March 2013 - Winter/Spring Culinary Travel Events CalendarIs March part of winter, or is it spring? This transitional month between the seasons is a good time to start gearing up for spring's promise and summer's bounty, and there are plenty of foodie events to help you along the way. Here's the best of March 2013's food festivals, wine events and beer events, as well as events with a special culinary focus.
A well-thought out food festival that taps the local food scene (think seminars with local sommeliers and events highlight local Gullah culinary traditions) as well as drawing international chef firepower.
Read more about wine festival basics and notable wine festivals to experience.
In a world-class food city comes a terrific culinary festival, drawing local and international cooking talent. The event includes cooking classes, a street food fair, and the world's longest lunch, which refers to the length of the table, luckily, rather than length of time.
Celebrate the concentration of food aficionados on Hilton Head, with an international wine competition, tastings, cooking demonstrations and more.
Just as it sounds, this show is dedicated to people who like their food smokin' hot, with more than one thousand hot products available for the sampling and purchase.
This event used to be held in January but has now been moved to March. In this celebration the "winter lettuce capital of the world" celebrates the veggie, with what is billed as the world's largest salad bar, farm tours and more.
A huge wine event for both the trade and the public, this event features wine seminars, a chance to interact with nearly 200 winemakers from around the world, and samples of nearly 600 wines at the event's Grand Tasting.
A barrel tasting which takes place at hosting wineries throughout Sonoma Valley, each pairing its wines with the creations of local chefs.
Grand tastings, winery dinners and more at this festival which features wines from around the world.
Raise funds for the National Ability Center, which is dedicated to helping people with disabilities enjoy outdoor sports and recreation. The wine-focused event features vintner dinners, and a gala dinner, with participating wineries hailing mostly from California.
This festival features more than 100 specialty beers and microbrewsfrom all around the United States, with a special focus on the Southwest.
Sample more than 100 beers, with a heavy focus on microbrews, in the Myrtle Beach Market Common.