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October 11-13, 2019
October 14-18, 2019 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
October 19-20, 2019 - St. Pete Beach Oktoberfest
October 26-27, 2019 Sarasota Oktoberfest - Sarasota, Florida
2018 FLORIDA - OCTOBER 2018
This event is organized by the World Trade Center Miami and sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA). The Americas Food and Beverage Show delivers the best opportunity to meet buyers, generate sales, learn from industry experts at seminars and sample the largest selection of food and beverages catering to the 2nd largest market in the world. Over 10 countries have pavilions: Africa, Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Peru, Thailand, Turkey and the United States. Companies can reserve booth and attendees can register by visiting our website www.americasfoodandbeverage.com or contacting the World Trade Center Miami office at 305-871-7910. Attendance: 10,500.
October 1-2, 2018 - USA Pavilion at Americas Food & Beverage Show
This event, unparalleled in the Western Hemisphere, brings buyers, suppliers and industry experts together in a high-energy environment. As an exhibitor in the USA Pavilion, you’ll meet qualified buyers from the Americas and the Caribbean.
October 1-3, 2018 FSTEC - Orlando, Florida
The Foodservice Technology Conference. As technology develops at an ever-increasing pace and new innovations dramatically change business models, FSTEC continues to be the industry’s most compelling technology conference—the only event of its kind focused exclusively on foodservice.
October 5-6, 2018 22nd Annual Florida Scallop, Music & Arts Festival
Port St. Joe, Florida
Don't miss this year's event where Arts & crafts vendors, educational exhibits, our popular Kidz Zone, and many food vendors will be offered throughout comfortable George Core Park around the pond and under the shade. Fried scallop plates will be available for sale and frozen scallops for take home. (also: www.visitgulf.com/ )
October 5-7, 2018 - 40th Annual Destin Seafood Festival
The festival will set up alongside the Destin Harbor in the Fishing Fleet Marina, City of Destin Royal Melvin Heritage Park, and Fisherman's Wharf! Enjoy live music, arts & crafts, delicious seafood, and more!
October 6, 2018 North Central Florida Peanut Festival
First Saturday of October each year. The festival is truly everything peanuts: Arts & crafts, great food, rides for the children, petting zoo, entertainment, Little King, Queen & Baby Peanut Contest, dessert contest. (also: willistonfl.com )
October 6-7, 2018
Datil Pepper Fall Festival
St. Augustine, Florida
UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County Agricultural Center. This annual event celebrates the spicy little Datil Pepper. There’ll be a variety of vendors, inside and out, showcasing their unique items for sale as well as rain barrels for sale, the popular Master Gardener plant sale, and a food court. The Datil Pepper Restaurant Cook-off is on Saturday from 11:00am-1:00pm. Local chefs will be offering their Datil inspired cuisine. Purchase tickets for $1 each, then sample the dishes and vote for your favorite in each category (appetizer and entree).
October 10-13, 2018
ISHC Annual Conference
Miami Beach, Florida
The International Society of Hospitality Consultants is truly the world’s greatest source for hospitality expertise and counsel, represented by some two hundred of the industry’s most respected professionals from across six continents.
October 12-14, 2018
Panama City, Florida
It’s that time of year! It’s time for great beer and brats in Panama City Beach! Aaron Bessant Park in Pier Park, PCB Oktoberfest is on for two days of German and locally brewed beer, food, music and activities for kids and families. Get ready for great German food! Pair your beer with brats, either famous or smoked, meterwurst, hot dogs (with or without sauerkraut). Plus, nothing is better with your new and old favorite beer than giant pretzels with beer-infused cheese. Come out for good eats including other traditional Oktoberfest fare.
October 12-14, 2018 - 21st Annual Greek Festival
St. Augustine, Florida
Sponsored by Holy Trinity Greek Church. Savor the aromas and flavors of freshly prepared Greek food and Pastries! Enjoy costumed dancers performing to the music of a live Greek band, then join in the fun! Celebrate the Greek culture that is an integral part of St. Augustine’s history! Come see why this is one of St. Augustine’s largest annual community events! A portion of the proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity.
October 13, 2018 - 15th Annual Taste of Tamarac - Tamarac, Florida
Open to the public, this event brings in restaurants from Tamarac and the surrounding communities, allowing for attendees to get a great taste of our community. From Mexican to Chinese to Jamaican and so much more, Taste of Tamarac allows local restaurants and businesses to expand their professional network and showcase their tasty food and products. 1,000+ people will attend this event for delicious tastings, cooking demos, chef participation, giveaways, kids’ corner, and more!
October 13, 2018 - Grovetoberfest: Miami's Beer Festival
The LARGEST Craft Beer Festival in Florida! Beer enthusiasts from all over will converge at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove for Grovetoberfest - a festival that allows guests to sample over 300 great beers from across the country and the world. Aficionados and the “casual beer fan” will take an active role in beer sampling by voting for their favorite beers in three different categories. Entertainment stage. Homebrew Pavilion, a Kitchen Lab for beer/food pairings, a VIP area and a designated driver program. Attendance: 7,000.
October 13-14, 2018 - Annual Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival
Vero Beach, Florida
Over 200 marine-themed vendors will be offering a variety of items for your every fishing and boating needs. Musical entertainment and food vendors will be on hand throughout the weekend providing guests with items such as lobster rolls, clams, oysters and more.
October 14, 2018 Annual SAiRA Food & Wine Festival
St. Augustine, Florida
St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association (SAiRA) hosts its major event, The SAiRA Food & Wine Festival, annually to raise money for a local charity. Guests to the event are greeted at the door with a beautiful souvenir wine glass. Then they can roam where their taste buds lead–appetizers, main courses, salads, or desserts. This is the place where SAiRA restaurants serve tasting plates of their best foods. With food selections from city’s best local independent restaurants and more than 100 wines from around the world this is an event not to miss.
October 14, 2018 St. Augustine Food & Wine Festival
St. Augustine, Florida
St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association (SAiRA) hosts its major event, This festival helps connect St. Augustine, the Spanish Wine Capitol of America, to our city’s Spanish history through a series of special events that feature Spanish wine, cuisine and culture.
October 15-21, 2018 - St. Augustine Restaurant Week
St. Augustine, Florida
Take a Tour of St. Augustine’s Independently Owned Restaurants. Dine at 5 Participating Restaurants During the Week & Get $25 Off at a 6th SAiRA Member Restaurant! $20 Lunch Experience - $35 Dinner Experience.
October 16, 2018 Fine Food & Wine Celebration
Pompano Beach, Florida
Enjoy a selection of delectable treats and eats from Pompano Beach's finest restaurants tastefully paired with over 200 fine wines & spirits plus locally crafted brews and rums.
October 18-20, 2018 - PMA Fresh Summit Convention & Expo
Produce Marketing Association event. With 19,000+ industry professionals from 61 countries and nearly 4,000 buyers, Fresh Summit delivered Global Connections, Consumer Insights and Innovative Business Solutions.
October 18-21 & 25-28, 2018 Hillsborough County Fair - Dover, Florida
Antique Tractor, Engine and Equipment Show - Livestock Shows - Swine Sale - Talent Showcase - Kids Cooking Contest, Arts & Crafts - Hay Bale Decorating - Horse Show - Horticulture Competition - Recycled Yard Art - Western Wear Contest - Cow Whip Contest - Entertainment - Much More.
October 19-21, 2018 Annual Boggy Bayou Mullet Fest
This annual event promises a great time for the entire family with entertainment, the highest quality fine art and home hand-crafts and a staggering array of food concessions!
October 20-21, 2018 52nd San Antonio Rattlesnake Festival & Run
San Antonio, Florida
Thomas Promise Foundation welcomes you to the Annual Rattlesnake Festival in Pasco County Fairgrounds in Central Florida. Food, arts & crafts, live music, wildlife, children’s games, and local history are highlighted each year. Family fun and entertainment are a main focus of the event.
October 20-21, 2018 Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival
Coral Gables, Florida
The Annual Coral Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival celebrates with local and international artists, musicians, businesses and designers to promote their work and showcase the diverse and unique flavors that the Hispanic community and all cultures from around the world bring to Coral Gables and the South Florida region.
October 20-21, 2018 49th Annual Seafood Festival - Cedar Key, Florida
This major event features well over 200 arts and crafts exhibits, and great local seafood food in City Park. There will be live musical entertainment at several places around town during the days and nights, and a parade on Saturday morning.
October 20-21, 2018 South Florida Seafood Festival
Key Biscayne, Florida
A celebration of all things seafood and waterfront living, giving people their fill of the freshest, tastiest delicacies of the sea. Set in Miami’s historic Marine Stadium, this seafood festival provides you to able to experience a slice of Florida’s diverse culture. LIVE Caribbean beats, family fun zones, mojitos bars, and more! With over 25+ gourmet seafood culinary partners, this family-oriented event offers attendees the chance to experience some of the freshest seafood featuring dishes from paella, and jambalaya, to lobster rolls and gourmet sushi. As you browse through artisan vendors selling nautical-themed jewelry, art, and decorations, you can also experience live music or take the kids to the festival’s family fun zone, including obstacle courses, surfing challenges, and more!
October 25, 2018 '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.
October 25-28, 2018 Cooters 25th Annual Crab Fest
Clearwater Beach, Florida
Celebrate the opening of Stone Crab Season! Features fresh Florida Stone Crab, Snow Crab, King Crab, Dungeness Crab and more at reduced prices. Huge party under the big tent with live music and drink specials.
October 26, 2018 - Homestead Harvest at Whisper Creek Farm
Grande Lakes, Orlando, Florida
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes is hosting its second annual Homestead Harvest event at Grande Lakes’ own Whisper Creek Farm. The charity culinary event, supporting local sustainable agriculture programs Fleet Farming and Free Mulch Incorporated by Frog Song Organics, will feature a lineup of Florida's most celebrated chefs-- from Iron Chef participant Todd Richards to James Beard Award-winning Norman Van Aken. This event is a collaborative effort to bring awareness to Fleet Farming and Song Frog Organics’ Free Mulch program and their joint missions to shift how Orlando eats.
October 26-28, 2018 Naples Stone Crab Festival - Naples, Florida
An action-packed weekend at various locations on the historic Old Naples Waterfront! Plenty of fresh stone crab claws, live music, events of all kinds, art and a ton of fun activities.
October 26-Nov 3, 2018 Columbia County Fair - Lake City, Florida
Exhibit Buildings, Live Stock Show and Sale; Entertainment and Attractions; much more.
October 27, 2018 St. Marks Stone Crab Festival - St. Marks, Florida
We know fall has arrived when our fishermen start hauling in the Stone Crabs. It is a celebration of the stone crab season opening in October
October 27, 2018 13th Annual Central Florida Veg Fest
Educational exhibits and events. Admission is free! Veg Fest is a family-friendly, alcohol-free, and smoke-free event. Enjoy a diverse cross-section of vegetarian cuisine and lifestyle.
October 31-November 11, 2018 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.
October 14, 2017 CROCtoberfest - St. Augustine, Florida
Celebrate CROCtoberfest with German specialities including bratwurst, sauerkraut, German chocolate cake, potato salad and Sam Adams Octoberfest beer at the zoo's Toucantina. Plus, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Also, face painting for kids. Admission is $22.95 Adults; Kids 3-11 $11.95.
October 28-29, 2017 - 2nd Annual Seafood Festival - Davie, Florida
DATES HAVE CHANGED TO December 16-17, 2017.
October 1, 2016 - Octoberfest at Marlin’s Park - Miami, Florida
South Florida’s biggest Octoberfest returns to Miami once again for it’s third annual year. For the past two years Octoberfest at Marlin’s Park, formerly known as BrickellFest, has executed the city’s most exciting examples of an Octoberfest party. This time, making it’s home at Marlins Park, the festival is set to be the largest and most extravagent illustration of the German tradition this city has ever seen. The event will include authentic German food, live music, carnival rides and games, and of coarse, plenty of different styles of beer to choose from.
October 4, 2016 - Signature Chefs Auction - Melbourne, Florida
An evening of food, drink, entertainment, and live and silent auctions with proceeds benefiting the March of Dimes.
October 5-9, 2016 VeritageMiami Late Harvest - Miami, Florida
Four days of upscale wine and food wonder with craft beers, fine wines, culinary treats, celebrity chefs, one-of-a-kind auction experiences and spirited bidding.
October 8, 2016 Clayton's Crab Company's 4th Annual Seafood Festival - Rockledge, Florida
There will be a huge kids section with lots for kids to do like Panama Pearl's Pirate World Pirate Ship, Home Depot kids workshop, a golf pro, Jr. Mad Scientist, Safari Todd Unlimited will have live reptiles for kids to touch and hold, face painting, and much more. We have 2 live bands performing Micah Read (American Idol) and Coco Locos. We will have a car show, over 50 vendors from around the state of Florida, and lots of food vendors from some of the best restaurants in Brevard such as The Fat Snook and Crush XI. We have over 40 acres of parking with 2 golf carts carrying people from their cars to the festival entrance. This event is kid friendly, free admission and free parking. If you have any questions please call us at 321-639-0161.
October 23, 2016 Trash Fish Fort Myers - Fort Myers, Florida
Join us at Pink Shell Beach Resort – Jack’s Farm to Fork for the debut of Trash Fish Fort Myers! Ten of Fort Myers’ favorite chefs are teaming up for a delicious evening to celebrate underutilized and invasive seafood species. Buy your tickets today to take part in this exclusive meal, learn about the future of sustainable seafood, and connect with leading change makers in the Fort Myers culinary community.
October 4, 2015 9th Annual Sea Turtle Festival - St. Augustine, Florida
Keepers of the Coast host the Annual Sea Turtle Festival from noon to 5 p.m. at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. The family-oriented festival features live music, conservation and wildlife education tables, great food by Dirty Bird Winds, beer from SweetWater brewery and local art work from local artisans. There is a suggested donation of $2 per person and all proceeds fund annual local beach clean-up efforts and summer education programs.
October 18, 2015 Oktoberfest - St. Augustine, Florida
The event, to be held at Francis Field, will kick off at 11AM and conclude at 8PM. Oktoberfest will feature traditional food including bratwurst, sauerkraut, pretzels, as well as German and domestic beers and even desserts. Oktoberfest will also include a stage within a biergarten tent where bands will entertain throughout the day. A wide range of arts and crafts with local and regional significance will be offered, as well as child-related activities to include a bounce house, face painting and other activities for families.
October 24, 2015 6th Annual OceanWise - An Evening for the Estuaries
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
The Friends of the GTM Reserve will be hosting their 5th annual OceanWise - An Evening for the Estuaries. This fund-raiser supports the mission of protecting and preserving our ocean and estuary resources. This exciting event will take place overlooking the Guana River as guests sample sustainable seafood dishes from area restaurants.
October 1-31, 2014 Flavors of Florida’s Historic Coast
Ponte Vedra Beach & St. Augustine, Florida
Chefs on Florida’s Historic Coast are once again making history with signature dishes featuring local favorites and heritage-inspired flavors. From the elegant resorts of Ponte Vedra Beach to the Old World bistros in St. Augustine, dozens of participating restaurants will be presenting prix fixe (fixed price) three-course menus representative of their best culinary skills. Great food, paired with a wide variety of lodging options make October the perfect month to visit Florida’s Historic Coast.
October 4, 2014 Grillin' & Chillin' BBQ Competition
Lake Alfred, Florida
BBQ Competition with cash prizes and trophies. Local crafts and vendors, kids activities, and live entertainment including Joey Foley and the Midnight Clogging Express, Cross Trax, Jeff "Bull" Ferguson, and Acoustic Dos. For more information, or to enter a BBQ Team, become a judge, sponsor or volunteer the public can contact our Parks and Recreation Office at 863-291-5272. Free parking and free admission.
October 11, 2014 The 2014 Big Bend Seafood Festival
October 17-18, 2014 Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival
Panama City, Florida
October 24-26, 2014 John’s Pass Annual Seafood Festival
Madeira Beach, Florida
October 5, 2013 Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Miami, Florida
October 12-13, 2013 The Festival of Chocolate 2013
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Florida's Largest All-Chocolate Event.
October 18-19, 2013 Latin Food & Wine Festival - Orlando, Florida
October 19, 2013 Mighty Mullet Maritime Festival - Panacea, Florida
Beginning in 2014 this is now the Big Bend Seafood Festival.
October 6, 2011 Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce Expo & Culinary Competition - Lauderhill, Florida
October 7-9, 2011 Franklin County Oyster Festival 2011
St. George Island, Florida
EVENT CANCELLED for 2012.
October 15, 2011 North Florida WIne & Food Festival
October 28, 2011 Chefs Gone Wild - Orlando, Florida
Chefs Gone Wild is one of Girl Scouts of Citrus Council's signature fund raisers.
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