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October 31-November 1, 2014  Florida Seafood Festival
Apalachicola, Florida

November 1, 2014  7th Annual Stone Crab Jam
Crystal River, Florida
The annual family event features stone crab claws, local cuisine, live music, dancing & local artists.

November 1, 2014  Safety Harbor 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 1-2, 2014  28th 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 1-2, 2014  26th 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 2, 2014  30th 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 7-9, 2014  Feast of Little Italy - Jupiter, Florida
Come and enjoy authentic Italian food, music, art, cooking demos, wine seminars, bocce ball tournament and more.

November 8, 2014  News-Journal's Food, Wine & Brew Festival
Daytona Beach, Florida
Join us for a fabulous fundraiser for United Way of Volusia/Flagler counties! Doors open at 6:00pm and close at 10:00pm. There will be live entertainment all evening. Come enjoy food from over 30 of the areas finest restaurants, sample 35 wines and over 100 beers in the beer garden!  General Admission tickets are $60 and include a tasting glass and samples from all the featured restaurants, beers and wines.  VIP Admission tickets are $85 and include a tasting glass and samples from all the featured restaurants, beers and wines. Printed photo on the red carpet available for pick up at the end of the night and access to the VIP pre-tasting from 5:00-6:00pm. The pre-tasting will have food, wine and beer that is only available to VIP guest. VIP Tickets are limited to 100 guest.  Parking is free all around the News Journal Center and taxi cabs will be available during the festival.


November 8-9, 2014  3rd Annual Delray Beach Wine & Seafood Festival
Delray Beach, Florida
An expanded menu of delectable seafood items, more Wine & Food Pairing Seminars and great musical entertainment on the beautiful sun drenched Atlantic Avenue.  Join your friends and neighbors and stroll Atlantic Avenue while you enjoy a glass of wine and a selection of delectable such as Lobster Rolls, Creole Platter, Coconut Shrimp Dinner, Fried Clams, Louisiana Lobster Puffs, Conch Ceviche, Gazpacho, Maine Lobster & Lump Crab Fritters, Fish Tacos, Scallops, Crab Cakes, Mussels, and much more!

November 8-9, 2014  Annual Homosassa 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 12, 2014
Easter Seals South Florida 26th 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 14, 2014  Wild Truffle Wine Dinner - Sarasota, Florida
Discover the exotic aroma and flavor of the wild truffle, direct from Italy!  Join one of Sarasota’s favorites, Chef Paul Mattison, and Celebrity Chefs Christopher Covelli and Sandra Lotti of Toscana Saporita Cooking School in Lucca, Italy. Chefs Covelli and Lotti are legendary with Italian cuisine and 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 provided by Banfi Vintners.  $250 per person. 6:30 pm at Mattison’s Forty-One, Sarasota.

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November 14-16, 2014
Cooking Light & Health's The Fit Foodie 5K Race Weekend
San Diego, California
The ultimate celebration of food, fitness and fun. The weekend is jam-packed with a VIP cocktail party, a 5k run, gourmet food tastings, a fitness bootcamp, yoga demonstrations, tons of amazing giveaways, and more!  Pre-race Light Up the Night VIP Cocktail party with special giveaways before the big race.  On Saturday the 5K race and Finisher’s Village post-race celebration, featuring delicious food, as well as fitness and culinary demonstrations. Enjoy food and fitness from acclaimed professionals in one setting. The festivities will conclude on Sunday, when guests will have the choice of a morning yoga session, or an obstacle course boot camp. Immediately following each workout, participants will be treated to a nutritious brunch.

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  Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event
Jacksonville, Florida

November 15, 2014  Right Whale Festival - Jacksonville 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: 7,000.

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.

November 15-16, 2014  6th Ormond Beach Riverfest Seafood Festival
Ormond Beach, Florida
A community celebration of all things water.

November 15-16, 2014  Stuart Seafood Festival - Stuart, Florida
Enjoy local fresh seafood, live entertainment, nautical vendors, kids’ activities and more.

November 16, 2014  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 16-23, 2014  11th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
San Diego, California
Celebrate the weeklong culinary classic that has become an iconic fixture in the national food and wine landscape.  An international showcase of the world's premier wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities, and gourmet foods.  A week of epicurean experiences, featuring wine-tasting seminars, cooking classes led by award-winning chefs, wine and food tastings, the action-packed Chef of the Fest Competition, and the Grand Tasting on San Diego's magnificent bay, and more!  More than 10,000 food aficionados from across the nation indulge in the West Coast’s largest food and wine celebration. The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival benefits culinary arts and enology scholarships awarded by The American Institute of Wine & Food and the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.

November 20, 2014  The Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza
Los Angeles, California
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. Tickets by advance purchase only.

November 22-23, 2014  33rd 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 22-23, 2014  Miami Fine Wine & Spirits Festival
Coconut Grove, Florida
The 5th Edition of the Miami Fine Wine & Spirits Festival offers 7 shows in one.   1. VIP Pavilion - offers the best deal in town with the all inclusive package of beer, wine and spirits, food, music, private restroom, valet, private area all for only $39 one day and $49 two day pass. Hurry only 250 tickets will be sold per day!   2. Fine Wine & Spirits featuring 4 separate pavilions.

November 27, 2014  THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list.


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November 26, 2015  THANKSGIVING DAY 2015 - Nationwide
There are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list.


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November 8-10, 2013  4th Annual Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival
Boca Raton, Florida
70 South Florida restaurants & 200 wines from around the world will be featured at A Culinary Affair! (Biggest Street Festival in Boca Raton and South Florida) Personalized Wine Tasting Glass, Champaign kick-off party, Opportunity to Stomp the Grapes, Celebrity Chefs, Kitchen Alley Live Cooking Demos, Wine Sensory Tasting Classes, Live Entertainment.

November 8-10, 2013  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 8-10, 2013  Sebastian Clambake Lagoon Festival
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 9, 2013  Northeast Florida Veg Fest - Jacksonville, Florida
Featuring various healthy and sustainable foods available locally year-round. The best of the best organic, green, animal-friendly and wellness businesses along with non-profits. Join us in learning ways to become leaner, greener, or cleaner on this day of family fun and positive action. Food demo, speakers, movies, bands, kids activities, vegan pie-eating contest.

November 10, 2013  32nd 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.

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 21, 2013  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 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.

November 23, 2013  11th Annual Riverside WineFest - Jacksonville, Fla
Join hundreds of your closest friends and more than 300 of their favorite wines in the streets of Five Points for more FUN than you can stand. This charitable fall festival features food vendors, live entertainment and shopping.

November 23, 2013  Annual Plant City Pig Jam - Plant City, Florida
State Championship BBQ Competition. Food, live music, kids' activities and more.

November 30, 2013  Giving Thanks 2013 - Tallahassee, Florida
Exploring 17th Century Food Traditions at Mission San Luis.


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November 9-10, 2012  Lake Eustis Fine Wine Festival
Lake Eustis, Florida
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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!


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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
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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.
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November 14, 2008  Wine Tasting - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
The Habitat Cafe Wine Tasting, Hors D'oeuvres', and Networking event! There will be Free Wine, Free Hors D'oeuvres', and opportunities to network with other people from Palm Beach County. RSVP required.  To RSVP please call 561-622-0014.    The Habitat Cafe, 11682 US Hwy One, Palm Beach Gardens. We can be found on the corner of PGA Blvd. and US 1.

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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