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2015 FLORIDA - AUGUST 2015

(see also: 2014 - 2010)

July 30-August 3, 2015  Cook. Craft. Create. Convention & Show - Orlando, Florida

August 1, 2015  46th Annual Possum Festival & Funday - Wausau, Florida
Possum Parade, possum stew, live music, dance, arts & crafts, 5K run, hog callin', rooster crowin' and cow lowin' contests.

August 1, 2015  WaZoo Beer Festival - Tampa, Florida
Named a Top 10 Beer Festival in America by USA Today, WaZoo features Zoo-wide samplings of more than 275 beers and beverages from around the world.


August 2-5, 2015
36th RLPSA Annual Conference
Orlando, Florida
Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association.  Our Annual Meeting is guaranteed to keep you updated on the latest industry trends, enhance job performance, and increase the effective.

August 2-5, 2015  ANFP National Leadership Conference 2015
Orlando, Florida
Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals.

August 3-5, 2015  Global Summit and Expo on Food & Beverages
Orlando, Florida
Food Summit-2015 is the premier event that brings together a unique and International mix of experts, researchers and decision makers both from academia and industry across the globe to exchange their knowledge, experience and research innovations to build a world Food, Beverage scientists, Industrialists and entrepreneurs meet.

August 6-9, 2015  Key West Lobsterfest - Key West, Florida
Every year we celebrate the opening of Lobster Season by throwing the biggest party of the summer. Thousands of lobster lovers descend on Key West for four glorious days and nights.  Events include a Lobster Boil on Thursday night, the Duval Crawl on Friday night, a Free concert and Street Fair on Saturday and a decadent Sunday Brunch.

August 8, 2015  Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Orlando, 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.

August 15-16, 2015  21st Annual Harvest Grape Stomp
Clermont, Florida
Lakeridge Winery.  Grape Stomping competitions, the lucky winners receiving prizes for their efforts. This event is perfect for a family outing. Live music the entire weekend. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food is available for purchase, along with complimentary Winery tours and tasting.

August 21-22, 2015  Annual Great Southern Tailgate Classic
Amelia Island, Florida
Kick off the start of the football season and celebrate the art of tailgating in a scenic beach setting.  The event will highlight the collegiate team spirit of those who enjoy the game through the Southern Schools Tailgate Challenge. Teams can represent their school to be judged on the originality and quality of tailgating food selections, beverage choices, tailgate décor, team spirit and more. Team mascots are invited to strut their stuff in a mascot competition and school “celebrities” can help their Tailgate Teams win the ultimate Southern.  To get fans pumped up, the event will begin Friday evening in pep-rally style with entertainment provided by great musicians while the tailgate competition and football fan programing will be played on Saturday. A background of music from the best of local musicians will accompany the event on Saturday as well as food vendors offering traditional tailgating fare, vendors selling team spirit products and tailgating essentials, a Kid’s Zone with a variety of activities, VIP lounge, and much more!


August 22, 2015  Wine & All that Jazz - Boca Raton, Florida
Dance the night away and enjoy live music performed by Center Stage Entertainment. Taste delectable food from some of Boca’s top restaurants. Treat yourself to more than 100 fine wine tastings, enjoy our new spirit lounges and exciting raffle prizes all at the Beautiful Boca Raton Resort & Club!  VIP Latin Lounge: Be a part of the Exclusive VIP Latin Lounge!  Music by DJ Kris Prime of Trendformers Entertainment, Live Dance Performances, High End Wine and Spirits and Bites Provided by The Boca Raton Resort & Club and more!  Make it a Staycation and enjoy a luxury stay in one of the Boca Raton Resort & Club's beautiful rooms at a special Wine & All That Jazz room rate of $149**  Wine & All That Jazz is the signature event for Boca Festival Days, a series of city-wide events held mainly during the month of August, organized by the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, where non-profits and businesses team up to create extraordinary events for the entire community.

August 27, 2015  Corks & Canvas - Boca Raton, Florida
Twin Palms Center for the Disabled and sponsor Image360 will turn the Waterstone Resort and Marina into a “Cork-Popping Paint-Dropping Extravaganza”, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM! In the beautiful setting of Boca Raton’s inlet, guests will mingle and socialize with community members and local renowned artists while enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvres paired with exceptional wines. This will be the event to remember as attendees will be fed by Waterstone’s celebrated chefs and entertained by live music. Reserved attendance is $60.00 per person or $75 per person at the door and includes all food and drinks.  The event activities will include extraordinary local artists displaying and selling their artwork, live and silent auctions, and a raffle. So, please join us for a fantastic, exciting evening that will benefit Twin Palms Center!   For reservations, please call Twin Palms Center at 561-391-4874, or e-mail tpcdirector@gmail.com


2014 FLORIDA - AUGUST 2014
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

events still waiting for new dates

August 30, 2014  Wine Country Safari - Boca Raton, Florida
“Wine Country Safari” is part of Boca Chamber Festival Days (a series of fun filled events held at different locations during the month of August) and is facilitated by the Boca Chamber. Twin Palms Center for the Disabled will turn the Boca Raton Museum of Art at Mizner Park, into a “Wine Country Safari” from 7:00 to 9:00 pm!  Reserved attendance is only $25.00 per person, or just $45.00 per couple.  Attendees will be fed by Mississippi Sweets, watered by Total Wine & More, and serenaded by Just Us Orchestra. Fundraising activities will include a silent auction and raffle baskets from local businesses. Participants are urged to join in the fun by dressing in “Tommy Bahama Casual” with Safari flair. All proceeds from the event will benefit Twin Palms Center for the Disabled, a 501c(3) public charity. So let’s close out the Boca Festival Days with a big bang!


2010 FLORIDA - AUGUST 2010
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

events still waiting for new dates

August 11-13, 2010  Florida Farm to Fuel Summit - Orlando, Florida
The Farm to Fuel Summit has established itself as the major gathering place where stakeholders assemble each year to help advance the development of the state's bioenergy industry.





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