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

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September 1-5, 2016
7th Annual Key West BrewFest
Key West, Florida
The Southernmost Hotel Collection has teamed up with the Key West Sunrise Rotary of the Conch Republic to host Key West BrewFest.  All proceeds to benefit the Rotary Club and their charitable efforts.  Events from beer dinners, beer brunches, happy hour parties, pool parties, late-night parties, seminars and the Signature Tasting Festival Event are some of the great activities we have on tap for you! And, try tasting almost 200 beers in one weekend!

September 1-30, 2016  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 2-4, 2016 - 25th Annual Greek Festival
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Greek food & pastries, dancers & music, silent auction, craft booths … all at the Emerald Coast Convention Center!

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 6-11, 2016  41st Joint Tomato Conference
Naples, Florida
Florida Tomato Committee and Florida Tomato Exchange.

September 8, 2016  Flavors of Miami - Miami, Florida
Flavors is a culinary experience that goes beyond the traditional gala and provides each table of attendees with a local chef who will prepare a multi-course dinner tableside. The meal that is delivered will showcase the signature dishes of our culinary experts and take you beyond the usual restaurant fare. Unleash your inner "foodie" and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.


September 8-11, 2016
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.  (also: )

September 14-Nov 14, 2016  Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Explore marketplaces featuring regional foods, wines, and beers. Learn from renowned chefs and winemakers at special programs and demonstrations, and sample the finest cuisine from around the globe.

September 16, 2016  14th Annual Grapes for Grades
Hollywood, Florida
The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presents the 12th Annual Grapes for Grades, benefiting the Hollywood Florida Scholarship Foundation.  Enjoy fine wines, live jazz, silent auction, and tantalizing food.

September 16-17, 2016  8th Annual Smokin' Pig BBQ Fest
Lake City, Florida
Annual Smokin' Pig BBQ Fest at the Columbia County Fairgrounds.

September 16-18, 2016 - 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 16-Oct 16, 2016  WineDine KeyWest - 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 20, 2016  Fine Food & Wine - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Evening of Fine Food & Wine at the Sheraton Suites.   Please join us for this fabulous evening with food prepared on-site by 25-30 of our finest South Florida chefs. You will also enjoy equally fine wines provided by several of South Florida’s best wine distributors and also this year we will have beer distributors.

September 23-24, 2016  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, Sept. 23, with a special VIP dinner presented by four Pensacola Beach chefs. And the fun will continue all day Saturday, Sept. 24, 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 23-25, 2016  Annual Marine Flea Market & Seafood Festival
West Palm Beach, Florida
At the South Florida Fairgrounds. 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.

September 24, 2016  Food Truck Wars - Winter Haven, Florida
40 Gourmet Food Trucks from all over the State compete in 6 categories. The competition includes the Corny Award, People’s Choice Award, Top Sales, Ticket Taker, Delectable Dessert and Casual Cuisine. There are always new trucks debuting and previous round participants seeking revenge. Foodies have a chance to vote on cuisines from Latin America, British, Caribbean, Gourmet Desserts and everything in between.

September 26-27, 2016  20th 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.

Sept 26-27, 2016  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 27-29, 2016  Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show 2016
Orlando, Florida
The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show is the only comprehensive industry event devoted to the Southeast U.S. restaurant, foodservice and hospitality market. The show will provide you with the strategic forum to demonstrate your food products, technology and equipment as well as discuss service solutions with current customers and new prospects.

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.

September 30-Oct 1, 2016  20th Annual Florida Scallop & Music 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: )

September 30-October 2, 2016  38th 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!

September 30-October 8, 2016  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.


2015 FLORIDA - September 2015

events still waiting for new dates

September 30-Oct 2, 2016  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.


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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