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2015 FLORIDA - JUNE 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

(see also: 2014 - 2012)

June 1, 2015  16th Annual Culinary Creations Dinner
West Palm Beach, Florida
Quantum House.  Culinary Creations celebrates the extraordinary talents of some of the finest chefs in South Florida. This unique evening is unlike any other food & wine event in Palm Beach County. Guests enter into an amazing champagne reception featuring delectable hors d ‘oeuvres. The “foodie” themed evening flows into the silent auction. Guests can bid on private chef dinners, wine tastings and other spectacular items.


June 4, 2015  25th Annual Jacksonville Foodfight
Jacksonville, Florida
Each year volunteers representing the local restaurant community host this event, featuring 50 or more of Jacksonville’s finest restaurants and beverage distributors who come together in friendly competition to “take a bite out of hunger” by raising funds and awareness for Second Harvest North Florida.  Tickets are $60 in advance or $70 at the door. VIP tickets are $100

June 4-6, 2015  Southeastern Meat Association Convention
Daytona Beach, Florida
Top meat and poultry packers, processors and distributors in the Southeast annual meeting and exhibition.

June 19-20, 2015  65th Annual Watermelon Festival
Monticello, Florida
The Watermelon Festival is the highlight of community activities in Jefferson County. Recognizing the watermelon growers of the county, the festival includes beauty pageants, dinners, street dance, arts and crafts, Melon Run and more.

June 23-24, 2015  Savbor Food & Wine Exhibition - Miami, Florida
SAVBOR Iberica Food & Wine is an annual gastronomic event of international character and annual regularity, which presents gourmet foods and wines of Spanish origin, showcasing the highest quality products; a platform to bring together the best producers and professionals in the industry seeking international business through immense exposure and expanding trade relations in the United States and surrounding area.  Characterized by the maximum variety of its kind in the gourmet products; focused on the needs of the food and wine industry of highest quality, and your interest in the United States, South America and Caribbean market.     HOURS:   June 23: 04:00 pm – 09:00pm for Food & Wine Professionals Only     June 24: 11:00 am – 08:30pm for Food & Wine Professionals     June 24: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Open to the General Public, when Savbor Iberica Food & Wine will also offer a taste of Spanish products and gives the opportunity obtain them at a very affordable price.   PRICE: Food & Wine Professionals: Members: $20 | Non Members: $35;  On Site Registration $50.

June 26-27, 2015  59th Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival
Chipley, Florida
Great Food & Entertainment. Free Admission. Seed Spitting Contest, Watermelon Auction, Car show, Art show, Horseshoe tournament & Street fair. Family Fun!  Legendary country music acts.



2014 FLORIDA - JUNE 2014

events waiting for new dates

June 7, 2014  21st Annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival - Wellborn, Florida
The annual event includes a blueberry bake-off, pancake breakfast, talent contest, arts & crafts, and entertainment.

June 7, 2014  60th Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival
Chiefland, Florida
Held on the first Saturday in June, the annual Watermelon Festival is perhaps the biggest event in Chiefland during the year, drawing thousands of visitors from all parts of the state. It includes arts & crafts, children's activities, watermelon auction, weighing contest, parade, and queen contest.

June 9-29, 2014  7th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week
Coral Gables, Florida
This year, you have three whole weeks to taste your way through Coral Gables, giving you plenty of time to try new eateries and return to old favorites, all offering amazing prix-fixe menus at a discounted price.  For three weeks, restaurants will offer special three-course lunch and dinner menus. Guests (21 years of age and older) can pair those meals with the classic BACARDI Cuba Libre, the official cocktail of Coral Gables Restaurant Week, and MARTINI Prosecco as the featured wine.

June 13-15, 2014  5th Annual Key West Bacchanalia - Key West, Florida
Key West Bacchanalia food, wine and spirits festival is a fiesta filled with Celebrity Chefs, Sommeliers, Master Mixologists, dinners, seminars and parties.

June 14, 2014  Annual Mullet Toss - St. George Island, Florida
This event takes place on the second Saturday of June each year. The Mullet Toss is sponsored by The Blue Parrot for the benefit of the Apalachicola bay Charter School. For a $25.00 entry fee you get a unique Mullet Toss T Shirt, and 2 mullet to throw. Visitors and Locals compete for prizes and bragging rights.  There are prizes for the longest throws in the men's, women's and kids divisions. Located on the Blue Parrot Beach 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

June 14, 2014  3rd Annual Sour, Berliner Weisse, and Lambic Festival
Pinellas Park, Florida
Cajun Café on the Bayou.  Beer lovers will enjoy over 150 beers to taste, including the most sought after Sours,  Berliner Weisses and Lambics. The beer-garden atmosphere is 90% under cover. Admission includes souvenir tasting glass, Cajun plate and other food included. The event hosts a fundraiser for Dunedin Doggie Rescue.

June 20-22, 2014  24th Annual Harvest Festival - Clermont, Florida
Lakeridge Winery's flagship festival has the ever popular annual stomping of the grapes and loads of fun for the entire family. Over 80 local artists and crafters are invited to display their work. Incredible live music can be enjoyed during the entire weekend. Complimentary winery tours and tasting.

June 21, 2014  Meadlennium 2014 - Winter Springs, Florida
Open to all homebrewers, Meadlennium is one of the nation's premier mead-only competitions. Sponsored by Central Florida Home Brewers.

June 28-July 2, 2014  Taste of the Caribbean -  Miami, Florida
At Taste of the Caribbean over 10 teams from the Caribbean compete in a hot food/culinary team competition, bartender competition and pastry competition. Each participating team represents a Caribbean island which has held individual competitions to select their national team. Each team is composed of 2 senior chefs, 1 junior chef, 1 bartender, 1 pastry chef and 1 manager.  The participating team members represent hotels, restaurants or educational institutions in the Caribbean which are members of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA).  The trade show at this event is a one-stop forum for gathering practical information, sampling, purchasing, strengthening established supplier relationships and meeting new vendors, all on hand to help Taste of the Caribbean registrants build food and beverage business – and yield benefits on the bottom line.


2012 FLORIDA - JUNE 2012

events waiting for new dates

June 16, 2012  Harvest Festival - Bradenton, Florida
A portion of the sales will benefit the American Red Cross of Southwest Florida. There will be many activities during the festival including harvesting grapes, food and gift vendors, and a grape stomp.  Admission will be free and we encourage everyone to come out and join in the festivities. You know you've always wanted to stomp on grapes. We hope to see you there!

June 17, 2012  Real Men Cook - Miami, Florida
Real Men Cook promotes male involvement, education, outreach and advocacy on food resources, healthy eating, healthcare and public policies on these issues. Takes place each year on Father's Day in cities across the U.S. A national movement-get involved!



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