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August 31-Sept 4, 2017 - 8th Annual Key West BrewFest - Key West, Florida

August 31-Nov 13, 2017  Epcot Int’l Food & Wine Festival - Lake Buena Vista, FL


September 1-3, 2017
26th Annual Greek Festival
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Greek food & pastries, dancers & music, silent auction, craft booths … all at the Emerald Coast Convention Center!

September 1-30, 2017
Flavor Palm Beach
Palm Beach, Florida
Experience cuisine that defines the art of dining in South Florida. Now is your chance to discover new restaurants and enjoy all your favorites at a discounted price!

September 5-10, 2017  42nd Joint Tomato Conference - Naples, Florida
Florida Tomato Committee and Florida Tomato Exchange.

September 8-10, 2017  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.

September 15, 2017  Annual Grapes for Grades - Hollywood, Florida
The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presents the Annual Grapes for Grades, benefiting the Hollywood Florida Scholarship Foundation.  Enjoy fine wines, live jazz, silent auction, and tantalizing food.


September 15-16, 2017
Taste of the Beach
Pensacola, Florida
Pensacola's Celebrity Chefs will spice up the food and crowds on Saturday at Pensacola Beach’s biggest culinary event in September, and you’re invited! The 9th Annual Taste of the Beach will take place Friday evening, with a special VIP dinner presented by four Pensacola Beach chefs. And the fun will continue all day Saturday with cook offs, cooking demonstrations, a chef challenge, sample tastings and live concerts.  Entry is free for Saturday’s day-long festival, with 22 beach restaurants showcasing their signature dishes for $5 each.

September 15-16, 2017 - 9th Annual Smokin' Pig BBQ Fest
Lake City, Florida
Annual Smokin' Pig BBQ Fest at the Columbia County Fairgrounds.

September 15-17, 2017 - Food Industry Truck Driving Championship
Orlando, Florida
IFDA (International Foodservice Distributors Association) Truck Driving Championship.  This is the only national-level competition held for the food distribution industry. Drivers representing foodservice distributors, foodservice manufacturers with private fleets, retail/wholesale distributors, self-distributing retail supermarket companies, and other types of food companies across North America gather to compete each year.  Reward your best drivers and take your company's safety program to the next level by participating in this premier food industry championship.

September 15-Oct 15, 2017  WineDine Key West - Key West, Florida
Cuisine connoisseurs can enjoy multicourse prix fixe meals at as many as 30 Key West restaurants during WineDine KeyWest, billed as the island's first restaurant month.  The culinary celebration was "cooked up" by the team behind the popular annual Key West Food & Wine Festival to promote fine dining and showcase the flavors of Key West.  During WineDine KeyWest, Certonio said 30 participating restaurants are to offer three-course meals priced at approximately $20 per person for lunch and $35 per person for dinner.  Restaurants include casual waterfront spots, trendy bistros, eateries specializing in fresh Florida Keys seafood and award-winning gourmet emporiums.  Diners can register free at the website which details the featured restaurants and their menus, as well as other local businesses from spas to lodging properties and boutiques with enticing offers for event participants. An additional website section introduces diners to the Florida Keys chefs behind the selected restaurants' fare.

September 19, 2017  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. VIP entry at 5pm, Silent Auction closes at 8PM and LIVE auction at 8:15. Chef Demos and Interactive Art Projects throughout the night.  Tickets are on sale now! $60 for General Admission and $85 for VIP. Bring a group of friends and receive a discount - (4) General Admission Tickets for $200 or (4) VIP Tickets for $300!

September 25-26, 2017  21st Americas Food & Beverage Show & Conference - Miami Beach, Florida
Miami Beach Convention Center.  The trade show and conference has been helping small-to-mid size companies looking to import and export in the food and beverage industry for two decades. 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 or contacting the World Trade Center Miami office at 305-871-7910.  Attendance: 10,500.

September 25-26, 2017 - USA Pavilion at Americas Food & Beverage Show - Miami, 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.

September 29-October 1, 2017  Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival
Pensacola, Florida
Treat your taste buds to a variety of dishes from carefully selected food vendors bordering the park. Enjoy foods such as grilled conch, seafood gumbo, oyster croquettes, soft shell crab, coconut shrimp, Caribbean crab cakes, and more.  With more than 130 arts and crafts vendors, the Pensacola Seafood Festival is also one of the largest arts and crafts fairs in Northwest Florida. Live music, cooking demonstrations, a 5K run/walk, a cost-friendly children’s area, and other activities located in Bartram Park.

September 29-October 7, 2017  Baker County Fair - Macclenny, Florida
Steer Show and Sale; Youth Beef Show; Youth Dairy Show; Cross Bred Heifer Show; Poultry Show; Youth Goat Show; Swine Show and Sale; Rabbit Show; Youth Sheep Show; Horticulture; Home Arts; Pagent; Entertainment; much more.


2016 FLORIDA - September 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

September 5, 2016 - South Florida Auto Food Fest - Miami, Florida
Food Truck Exhibition – place where food truck enthusiast gather to sample products from some of the best food trucks, meet celebrity chefs & enjoy live entertainment.  The South Florida Auto Food Fest “Food Truck Food Contest” is a food contest where specially selected chefs and the public chooses the best food truck in 10 separate categories. The categories include Best Appetizer, Sandwich, Soup, Salad, Entrée, Side Dish, Desert, Drink, Overall, & People’s Choice. Food Trucks / Vendors are not required to participate in the Food Truck Food Contest.

September 28, 2016  Signature Chefs Auction - Bonita Springs, Florida
An evening of food, drink, entertainment, and live and silent auctions with proceeds benefiting the March of Dimes. Guests will be sampling exquisite wines and spirits, sumptuous samplings from our 30 Signature Chefs, and auction dining packages that will surpass your expectations.


2014 FLORIDA - September 2014

events still waiting for new dates

September 7, 2014  Share Our Strength's Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry - Aventura, Florida
Join us for the Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry at Aventura Mall and enjoy baked goods from South Florida's best bakeries and restaurants!  Funds raised by nationwide Bake Sales support Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, which is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day.

September 12-13, 2014  Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival
Tampa Bay, Florida
The Mission of the Tampa Bay Food & Wine Experience is to create and execute a world-class level wine, spirits, and food-based festival to garner local, national, and international attention for the Central Florida marketplace.

September 13, 2014  Jackfruit Festival - Coral Gables, Florida
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden will once again celebrate one of the most intriguing of tropical fruits, the jackfruit. Participants will learn about its enticing taste and curious fragrance, how to grow it, and what varieties most suit differing tastes.  We will have recognized speakers presenting information on planting and pruning, pollination and the variety of cultivars available in South Florida. Tree sales and cultivar tasting follows the presentations.  Tropical Fruit Program volunteers clean and evaluate jackfruit during the jackfruit season. Flesh from each cultivar is carefully labeled and frozen for sampling. Following the ‘Just Jackfruit' lectures participants will taste fruit from a wide range of flavors.  (Jackfruit Facts & Photos)

September 17, 2014  Signature Chefs Auction -  Hollywood, Florida
An evening of food, drink, entertainment, and live and silent auctions with proceeds benefiting the March of Dimes. Guests will be sampling exquisite wines and spirits, sumptuous samplings from our 30 Signature Chefs, and auction dining packages that will surpass your expectations.


2013 FLORIDA - September 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

September 28, 2013  LauderdaleFest - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The First Annual Lauderdale Fest kicks off  as we celebrate the German tradition of Oktoberfest...Las Olas style. Join us for live music, DJs, delicious food, contests and raffles and our course beer, beer and more BEER!


2012 FLORIDA - September 2012

events still waiting for new dates

September 14-16, 2012  11th Miami Int’l Wine Fair - Miami, Florida
One of the leading wine trade shows in the United States.  This year anticipates to see thousands of visitors from around the country, including distributors from every state, major retail chains and a vast number of local restaurateurs / independent wine shops all in search of exciting products to add to their portfolios.  Conversely, an estimated 300 wineries representing 16 countries from around the world - seeking new wholesale channels to sell their wines - are expected to exhibit.

September 22, 2012  World Beer Festival St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Florida
Presented by All About Beer Magazine, the World Beer Festivals are among the premier beer events in the country, with sampling of beers from over 100 breweries, education, and the best local music and food. Part of the proceeds will benefit a local cause.

September 22, 2012
Bonefish Grill Grand Opening Fundraiser for Second Harvest
Orlando, Florida
Bonefish Grill cordially invites you to attend a special Second Harvest fundraising event celebrating the opening of Bonefish Grill. Enjoy samples of Bonefish Grill's signature appetizers, market-fresh fish and wood-grilled specialties. Additional tastings include libations like specialty martinis, bar-fresh cocktails, craft beers and adventorous wines. For your $35 ticket you get to sample all the food on the menu and you get two of their signature drinks of your choice. $35 per person – all proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

September 22-24, 2012  PMQ's Orlando Pizza Show - Orlando, Florida
PMQ's Orlando Pizza Show is located within the 2012 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and includes the American Pizza Championship. Reserve your space now for the Southeast's largest pizza show.


Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

events still waiting for new dates

September 23-25, 2011  IberWine - Miami, Florida
A showcase for the wines of Spain, Portugal and Latin America.

September 24, 2011  Tallahassee Food Festival - Tallahassee, Florida
Restaurants and eateries of all types providing bottomless samples of food and beverage. Celebrity chef competitions and eating contests. A bistro station and the indoor tailgate area for college game day, with beer and wings. The Kid's Kitchen offers young ones a chance to experiment with kid-friendly recipes. Arts and crafts and the gourmet dining area will appeal to the true foodie's exceptional palate.

September 24, 2011  Southern Charm Wine and Food Gala
Tampa, Florida
Please join us at this incredible evening of fine wines, fine food and fine friends as we support more than fifty-three charitable organizations registered with the Greater Brandon Community Foundation.


Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

events still waiting for new dates

September 11, 2010  RCA SE Region Pre-Show Networking Event
Orlando, Florida
Research Chefs Association. 'Florida Restaurant Show' RCA Southeastern Pre-Show Networking Event Join the RCA Southeastern Region for this pre-show networking function.

September 22-24, 2010  InterBev 2010 - Orlando, Florida
America's premier beverage event.


2009 FLORIDA - September 2009

events still waiting for new dates

Sept 29-Oct 1, 2009  Annual Alcohol Responsibility Conference
Orlando, Florida

September 30, 2009  Seafood Feast & Expo
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida


2008 FLORIDA - September 2008

events still waiting for new dates

September 12-14, 2008  Southern Breeze Wine + Culinary Festival
Santo Rosa Beach, Florida
Our 2009 EVENT IS POSTPONED TO 2010. Please sign up for updates by email regarding our events. We look forward to seeing you in the future!

September 27, 2008  Festival de Sabores (Festival of Flavors)
Orlando, Florida
A Festival of Flavors featuring a wide variety of food and beverages representing the gastronomic cultures of Latin America and Spain.




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