2012 FLORIDA - DECEMBER 2012
Food Festivals & Local Food, Beer & Wine Events
events still waiting for new dates
December 1-2, 2012 Ruskin Tomato and Heritage Festival - Ruskin, Florida
The Ruskin area was once referred to as the ‘Salad Bowl of America’, mainly because of the wonderful vine-ripe ‘Ruskin Tomato’. The agricultural diversity of the area is celebrated at this annual festival. Events include a plant show & sale, car & tractor shows, crafts, history exhibit, and entertainment.
December 5, 2012 Celebrity Chef Tour - Sarasota, Florida
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs
December 6, 2012 The Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza - Hollywood, Florida
Features a sampling of over 100 of Scotland's most prestigious single malt & Scotch whiskies, as well as unique single malts from Ireland and Japan. The Extravaganza takes place during the spring and fall seasons. Each event is held at the finest hotels and private clubs in the United States to ensure an elegant, comfortable and relaxed environment.
December 7, 2012 Death By Chocolate - Largo, Florida
Presented by the Rotary Club of Largo, the event includes dessert samples from local restaurants, live entertainment, a silent auction and door prizes in the beautiful setting of Largo's Central Park. Supports local youth and empowerment initiatives.
December 7, 2012 17th Annual City Link BeerFest - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Join us for the largest one-night beer festival to ring in the holidays. Sample over 100 of the world's best brews and check out live stage performances by local bands.
December 7-11, 2012 Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival - Palm Beach, Florida
The Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival is the premier tasting event in Palm Beach. This year it will feature tasting stations hosted by the most exclusive restaurants in Palm Beach.
December 8-9, 2012 Wine & Chocolate Festival - Clermont, Florida
Enjoy music by incredible bands on an outdoor stage throughout the entire weekend. Local artists and crafters will display their work. Wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food will be available for purchase, along with complimentary winery tours and tasting.
December 31, 2012 20th Annual Dropping of the Conch Shell - Key West, Florida
Sloppy Joe’s will host its 20th Annual Dropping of the Conch Shell. Anything goes New Year’s Eve in Key West on Duval Street. You’ll find people all decked out for the midnight celebration, and folks still in their bathing suits and flip flops when the Conch Shell drops from the roof of Sloppy Joe’s Bar.
December 31, 2012 The Big Orange New Year's Countdown - Miami, Florida
Ring in the new year in the heart of downtown Miami and watch firsthand the countdown as the Big Orange rises 400 feet to the top of the Intercontinental Hotel.
December 31, 2012 New Year's Eve Orange Drop - Orlando, Florida
Downtown Orlando celebrates the New Year with the annual Orange Drop. The massive street party has a video wall, fireworks and confetti cannons.