2014 FLORIDA - OCTOBER 2014
Food Festivals and Local Food, Beer & Wine Events
(see also: 2013 - 2011 - 2010 - 2008)
October 3-5, 2014
36th 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 4, 2014 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, 2014 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 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 5, 2014 17th Annual Arts & Olive Festival
Redwood City, California
The celebration brings together more than 80 vendors consisting of some of the olive industry’s top experts to provide the community with olive education, olive and olive oil tasting, olive related products, and an abundance of quality art works and gifts. The event benefits student scholarships.
October 11-14, 2014 National Frozen & Refrigerated Food Convention
The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention is truly an industry event providing significant, tangible value.
October 12-18, 2014 National Bulk Foods Week - Nationwide
October 13-17, 2014 National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
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, 2014 4th 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 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
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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
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.