Fall is a Delicious Time in Florida! Check out these Fun Fall Food Festivals
Fall is the perfect time to get a group of foodie friends together and GO #MakeSomedayHappen. Celebrate life at these delicious Fall Food Festivals around Florida. I call these GO Events as I hope they inspire you to GO Epicurista!
Don’t put off your fun life to someday. GO today!”
1.GO Eat & Drink Around the World!
The 19th annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is the ultimate food and wine festival in Florida, with 53 days of food, wine and fun. Now through Monday November 10, it features cooking and beverage seminars, celebrity chefs, special events, Eat to the Beat Concerts with top bands, and of course the most popular food and wine pairings to explore at over 25 marketplace booths. The new Patagonia marketplace combining the flavors of Argentina and Chile and returning favorite, Brazil, are on my must-eat list. Get your friends together and GO Eat and Drink Around the World!
2.GO Beer Tasting in Orlando!
- ^ Jake’s Beer Festival: Enjoy over 50 craft beers, culinary creations by the Loews Royal Pacific award-winning chefs and live music by the I-4 Band on Friday October 3rd from 6pm-9pm. $45 per person, $10 additional for VIP tickets with access to the Clipper Room and a collectible pint glass to take home. Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando located at 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando FL. (407) 503-3200. Get your tickets.
^ Windermere Craft Beer Fest: The Town of Windermere hosts the inaugural event Celebrating craft beer brews from all around Central Florida on Saturday October 11th, from 4pm-8pm. The event kicks off with a “Beer Run” 5K at 4pm in the Town Square. Sample over 40 beers, food from local restaurants and live music. Tickets $30. For more info and tickets. GO Beer Tasting!
3. GO Greek in St. Augustine!
In its 17th year, Holy Trinity Church presents the St. Augustine Greek Festival celebrating the Greek culture through dancing, music, and of course, food, on Friday October 10th – Sunday October 12th. Sample a large selection of authentic Greek foods and pastries, dance to the Hellenic Band, and shop from over 100 local vendors. $3 per person. Take advantage of this Living Social deal or buy tickets on site. Located at Francis Special Events Field, 29 Castillo Drive, next to U.S. 1, St. Augustine, FL. Opa! GO Greek!
4.GO German in Tampa!
It’s not October without an Oktoberfest celebration! Take a drive to Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Park, Friday October 10-Sunday October 12, for German cheer, dancing, eating and singing at the area’s largest waterfront beer garden! Participate in games such as Brat Toss, Keg Stacking, Tug-O-War and more for fun prizes. $10 admission. Click here for your Oktoberfest Survival Guide and tickets. Located at 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602. Prost! GO German!
5. GO Eat Local in Orlando!
- ^ Winter Park Wine & Dine: The city of Winter Park comes together for food and wine on Wednesday October 15th . Enjoy food samples, hors d’oeuvres, craft beer and wine from over 30 area merchants including Carmel Café, 4Rivers Smokehouse, The COOP Southern Restaurant, Sushi Pop, Mellow Mushroom, K Wine Bar, Funky Monkey, P is for Pie, Lombardi’s Seafood, Shake Shack. A full plated meal option and VIP ticket are available. $40-70 per person. For Tickets and Info. Winter Park Farmer’s Market located at 200 W. New England Ave, Winter Park, FL. 321-396-7790. GO Eat Local!
^ A Taste of Thornton Park: This quaint neighborhood in Downtown Orlando hosts their 13th annual Taste of Thornton Park featuring the area’s merchants offering unlimited food samples, wine and beer from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Tickets $30. Located around the Fountain, intersection of Washington and Hyer, Downtown Orlando, FL. 407-316-8640. GO Eat Local!
6. GO Latin in Orlando!
On Friday October 17th, 6:30pm-10pm, Savor the Night Event kicks off the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando Latin Food & Wine Festival with delectable dishes, spirits, and wines to take you on a tasty trip around Latin America and Spain. Click here for tickets. The festivities continue on Saturday October 18th, from 3pm-9pm as Cranes Roost Park turns into a full day culinary extravaganza with Latin flair. Sample Latin cuisine from local restaurants, wines, spirits and beers, dance to Latin music and enjoy cooking demonstrations. Located at 274 Cranes Roost Blvd, Altamonte FL. Click here for more info and GO Latin!
7.GO Seafood in Naples!
The Naples Stone Crab Festival marks the start of the stone crab season, the delicious delicacy we all love to enjoy from October to May. Friday October 24th, Kick Off Party at Pincher’s Crab Shack will have Mayor Sorey cracking the first stone crab. On Saturday October 25th and Sunday October 26th, enjoy a block party, live music, stone crab specials, drink specials, fun kids activities, sightseeing tours of the beautiful city of Naples and lots more. Here’s the schedule of events. Special room rates are also available for a weekend getaway. GO Seafood in Naples!
8. GO Get A Taste of Disney’s Swan & Dolphin!
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic is one of my favorite Fall foodie events. In its fifth year, the two-night feast, Friday October 31st and Saturday November 1st, features more than 40 food and wine stations along the hotel’s causeway. Taste the best of the award-winning culinary team and famed restaurants of the Swan & Dolphin Hotels – Il Mulino, Shula’s Steak House and Todd English’s bluezoo – sample wines from around the world, enjoy the live entertainment, the new beer garden, meet celebrity chef Todd English and two-time world champion Pastry Chef Laurent Branlard. Separate tickets available for 10 food and wine seminars. For more information and tickets click here or 800-227-1500. Located at 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista FL. GO get a Taste of Disney’s Swan & Dolphin!
9. GO Where Foodies Winter in Palm Beach!
The Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival, one of the nation’s premier culinary festivals, welcomes an eclectic mix of the world’s most illustrious, award-winning chefs, culinary personalities, authors, winemakers and mixologists on December 11th – 13th. Enjoy specialty cocktail and hors d’oeuvre receptions, five-course dinners with premium wine pairings, kid’s cooking classes and the final grand tasting and cooking competition. For tickets and more info click here. GO Where Foodies Winter in Palm Beach!
I hope these fabulous Fall Food Festivals around Florida will inspire you to GO celebrate life with friends. Please share the Top 9 GO EVENTS list with your friends using the social media links below and start planning your outings.
If you want more foodie outing ideas, check out Top 9 GO Events: Best Orlando Wine Dinners this Fall
What is your favorite Fall Food Festival from wherever you are in the world? Please share in the comments below.
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