2013 FLORIDA - OCTOBER 2013
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS
events still waiting for new dates
October 5, 2013 Annual 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.
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
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
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.