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2019 FLORIDA - AUGUST 2019
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

(see also: 2018  -  2016  -  2015  -  2014  -  2010)


August 4-8, 2019
ACF National Convention
Orlando, Florida
American Culinary Federation National Convention and Show.  The national convention will feature additional educational and engagement opportunities that will build off the ChefConnect series and will provide a revitalizing experience for members, foodservice professionals, students and competitors. All the while igniting innovation that attendees can bring back to their classroom, employees or kitchen! We hope to see you very soon!

August 17-18, 2019 - 25th 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.

2018 FLORIDA - AUGUST 2018
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
events waiting for new dates

August 4, 2018 - 49th Annual Possum Festival - Wausau, Florida
Possum Parade, possum stew, live music, dance, arts & crafts, 5K run, hog callin', rooster crowin' and cow lowin' contests.

August 5, 2018 - South Beach Mango Festival - Miami Beach, Florida
Introducing the first ever of its kind, South Beach Mango Festival, being unveiled at South Beach’s beautiful, white sandy beach in Lummus Park, adjacent to Ocean Drive. With the mango craze hitting an all-time high, ranging from mango shampoo to mango beer, South Florida wants to commemorate and celebrate the importance and peak of its famed fruit. The event is aimed at tropical fruit lovers and culinary enthusiasts, as well as the domestic and international visitors who flock to South Beach. The event will also benefit a vital non-profit philanthropic organization, Big Brothers and Big Sisters.


August 9-12, 2018
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 25, 2018 - Wine & All that Jazz - Boca Raton, Florida
Be a part of the highly anticipated Wine & All That Jazz that is set to be one of the hottest parties in Boca Raton!  Wine & All That Jazz is an all-out celebration at the luxurious Boca Raton Resort & Club. You will indulge in an extensive array of over 100 varieties of wine and dinner by the bite from several of Boca’s top restaurants. Enjoy live music, entertainment, exciting raffle prizes and dancing.  Whether you are a wine connoisseur or are just looking to enjoy a great party, this event is for you!   THE VIP EXPERIENCE: Step into a world of luxury as you take your evening to the next level. Walk the red carpet and arrive in an elaborate destination designed to give you a heightened Wine & All That Jazz experience. The VIP Lounge is private and exclusive to VIP passholders. Enjoy high-end wine and spirits, special VIP entertainment and upscale culinary creations.  Purchase your VIP tickets today!  (Portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Golden Bell Education Foundation)

August 30-Nov 12, 2018  Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Explore marketplaces featuring regional foods, wines, and beers. Learn from renowned chefs and winemakers at special programs and demonstrations, and sample the finest cuisine from around the globe.

August 30-September 3, 2018  9th Annual Key West BrewFest
Key West, Florida
The Southernmost Beach Resort has teamed up with the Key West Sunrise Rotary of the Conch Republic to host Key West BrewFest.  All proceeds to benefit the Rotary Club and their charitable efforts.  Events from beer dinners, beer brunches, happy hour parties, pool parties, late-night parties, seminars and the Signature Tasting Festival Event are some of the great activities we have on tap for you! And, try tasting almost 200 beers in one weekend!

August 31-September 2, 2018  27th Annual Greek Festival
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Greek food & pastries, dancers & music, silent auction, craft booths … all at the Emerald Coast Convention Center!


2016 FLORIDA - AUGUST 2016
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

events waiting for new dates

August 27, 2016
Wine & All that Jazz
Boca Raton, Florida
Dance the night away and enjoy live musical entertainment. Taste delectable food from some of Boca’s top restaurants. Treat yourself to more than 100 fine wines, enjoy our new spirit bars and exciting raffle prizes!  VIP Lounge.  Be a part of the Exclusive VIP Lounge! Enjoy High End Wine and Spirits, Special VIP Entertainment and Bites Provided by The Boca Raton Resort & Club and more!  A Portion of the Proceeds from this Event will go to Support the Efforts of the Chamber's 501c(3) Non-Profit Golden Bell Education Foundation.

August 27, 2016
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.

2015 FLORIDA - AUGUST 2015

events still waiting for new dates

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 21-22, 2015 - Annual Great Southern Tailgate Classic
Amelia Island, Florida
The annual Great Southern Tailgate Classic was last held in 2015 and is not planned to continue for 2016.

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 [email protected]

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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