2014 FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 2014
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS
(see also: 2015 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008)
October 31-November 1, 2014 Florida Seafood Festival
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
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 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.
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
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
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.