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2014 FLORIDA - OCTOBER 2014
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October 3-5, 2014
36th Annual Destin Seafood Festival
Destin, Florida
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 11-14, 2014  National Frozen & Refrigerated Food Convention
Orlando, Florida
The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention is truly an industry event providing significant, tangible value.

 

October 17-19, 2014  Panama City Beach Seafood & Music Festival
Panama City, Florida
Celebrating seafood, fishing, culinary arts, music, entertainment, arts and culture in Panama City Beach, Florida, with the support of local fishing and seafood industries, local restaurants, local and state sponsors, local and regional business partners, local and state government, civic organizations, local schools, other volunteers and the local community.

October 18-19, 2014  45th 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 24-26, 2014  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 24-26, 2014  John’s Pass Annual Seafood Festival
(domain name expired: www.johnspassfestivals.com )
Madeira Beach, Florida
Juried art show, plenty of fresh local seafood, unique shops, live music, street dance, fishing expo and a children's area.

October 25, 2014  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 27-28, 2014  USA Pavilion at Americas Food & Beverage Show
Miami Beach, Florida
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 31, 2014  10th Annual Downtown Oyster Roast
Apalachicola, Florida
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. Live Music.
 

 

2013 FLORIDA - OCTOBER 2013
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS
events still waiting for new dates

October 5, 2013  Annual Central Florida Peanut Festival
Williston, Florida
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.

October 5, 2013  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 5, 2013  Samuel Adams Octoberfest - Miami, Florida
Enjoy an entire day of of Sam Adams Beer Sampling, local food vendors, live bands, rides & attractions, djs & Octoberfest themed competitions.

October 11-13, 2013  16th 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 12-13, 2013  The Festival of Chocolate 2013
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Florida's Largest All-Chocolate Event features tastes from the best local and regional chocolatiers and confection companies; demonstrations by world renown pastry chefs, chocolate and wine pairings; hands-on classes; a one-of-a-kind chocolate museum; Kids-4-Chocolate workshop;  crazy chocolate contests for children and adults, chocolate game show stage and live professional chocolate showpiece and cake decorating competitions.  And, don't miss Brownie Bingo!

 

October 14-16, 2013  Foodservice Distribution Solutions Conference
Orlando, Florida
The Distribution Solutions Conference is where the industry talks! At this industry-wide conference, you will hear best practices from other distributors, visit top vendors to discuss the latest solutions, and meet peers to build a network of professional contacts who share the same challenges you do. You get face-to-face contact with hundreds of companies, meet leaders from across the industry, and find solutions that make your company more competitive.

October 18-19, 2013  Latin Food & Wine Festival - Orlando, Florida
Come and enjoy live music and delicious Latin cuisine.

October 18-20, 2013  Boggy Bayou Mullet Fest - Niceville, Florida
The 37th 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 19, 2013  Grovetoberfest: Miami's Beer Festival - Miami, Florida
Beer enthusiasts from all over will converge at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove for Grovetoberfest - a festival that allows guests to sample over 200 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.

October 19, 2013  3rd Annual Stone Crab Eating Contest
Marathon, Florida
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. The entry fee is $20 per contestant until Oct. 1 and $25 per person after that date. Contestants must be at least 18 years old.

October 19, 2013  Mighty Mullet Maritime Festival - Panacea, Florida
Featuring maritime demonstrations and exhibits, antique boats, lots of arts and crafts vendors, seafood, children's games, crowning of Festival King and Queen, and the fabulous Mullet Cook-Off, separate amateur and professional contests.

October 19, 2013  47th Annual Rattlesnake and Music Festival - San Antonio, Florida
R.A.G.E. (Rattlesnake and Gopher Enthusiasts) welcomes you to the 47th  Annual Rattlesnake Festival in the beautiful San Antonio City Park in Central Florida.

October 21-26, 2013  St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival
St. Augustine, Florida
Spanish culture permeates the colonial city. Spanish wine distributors as well as local and regional restaurants will provide a celebration of heritage foods, wine, dance and culture.

Oct 23-25, 2013  2nd Int’l Conference & Exhibition on Probiotics & Functional Foods     Orlando, Florida
Probiotics-2013 Conference is encouraging student and young scientist participation as we have “Student Poster Award” and “Young Scientist Challenge Trophy”.  The event serves as a meeting ground for scientists in the broad areas of Probiotics and Food Technology. This conference aims to bring together academic scientists, leading engineers, industry researchers and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Probiotics and Food Technology, and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

October 24-27, 2013  Cooters 20th 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, 2013  8th Annual Central Florida Veg Fest - Orlando, Florida
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 26-27, 2013  Edible Garden Festival - Coral Gables, Florida
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.  Join us for a weekend full of delicious food, cooking demonstrations from South Florida’s most loved chefs, gardening demonstrations, edible garden workshops, lectures and tours, hands-on educational activities and more.  And don’t miss our fall inspired activities! Including, our annual Scarecrow Competition and Pumpkin Patch and the Fall Beer Garden!

October 28-29, 2013  17th Americas Food & Beverage Show & Conference
Miami Beach, Florida
The largest Americas-focused trade show in the hemisphere for the F&B industry.  Explore and sample the largest selection of foods and beverages from around the world catering to the taste of the Americas. Attendance: 6,200.

 

2011 FLORIDA - OCTOBER 2011
Food Festivals and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

events still waiting for new dates

October 6, 2011 Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce Expo & Culinary Competition - Lauderhill, Florida
Broward County Technical Schools - Sheridan, McFatter and Atlantic will compete during the 8th Annual Business Expo.  Students will receive common ingredients and must incorporate additional items from a "mystery basket" in their dishes.  The theme is "South Florida Flavors".  Admission to the event is FREE.

October 7-9, 2011  Franklin County Oyster Festival 2011
St. George Island, Florida
The St. George Island Business Association has cancelled the 2012 Franklin County Oyster Festival due to the uncertainty of having enough of our oysters available at the time of the festival.  We wish to back the efforts of the Franklin County Seafood Workers Association to gain support from the State of Florida for studies of the Apalachicola Bay in order to bring it back to its previous production levels.
(also: http://sgibusinesses.com/oyster-spat.aspx )

October 15, 2011  North Florida WIne & Food Festival
Tallahassee, Florida
The North Florida Wine & Food Festival has been merged with Old School's Fanconi Anemia fundraiser September event this year. Thanks to all of you who have supported the FSU Dedman School of Hospitality.

October 22, 2011  Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival - Coral Gables, Fla
This year will presented "Taste of Culture", a VIP Pabillion featuring culinary local Chef's, showing the diverse flavor and traditional food and a wine tasting. Latin Lounge, latin rhythms in a nice atmosphere.

October 28, 2011  Chefs Gone Wild - Orlando, Florida
Chefs Gone Wild is one of Girl Scouts of Citrus Council's signature fund raisers. The event gives local renowned chefs the opportunity to support Girl Scouts by showcasing their best appetizers and desserts.

 

2010 FLORIDA - OCTOBER 2010
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

events still waiting for new dates

October 30, 2010  ChocoVine Wine Tasting - Bradenton, Florida
The perfect blend of Dutch Chocolate and fine Cabernet wine!  ChocoVine is a fine French Cabernet subtly combined with a rich dark chocolate from Holland, paired together to create a decadent silky smooth drink. It can be served on the rocks or as the main ingredient to an array of sinful cocktails.  Come and taste this fine dessert wine and ChocoVine's newest flavor, ChocoVine Raspberry.

 

2008 FLORIDA - OCTOBER 2008
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

events still waiting for new dates

October 10-13, 2008  New Smyrna Beach Uncorked
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
A food and wine event.

 

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