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Foodshows in March

March 1, 2008 Beer Day
Reykjavik, Iceland
March first is Beer Day every year in Iceland. This event began on March 1st, 1989, when a 75-year-long prohibition of beer was lifted. Pubs, restaurants, and clubs all around Reykjavik are especially wild this night.

March 1, 2008 6th Annual Celebrity Crab Festival
San Francisco, California

March 1-2, 2008 Maple Syrup Festivities
Mansfield Village, Indiana

March 1-2, 2008 Safety Harbor Seafood Festival
Safety Harbor, Florida (no website)
Featuring continuous live music, food vendors, a family area and arts & crafts.
For more information call Joe Cooper @ 727-724-1572

March 1-3, 2008 ACF Southeast Regional Conference
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

March 1-4, 2008 SNAXPO 2008
San Antonio, Texas
SNAXPO is the world’s largest trade show devoted exclusively to the snack food industry.
March 2, 2008 5th Annual Weston Wine and Food Festival
Weston, Florida
Approximately 60 wine and food vendors will be on hand providing samples of their finest wines and most delicious dishes and more than 100 different wines will be poured. In addition there will be comfortable wine lounges where attendees can relax during the event and enjoy wine and food in a tented, furnished area.

March 2-4, 2008 CRFA Show
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Canadian Food & Beverage Show and HostEx.

March 2, 9, 16, 30, 2008 Chocolate March
Hastings, Minnesota
Four Sundays in March travel from inn to inn in the St. Croix Valley tasting chocolate at each inn and enjoying a tour and small town hospitality.

March 3, 2008 Set a Course for Texas Wines
San Antonio, Texas
Sample local flavors at an evening event presented by the Texas Department of Agriculture and Wine & Food Foundation of Texas. Enjoy Texas wines – from chardonnay and cabernet to tempranillo, sangiovese and viogner – during this inaugural Lone Star event that celebrates Texas as the fifth-largest wine-producing state in the country. In addition guests can sample an array of Texas artisan foods.

March 3, 2008 Starchefs Rising Stars Revue
Palm Beach, Florida
The online magazine for culinary insiders recognizes chefs from around the country as they come into their own as young leaders in the culinary field. All winners are hand-selected by editorial panel based on in-person tastings and one-on one interviews. The Revue features a walk-around tasting gala featuring signature dishes from each chef, as well as premium wine pairings, spirits and entertainment.

March 3-7, 2008 National School Breakfast Week

March 3-22, 2008 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
Rodeo Uncorked! Roundup & Best Bites Competition
Houston, Texas
This event features the announcement and tasting of award-winning wines from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition and the signature dishes of regional culinary institutions and restaurants. Prizes are awarded to the culinary institutions and restaurants for the Best Bite as voted on by the guests. There will be musical entertainment for the evening as well as the saddle and chap presentations to the top 10 winners.

March 4-7, 2008 SALIMA International Food Fairs
Brno Exhibition, Centre, Czech Republic
26th International Food Fair
4th International Milling Industry, Bakery and Confectionery Fair
International Fair of Equipment for Retail Trade, Hotels and Catering Facilities
13th International Wine Fair.

March 4-7, 2008 China Drinktec
Guangzhou, Pazhou, China
The 12th China International Exhibition on Beverage, Brewery and Wine Technology.

March 6, 2008 International New Products Forum
Dublin, Ireland

March 6-7, 2008 Agrotec Bogota
Bogota, Colombia
A technology fair especially for fruit & vegetable growers and flower producers.

March 6-8, 2008 97th Annual Nat'l Coffee Assn. Convention
Aventura, Florida

March 6-9, 2008 Taipei Int’l Bakery Show 2008
Taipei, Taiwan

March 6-9, 2008 2008 Outer Banks Taste of The Beach
The Outer Banks of North Carolina
The event will feature wine tastings, cooking classes, special menu presentations, guest chef appearances, brewery tours and an exciting array of creative combinations of culinary delights and fun activities on the Outer Banks, with the grand finale being the Taste of The Beach Expo on Sunday, March 9th.

March 6-9, 2008 29th 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 6-9, 2008 RCA Annual Conference & Culinology Expo
Seattle, Washington
Research Chefs Association

March 6-9, 2008 Taipei Int’l Bakery Show 2008
Taipei, Taiwan
TIBS 2008 will bring exhibitions and the general public closer by including both professional and consumer shows. It is also planned to integrate with foreign counterparts for more exchange and interaction.

March 7, 2008 Flutes & Flames 2008
Kingston, Jamaica
Now in its second staging, SSCO presents another exclusive culinary event featuring local and international celebrity chefs, each showcasing succulent sample entrees...and you'll get to try them all!

March 7-8, 2008 4th Annual Savor Dallas
Dallas, Texas
Including the Arts District Wine Stroll, Victory Park Celebration, celebrity chef cooking demos and wine tasting seminars with the pros, and The International Grand Tasting, an extravaganza of over 500 wines and 50 top chefs serving signature samples.

March 7-8, 2008 8th Annual World of Pinot Noir
Shell Beach, California

March 7-9, 2008 Minnesota Deer & Turkey Expo
Owatonna, Minnesota
200+ booths of hunting/shooting products, accessories, services and related outdoor items. 30 new seminars plus contests and more.

March 7-9, 2008 Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Harvest Festival
Stanthorpe, QLD, Australia
The Biannual Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Harvest Festival is Australia's Premier Harvest Festival and 2008 will be it's 42nd year. 3 big days and nights of entertainment, food & wine.

March 7-9, 2008 Lions 27th Seafood & Music Festival
St. Augustine, Florida
Great seafood, live bluegrass, folk and country music, and over 100 arts and crafts exhibitors are just a few of the highlights

March 7-9, 2008 1st Annual New York Wine Expo
New York, New York

March 7-9, 2008 3rd Annual Austin Chocolate Festival
Austin, Texas
Participating vendors offer samples to festival guests and they compete in up to 12 categories. The public & industry professionals judge the competitions and the winners are based on their votes.

March 7-9, 2008 Shoulda Been A Cowboy Association BBQ-Cookoff
Houston, Texas

March 7-9, 2008 Southern Breeze Wine + Culinary Festival
Biloxi, Mississippi
The Southern Breeze Wine + Culinary Festival visits cities throughout the Gulf Coast states to share the love of fine wine, gourmet cuisine and Gulf Coast culture.

March 7-12, 2008 InterNorga
Hamburg, Germany
82nd International Fair for the Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Baking and Confectionery Trades.

March 7-16, 2008 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival
Melbourne, Australia

March 8, 2008 Milk River Wagon Train Feed and Dance
Malta, Montana
Enjoy the tall tales, companionship and vittles of veterans and ‘scissor-billed' greenhorns as we share adventures of life in northern Montana, fueled by a scrumptious feed of Rocky Mountain Oysters and other tender morsels.

March 8, 2008 Kona Brewers Festival
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
An annual event designed to promote the microbrewery revolution in Hawai'i, to encourage professional brewers and chefs to work together as an industry and to have a significant and positive economic and environmental effect on the community.

March 8, 2008 Regional Wine Tasting
Temecula, California
Designed to showcase the world-class wines of various appellations, our association has invited other regional wine associations to come to Temecula Valley to pour the wines that best represent their unique appellation.

March 8, 2008 BCA 15th Annual Cultural Awareness Salute Dinner
New York, New York
Entitled “The Power of the Past to Shape the Future,” the Cultural Awareness Salute provides a glimpse of the future with a multi-course meal and wine pairing prepared by culinary school students.

March 8-9, 2008 Fort Myers Shrimp Festival
Fort Myers, Florida
March 8-9, 2008 International Olive Oil Festival
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The First Annual Int'l Olive Oil Fest will be held in early spring of 2008. The location is yet to be determined.
The Olive Oil Fest plans to offer food and fun for everyone. olive oil tasting competitions, vendor booths, live ethnic music from olive oil producing nations. Also, agricultural booths, and other food exhibits in related food industries including: Wine, Vinegar, Pesto, Olive Products, Bakeries and Bread, Organic Grocers, Restaurants etc.

March 8-9, 2008 Great Arizona Beer Festival
Tempe, Arizona

March 8-9 & 15-16, 2008 Highland Maple Festival
Monterey, Virginia
Each year, thousands of visitors are drawn to this unspoiled, rural region of Virginia to celebrate the "opening" of the trees and observe the process of maple syrup-making. Sugar camp tours provide a unique and educational experience that portrays a rapidly vanishing way of American life.

March 9, 2008 19th Annual U.S. Pastry Competition
New York, New York
Presented by Paris Gourmet. The nation's leading pastry professionals compete for the coveted title, "Pastry Chef of the Year." (At the Int’l Rest & Foodservice Show)

March 9-10, 2008 A Taste of the Huon
Ranelagh, Tasmania, Australia
‘A Taste of the Huon’, now in its 16th year, is a celebration of fine food, wine, entertainment, arts and crafts from the Huon Valley and Channel region – held at Ranelagh which is only 30 minutes scenic drive south of Hobart.

March 9-10, 2008 Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival
Warkworth, Ontario, Canada

March 9-11, 2008 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show
New York, New York

March 9-11, 2008 PMQ’s New York Pizza Show
New York, New York
Most popular pizza trade show.

March 9-13, 2008 National Institute of Oilseed Products Annual Convention
Boca Raton, Florida

March 10-12, 2008 Wisconsin Restaurant Expo 2008
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

March 10-13, 2008 Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention
Miami Beach, Florida
The meeting place for quality cruise line decision makers and knowledgeable industry suppliers!

March 11-12, 2008 13th 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!

March 11-13, 2008 Second Global Dairy Congress
Athens, Greece

March 11-13, 2008 CFIA - Food Industry Suppliers Trade Show
Rennes, France

March 11-13, 2008 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest
Madison, Wisconsin

March 11-13, 2008 Foodex Japan
Chiba, Japan
The only exhibition showcasing both Japanese and international food products and trends.
March 12, 2008 Albert Guarnieri & Company Trade Show
Niles, Ohio
Full line food service show -- over 150 booth spaces

March 13-16, 2008 Natural Products Expo West
Anaheim, California
The largest natural and organic trade show, brings you a World of Goods – thousands of new products, cutting-edge trends, engaging speakers, informative seminars and endless networking opportunities.

March 13-16, 2008 Washington Catfish Festival
Washington, Louisiana

March 13-16, 2008 18th Annual Festival of The West
Phoenix, Arizona
Chuck Wagon Cooking Competition

March 14, 2008 Stacked Stone Cellars Zinful Winemaker's Dinner
Paso Robles, California

March 14-16, 2008 Philippine International Food & Beverage Expo (PIFBEX)
Pasay City, Philippines
Aside from providing food & beverage manufacturers the opportunity to network with major retailers, the show also served to survey the tastes and preferences of consumers and identify potential products for marketing locally and internationally.

March 14-16, 2008 Paso Robles Zinfandel Festival 2007
Paso Robles, California

Mar 15, 2008 Fairmont Fruitcake Follies
Fairmont, Minnesota (No Website)
The events include a fruitcake toss where men, women and children throw fruitcakes; Launch where fruitcakes are shot out of catapults and other machines; fruitcake poetry contest, and decorating contest with prizes for ugliest and most beautiful cakes. For more info: (507) 235-5547

March 15-16, 2008 Marathon Seafood Festival
Marathon, Florida
Fresh seafood, boat show, nautical flea market, vendors, games and more. Local seafood featured: dolphin, shrimp, lobster, crab, oysters, clams.

March 15-16, 2008 Taste of Tillamook County
Tillamook, Oregon
Taste of Tillamook County is a culinary event celebrating the county’s finest. The event features local restaurants, micro-brewers, wine cellars, food producers, food processors, local agriculture, arts and entertainment and will benefit Community Food Security programs in Tillamook County.

March 15-16, 2008 West of Western Culinary Festival
Phoenix, Arizona
The Festival features more than 50 of Arizona’s top chefs for a weekend of fine food, education, and entertainment in central Phoenix.

March 16, 2008 Caribbean Veggie Fest 2008
Negril, Jamaica

March 16-18, 2008 PROWEIN
Dusseldorf, Germany
Wine and Spirits

March 17-18, 2008 HFTP Club and Hotel Controllers Conferences
San Diego, California
Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals

March 17-19, 2008 Food Safety Summit
Washington D.C.

March 18-20, 2008 World Championship Cheese Contest
Madison, Wisconsin

March 18-21, 2008 Hotel & Catering Exposition
Cluj-Napoca, Transilvania, Romania

March -19-, 2008 Starkbierzeit (Strong Beer Season)
Munich, Germany
During two weeks, wrapped around St. Joseph's Day, March 19, the people of Munich observe Starkbierzeit, “strong beer season,” a noble tradition started by none other than pious Paulaner monks hundreds of years ago.

March 19-20, 2008 European Sandwich and Snack Show
Paris, France

March 19-23, 2008 Nature Hunting & Fishing International Exhibition
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

March 24, 2008 Trelawny Yam Festival
Albert Town, Jamaica

March 24-27, 2008 Festival of Food and Wine
Lake Placid, New York
Join Master Chefs and vintners for a celebration of food and wine.
Enjoy wine tastings, culinary demonstrations, a cooking competition and more.

March 25-27, 2008 WorldFood
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
7th Uzbekistan International Food, Drinks, Packaging, Food Technology and Agriculture Exhibition

March 26-28, 2008 Food Ingredients China
Shanghai, China
March 26-28, 2008 NAMA National Expo
Las Vegas, Nevada
National Automatic Merchandising Association - Vending, Coffee Service, Foodservice

March 26-29, 2008 Alberta Farm & Ranch Show
Northlands Park, Alberta, Canada

March 26-29, 2008 VINARIA
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
International Exhibition of Vine-Growing and Wine Producing
Wine Festival
National Wine and Spirits Tasting.

March 26-29, 2008 Hotel & Restaurant Expo
Kiev, Ukraine
International Exhibition for the Hotel, Bar & Restaurant Equipment Industries

March 27, 2008 9th Annual Flavors of Neponset Valley Gala
Foxboro, Massachusetts (no website)
Christina's, Two Washington Street (Route One North), Foxboro, MA. Thursday, March 27, 2008. 5:00PM Wine Seminar; Gala Hours 5:30-9:30PM
Experience a sumptuous and elegant soiree featuring fabulous food and beverage tastings offered by the area's finest chefs, confectioners, vineyards, specialty beers, and exotic beverages. Great jazz ensemble, as well as silent auction. Tickets are $45 in advance, $55 at the door, or a block of 10 for $350 (advance purchase only). To purchase tickets, contact Kathleen at Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce at 781-769-1126 or

March 27-29, 2008 12th Annual EuroGastro Int’l Food Service & Hotel Equipment Trade Fair
Warsaw, Poland

March 27-29, 2008 FreshAntalya
Antalya, Turkey
Trade exhibition for fresh fruits, vegetables, logistics & technologies.

March 28-29, 2008 Bluebonnet Brew-Off
Houston, Texas
The Bluebonnet Brew-off is one of the largest single site homebrew competitions in the United States. It is the first leg of the Lone Star Circuit of homebrew competitions.

Mar 28 - Apr 6, 2008 International Cherry Blossom Festival
Macon, Georgia

March 29, 2008 International Cane Spirits Festival
Ybor City, Florida

March 29, 2008 Elberta German Sausage Festival
Elberta, Alabama

March 29, 2008 7th Annual Kona Chocolate Festival
Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort, Hawai
Food: 25 top chefs on the island will compete in four different categories to take home the honor of top chef at the Chocolate Festival.
Education: The symposiums will bring in a variety of professionals who will discuss cocoa growing, large scale production of chocolate, using Stevia in cooking to produce sugar free treats, and more.
Entertainment: Grammy award winner and 2008 Grammy nominee slack key guitarist, Cyril Pahinui, is slated to perform along with the salsa band, Salsa Latino.

March 29-30 & April 2-6, 2008 Pennsylvania Maple Festival
Meyersdale, Pennsylvania
Celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of spring by journeying to Meyersdale and the Pennsylvania Maple Festival. Living history tours, learn about the maple industry, enjoy live entertainment, Maple Queen Crowning.

March 29-30, 2008 Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival
Sunderland, Ontario, Canada

March 29-30, 2008 29th Annual Wurstfest, Wurst Competition & Exhibition
Hermann, Missouri
Sample & Purchase Gourmet Sausages from our State's Finest Sausage Makers. Also featuring: Sausage Making Demonstration. Professional & Amateur Sausage Competition. Display of Old-Time Sausage and Wine Making Equipment

March 29 - April 13, 2008 National Cherry Blossom Festival
Washington, DC
The celebration of the original gift of the 3,000 cherry trees from the city of Tokyo to the people of Washington, DC in 1912.

March 30, 2008 4th Annual Deering Seafood Festival
Palmetto Bay, Miami, Florida
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Caribbean, the freshest Florida seafood, cooking demos, art exhibits, boat rides, historic tours, and nature hikes. Activities for all ages. Admission ticket includes park entrance and entertainment only.

March 30- April 2, 2008 Alles fur den Gast - Spring
Salzburg, Austria
International trade fair for the catering, restaurant, hotel trade and food industries with area of Biogast

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