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March 2015 Events Calendar

LocalEats list of March 2015 food events, festivals, conventions and restaurant weeks. Events are listed by state - then date. We're happy to post your event here, simply email details to:


State / Event Name

March 2-6 National School Breakfast Week Nationwide
March 14 Pi Day Nationwide
March 18 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day Nationwide
March 28 Elberta German Sausage Festival Elberta
March 7 37th Arizona State Open Chili Championship Casa Grande
March 7-8 17th Annual Litchfield Art & Culinary Festival Litchfield Park
March 7-8 Devoured Food + Wine Classic 2015 Tucson
March 7-8 My Nana's Best Tasting Salsa Challenge Tempe
March 8-10 National Pasta Association Annual Meeting Litchfield Park
March 13-15 27th Annual Ostrich Festival 2015 Chandler
March 13-15 11th Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire Fountain Hills
March 15-17 81st Annual NIOP Convention 2015 Scottsdale
March 15-17 InnDependent Lodging Summit & Trade Show Tucson
March 25-29 FEDA Annual Convention 2015 Phoenix
March 31-April 1 NLS Food Marketing Summit 2015 Phoenix
March 1 Terra Madre-Slow Food Supper Temecula
March 1-4 RFA 35th Annual Conference & Exhibition Carlsbad
March 4 Celebrity Chef Tour 2015 Napa
March 5 Food Fare 2015 Santa Monica
March 5 Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace Anaheim
March 5 The Organic Center's 12th Annual VIP Dinner Anaheim
March 5-8 Natural Products Expo West Anaheim
March 6-7 15th Annual World of Pinot Noir Santa Barbara
March 6-15 37th Annual Barrel Tasting 2015 Sonoma County
March 7 Twilight Tasting Newport Beach
March 7-8 World of Wine Winter Barrel Tasting Temecula
March 8 Capitol Beer Fest Sacramento
March 12 Celebrity Chef Tour 2015 Los Angeles
March 15 Flavors of Coronado Coronado
March 18-20 FPSA Annual Conference 2015 Carlsbad
March 19 24th Annual Wine Tasting and Auction Stockton
March 20-21 Latin Food Fest Los Angeles
March 20-22 Vintage Paso: Zinfandel and Other Wild Wines 2015 Paso Robles
March 20-22 The South Bay Spring Home & Garden Show Long Beach
March 21 4th annual Capital City International Brewfest Sacramento
March 28-April 1 American Society for Nutrition Scientific Sessions & Meeting San Diego
March 7-8 4th Annual Denver Int’l Spirits Competition Broomfield
March 13-15 Rocky Mountain Horse Expo Denver
March 23-28 Taste of Crested Butte Crested Butte
March 14-15 25th Hebron Maple Festival Hebron
March 27-28 Feeding the Future 2015 New London
March 31 Flavors of Connecticut Plantsville
March 7 25th Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival Rehoboth Beach
District of Columbia
March 1-4 LAC 2015 Washington
March 7 Whisky Live Washington
March 7-8 11th Annual Washington Travel & Adventure Show Washington
March 5-10 Alachua County Youth Fair & Livestock Show Gainesville
March 6-8 30A Wine Festival 2015 Alys Beach
March 7 5th Annual Northeast Florida Veg Fest 2015 Jacksonville
March 7 St. George Island Charity Chill Cook-off St. George Island
March 7 6th Annual Orlando Chili Cook-Off Orlando 
March 7 Clayton's Seafood Market 3rd Annual Cajun Festival Rockledge
March 7-8 Floral City Strawberry Festival Floral City
March 7-15 Tampa Bay Beer Week Tampa Bay
March 7-April 26 Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival Tampa
March 10-15 Bradford County Fair 2015 Starke
March 12-22 Collier County Fair 2015 Naples
March 13-14 Safety Harbor Seafood Festival Safety Harbor
March 13-15 Fairchild's 13th International Orchid Festival Coral Gables
March 14 St. Patrick's Day, South Florida Coral Gables
March 14 Taste of Oviedo Oviedo
March 14-15 Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest Lakeland
March 14-15 Original Marathon Seafood Festival Marathon
March 14-15 Speckled Perch Festival and Parade Okeechobee
March 14 & 15 Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival Fort Myers
March 15 Pass the Plate: The FHM Passover Cook-off St. Petersburg
March 16-19 Cruise Shipping Miami Miami Beach
March 19-22 Florida Winefest & Auction 2015 Sarasota
March 20-22 7th Annual Wine & Seafood Festival Clermont
March 21 Spring Training Food Truck & Beer Fest Ft Myers
March 21 GastroFest Jacksonville
March 21 14th Annual Charity Rib Cookoff  Eastpoint
March 21-22 Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Celebration Dania Beach
March 23-29 Citrus County Fair 2015 Inverness
March 28 4th Annual Gluten-Free for Life Expo St. Petersburg
March 28 Eggstravaganza Pinecrest
March 28-29 1st Delray Beach Bacon & Bourbon Fest Delray Beach
March 28-29 Jupiter Seafood Festival 2015 Jupiter
March 28-31 SNAXPO 2015 Orlando
March 28-April 1 American Bakers Association Convention Orlando
March 12-14 12th Southeastern Cowboy Gathering Cartersville
March 28 Peanut Proud Festival 2015 Blakely
March 11-14 20th Annual Kona Brewers Festival Kailua-Kona
March 19 UnWined at the Movies 2015 Boise
March 28 Winterfest Schweitzer
March 1-3 BakingTech 2015 Annual Conference Chicago
March 2-4 Food Marketing Institute Annual Business Conference Chicago
March 2-8 Urbana Restaurant Week Urbana
March 19-21 Good Food Festival & Conference 2015 Chicago
March 21 Pinot Days Chicago 2015 Chicago
March 14-15 Spring Farm Fest Evansville
March 3-5 28th Annual Iowa Hawkeye Farm Show Cedar Falls
March 21-22 Maple Syrup Festival Cedar Rapids
March 14-17 National Farmers Union Convention 2015 Wichita
March 24-27 RCA Annual Conference & Culinology Expo New Orleans
March 5-7 40th Annual Maine Fishermen's Forum 2015 Rockland
March 7 14th Annual Chocolate & Candy Festival Bel Air
March 8-9 Annual Spring Trade Expo Ocean City
March 13-14 Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival 2015 Timonium
March 22 Ladies Day Out Mt. Airy
March 3 Taste of the South End Boston
March 10 4th Local Food Trade Shows Boston
March 15-17 New England Food Show Boston
March 15-17 Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America Boston
March 21 Celebrity Chef Tour 2015 Cambridge
March 4-6 Michigan Grape and Wine Conference East Lansing
March 13-15 Flushing Walleye Festival Flushing
March 14 5th Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival Jackson
March 7-8 21st Twin Cities Food & Wine Experience Minneapolis
March 28 Northern Lights Rare Beer Festival St. Paul
March 10-12 Midwest Grape and Wine + Craft Brew Conference & Trade Show St. Charles
March 28-29 36th Annual Hermann Wurstfest Hermann
March 11-12 49th Annual Triumph of Ag Expo 2015 Omaha
March 1-4 COEX 2015 Henderson
March 23-26 International Pizza Expo 2015 Las Vegas
New Jersey
March 1-7 Atlantic City Restaurant Week Atlantic City
March 14-15 6th Gloucester Cty Spring Home Remodeling Show Sewell
New Mexico
March 6-8 27th Annual National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show Albuquerque
New York
March 1 The Chocolate Expo 2015 Garden City
March 3 C-CAP Annual Benefit New York
March 8 26th Annual U.S. Pastry Competition New York
March 8-10 Int’l Restaurant & Foodservice Show of NY New York
March 12 Vintage: What a Difference a Year Makes New York
March 14-15 NYC Vegetarian Food Festival New York
March 21-22 Bacon on the Lakein 2015 Romulus
March 21-22 10th Annual Coffee & Tea Festival NYC Brooklyn
March 29 The I Love Chocolate Fest Farmingdale
North Carolina
March 20-22 Better Living Home & Garden Show Charlotte
March 3-8 78th North Dakota Winter Show Valley City
March 5-7 Cincinnati International Wine Festival Cincinnati
March 13-15 Ohio Deer & Turkey Expo 2015 Columbus
March 20-21 Heinen’s/WVIZ Grand Tastings & Seminars 2015 Cleveland
March 7 Classic Wines Auction & Dinners Portland
March 12-15 Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival Cannon Beach
March 6-8 2nd Annual Bucks County Spring Home Show Expo Warminster
March 12-14 Eastern Bison Association Winter Conference Harrisburg
March 14 19th Annual Bison Show and Sale Harrisburg
March 14 The Great Allentown Brew Works Cask Beer Festival Allentown
March 21-22 Philadelphia Travel & Adventure Show Philadelphia
March 25 Celebrity Chef Tour 2015 Pittsburgh
March 27-29 Delaware County Spring Home Remodeling Show Broomall
March 28 Glass Slipper Ball featuring the Best of the Chefs! Pittsburgh
South Carolina
March 4-8 Charleston Wine + Food Charleston
March 3-7 National Barbecue Association Conference & Trade Show Nashville
March 5 Taste! Chattanooga
March 5-7 Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo 2015 Nashville
March 3-22 Rodeo Uncorked! Champion Wine Garden Houston
March 3-22 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Houston
March 5-8 36th Annual Fulton Oysterfest Fulton
March 7 Brazos Valley Cajun Fest Bryan
March 8 5th Annual Kosher Chili Cookoff Houston
March 26 6th Annual Keels and Wheels Uncorked Seabrook
March 5-7 Red, White & Snow Park City & Deer Valley
March 5-6 6th Annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit Ogden
March 7 Merlot Vertical Tasting Purcellville
March 6-8 Aldo Leopold Weekend Statewide
March 7 Klondike Days Eagle River
March 9-11 Midwest Foodservice Expo Milwaukee
March 24-26 WPS Farm Show 2015 Oshkosh

Terra Madre-Slow Food Supper, Temecula, California, March 1, 2015

Eating clean and fair foods is in our blood. That’s why when the youngster of the E.A.T. Marketplace family, Gigi Rose, took titleship of SoCal delegate for the Slow Food USA organization and the bold endeavor to film her learnings, we wanted to share the delicious adventure with our other E.A.T. family… you!

Join us for a Sunday Supper March 1st at 5pm featuring a menu inspired by the many farmers and Italian food artisans we met. Each taught us something, and we hope to convey their stories and talents to you.


E.A.T Extraordinary Artisan Table
28410 Old Town Front St Suite 112, Temecula California 92590

Are you as passionate about healthy and fair food as we are? Follow the evolution of Gigi’s slow food documentary on...

E.A.T. blog:

Use hashtag #WhyGigiGoesSlow to join the conversation on social media.

Operation Dine Out to Support Boston Police Foundation, Boston Feb 24 2015

The Boston Police Foundation Debuts
“Operation Dine Out”
Restaurants throughout the city are teaming up to
“Back Up Boston’s Finest” on February 24, 2015

BOSTON, MA (February 3, 2015) – The Boston Police Foundation will host its first annual Operation Dine Out on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Restaurants throughout the city are teaming up to “Back Up Boston’s Finest” by providing a percentage of their sales as a donation to the Foundation that supports the Boston Police Department.

The goal of “Operation Dine Out” is to raise awareness and provide funding for the Boston Police Foundation and its marquee programs including “Crime Stoppers,” “Text a Tip,” “Crime Watch” and “Officer Wellness and Safety” which focuses on suicide prevention as well as health and stress management programs for Boston police officers.

Financial support of these vital programs, equipment and technology supports the brave men and women of the Boston Police Department and improves the quality and safety of the department and the extended Boston community.

This year’s “Operation Dine Out” participating restaurants include the following:

  • Alma Nove: 22 Shipyard Drive - Hingham, MA
  • Carmenlina’s: North End, 307 Hanover St. - Boston, MA
  • Cask n Flagon: 62 Brookline Ave. - Boston, MA
  • Church Boston: 69 Kilmarnock St. - Boston, MA
  • El Pelon Taqueria: 92 Peterborough St. - Boston, MA
  • Longhorn Steakhouse: 401 Park Drive - Boston, MA
  • M.C. Spiedo: 606 Congress St. - Boston, MA
  • Michael’s Deli: 256 Harvard Street - Brookline, MA
  • Parish Café: 361 Boylston Street - Boston, MA
  • P.F. Chang’s: 8 Park Plaza Space D-6 - Boston, MA
  • Shake Shack: 92 Winthrip St. - Cambridge, MA
  • Russell House Tavern: 14 JFK Street - Cambridge, MA
  • South Street Diner: 178 Kneeland St. - Boston, MA
  • Stella Boston: 1525 Washington St. - Boston, MA
  • TAMO Bistro & Bar: 1 Seaport Lane - Boston, MA
  • Vintage: 72 Broad Street - Boston, MA
  • Vito’s Tavern: 54 Salem Street - Boston, MA
  • Wahlburger’s: 19 Shipyard Drive - Hingham, MA
  • Warehouse Bar & Grille: 40 Broad Street - Boston, MA

For more information on “Operation Dine Out” or to participate in the event, please visit:

About The Boston Police Foundation:
The Boston Police Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 1993 to provide private financial support for the Boston Police Department’s critically needed resources. Our supporters help fund special equipment, advanced training, new technology, officer safety and wellness, and youth outreach programs not covered in the annual budget. For more information, call 781-760-0947, or visit us at

 For further information, contact:
Adam Benoit | Boston Police Foundation, Director | 978-930-9734


Chicago Originals Restaurant Week: Feb 20 - 28, 2015

Chicago Originals will celebrate its Restaurant Week, Friday, February 20 through Saturday, February 28, 2015.

Chicago Originals Executive Director and Chef, Didier Durand, encourages people to support independent restaurants by participating in Chicago Originals' Restaurant Week.

"It's a great time to try a place you may have never been at a deeply discounted price," says  Didier."The chefs get very creative with their degustation menus and they want to welcome you to their "home" away from home!"

Participants include Cyrano's Farm Kitchen, Bistronomic, Kiki's Bistro,Hemmingway's Bistro-Mexique-Nando Milano-Oceanique  May Street Cafe, The Glunz Tavern, Friendship Restaurant, Dinotto Ristorante, Restaurant Michael, Cafe Central and Buzz BBB.

Each restaurant will offer various menus. Please check for menus and additional participants.


Media Contact:
Sherri Maddick/Maddick Media

February 2015 Events Calendar

LocalEats list of February 2015 food events, festivals, conventions and restaurant weeks. Events are listed by state - then date. We're happy to post your event here, simply email details to:


State / Event Name

Feb 21-28 National FFA Week Nationwide
Feb 7 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off Gadsden
Feb 14 Wild About Chocolate Birmingham
Feb 27-28 Food Media South 2015 Birmingham
Feb 6-8 3rd Annual Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival Surprise
Feb 6-8 12th Annual Gourd Festival Casa Grande
Feb 7 SAVOR Food & Wine Festival 2015 Tucson
Feb 12-21 Arizona Beer Week Statewide
Feb 13-15 4th Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival Scottsdale
Feb 14 Arizona Strong Beer Festival Phoenix
Feb 14 Bisbee Chocolate Tasting Bisbee
Feb 26-28 6th Annual Lake Havasu Music Brews and BBQ Championship Lake Havasu City
Feb 27-Mar 1 20th Annual Fine Art & Wine Festival Carefree
Feb 14 Eureka Springs 11th Annual Chocolate Lovers Festival Eureka Springs
Feb 3-5 50th Annual Colusa Farm Show 2015 Colusa
Feb 7-8 5th Annual Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show Santa Clara
Feb 7-8 International Alsace Varietals Festival Boonville
Feb 9-12 21st Annual FSMA Top2Top Conference 2015 San Diego
Feb 19-22 The U.S. Coffee Championships (USCC) Long Beach
Feb 10-12 World Ag Expo 2015 Tulare
Feb 12 Union Street Has A Crush On You Valentine Wine Walk San Francisco
Feb 13-16 Olive Festival Finale Weekend Sonoma
Feb 13-22 69th Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival Indio
Feb 14 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting San Francisco
Feb 14-15 2nd Annual Travel & Adventure Show San Diego
Feb 14-15 Wine & Chocolate Weekend Madera
Feb 15 14th Annual Spam Festival Isleton
Feb 17-20 11th Annual Symposium for Professional Wine Writers Meadowood
Feb 19-21 NAFEM Show 2015 Anaheim
Feb 20-21 Winter Brew Fest San Diego
Feb 20-22 Pomona Spring Home & Garden Show Pomona
Feb 21-22 10th Annual Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show Los Angeles
Feb 24 32nd Annual Dinner a la Heart San Francisco
Feb 15 Colorado Indulgence Festival Colorado Springs
Feb 15 Copper Uncorked Copper Mountain
Feb 14 11th Annual Romantic Willimantic Chocolate Festival Willimantic
Feb 5-16 Florida State Fair Tampa
Feb 6-8 Delray Beach Garlic Fest Delray Beach
Feb 6-8 Wine Weekend St. Pete 2015 St. Petersburg
Feb 6-8 Everglades Seafood Festival Everglades City
Feb 6-14 Highlands County Fair 2015 Sebring
Feb 7 Taste of Okeechobee Okeechobee
Feb 7 Tropical Rum Fest West Palm Beach
Feb 7 Chili Cook Off 2015 Pinecrest
Feb 7-8 4th Annual Clearwater Beach Uncorked Clearwater Beach
Feb 8 Annual Forgotten Coast Chef's Sampler St. George Island
Feb 11 Simply Italian Miami
Feb 13-15 7th Annual Fiddler Crab Festival Steinhatchee
Feb 13-15 Winefest XXV Clermont
Feb 13-21 Hendry County Fair & Livestock Show Clewiston
Feb 14 26th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival Destin
Feb 14-15 Annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival Cortez
Feb 14-21 Hardee County Fair 2015 Wauchula
Feb 19-22 South Beach Wine & Food Festival South Beach
Feb 21 Treasure Coast BBQ Championship 2015 Fort Pierce
Feb 21-22 LIADO's 12th Annual San Gennaro Festa Safety Harbor
Feb 21-22 Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival Clearwater
Feb 26-Mar 8 Florida Strawberry Festival Plant City
Feb 27-Mar 8 Central Florida Fair 2015 Orlando
Feb 28 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off & Classic Car Show Lake City
Feb 28 8th Annual PigOut 'n Deerfield Deerfield Beach
Feb 6-8 Coffee Fest Atlanta 2015 Atlanta
Feb 6-8 Fire and Ice Winter Fest 2015 Lava Hot Springs
Feb 13-15 Midwestern Herb and Garden Show Mt. Vernon
Feb 14-15 Galesburg Historical Society Chocolate Festival Galesburg
Feb 15-18 Knox County Fair Galesburg
Feb 20-22 Illinois Deer & Turkey Expo 2015 Springfield
Feb 20-28 Chicago Originals Restaurant Week Chicago
Feb 23 Tapping Day New Carlisle
Feb 3-5 Iowa Power Farming Show Des Moines
Feb 11-14 National Farm Machinery Show & Tractor Pull 2015 Louisville
Feb 8 Altrusa's Great Chili Chowder Challenge Portland
Feb 13-16 Days of Wine & Roses: Romance Package Mt. Airy
Feb 28 Girl Scout Cookie Pairing Mt. Airy
Feb 14-15 Annual Boston Wine Expo Boston
Feb 24 Operation Dine Out for Boston Police Boston
Feb 4-5 Southwest Michigan Horticultural Days 2015 Benton Harbor
Feb 5-7 Great Lakes Ice Cream & Fast Food Show Lansing
Feb 5-7 Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference Frankenmuth
Feb 13-15 Michigan Deer & Turkey Expo 2015 Dimondale
Feb 28 10th Annual Winter Beer Festival Ypsilanti
Feb 5-7 MGGA 10th Annual Conference 2015 Minneapolis
Feb 6-8 Winona Winter Carnival Winona
Feb 7 Chocolate: Creative and Luscious Recipes Chaska
Feb 7 Chili Cook-Off Sauk Centre
Feb 14 27th Annual Farm Toy Show Sauk Centre
Feb 27-28 14th Annual Winterfest St. Paul
Feb 5-7 Missouri Organic Association Annual Conference Springfield
Feb 7 Chocolate Tour Excelsior Springs
Feb 14 12th Annual Chocolate Festival West Plains
Feb 20-22 54th Annual Western Farm Show Kansas City
Feb 28 West Plains BrewFest West Plains
Feb 7 FEB FEST Helena
Feb 8 Chocolate, Wine & Cheese 2015 Anaconda
Feb 13-14 Elegant Chocolate Dinner Anaconda
Feb 21 Ice Fishing Derby Glasgow
Feb 6-7 Annual Healthy Farms Conference Kearney
Feb 13-22 Omaha Beer Week Omaha
Feb 8-11 National Grocers Association Show 2015 Las Vegas
New Jersey
Feb 7-8 Camden County Spring Home & Leisure Show Voorhees
Feb 20-22 4th Annual Burlington County Spring Home Renovation Show Mount Laurel
Feb 28-Mar 1 3rd Annual Atlantic County's Spring Home Show Expo Mays Landing
New Mexico
Feb 2-3 Annual New Mexico Chile Conference Las Cruces
Feb 28 Just Desserts Eat & Ski 2015 Red River
New York
Feb 4 Vinitaly USA 2015 New York
Feb 12 Wine Tour de France: Truffles and Bubbles New York
Feb 15 Winter Hot Dog Championship New York
Feb 25 Whisky Live New York
Feb 26-28 New York Farm Show 2015 Syracuse
North Carolina
Feb 4-6 Southern Farm Show Raleigh
Feb 5-7 Annual Triangle Wine Experience Asheville
Feb 7-8 Carolina Chocolate Festival Moorehead City
Feb 20-22 & Feb 27-Mar 1 Southern Spring Home & Garden Show Charlotte
Feb 3-6 12th Annual Int’l Hoof-Care Summit Cincinnati
Feb 7 AleFest Columbus Columbus
Feb 7-8 Big Cheese Festival 2015 Fairfield
Feb 20 Whiskey Trail 2015 Fairfield
Feb 28 Spring into Health 2015 Fairfield
Feb 5-7 Organicology 2015 Portland
Feb 7 FoodWorx: The Future of Food Conference Portland
Feb 21 Mardi Gras Jambalaya Cook-off 2015 Lincoln City
Feb 4-7 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show Nashville
Feb 5 Epicurean Evening Houston
Feb 12-Mar 1 Annual Stock Show & Rodeo San Antonio
Feb 28-Mar 1 Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest 2015 Austin
Feb 7 Taste of Vermont Stratton Mountain
Feb 7-8 Chocolate Lovers Festival Fairfax
Feb 13-15 Chocolate & Cabernet Tasting Purcellville
Feb 3-5 Ag Expo & Pacific Northwest Farm Forum Spokane
Feb 14-15 Wine and Chocolate Tour 2015 Clark County
Feb 12-15 53rd Milwaukee/NARI Spring Home Improvement Show Milwaukee
Feb 13-15 Central Wisconsin Deer & Hunting Expo Wausau
Feb 26-Mar 1 Milwaukee RV Show Milwaukee


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