2014 FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 2014
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS
events still waiting for new dates
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 5-16, 2014 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 6-16, 2014 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 7-9, 2014 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 7-9, 2014 Sebastian Clambake Lagoon Festival
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 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 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 9, 2014 33rd 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, 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 5th Annual Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival
Boca Raton, Florida
Please your palate, step into your stride and enjoy the largest outdoor Culinary Affair in South Florida. The special 5th Annual Celebration takes place at the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) campus in Boca Raton. This year promises to be a party no one will ever forget with four very special events over three days. Friday night kicks off the festivities with two unique events, the exclusive VIP Dinner Under The Stars, A Four-Course Food & Wine Affair; 7 pm to 10 pm, and the Vineyard Party, A Vine to Glass Affair; 7 pm to 10 pm. Then on Saturday evening, over 75 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 event just for you! Join us for the inaugural Craft Brew Battle, A Hoppy Affair!; Sunday afternoon from 1 pm to 4 pm. The Annual Boca Raton Wine & Food 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 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 21, 2014 Leesburg Craft Beer, Wine & Food Festival
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 21-22, 2014 12th Annual Plant City Pig Jam
Plant City, Florida
State Championship BBQ Competition. Food, live music, kids' activities and more.
November 22, 2014 12th Annual Riverside WineFest
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 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. 2. Fine Wine & Spirits featuring 4 separate pavilions: Rum, Tequila, Other Spirits and Fine Wine & Beer. 3. Fine Chocolate Pavilion. 4. Culinary Pavilion - 30 restaurants - Packaged gourmet foods - Non-edibles food products - gourmet knives and decorative kitchen items for example. 5. Live Music Stage. 6. Demonstration Stage showcasing the gourmet talents of local and world class chefs. 7. Pairing and Tasting Seminars.
November 29, 2014 Giving Thanks 2014 - Tallahassee, Florida
Exploring 17th Century Food Traditions at Mission San Luis. 17th-Century Apalachee & Spanish Cooking.