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February 22-March 17, 2024
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
Houston, Texas

February 22-March 17, 2024
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
Houston, Texas


March 3, 2024
Annual Kosher Chili Cookoff
Houston, Texas
12-4pm at Beth Yeshurun Synagogue.  The Kosher Chili Cookoff is the largest kosher food event in Houston and celebrates  the fellowship of the Jewish community with a day of food, live entertainment, contests, and family friendly activities while raising funds for non-profit organizations in the Houston Jewish Community. The cookoff attracts more than 3,500 attendees annually for live music, a moonwalk, climbing walls, balloon artists, a jalapeno eating contest and a silent auction as they taste some of Houston's best kosher chili.

March 4-8, 2024 - National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.  'Make the Grade with School Breakfast.'

March 7-10, 2024  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 7-17, 2024  Annual Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show
Mercedes, Texas
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.  Our mission is to provide a safe and educational environment that promotes family, community and volunteerism. We strive to promote the youth of South Texas through leadership development, agricultural education, and competition with a goal of creating the leaders of tomorrow.


March 8-9, 2024 - 13th annual Wichita Falls Ranch & Farm Expo
Wichita Falls, Texas
JS Bridwell Agricultural Center. We have many exciting exhibits and activities planned this year. Visit with over 400 vendors from 27 states and Australia, in over 175,000 square feet of exhibit space and not the mention over $5000 in prizes and giveaways.

March 8-10, 2024  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.

March 14-16, 2024  Annual Llano River Chuck Wagon Cook-Off
Llano, Texas
Starting in 2005, and each year since, a group of chuckwagon enthusiasts get together on the banks of the Llano River in Llano, Texas and go back in time to an era when the west was settled.These enthusiasts use traditional cooking methods from that era, wear traditional dress and experience traditional neighborly fun as they compete for prizes in a number of categories.

March 19, 2024 - 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize & celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.

March 22-24, 2024  38th Annual Bluebonnet Brew-Off - Dallas, Texas
Bluebonnet Home Brew Competition and Conference!  Expect some changes, along with a brand new venue.  First of all, this is a craft beer and home brew event, so you can expect lots of both! The Big Thirsty Hospitality room will be running Saturday afternoon, giving you a change to sample a rotating selection of local commercial beers. The event also features several pub crawl bus options, along with some exciting technical speakers.  On Saturday evening, the Bluebonnet awards ceremony will reveal the winners of the largest volunteer-run homebrew competition in the country, and then area home brew teams will begin offering their wares to sample and vote on in the People’s Choice homebrew expo, our marquee event.

March 23, 2024  Texas Onion Fest - Weslaco, Texas
Celebrates the world-famous Texas 1015 Onion developed in Weslaco. There is lots of new stuff to see!  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 23-24, 2024 - 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 24, 2024  14th 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.

March 25-27, 2024  WFF Annual Leadership Development Conference
Dallas, Texas
Women's Foodservice Forum Annual Leadership Development Conference

2023 TEXAS - MARCH 2023
events waiting for new dates

March 17-April 17, 2023  Dripping with Taste Trail
Dripping Springs, Texas
Sip wines from a selection of boutique local wineries. Taste craft cocktails from small batch distillers. Enjoy local beer from award-winning Dripping Springs and Driftwood craft brewers.  Before you head out on your craft beverage adventure, make sure to ALWAYS check the destination's hours of operation! We ask you to please drink responsibly and tip the taproom staff! The service and hospitality industry has been heavily impacted by the pandemic and deserves our appreciation more than ever.

March 30, 2023  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.

2022 TEXAS - MARCH 2022
events waiting for new dates

March 17-20, 2022  International Food Blogger Conference
El Paso, Texas
The International Food Blogger Conference is the premier event for food bloggers, chefs, journalists, editors, publishers, food-lovers and more! The conference will explore the intersection of food, writing, and technology.  El Paso, Texas, and Juárez, Mexico.

2020 TEXAS - MARCH 2020
events waiting for new dates

March 13-14, 2020  Tacos ‘n Tequila Craft Cocktail Showcase and Sizzling in the Tropics BBQ Cook-off - McAllen, Texas

March 20-22, 2020  30th Anniversary Rio Grande Valley Home & Garden Show - McAllen, Texas - EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.
You’ll find the latest products and services for your home and landscape: builders, remodelers, contractors, building materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage solutions, all kinds of plants, landscape displays, kitchenware, home accessories and so much more!


March 21-22, 2020
Big Mamou Cajun Festival
Grand Prairie, Texas
A pinch of Zydeco, a bit of swamp pop and a whole lot of Cajun music, and you’ve got the ingredients for…The Big Mamou Cajun Festival at Traders Village in Grand Prairie

March 26, 2020
Taste of Rockport & Fulton
Rockport & Fulton, 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.

2019 TEXAS - MARCH 2019

events still waiting for new dates

March 9-10, 2019 - Shrimp Fest - Grand Prairie, Texas
The Traders Village SHRIMP FEST Returns.  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 $12.99 or shop in one of America’s largest flea markets.  Admission is FREE and parking is just $4.00.

March 16, 2019 - 17th 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 30, 2019  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 31, 2019  Vino Palooza - Dallas, 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.

2018 TEXAS - MARCH 2018
events still waiting for new dates

March 23-24, 2018  Alvin Music Festival And Cook-Off - Alvin, Texas
BBQ Cook-Off - Food, Beer & Wine Garden - Vendors - Kids Activities - Raffles


2017 TEXAS - MARCH 2017

events still waiting for new dates

March 2-4, 2017 - Commodity Classic 2017 - San Antonio, Texas
It doesn’t matter what crop you raise.  At Commodity Classic you’re certain to raise your expectations for your farm.  You’ll find the answers, ideas, innovation, technology, equipment and expertise that can make a powerful difference on your farm.  Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show—unlike any other farm show you’ve ever seen.  Investing a few days at Commodity Classic will pay dividends on your farm all year long!

March 18, 2017  Bacon and Beer Classic - Dallas, Texas
The Bacon and Beer Classic is a one-of-a-kind event hosted inside baseball parks and stadiums across America. It is a premier experience focused on traditions where one’s nostalgia of baseball meets their love for bacon and beer. As the attendees walk through the stadium they will get a taste of history through the hundreds of craft brew samples and mouth-watering bacon-inspired tastes local restaurants cook up. Music will get people dancing, interactive games will bring out their inner kid, and the cooking demos and beer schools will teach everyone – from the expert to the novice – a thing or two about bacon and beer.  All of our events are all inclusive! From the moment you walk into the park, it's all about the experience, and not about opening up your wallet



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