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2019 FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 2019
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
(see also: 2018 - 2017 - 2016)
August 29-Nov 23, 2019 - Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
October 25-Nov 2, 2019
Columbia County Fair
Lake City, Florida
November 1, 2019
Apalachicola Downtown Oyster Roast
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 1-2, 2019 - 56th Annual Florida Seafood Festival
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 1-3, 2019 Feast of Little Italy - Jupiter, Florida
Come and enjoy authentic Italian food, music, art, cooking demos, wine seminars, bocce ball tournament and more.
November 2, 2019 29th Annual Brandon Seafood Festival
All You Can Eat Seafood…All Day! Family Friendly Fun! That’s right! Fun for the whole family right here in Brandon. The price of admission includes full access to all activities, food and drink! The BEST thing going in Brandon for 25+ years! 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Adults 18 and up- $30 at the door – $25 online. Under 12 – $1.00 or a canned good for charity (day of event only). Bouncy house!! Games!! Pie eating contest!! Music!! VENUE: Rotary’s Camp Florida – 1915 Camp Florida Rd, Brandon, Florida 33510. Event proceeds are donated to local and international charities.
November 2, 2019 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 2, 2019
News-Journal's Food, Wine & Brew Festival
Daytona Beach, Florida
The News-Journal's 9th Annual Food, Wine & Brew Festival will take place from 6:00pm to 10:00 pm at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort located at 100 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL. Portions of the proceeds to benefit the United Way of Volusia & Flagler counties. VIP Tickets are $60.00 and include early access from 5:00pm to 6:00 pm, tickets are limited to the first 100. VIP tickets include, early access into the event, VIP keepsake bag & one raffle ticket. General Admission Tickets are $40.00 event time is 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm. All patrons will receive a tasting glass & sample local restaurant's finest food, wine, brew and enjoy live entertainment! Raffles, a basket of wine and gift cards valued at over $1,000 will be raffled off at the event. The gift cards are from participating vendors. Raffle tickets can be purchase at the door or in advance online for $20 each.
November 2, 2019 12th 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 2-3, 2019 Savor St. Pete Festival - St. Petersburg, Florida
Savor St. Pete will excite your palate and senses with 180 degree views of stunning Tampa Bay, artfully blending local chef rock stars with national brand partners offering tastes and sips to please every appetite.
November 2-3, 2019 Right Whale Festival
Main Beach, Fernandina Beach, Florida
The Right Whale Festival celebrates the annual return of the endangered North Atlantic right whales and the beginning of right whale calving season off the coast of northeast Florida and Georgia. It’s a fun and free outdoor event for all ages, and its also an opportunity to expand awareness about the threats to right whales such as accidental ship strikes and entanglement in fishing gear. Less than 500 right whales exist today and their home waters span the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. and parts of Canada. Attendance: 5,000.
November 7-17, 2019 Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair
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 7-17, 2019
Volusia County Fair
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 8-10, 2019
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 9, 2019
10th 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 10, 2019 - Palm Beach VegFest - West Palm Beach, Florida
Palm Beach VegFest is like no event you have ever seen before. Admission is FREE! Enjoy the good vibes, learn, play games, shop, and spoil your taste buds with frozen desserts and all of your favorite foods
November 14, 2019 'Sabor y Vino' - Latin Food & Wine Tasting Event
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
From 5:30-9pm. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce & South Florida Ford at the Sabor y Vino – Latin Food Wine Festival. Enjoy unlimited tastings of delicious Latin food, endless samplings of Latin wines & beers, and authentic Latin music and dancing! The festival features over 20 of Palm Beach counties favorite Latin restaurants with an array of cuisine including Mexican, Spanish, Colobian, Peruvian, Brazilian, and Cuban.
November 23-24, 2019 - Lakewood Ranch Seafood & Music Festival
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Hours 10am - 6pm each day. General admission is FREE. VIP Tent admission is $75 that includes an open raw bar serving raw oysters, steamed snow crab, steamed peel-and-eat shrimp and an open bar serving premium drinks in a private tent with a dedicated service staff. The tent’s location enjoys optimal viewing of the live music performances. All food entrees (seafood, meat and vegetarian) are prepared fresh onsite by local restaurants and food purveyors. Seafood dishes are created using indigenous and sustainable ocean resources from Florida’s coastal waters. Menus include a delicious array of side dishes and desserts. Liquid refreshment will include an assortment of alcoholic, non-alcoholic and fruit drinks. While enjoying your meal and drinks, be caressed by the captivating sounds of live musical performances on stage by some of Florida’s and the region’s top musical talents. Music will be from such genres and R&B, jazz, rock, reggae and Caribbean sounds. The final ‘seasoning’ will be a walk through a marketplace of arts and crafts, gourmet food items and specialty products.
November 28, 2019 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today they are to numerous to list.
November 29-Dec 1, 2019 Siesta Beach Seafood & Music Festival
Siesta Beach, Florida
The event is a unique blending of food, music and visual entertainment affording attendees a potpourri of delectable seafood creations and delicious drinks prepared by the top restaurants in Siesta Key and Sarasota. Combined with the mouth-watering foods will be outstanding musical performances by local and regional musicans in a diversity of genres from Scottish bagpies and classical quartests to bands of various flavors: rock-and-roll, jazz, calypso and reggae. Another component is an outdoor gallery of arts, crafts and food products. Included are painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry, sauces, dips, candles and a variety of other arts, crafts and products.
2018 FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 2018
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
events waiting for new dates
November 3, 2018 Coral Gables Food Wine & Spirits Festival
Offers the Best Fine Food Restaurants Craft Beer, Fine Wine & Craft Spirits. GRAND SAMPLING ALL INCLUDED - over 200 beverage brands and more than 20 restaurants will offer unlimited samples of amazing food, craft beer, fine wine & craft spirits and its all included with your ticket. Visit during the day from 1-5 pm or in the evening from 6-10 pm
November 3-4, 2018 - 30th Annual Ruskin Seafood Festival
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 4, 2018 - 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 4, 2018 34th 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. Attendance: 5,000.
November 4, 2018 Annual Taste of Manatee - West Bradenton, Florida
EVENT CANCELED. The Rotary Club of West Bradenton will not be holding an outdoor Taste of Manatee event for 2018. Sadly, the cost of holding the event has made it impossible to continue the Taste in its current format. Look for a new Taste of Manatee to be announced soon.
November 7-11, 2018 - 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 9-11, 2018 31st Annual Sponge Docks Seafood Festival
Tarpon Springs, Florida
Live music all weekend. Tons of local seafood.
November 9-11, 2018 Tampa Greek Festival - Tampa, Florida
Eat, Dance & be Greek! For more than 30 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 9-11, 2018 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 10, 2018 9th 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 10, 2018 - 8th Annual Stone Crab Eating Contest
Stone Crab Eating Contest for amateur eaters. Contestants are tasked with cracking and eating 25 succulent stone crab claws, picking them completely clean in the fastest time. Although they are provided with shell crackers, entrants also can smack the shell gently with the back of a large spoon -- Keys residents' secret tool for claw cracking. Prizes for the top three finishers in the crab-consuming contest include two-night vacation getaways, gift certificates from Keys Fisheries Restaurant and a Dolphin Dip encounter at the Dolphin Research Center. Interested eaters are encouraged to register early. Individual participants and two-person teams can enter the test of crab-eating capacity. Fees are $50 per individual entrant and $100 per team.
November 10, 2018 Harvest Time At Fort Mose - St. Augustine, Florida
Celebrate the multicultural food traditions of St. Augustine at the first harvest of Fort Mose. 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.
November 10, 2018 6th Annual Wild Truffle Wine Dinner
Let your taste buds experience the fabulous flavor of wild truffles. Award-winning and nationally known chefs, Chris Covelli and Paul Mattison are at it again, working their magic! The most luxurious and secretive flavors on earth will be found at this dinner, and of course, perfectly paired with superior wines. $225 per person.
November 10-11, 2018 44th 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. Whether it's fried catfish, gator tail or conch fritters, you will find it all and more in the food court
November 11, 2018 17th annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival
Markham Park. 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 11, 2018 37th 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 7free. • Food, Fun & Live Music • Family Friendly • Silent Auction and much more!
November 14, 2018 Easter Seals South Florida 30th Annual Festival of Chefs - Jungle Island, Miami, 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 16, 2018 Leesburg Craft Beer, Wine & Food Festival
Sample a wide variety of local and regional craft beers and select wines from around the world while enjoying great cuisine and live music. This year we are taking it to the streets, Market Street that is between 5th and 1st Streets. Festive market lights will illuminate the 25+ craft beers, exotic wines and tasty offerings from local restaurants. Multiple musicians entertain as you stroll through the Craft Beer, Wine and Food delights that will tantalize and satisfy your cravings. This is a 21 or older, ticketed event.
November 16-17, 2018 16th Annual Plant City Pig Jam
Plant City, Florida
State Championship BBQ Competition. Food, live music, kids' activities, great merchandise, and of course BBQ! Pig Jammers will have BBQ and a lot more to enjoy - while grills will be busy most of the two days, there will also be a rock climbing wall, moon walks, vendors, and live music to enjoy. (also: www.plantcity.org/major-events )
November 16-18, 2018 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 17, 2018 16th Annual Riverside WineFest
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 17-18, 2018 37th Annual Yankeetown Seafood Festival
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 17-18, 2018 10th Annual 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 18, 2018 Nosh Fest 2018 - Cooper City, Florida
Nosh Fest is the premiere food festival in Cooper City. The mission: to share different cuisines and culture with the community while raising awareness and providing food to those in need throughout Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties. Nosh Fest enters its 9th year and will be hosted at Temple Beth Emet from 11:00am-3:00pm.
November 24, 2018 - 25th Coconut Grove Food & Wine Festival
Coconut Grove, Florida
DUE TO SCHEDULING CONFLICT, EVENT DATE CHANGED TO JANUARY 19, 2019 1PM-9PM
November 29, 2018 - Celebrity Chef Tour - Sanibel Island, Florida
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs
2017 FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 2017
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
events still waiting for new dates
November 1-5, 2017 St. Pete Wine & Food Festival 2017
St. Petersburg, Florida
The 2017 FESTIVAL IS CANCELED. 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 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 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 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
November 19, 2017 Tour de Farm - St. Augustine, Florida
Slow Food First Coast (SFFC) is pleased to announce the date of our bi-annual flagship event, the Tour de Farm. This year’s Tour will feature more than 50 local farms, artisan food makers and chefs. Mark your calendars and join us in celebrating the farms and food makers in our region who are working hard to ensure good, clean, fair food for all.
2016 FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 2016
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer & Wine Events
events still waiting for new dates
November 20, 2016 Giving Thanks - Tallahassee, Florida
Exploring 17th Century Food Traditions at Mission San Luis. 17th-Century Apalachee & Spanish Cooking.