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2024 FLORIDA - APRIL 2024
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

(see also: 2023  -  2022  -  2020  -  2019  -  2017  -  2016  -  2015)


March 10-May 21, 2024
Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival - Tampa, Florida


April , 2024
BBQ & Bluegrass Hoot ‘n’ Annie - Venice, Florida
NO EVENT FOR 2024.  Fox Lea Farm in Venice. This will be the reveal event for Bobby Q’s often talked about by seldom-seen wife “Annie”. Her debut will offer a three-course BBQ dinner prepared by champion pitmaster Dana Hillis and bluegrass entertainment by the award-winning Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper. A must for all barbecue and bluegrass lovers.

April 4-14, 2024 - Clay County Agricultural Fair
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Livestock Shows; Entertainment; 4H / FFA Youth Agricultural Shows and Competitions; Hog Calling Contest; Husband Calling Contest; Early Florida Village; Entertainment; much more.

April 5-6, 2024  UNwineD - Panama City, Florida
This award-winning event takes place at Aaron Bessant Park and features craft beer, spirits and wine from around the world, culinary creations by the region's leading chefs and a Southern garden party. Indulge in tailor-made travel - you’ll find everything from championship golf courses, spas, and sporting events to award-winning restaurants and diverse recreational excursions, all with the naturally beautiful backdrop of Panama City Beach. This is a perfect place for families, couples, and adventure seekers alike.


April 5-7, 2024  Bonita Springs Food Truck and Music Festival
Bonita Springs, Florida
From local favorites to unique culinary delights, our food trucks have something to satisfy every palate. But that’s not all! As you savor the food, enjoy a variety of musical performances by talented local artists. No matter your musical preference, we’ve got a beat for you.

April 5-13, 2024  Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show
Brooksville, Florida

April 5-14, 2024  103rd Annual Lake County Fair - Eustis, Florida
Mission: To provide an agricultural and educational showcase that celebrates the accomplishments of Lake County Life.

April 6, 2024  WhiskyFest - Tampa, Florida
WhiskyFest is the longest running whisky festival in the country.  WhiskyFest offers you the opportunity to taste from a selection of more than 350 whiskies from around the world; many of them rare and exclusive. Meet the whisky makers at their booths to learn first-hand how the whiskies are made. Take some time to enjoy the never-ending gourmet buffet.

April 6-7, 2024  41st St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival
St. Augustine, Florida
Get ready to eat great seafood; tap your toes to live music, and then stroll through more than 100 arts and crafts exhibitors. These are just a few of the highlights of the St Augustine Lions Seafood Festival, presented by Winn Dixie. Featuring tons of delicious seafood, outstanding music and affordable arts & crafts, Families enjoy the Zone, Spanish Landing and Pirate Village. Friday night is Jazz night. Saturday and Sunday feature a range of Americana music. Characters, Actors, Rides, Magic Shows, Pirate Fun, Super Heros & Princesses and more fun are awaiting you. NO pets.   Attendance: 20,000.

April 8-11, 2024  Seatrade Cruise Global - Miami Beach, Florida
Seatrade Cruise Global is the Cruise Industry's Premier Global Event. It is the only event guaranteed to bring together every facet of the business including cruise lines, suppliers, travel agents and partners. As the epicenter of the cruise industry, Seatrade Cruise Global features exhibitors and attendees from around the world; a multi-track conference program headlined by the industry's most knowledgeable speakers; and the State of the Global Cruise Industry keynote.

April 9-10, 2024 - Yogurt & Cultured Innovation Conference
Clearwater, Florida
A dynamic, information-rich meeting focused exclusively on the information that yogurt and cultured dairy product professionals need. Learn about the most recent developments in the category and be inspired by new ideas as you network with industry peers and respected experts.

April 9-10, 2024  Ice Cream Technology Conference
Clearwater, Florida
The Ice Cream Technology Conference is the premier event for ice cream and frozen dessert professionals and is the only meeting that focuses specifically on innovations in frozen dessert research, technology and new market trends. It provides unique opportunities to learn from experts on food safety, labeling and regulations that affect the industry. Ice Cream Tech is the place to learn and share, and to engage in an open exchange among participants and experts on technical and practical processing issues in the ice cream and frozen dessert industry. The conference features networking opportunities, hands-on sessions and product tasting, including the annual Innovative Ice Cream Flavor Competition.

April 11-14, 2024  37th Annual Sandestin Wine Festival
Sandestin, Florida
Take part in Sandestin wine tastings showcasing more than 800 domestic and international wines. Wine novices are able to learn more about wines and sample from a comprehensive selection including the finest appellations from all major producing countries in all varieties, styles and price ranges. Wine aficionados enjoy meeting winemakers, asking detailed questions and acquiring hard-to-get selections.  (also: )

April 12, 2024  Orange Bowl Food and Wine Celebration
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The Orange Bowl's annual signature wine and food event showcasing more than 30 of South Florida’s finest restaurants and chefs featuring live entertainment throughout the evening. Benefits Make-A-Wish Southern Florida, Special Olympics Florida and Orange Bowl Leadership Academy.

April 13-14, 2024  5th Annual Treasure Coast Ribs Wings and Music Festival - Ft. Pierce, Florida
Hutchinson Island.  A family-friendly extravaganza.  Prepare to feast on a wide array of succulent BBQ ribs and a variety of chicken wings, each coated in mouthwatering sauces that promise a burst of flavours with every bite. The festival will also serve up an impressive selection of side dishes and refreshing beverages to ensure no one goes home hungry.  Live Music; Kid's Zond; Local Artisan and Art vendors; and More.

April 14, 2024  18th Annual Deering Seafood Festival - Miami, Florida
Deering Estate.  A magical celebration for all ages with Florida's freshest seafood, on-going live entertainment, cooking demos with local celebrity chefs, historic tours, Artist Village etc.  Attendance: 8,000.

April 15-17, 2024  Coquina Beach Seafood & Music Festival
Coquina Beach, Florida
Fresh Seafood, Live Music and Arts & Crafts.

April 16-19, 2024  Food + Beverage Environmental Conference
Miramar Beach, Florida
The premier environmental event for the food industry, bringing together senior environmental managers from food and beverage companies to share their experiences with sustainable practices, environmental compliance, new technologies and approaches.

April 19, 2024  Veritage Miami: Interactive Dinner - Miami, Florida
Celebrity chefs and premier wineries take center stage at this exclusive immersive experience, leading guests on a unique culinary adventure. Food maestros conduct live, in-person master classes, as guests cook with them. Their gourmet meals are complemented by the finest bottles chosen by leading wineries. The spirited VeritageMiami auction offers the chance to secure exclusive experiences, hard-to-find culinary treasures, exquisite spirits, fine wines, rare fashion and other coveted items.

April 19-21, 2024  Pompano Beach Seafood Festival
Pompano Beach, Florida
On the Beach. Every kind of seafood imaginable, huge art & crafts display area and fabulous music.

April 20-21, 2024  13th Annual Fort Pierce Oyster Festival
Fort Pierce, Florida
Along the waterfront in downtown Fort Pierce at Veterans Memorial Park & River Walk Center.  This two-day festival celebrates the Fort Pierce Waterfront and all of its bounty with delicious oysters, tasty seafood dishes and landlubber foods, live music & entertainment with a bevy of merchandise and arts & craft vendors.  FREE Parking at the City Parking Garage.  Festival Hours: Saturday ?10am to 6pm & Sunday 10am to 4pm  Attendance: 8,000.

April 21, 2024  Heritage Fire - Tampa, Florida
Heritage Fire is a three-hour live-fire event focused on education and delivering moments of culinary awakening. Taking place in 14 cities, the walk-around reception features an all-inclusive bacchanal feast paired with thoughtful bites prepared by some of the most critically acclaimed kitchens in each market, with products from locally sourced farms and sponsors. The festivities includes fun and interactive activations, as well as the crowning of your city’s Heritage Hero.

April 25, 2024  29th Annual Taste of Key West - Key West, Florida
Truman Waterfront.  Visiting gourmets can find Key West chefs specializing in seafood, tropical and Caribbean flavors, European delicacies, vegetarian dishes and more. From 6:00 – 9:00 PM when the island’s top culinary professionals gather to produce Taste of Key West.  Chefs from more than 50 local restaurants and catering companies are to showcase their specialties at the open-air event.  Proceeds benefit AIDS Help.

April 26-28, 2024  Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival
Pensacola, Florida
Seville Square & Fountain Park.  The event is one of the largest crawfish boils in the state and features thousands of pounds of boiled crawfish in addition to other traditional Cajun and Creole fare such as red beans & rice, crawfish pie, boudin balls, and even fried gator tails.

April 27, 2024  Florida Taco Battle, A Fiesta Affair!
Boca Raton, Florida
Florida Taco Battle, A Fiesta Affair! is combining with the Florida Wing and Dessert Battle, A Blazing & Sweet Affair!  6 PM to 10 PM in Sanborn Square Park in downtown Boca Raton.  We will host Florida’s Top Taco Contenders to compete at this year’s A Fiesta Affair! Each chef will showcase their best taco creations and compete for Judge’s pick for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Best Florida Taco Master, while the community votes with their wooden chip for Best Florida Taco Champion. Guests will be face-to-face with Florida’s Top Chefs and will enjoy UNLIMITED Craft Beers, Fine Wines, Seasonal Spirits, Live Entertainment, Retail Bazaar and view a prestigious team of Master Judge’s.

April 28, 2024  Sweet Corn Fiesta - West Palm Beach, Florida
South Florida Fairgrounds.  A celebration of Palm Beach County sweet corn spring growing season and those who make it happen. Live music, kids rides, lots of family fun, and of course...the sweetest corn in the world!

April 28, 2024  27th Annual Taste of St. Augustine
St. Augustine, Florida
Pairs great food with great music. St. Augustine's finest restaurants offer samples of their signature dishes as they compete for the coveted T.O.St.A. and People's Choice Awards.

April 29-30, 2024  American Pie Council National Pie Championships
Orlando, Florida
The best pie makers are returning to Orlando this year competing to earn the title best in the nation! Commercial and independent bakeries from throughout North American will be entering hundreds of pies in more than 30 flavor categories from sweet to savory. Be a part of the competition! Enter your pie(s) as a commercial or independent bakery. Lend your refined pie palate and be a judge. Or show your support and volunteer, taking home a free luscious pie for your efforts!

2023 FLORIDA - APRIL 2023
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events waiting for new dates

April 1-2, 2023 - Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Celebration
Dania Beach, Florida
Arts and seafood celebration sponsored by Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency.

April 14-16, 2023  Punta Gorda Shrimp & Music Festival
Punta Gorda, Florida

April 26-28, 2023  RCI Spring Regional Conference
Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Florida
Retail Confectioners International.  Getaway to sunny Florida and discover untapped potential for your business! Learn from  a mix of education, confectionery tours and connection opportunities at RCI’s Spring Regional Conference.

2022 FLORIDA - APRIL 2022
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events waiting for new dates

April 1-3, 2022 - Naples Blues & BBQ Festival - Naples, Florida

April 22-24, 2022  Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival
Tampa, Florida
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park adjacent to the Tampa Musuem of Art, site of the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts.  The event will be a unique blending of food, music and visual entertainment. Attendees can enjoy menus of delectable foods all cooked onsite by local restaurants and food purveyors.  Seafood dishes include such ingredients as mahi, stone crabs and grouper, all using local and sustainable ocean resources. Meat and vegetarian entrees also are offered, along with a diverse list of side dishes and desserts. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are offered.  While enjoying your meal, sit back and relax to music!  Musical entertainment consists of live on-stage performances by creative and talented musicians from both the local and regional circuit.

2020 FLORIDA - APRIL 2020
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events waiting for new dates

April 3-4, 2020  Rotary Club 42nd Annual Catfish Festival
Crescent City, Florida
The festival is more than catfish dinners (although the catfish fingerlings and filet sandwiches are a good reason to come). There is live music entertainment Friday night and all day Saturday; games for the kids; arts and crafts vendors; and a parade. If catfish is not your thing, we have burgers, hotdogs, chicken fingers, fresh strawberry shortcake, and even frog legs and swamp cabbage!  Come on out to Crescent City for a day of food and fun and support a great cause while you are doing it!  Attendance: 20,000.

April 4, 2020  Apalachicola Art Walk & Wine - Apalachicola, Florida
Art in all forms will be woven in and around picturesque downtown Apalachicola where artists and musicians will be showing, selling and demonstrating their talents.The festivities continue into the evening with a wine tasting at 1-4:00pm. Afterwards, area chefs will prepare dishes at their restaurants paired with special wines.

April 16, 2020  Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Palm Beach, Florida
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.

April 18-19, 2020 - Spring Garden Festival and 40th Annual Spring Plant Sale - Coral Gables, Florida
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.  Come and see what’s growing at Fairchild during our annual celebration of spring, local foods and the gorgeous gardens they grow in, and then take home spectacular plants from our 38th Annual Spring Plant Sale. And, as a special treat this year, learn about the charismatic world of butterflies at our annual Butterfly Days!  Celebrate the season with crisp and refreshing spring brews and summer ales in our Spring Beer Garden, sponsored by Whole Foods Market.  Gather new tips and recipes from local chefs at a culinary demonstration, all with a sweet twist. Chefs will be highlighting honey in their recipes. Discover Fairchild’s Edible Garden, lush and delicious with peppers and chilies, perfect for preparing your garden for the summer.  Enjoy hands-on scientific activities, as well as, culinary demonstrations for kids and families.  Shop the Annual Spring Plant Sale with thousands of plants from Fairchild’s nursery and local plant vendors.  Shop local vendors array of vegetables, herbs, handmade foods and artisan products.


2019 FLORIDA - APRIL 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events waiting for new dates

April 4-7, 2019 - Levy County Fair - Williston, Florida

April 5-7, 2019 - Palm Beach County Seafood & Music Festival
Jupiter, Florida
While enjoying your meal and drinks, listen to the captivating sounds of live musical performances on stage by some of Florida’s and the region’s top musical talents from such genres as R&B, jazz, rock, reggae and Caribbean sounds. There will also be a wonderful marketplace of arts and crafts, gourmet food items and specialty products.

2017 FLORIDA - APRIL 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

April 13-24, 2017  Brevard County Fair - Melbourne, Florida

April 15, 2017  Spring Beer Fest - Pinellas Park, Florida
200+ Craft Beers available to taste!  Craft Ales from USA & Europe, including Florida Beers.  Also Ciders & Meads.  Our beautiful beer-garden setting on Cross Bayou is 90% Under Cover.  Tickets include a Souvenir Tasting Glass and Food.  Pre-Sale Tickets $50. Admission at the gate: $65   Dunedin Doggie Rescue Fundraiser will be hosted at the event!  Fun raffles and prizes!

April 22, 2017  10th Annual PigOut 'n Deerfield
Deerfield Beach, Florida
A Bar-B-Q competition that includes Backyard & Professional Cookers. Categories are Chicken, Ribs, Brisket and Pork. Judges determine the winner in each category but everyone attending has the opportunity to sample each cookers’ entries and vote for the People’s Choice Winner. SingOut@PigOut spotlights singing talent from Deerfield public and private schools competing for prizes and trophies from 10:30am to Noon. Live bands entertain throughout the day, A Kid’s Corner with face painting, balloon twister and bounce house keep the children entertained. Adult & soft drinks and water available for purchase, Vendors will be exhibiting their products throughout the day.

2016 FLORIDA - APRIL 2016

events still waiting for new dates

April 30-May 1, 2016  Discover the Food Festival - Tampa, Florida
Florida State Fair Grounds.  The event is an expansion of the Food Truck Festival that has been held at the Fairgrounds annually for the past three years. While food trucks still will be featured, this year’s Festival includes offerings from buzzy new restaurants as well as tried and true area eateries and caterers – and the return of some Florida State Fair favorites. The Discover the Food Festival also will highlight multicultural cuisine including authentic Indian and Caribbean flavors. Attendees are encouraged to sample a new ethnic dish and perhaps find a new favorite.  Radio Crime, Tampa Bay’s premiere classic rock band, will headline the event. Entertainment also will include cultural celebrations and a children's story time  The popular Kid’s Fun Zone with an inflatable slide, bounce houses and more will make a return appearance.


2015 FLORIDA - APRIL 2015
Food Shows & Local Food, Beer and Wine Event

events still waiting for new dates

April 10-11, 2015  2015 Pie Learning Center - Orlando, Florida
In 2015 the American Pie Council will be concentrating on making great pies even better in the pie industry, restaurants and at home.  We will be concentrating our efforts at the 2015 Pie Learning Center.  If you'd like to be a better pie baker, attend the Pie Learning Center.

April 18-19, 2015  The Festival of Chocolate 2015 - Tampa, 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!



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