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2020 FLORIDA - APRIL 2020
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

(see also: 2019  -  2017  -  2016  -  2015)


 

February 29-April 26, 2020
Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival - Tampa, Florida

March 31-April 1, 2020
Ice Cream Technology Conference
Miami, Florida
 

April 2-11, 2020
Clay County Agricultural Fair
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Livestock Shows; Entertainment; 4H / FFA Youth Agricultural Shows and Competitions; Hog Calling Contest; Husband Calling Contest; Early Florida Village; Entertainment; much more.

April 3-4, 2020  Rotary Club 42nd Annual Catfish Festival
Crescent City, Florida
The festival is more than catfish dinners (although the catfish fingerlings and filet sandwiches are a good reason to come). There is live music entertainment Friday night and all day Saturday; games for the kids; arts and crafts vendors; and a parade. If catfish is not your thing, we have burgers, hotdogs, chicken fingers, fresh strawberry shortcake, and even frog legs and swamp cabbage!  Come on out to Crescent City for a day of food and fun and support a great cause while you are doing it!  Attendance: 20,000.

April 3-4, 2020  Big Smoke meets WhiskyFest - Hollywood, Florida
Enjoy hundreds of whiskies, collect 25+ premium cigars and attend free whisky seminars conducted by whisky experts throughout the evening.

April 3-11, 2020  Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show
Brooksville, Florida

April 4, 2020  Apalachicola Art Walk & Wine - Apalachicola, Florida
Art in all forms will be woven in and around picturesque downtown Apalachicola where artists and musicians will be showing, selling and demonstrating their talents.The festivities continue into the evening with a wine tasting at 1-4:00pm. Afterwards, area chefs will prepare dishes at their restaurants paired with special wines.

April 4-5, 2020  9th Annual Fort Pierce Oyster Festival
Fort Pierce, Florida
Along the waterfront in downtown Fort Pierce at Veterans Memorial Park & River Walk Center.  This two-day festival celebrates the Fort Pierce Waterfront and all of its bounty with delicious oysters, tasty seafood dishes and landlubber foods, live music & entertainment with a bevy of merchandise and arts & craft vendors.  FREE Parking at the City Parking Garage.  Festival Hours: Saturday ?10am to 6pm & Sunday 10am to 4pm  Attendance: 8,000.

April 4-5, 2020 - 22nd Annual Bradford County Strawberry Festival
Starke, Florida
Held in historic downtown Starke, the festival includes a car show, crafts, fresh strawberries and lots of homemade strawberry goodies.

April 9-18, 2020 - Lake County Fair - Eustis, Florida
 

 

April 10-12, 2020 - Ft. Myers Crab & Music Festival - Fort Myers, Florida
This Crab & Music Festival is created for you like an outstanding meal, by incorporating and blending the finest ingredients. Choose entrees (crab and other seafood items, meat dishes and vegetarian entrees), all cooked fresh onsite. Select from a diversity of side dishes, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and of course - some scrumptious desserts!  Live music.

April 16, 2020  Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Palm Beach, Florida
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.

April 16-19, 2020  34th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival
Sandestin, Florida
Take part in Sandestin wine tastings showcasing more than 800 domestic and international wines. Wine novices are able to learn more about wines and sample from a comprehensive selection including the finest appellations from all major producing countries in all varieties, styles and price ranges. Wine aficionados enjoy meeting winemakers, asking detailed questions and acquiring hard-to-get selections.  (also: www.sandestin.com/ )

April 18, 2020 - 6th Annual Beer & Burger Throw Down
Safety Harbor, Florida
This event features free samples from local craft brewers, and many of the best burger restaurants and food trucks from all around at the same convenient place! There will be music, competitions, outdoor games, and of course…beer and burgers!

 

April 18-19, 2020
Spring Garden Festival and 40th Annual Spring Plant Sale
Coral Gables, Florida
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.  Come and see what’s growing at Fairchild during our annual celebration of spring, local foods and the gorgeous gardens they grow in, and then take home spectacular plants from our 38th Annual Spring Plant Sale. And, as a special treat this year, learn about the charismatic world of butterflies at our annual Butterfly Days!  Celebrate the season with crisp and refreshing spring brews and summer ales in our Spring Beer Garden, sponsored by Whole Foods Market.  Gather new tips and recipes from local chefs at a culinary demonstration, all with a sweet twist. Chefs will be highlighting honey in their recipes. Discover Fairchild’s Edible Garden, lush and delicious with peppers and chilies, perfect for preparing your garden for the summer.  Enjoy hands-on scientific activities, as well as, culinary demonstrations for kids and families.  Shop the Annual Spring Plant Sale with thousands of plants from Fairchild’s nursery and local plant vendors.  Shop local vendors array of vegetables, herbs, handmade foods and artisan products.

April 20, 2020
25th Annual Taste of Key West
Key West, Florida
Mallory Square, home of the famous Key West sunset!  Visiting gourmets can find Key West chefs specializing in seafood, tropical and Caribbean flavors, European delicacies, vegetarian dishes and more. From 6:00 – 9:00 PM when the island’s top culinary professionals gather to produce Taste of Key West.  Chefs from more than 50 local restaurants and catering companies are to showcase their specialties at the open-air event.  Proceeds benefit AIDS Help.

April 20-23, 2020 - Seatrade Cruise Global - Miami Beach, Florida
Seatrade Cruise Global is the Cruise Industry's Premier Global Event. It is the only event guaranteed to bring together every facet of the business including cruise lines, suppliers, travel agents and partners. As the epicenter of the cruise industry, Seatrade Cruise Global features exhibitors and attendees from around the world; a multi-track conference program headlined by the industry's most knowledgeable speakers; and the State of the Global Cruise Industry keynote.

April 22, 2020  Earth Day - Worldwide
Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

April 23-25, 2020 - APC National Pie Championship - Orlando, Florida
Amateur pie makers, professional bakers/chefs and commercial pie companies from around the country and Canada have been competing at the NPC since 1995. The APC has created a standard of quality in pie making on all levels. We have a well-established record in the pie-judging field for both amateur bakers, professional and commercial bakers alike. Our commercial members have shown that winning an APC award can substantially increase sales and market share in that category and the competition gets tougher each year.

April 24-26, 2020 - Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival
Tampa, Florida
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park adjacent to the Tampa Musuem of Art, site of the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts.  The event will be a unique blending of food, music and visual entertainment. Attendees can enjoy menus of delectable foods all cooked onsite by local restaurants and food purveyors.  Seafood dishes include such ingredients as mahi, stone crabs and grouper, all using local and sustainable ocean resources. Meat and vegetarian entrees also are offered, along with a diverse list of side dishes and desserts. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are offered.  While enjoying your meal, sit back and relax to music!  Musical entertainment consists of live on-stage performances by creative and talented musicians from both the local and regional circuit.

April 24-26, 2020  36th Annual Pompano Beach Seafood Festival
Pompano Beach, Florida
On the Beach. Every kind of seafood imaginable, huge art & crafts display area and fabulous music.

April 25, 2020  Florida Taco Battle, A Fiesta Affair!
Boca Raton, Florida
Guests enjoy UNLIMITED Tacos, Bites!, Craft Beer, Wine, Spirits and Live Entertainment to benefit Children's Giving Foundation in Boca Raton.  6 PM to 10 PM in Sanborn Square Park in downtown Boca Raton.  We will host Florida’s Top Taco Contenders to compete at this year’s A Fiesta Affair! Each chef will showcase their best taco creations and compete for Judge’s pick for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Best Florida Taco Master, while the community votes with their wooden chip for Best Florida Taco Champion. Guests will be face-to-face with Florida’s Top Chefs and will enjoy UNLIMITED Craft Beers, Fine Wines, Seasonal Spirits, Live Entertainment, Retail Bazaar and view a prestigious team of Master Judge’s.

April 25-26, 2020  Cocoa Beach Uncorked - Cocoa Beach, Florida
Cocoa Beach Uncorked celebrates the areas’ most celebrated chefs, restaurants, and breweries while serving up an 180-degree Atlantic Ocean views artfully blending local chef rock stars with national brand partners offering tastes and sips to please every palate.  Cocoa Beach Uncorked, touted as the hippest beachfront gastronomic event to launch on the Space Coast, is your ticket to unwind and wiggle your toes in the sand while enjoying the finest fare, craft beers, and wines in this tourist destination.

April 26, 2020  Annual Taste of St. Augustine - St. Augustine, Florida
Pairs great food with great music. St. Augustine's finest restaurants offer samples of their signature dishes as they compete for the coveted T.O.St.A. and People's Choice Awards.

April 26, 2020  Sweet Corn Fiesta - West Palm Beach, Florida
A celebration of Palm Beach County sweet corn spring growing season and those who make it happen. Live music, kids rides, lots of family fun, and of course...the sweetest corn in the world!

April 26-29, 2020  Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo - Miami, Florida
The event brings food and beverage processors and suppliers together to gain valuable information on the latest trends and technologies in manufacturing, automation, sustainability and food safety.
 

2019 FLORIDA - APRIL 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events waiting for new dates

April 4-7, 2019 - Florida Winefest & Auction - Sarasota, Florida
Food and wine event showcasing wineries from all over the world.  Together we turn food, wine and entertainment into funding for charities serving disadvantaged children in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. You are invited to sip and sample some of the world's best wine on the shore of Sarasota Bay, dine and dance in the streets of downtown, savor the flavors of local chefs and raise your bid paddle for some of the best auction lots in the wine business.

April 4-7, 2019 - Levy County Fair - Williston, Florida
A Blue Ribbon County Fair.

April 5-7, 2019 - Palm Beach County Seafood & Music Festival
Jupiter, Florida
While enjoying your meal and drinks, listen to the captivating sounds of live musical performances on stage by some of Florida’s and the region’s top musical talents from such genres as R&B, jazz, rock, reggae and Caribbean sounds. There will also be a wonderful marketplace of arts and crafts, gourmet food items and specialty products.

April 17, 2019  Champagne and Seafood Lunch Cruise
Sandestin, Florida
Sip, savor and sail as sparkling waves and soft breezes set the mood for SunQuest Cruises’s Champagne &Seafood Lunch Cruise from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  SunQuest Cruises presents the ultimate way to kick off the Sandestin Wine Festival just steps away on a 125 foot yacht. Patrons will embark on a culinary voyage of four decadent courses all paired with premium champagnes.  Reservations required.
 

2017 FLORIDA - APRIL 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

April 13-24, 2017  Brevard County Fair - Melbourne, Florida
THE FAIR IS ON HIATUS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

April 15, 2017  Spring Beer Fest - Pinellas Park, Florida
200+ Craft Beers available to taste!  Craft Ales from USA & Europe, including Florida Beers.  Also Ciders & Meads.  Our beautiful beer-garden setting on Cross Bayou is 90% Under Cover.  Tickets include a Souvenir Tasting Glass and Food.  Pre-Sale Tickets $50. Admission at the gate: $65   Dunedin Doggie Rescue Fundraiser will be hosted at the event!  Fun raffles and prizes!

April 22, 2017  10th Annual PigOut 'n Deerfield
Deerfield Beach, Florida
A Bar-B-Q competition that includes Backyard & Professional Cookers. Categories are Chicken, Ribs, Brisket and Pork. Judges determine the winner in each category but everyone attending has the opportunity to sample each cookers’ entries and vote for the People’s Choice Winner. [email protected] spotlights singing talent from Deerfield public and private schools competing for prizes and trophies from 10:30am to Noon. Live bands entertain throughout the day, A Kid’s Corner with face painting, balloon twister and bounce house keep the children entertained. Adult & soft drinks and water available for purchase, Vendors will be exhibiting their products throughout the day.
 

2016 FLORIDA - APRIL 2016
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

events still waiting for new dates

April 30-May 1, 2016  Discover the Food Festival - Tampa, Florida
Florida State Fair Grounds.  The event is an expansion of the Food Truck Festival that has been held at the Fairgrounds annually for the past three years. While food trucks still will be featured, this year’s Festival includes offerings from buzzy new restaurants as well as tried and true area eateries and caterers – and the return of some Florida State Fair favorites. The Discover the Food Festival also will highlight multicultural cuisine including authentic Indian and Caribbean flavors. Attendees are encouraged to sample a new ethnic dish and perhaps find a new favorite.  Radio Crime, Tampa Bay’s premiere classic rock band, will headline the event. Entertainment also will include cultural celebrations and a children's story time  The popular Kid’s Fun Zone with an inflatable slide, bounce houses and more will make a return appearance.

 

2015 FLORIDA - APRIL 2015
Food Shows & Local Food, Beer and Wine Event

events still waiting for new dates

April 10-11, 2015  2015 Pie Learning Center - Orlando, Florida
In 2015 the American Pie Council will be concentrating on making great pies even better in the pie industry, restaurants and at home.  We will be concentrating our efforts at the 2015 Pie Learning Center.  If you'd like to be a better pie baker, attend the Pie Learning Center.

April 18-19, 2015  The Festival of Chocolate 2015 - Tampa, Florida
Florida's Largest All-Chocolate Event features tastes from the best local and regional chocolatiers and confection companies; demonstrations by world renown pastry chefs, chocolate and wine pairings; hands-on classes; a one-of-a-kind chocolate museum; Kids-4-Chocolate workshop;  crazy chocolate contests for children and adults, chocolate game show stage and live professional chocolate showpiece and cake decorating competitions.  And, don't miss Brownie Bingo!

 

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