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August 31-Nov 13, 2017  Epcot Int’l Food & Wine Festival - Lake Buena Vista, FL

October 27-November 4, 2017  Columbia County Fair - Lake City, Florida


November 1-5, 2017
St. Pete Wine & Food Festival
St. Petersburg, Florida
Set under elegant white tents in North Straub Park, the St. Pete Wine & Food Festival (SPWFF) will attract culinary aficionados and wine and beer enthusiasts during four incredible days and evenings.  SPWFF will feature a wine pairings dinner, a craft beer festival and two grand tastings while celebrating St. Petersburg’s rich arts culture.

November 1-5, 2017  Seed Food & Wine Week - Miami, Florida
Seed Food and Wine is not just a festival, we are a movement, a community of ideas and passionate people committed to elevating the conversation around plant-based foods, sustainability, conscious living and the welfare of animals.  200+ exhibitors - 10,000+ attendees - 40 + Celebrity Plant Based Chefs - 30 + VEGAN Experts, Athletes, Authors and Celebrities.

November 1-12, 2017  Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair
Jacksonville, Florida
The Greater Jacksonville Agriculture Fair invites you to join us as we annually celebrate our heritage, culture and community, by providing good wholesome family fun, great entertainment, friendly competition and educational experiences for the whole family! The Fair is where agriculture, industry, education and creativity unite in a cooporative effort for twelve days to dynamically portray the resources and accomplishments of the Jacksonville area.


November 2-12, 2017
Volusia County Fair
DeLand, Florida
Volusia County Fairgrounds.  Live Entertainment, Livestock Shows, Food, Rides and Fun!  The Volusia County Fair & Youth Show provides a place for youth to learn and show their livestock products; residents of Volusia County are encouraged to participate in art, photography, music, agriculture, horticulture, home and craft projects. The fair gives students an opportunity to showcase their talents while competing for awards.

November 3, 2017  Apalachicola Downtown Oyster Roast
Apalachicola, Florida
We'll have roasted oysters, oyster on the half shell, creamy artichoke and oyster bisque, shrimp, locally caught blue crab, and scratch-made cakes and desserts. 6-9pm.  Tickets are $60 each.  For tickets call (850) 653-9419 or email [email protected]

November 3-4, 2017  Florida Seafood Festival - Apalachicola, Florida
Florida's oldest Maritime Event. The festival features delicious seafood, arts and crafts exhibits, seafood related events, and musical entertainment. Some of the notable events include oyster eating and oyster shucking contest, blue crab races, cooking contest, parade, 5k Redfish Run and The Blessing of the Fleet.

November 3-5, 2017  Feast of Little Italy- Jupiter, Florida
Come and enjoy authentic Italian food, music, art, cooking demos, wine seminars, bocce ball tournament and more.

November 3-5, 2017  Sebastian Clambake- Sebastian, Florida
Celebrates Florida farm-raised clams with educational exhibits, concerts, a carnival, historical re-enactors of early area settlers and plenty of Florida seafood. The nonprofit event chooses a local charitable or public-purpose project to benefit from the proceeds each year.

November 4, 2017  Annual Taste of Manatee - West Bradenton, Florida
Make plans to attend this fall's premier food event, the Taste of Manatee, at our new location at Bradenton Riverwalk at Rossi Park.  A 2-day celebration featuring great food and entertainment.  Sample the cuisines from local restaurants while enjoying entertainment and activities for the entire family.  Enjoy a cold Budweiser or a refreshing cold drink while strolling along the riverfront or watching a football game on the large screen TV.

November 4, 2017  8th Annual Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival
Boca Raton, Florida
The special Annual Celebration takes place at Sanborn Square Park in downtown Boca Raton. Saturday evening, chefs from the tri-county area converge upon the festival grounds for the Best Florida Food Festival event the Grand Tasting, A Culinary Affair; 6 PM to 10 PM. And, for you Craft Brew lovers we have added a very special area inside the Grand Tasting for the 4th Annual Craft Brew Battle, A Hoppy Affair!.  The Festival brings you face-to-face with those who have made their lives -- their craft. This is the time for you to dine, drink fine wine and experience A Culinary Affair! like no other in South Florida!

November 4, 2017  10th Annual Stone Crab Jam - Crystal River, Florida
Come to the "Jam" in Downtown Crystal River for great Music, Food, Adult Beverages, Arts & Crafts, and Shopping. There will be a variety of vendors offering unique, quality merchandise, from embroidered silk shirts to beautiful, hand-made rocking chairs, but most of all, lots of delicious seafood of all kinds. In addition, there will be barbecue ribs, smoked jerk chicken, desserts, and finger foods of all kinds.

November 4, 2017  16th Annual Wine Festival - Safety Harbor, Florida
Enjoy an exciting night of wine, live entertainment on multiple stages, great food, arts & crafts and much more.  All proceeds will benefit local charitable and civic organizations.

November 4-5, 2017  29th Annual Ruskin Seafood Festival
Ruskin, Florida
Fabulous Seafood & More! Feast on savory seafood fare, sway to the rhythm of live island music and dive into the action of activities... featuring boats, arts & crafts, educational displays, commercial exhibits, plus tons of interactive kids entertainment!  Attendance: 25,000.

November 11, 2017  John Offerdahl's Broward Health Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival - Pompano Beach, Florida
NFL legends and South Florida’s top chefs will team up for this one-of-a-kind culinary competition for charity, which features deliciously creative food, wine, spirits and more.  Players and chefs will fire up the grill to create the finest entrée sensations for guests to sample.  The event, with an anticipated 3,000 attendees, will also include live music, a cornhole competition, a silent auction and an assortment of beer, wine and spirits. One hundred percent of event net proceeds will benefit Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation and its mission to “Feed the Needs of Kids in Crisis.”

November 11, 2017  News-Journal's Food, Wine & Brew Festival
Daytona Beach, Florida
7th Annual Food, Wine & Brew Festival will include an all new exclusive Thursday Night Beer Dinner, at The Shores Resort and Spa.  Brew Masters, recommended by Daytona Beverages, will be on site sharing the beer and food pairing of select beers and an exquisite menu, followed by our 5th Annual Food, Wine & Brew Festival, on Saturday.  The Food, Wine & Brew includes food samples from the best local restaurants around along with 100 craft beers and 40 wines from around the country. Enjoy the night in the sports bar with college football games, live entertainment and a Cigar Lounge.  It all takes place on the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway in beautiful downtown Daytona Beach at The News-Journal Center.

November 18-19, 2017 - Key Largo Stone Crab & Seafood Festival
Key Largo, Florida
Featuring fresh local seafood, live musical entertainment, cooking demonstrations, contests and kids' activities. Sponsored by the Key Largo Fisheries and Key Largo Merchants Association, the 8th Annual family-fun event takes place at Rowell's Marina, MM 104.5 bayside.  Seafood booths are to serve up succulent stone crab claws, homemade smoked fish dip, conch fritters, chowders, tuna nachos, lobster and more. Attendees also can visit cooking tents for tips on how to devise and devour favorite Keys dishes. Other attractions include arts and crafts, vendor booths, fireworks, shrimp and Key lime pie-eating contests, a car show and even piratical escapades for kids.

November 18-19, 2017 - Seafood & Salsa Music Festival
Orlando, Florida

November 23, 2017  THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today they are to numerous to list.


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November 6, 2016  32nd Annual Great Chowder Debate
St. Augustine, Florida
Inaugurated in 1984, the Great Chowder Debate is one of the longest-running chowder championships in the country.  Over 30 restaurants from the St. Augustine area come out every November to donate their chowders and their time in hope of winning first place, and to help the St. Augustine Shrine Club raise money for the Shriners’ Hospitals for the children.  The Great Chowder Debate features over 5,000 patrons and over 2,000 gallons of chowder, served by some of the Florida’s best restaurants and chefs.

November 6, 2016  Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Dinner
Palm Beach, Florida
No child in should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. You can help surround kids with the nutritious food they need where they live, learn and play.

November 9, 2016  Easter Seals South Florida 28th Annual Festival of Chefs - Nikki Beach, Miami Beach, Florida
Miami's finest chefs bring their talents and delicious sample foods to the Annual Festival of Chefs.  It's a night of wining and dining, while meeting chefs, and bidding on incredible silent auction items featuring fine art, jewelry, rare wines and getaway packages.  All proceeds will benefit the Easter Seals Culinary Arts school for young adults ages 16 to 22 with special needs.  Students from the Easter Seals Culinary Arts school will also participate in the event.

November 11, 2016  Fall Garden Festival - Coral Gables, Florida
Our Fall Garden Festival features The Ramble, South Florida's most beloved event.  Experience all that fall in South Florida has to offer with seasonal cooking classes, home gardening demonstrations, our fall beer garden and seasonal vignettes, all mixed with Ramble traditions like: art, antiques, rare books, garden vendors, a furniture design show, the largest plant sale in South Florida, and much more.  The Fall Garden Festival at Fairchild admission is included with Garden admission. $25 for non members and free for Fairchild Members.

November 11-12, 2016  Coral Gables Food Wine & Spirits Festival
Coral Gables, Florida
A two day street festival under giant tents with over 300 brands of craft beer, fine wine and spirits as well as amazing food from top South Florida restaurants and chefs. Featuring Wines of the World, Culinary Corner and Whiskey Obsession. Plus music, pairing, demo and more.  (also:

November 11-13, 2016  Tampa Greek Festival - Tampa, Florida
Eat, Dance & be Greek!  For 35 years, the Tampa Greek Festival has been a staple in the Tampa Bay community. With its rich culture, heritage and faith, over 6,000 people have celebrated this annual event at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in South Tampa’s Hyde Park neighborhood, year after year. What a better way to spend a weekend than satisfying your cravings for Greek lamb, gyros, herb lemon chicken and many more delicious authentic Greek dishes. It would be a sin to leave the festival without trying St. John’s famous sweets like Baklava, Kourambiedes, Koulourakia, and many other famous Greek pastry treats.

November 11-13, 2016  Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival
Jensen Beach, Florida
A highlight of the South Florida festival scene, the Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival is the largest festival on the Treasure Coast and one of the few remaining true street festivals in South Florida.

November 12, 2016  7th Annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest
Tampa Bay, Florida
Over 4,000 people attended last year’s event, and this year’s festival promises to be bigger and better.  The event — presented by Florida Voices for Animals— will appeal to all who enjoy tasty, healthy foods, whether or not they follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. The food booths drew rave reviews last year, and local vendors are expected to again impress attendees.

November 12, 2016  Miami Gardens Wine & Food Experience
Miami Gardens, Florida
Calder Casino.  A surprise celebrity host, delightful complimentary tastings from South Florida's hottest chef's, master chef cook-offs, samplings of renowned wine and spirits, bartender showdown and live music.

November 12-13, 2016  5th Annual Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival - Delray Beach, Florida
The Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival has moved closer to the ocean to A1A! Join us as you stroll along A1A with a fine glass of wine and enjoy a selection of delectable Seafood dishes.  Each year we provide an expanded menu of delectable seafood items, Wine & Food Pairing Seminars and great musical entertainment on the beautiful sun drenched Atlantic Avenue. Expand your knowledge of wines at one of our many food & wine pairing seminars led by vintners from internationally renowned wineries.

November 12-13, 2016  Annual Homosassa Arts, Crafts and Seafood Festival - Homosassa, Florida
Homosassa has been home to many commercial fishermen with its spring-fed river and has been a nationally known sport fishing and recreation area since the mid-1800s.  The art show is judged and non-judged with exhibitors from all over the country. The food court is a well-known attraction of the festival.  Vendors from the community provide their seafood and other specialties. Fried catfish, gator tail or conch fritters, you will find it all and more in the food court.

November 13, 2016  15th annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival
Sunrise, Florida
Excite your pallet and explore spicy jerk delicacies as well as tasty Caribbean cuisine. Enjoy hot music, traditional and contemporary cultural presentations as you bask in the cool vibes of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival.  The Biggest Caribbean Food Festival in the USA!  Food Court featuring a variety of Jerk offerings; Publix Jerk Cook-Off Pavilion, with Jerk cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs; Grace Kitchen featuring Chef Mazie Miller. One Main Stage featuring international acts, two Cultural Stages, Arts & Crafts vendors, Corporate Circle featuring sampling and giveaways; Party Pavilion, Kidz Fun Zone, Domino Tournament & Netball matches.

November 13, 2016  35th Annual Taste of the Islands - Sanibel, Florida
The event includes live music and over 20 restaurants--many different food categories, sure to please any palate. Benefits CROW, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife.  Featuring restaurants from Sanibel and Captiva.  Adults $5 and children under 12 free.  • Food, Fun & Live Music  • Family Friendly  • Silent Auction and much more!

November 18, 2016  Leesburg Craft Beer, Wine & Food Festival
Leesburg, Florida
Stroll through the Islands of Venetian Gardens and sample a wide variety of craft beers and selected wines from around the world, enjoy regional cuisine and live music.

November 18-19, 2016  14th Annual Plant City Pig Jam
Plant City, Florida
State Championship BBQ Competition. Food, live music, kids' activities and more.

November 19, 2016  14th Annual Riverside WineFest
Jacksonville, Florida
Join hundreds of your closest friends and more than 300 of their favorite wines in the streets of New Riverside (aka King Street) for more FUN than you can stand. This charitable fall festival features food vendors, live entertainment and shopping.

November 19, 2016  Wild Truffle Wine Dinner - Sarasota, Florida
Join Sarasota’s most treasured chefs and local celebrities, Chef Paul Mattison and Chef Christopher Covelli, as they team up to present the 5th Annual Wild Truffle Wine Dinner. Chef Paul is legendary for his award-winning cuisine and his huge heart. Chef Covelli is legendary for his creative Italian cuisine and huge heart as well. Chefs will discuss hunting the wild truffles, truffle dogs, and the stories surrounding the wildly expensive “mushroom-like aphrodisiacs” treasured by gourmets. The most luxurious and secretive flavors on earth will be found at this dinner, and of course, perfectly paired with superior wines presented by Carneros della Notte and Williamson Wines. Stoli Martini bar provided by Stoli Vodka during cocktail hour.  $200 per person 6:30 pm @ Mattison’s Forty-One, 7275 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

November 19-20, 2016  8th Annual Ormond Beach Riverfest Seafood Festival - Ormond Beach, Florida
A community celebration of all things water.  Whether you prefer active water play or just sitting back and enjoying the view with a plate of fresh seafood, Riverfest has something to love.  Admission is free and so is parking.  There will be music all day long on the main stage, plenty to eat and lots of vendors.  This much anticipated event drew more than 12,000 area residents and visitors in 2015.

November 19-20, 2016  Stuart Seafood Festival - Stuart, Florida
Due to unforeseen circumstances that were out of our control, the 2016 Stuart Seafood Festival has been cancelled and will resume in November 2017. Thanks to all of our local patrons, vendors and sponsors for understanding this difficult but critical decision.

November 19-20, 2016  35th Annual Yankeetown Seafood Festival
Yankeetown, Florida
Celebration of area history and the local catch. Festival offers delicious fresh local seafood, other food vendors, live entertainment, arts and crafts show, children’s games and the Blessing of the Fleet on the Withlacoochee River.

November 20, 2016  Giving Thanks - Tallahassee, Florida
Exploring 17th Century Food Traditions at Mission San Luis.  17th-Century Apalachee & Spanish Cooking.


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events still waiting for new dates

November 7, 2015  Taste for Learning - Orlando, Florida
Vintners from around the world will donate and pour their finest wines, thanks to ABC Fine Wine & Spirits. Hundreds of wine and spirits options will be available. Please join us by inviting friends and colleagues, sponsoring a table and contributing auction items.

November 14, 2015  Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event
Jacksonville, Florida

November 14-15, 2015  3rd Annual Maritime Fun Fest
St. Augustine, Florida
Maritime Fun Fest event 2015! This year’s festival will showcase the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation's boatyard, complete with hands-on maritime activities and our newly christened, 16th century, utility workboat called the San Agustín. Community members will compete in the Quick N' Dirty boat building competition and race (complete with sails and rigging this year), Bartender's Chalupa Rum Challenge, Kidz Maritime Art Competition, and classic field games.  Additionally the SAMHF's children's maritime education corner will boast fun, hands-on activities along with other non-profit community organizations displays, food and beverages, music, and Saturday Evening at the Fountain Local Food Faire Party.



events still waiting for new dates

November 15, 2014  Lake Park Seafood Festival - Lake Park, Florida
The event features Florida seafood, free kids rides, live entertainment, crab races, games, and arts and crafts vendors.  Admission and parking are free.

November 15, 2014  Harvest Time At Fort Mose - St. Augustine, Florida
In the fall of 1738, the 100 free Blacks of the newly established Pueblo de Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose celebrated their first harvest and feast of Thanksgiving.  The families living at Fort Mose in 1738 had planted vegetables such as pumpkins, squashes, gourdes, beans, lentils and corn. They had also planted fruit trees such as sweet and sour oranges, lemons, figs and persimmons. Many of these crops remain stables of family farms in Saint Johns, Putnam, Clay and Flagler counties even to this day.  This event celebrates the emergence of America’s unique culture and traditions from its African, Native American and European roots.



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November 12, 2013  Spain's Great Match - Miami, Florida
Welcome to the 20th Annual  Spain’s Great Match, a curated selection of Spain’s great wines, sumptuous foods and cutting edge design.

November 15-17, 2013  Hudson Seafest - Hudson, Florida
Fantastic seafood and lots more good eats, entertainment on the pavillion stage, raffles, events for the kids and much, much more!

November 22-24, 2013  3rd Annual Pigs in Paradise National Championship Festival - Immokalee, Florida
Six nationally renowned ribbers will cook up the best in ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket, in hopes of winning the championship title at Seminole Casino Immokalee’s 3rd annual “Pigs in Paradise” National Championship BBQ Festival.  Local celebrity judges and barbecue enthusiasts will determine who gets crowned in this invitational cook-off. In addition to mouthwatering treats, festival-goers will enjoy live music, a classic car show, pig races, motorcycle rally, an art show and much more. Admission is free.



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November 9-10, 2012  Lake Eustis Fine Wine Festival
Lake Eustis, Florida
Lake Eustis Fine Wine Festival is Central Florida’s premier casual 2 day wine tasting with over 100 wines available for tasting. Friday night features food and wine pairings ranging from simply desserts to full course dinners in local downtown venues. There’s a pairing to fit everyone’s palate and budget.

November 10, 2012  World Beer Festival Lakeland - Lakeland, Florida
Presented by All About Beer Magazine, the World Beer Festivals are among the premier beer events in the country, with sampling of beers from over 100 breweries, education, and the best local music and food. Part of the proceeds will benefit a local cause.

November 15, 2012  Fresh Connections: Tampa - Tampa, Florida
Connect to your global community for new relationships and new solutions. Fresh Connections: Tampa will focus on Food Safety and Traceability

November 17, 2012  World Beer Festival Naples-Ft. Myers
Estero, Florida
Presented by All About Beer Magazine, the World Beer Festivals are among the premier beer events in the country, with sampling of beers from over 100 breweries, education, and the best local music and food. Part of the proceeds will benefit a local cause.


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November 12-13, 2011  Fiorell Winery Holiday Local Food & Wine Fest
Bradenton, Florida
The Winery will be offering visitors a chance to enjoy Florida Wines and Local Artisan Foods.  Listen  to Italian-American Music while strolling in a lovely vineyard setting. Stuff for Children too!


Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

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November 14, 2010  22nd Annual Great Chef’s Tasting Party
West Palm Beach, Florida
The event will feature culinary delights by area restaurants and chefs.  All proceeds benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Palm Beach.



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November 6, 2009  Annual Ponte Vedra Beach Food & WineFest
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Dinner, Food & Wine Tasting, Sunday Brunch.

November 11, 2009  6th Annual Taste of the Palm Beaches
Palm Beach, Florida
Stroll, dance, sip and savor the international flavors presented by the region's master chefs -- drawing thousands of foodies and aficionados throughout our region.



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November 11, 2008  4th Annual Taste of the Grape
Boca Raton, Florida
Showcasing 28 of the local area's finest restaurants, paired along with expertly appointed wines.

November 22 , 2008  Brewtopia Festival - Delray Beach, Florida
A Beer connoisseurs Festival. Unlimited sampling of 100+ beers, fine American micro-craft beers, exceptional imported beers, extreme beers, Belgian ales, food vendors and much more.




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