. Mark your calendar for this unforgettable night of organic food, drinks, and entertainment! Tickets will go on sale this fall. Sponsorship opportunities and table sales are now available.

March 6-7, 2020
Pechanga Wine Festival & Chocolate Decadence
Temecula, California
Enjoy an array of chocolates and pastries while sampling a variety of wines, domestic sparkling wines, champagnes, spirits and dessert wines along with live music.

March 9-15, 2020  4th Annual Ventura County Ag Week
Ventura, California
Totally Local VC Agricultural Foundation presents the third annual Ventura County Ag Week where we celebrate all that our local Farmers and Ranchers do.  We thought that, since the Agriculture Industry is so important to our local economy, it deserved to be celebrated for a whole week! And, we want you to join in the celebration.  We’ve planned a whole week’s worth of great Ag-related events for you. We’ve brought together a diverse group of agricultural-related organizations to guide this year’s Ventura County Ag Week. We’ll show everyone, young and old alike, the important economic role that agriculture plays in our community, the wide range of agriculture-based jobs available and the vital role each step plays from field to fork – all packaged into a full week’s worth of fun and informative events.

March 19, 2020 - 29th Annual Wine Tasting - Stockton, California
The Annual Wine Tasting for the SJFB Foundation for Agricultural Education featuring ‘Taste of San Joaquin’. The 2020 event will be held at the Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center in Stockton. More than $500,000.00 in scholarships have been awarded and thousands of teachers and students have been educated in our region due to the support for this great event. Each year, we have more than 300 people in attendance to sample food from our areas great restaurants and wines from some of the best wineries.

March 19, 2020  - PPLA Food Fare 2020 - Santa Monica, California
Enjoy a day and an evening of eating, drinking, shopping and fun in support of community health, education and wellness. Planned Parenthood Los Angeles’ annual Food Fare will be returning to Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. This premier gastronomic event will showcase over 100 of Southern California’s best chefs, restaurants, caterers, wineries, breweries and merchants.  In addition to the huge array of delightful food and beverage samples, Food Fare will highlight shopping opportunities as well as dozens of raffles and auctions where guests will have the chance to bid on coveted prizes including one-of-a-kind entertainment and culinary experiences.

March 22-28, 2020 - Dine Out Escondido! - Escondido, California
Escondido's Restaurant Week.  Enjoy scrumptious specials from our highly-acclaimed chefs, restaurateurs, and eateries. Savor the diverse culinary flavors of Escondido by taking advantage of this opportunity to visit your favorites and create new experiences! Cheers!

March 25-28, 2020  FEDA Annual Conference - San Diego, California
Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association Annual Conference.

March 27-28, 2020 - ¡Latin Food Fest! - Los Angeles, California
California's largest annual Latin culinary extravaganza includes “Chefs Night Out,” a high energy party and “Gran Tasting Los Angeles,” the festivals signature event featuring food, beverage, wine, beer, and spirits stations, cooking and wine demonstrations, chef awards, VIP Tent, and a four-hour music performance by La Junta Sound System.  Among the fifty participating chefs are Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, Jaime Martin Del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu.

March 28, 2020  9th Annual Winners’ Circle BBQ - Arcadia, California
With the stunning San Gabriel Mountain range set as the backdrop and the thrill of thoroughbred horse races all afternoon, this is a BBQ contest like no other. Hearing the crowd of more than 14,000 cheering race (& BBQ) fans, as well as the sounds of the human and equine athletes, make this the most exciting BBQ contest ever. This contest is not JUST a BBQ festival, it’s a  Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) sanctioned four meat Championship Series event, a Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue (draw) an American Royal Invitational Qualifier, as well as a Team of the Year (ToY) event for KCBS.  Attendance: 14,000.

March 28, 2020  25th Annual Fairfax Brewfest - Fairfax, California
An afternoon of unlimited tastings of California and Northwest brews, lively music, and delicious food, featuring 24 breweries and brewmasters presenting over 70 of their most popular beers and their newest concoctions.  Benefits the Fairfax Chamber Of Commerce,  “Supporting A Thriving & Sustainable Local Economy”

March 31, 2020  24th Annual UCLA Extension Restaurant Industry Conference - Los Angeles, California
EVENT CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  Professionals attending this highly regarded conference include approximately 350 restaurant operating companies, owners, C-level executives, lenders, private equity investors, investment bankers, suppliers, and professional advisors.

Food Festivals, Wine & Beer Festivals
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March 22-26, 2018  Flavor! Napa Valley - Napa, California
Cancelled for 2018
Visit Napa Valley, the event presenter and founder of Flavor! Napa Valley, is refocusing its marketing efforts to highlight multiple events and activities throughout Cabernet Season (November through April) and thus will not be producing Flavor in 2018.

March 24, 2018  Celebrity Chef Tour - Napa, California
Benefitting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs.

March 25-April 1, 2018  Downtown Ventura Restaurant Week
Ventura, California
We are excited to incorporate Ventura history into 2018 Restaurant Week. The fire roasted Ortega Chili we all know and love was created just down Main St. near the 33 by the Ortega Adobe (still standing) in 1897. At one point they were creating 1,000 cans a day! In this year of celebrating #VenturaStrong we are honoring our heritage through the Ortega Chili. Stop by any of the 20 participating locations and take part in Ventura’s past and our recovery.

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March 18, 2017  Capital City International Brewfest
Sacramento, California
Spend a Saturday afternoon sipping brews from all over the globe! Every year, the Sacramento Turn Verein(STV) Handball Club welcomes  breweries and their unique beers from around the world to the STV Main Hall. This event includes food from local food trucks/caterers along with live music and by joining us you will help us support FirstAce, a proactive youth Player Development program that is used to expand the game of handball and help others realize the amazing benefits that handball offers through the United States Handball Association.

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March 24, 2016  1st Annual Fillmore Spring Wine Walk
San Francisco, California
The tasting event will include merchants offering wine samples and special treats inside their stores throughout Fillmore Street from Jackson to Eddy.

March 26, 2016  Celebrity Chef Tour - St. Helena, California
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs

Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

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March 15, 2015  Flavors of Coronado - Coronado, California
Flavors is a culinary experience that goes beyond the traditional gala and provides each table of attendees with a local chef who will prepare a multi-course dinner tableside. The meal that is delivered will showcase the signature dishes of our culinary experts and take you beyond the usual restaurant fare. Unleash your inner "foodie" and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.

March 15, 2015  Los Angeles Seafood Festival - Los Angeles, California
Taste of the Seven Seas - Mariscos Annual Food Fest - Live entertainment, Exhibitors, Food Booths, Vendors, Arts & Crafts, Games, Gifts give-a-way

March 20-22, 2015  The South Bay Spring Home & Garden Show
Long Beach, California

March 21, 2015  Simply Wine Festival - Westlake Village, California
This annual benefit is bound to be one of the most popular Wine Festivals in the Ventura County region attracting thousands of foodies, wine, tequila, and beer connoisseurs, along with car aficionados. The festival is benefiting and making one wish happen for the local Make-a-Wish foundation chapter of the tri-counties. Expecting more than 30 wineries, 5 tequila companies, and 5 breweries this event promises to bring together a selection of alcohol that will quench the thirst of all. Tesla Motors, a California-based company that designs, manufactures and sells electric cards and electric vehicle powertrain components will be participating in the event by offering test drives and showcasing a vehicle in the center of the ballroom.



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