Foodie Lovers – List of Florida Food Festivals

A great list of Florida’s food festivals.

Miami Fine Wine & Spirits Festival Coconut Grove Miami-Dade Wine,Food,Chocolate,& Spirits
Northeast Florida Veg Fest Jacksonville Duval Veg
Fairchild’s Annual International Chocolate Festival Coral Gables Miami-Dade Chocolate
Grovetoberfest Coconut Grove Miami-Dade Beer
Brew on the Bay Key Largo Monroe Beer
Coconut Grove Seafood Festival Coconut Grove Miami-Dade Seafood
Sunshine State Steak Cook-Off – Ave Maria, FL Ave Maria Collier Steak
The Festival of Chocolate – Tampa, FL Tampa Hillsborough Chocolate
99.9 Kiss Country Regional Chili Cookoff Pembroke Pines Broward Chili
Goodland Mullet Festival Marco Island Collier Seafood, Mullet
Naples Winter Wine Festival Naples Collier Wine
Buckhead Ridge Catfish Festival Buckhead Ridge Glades Seafood, Catfish
Central Florida BBQ Festival Sebring Highlands
Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival Fellsmere Indian River Wild game
Taste of Pine Island Pine Island Lee Various
Florida Keys Seafood Festival Key West Monroe Seafood
Great Southern Gumbo Cook-off Sandestin Okaloosa Gumbo
Sunshine Regional Chili Cook-Off Kissimmee Osceola Chili
Kumquat Festival[18] Dade City Pasco Kumquat
Fine Wine & Food Festival Oldsmar Pinellas
Jim’s Chili Cookoff St. Petersburg Pinellas Chili
Lakeland Pig Festival Lakeland Polk
Panama City Mardi Gras Festival Panama City Bay Various
Grant Seafood Festival Grant Brevard Seafood
Titusville Sunrise Rotary Club Chili Cookoff Titusville Brevard
Taste of the Beach (Lauderdale-By-The-Sea) Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Broward
Everglades Seafood Festival Everglades Collier Seafood
‘Do It At The Line’ Super Chili Bowl Cookoff Pensacola Escambia Chili
Sour Orange Festival Lakeport Glades Orange
Grillin & Chillin on Main Wauchula Wauchula Hardee BBQ
Swamp Cabbage Festival La Belle Hendry Swamp cabbage
Plant City Arts Council Chili Cookoff Plant City Hillsborough Chili
Taste of Chocolate Festival Plant City Hillsborough Chocolate
Einstein on Wine Tampa Hillsborough Wine
Flan Fest Tampa Hillsborough Flan
Lakeridge Winefest Clermont Lake Wine
Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival Cortez Manatee
Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival Miami Miami-Dade
Chili in the Village Regional Cookoff Pinecrest Miami-Dade Chili
Florida Keys Regional Cookoff Key Largo Monroe Various
Firefight at Spanish Springs The Villages Lake, Sumter
Delray Beach Garlic Fest Delray Beach Palm Beach Garlic
‘Smoke on the Water’ BBQ Winter Haven Polk BBQ
San Sebastian Winefest St Augustine St Johns Wine
Florida Fiddler Crab Festival[20] Steinhatchee, Florida Taylor Seafood. Gumbo, Bar-B-Q
Aliquity Chili Fest[21] Brandon Hillsborough Various, Beer
Desoto Seafood Festival Bradenton Manatee Seafood
The Big Squeeze Palm Bay Brevard Orange
A Sip of Wine…A Taste of Heaven Pembroke Pines Broward Wine
Placida Rotary Seafood Festival Placida Charlotte Seafood
Floral City Strawberry Festival Floral City Citrus Strawberry
Naples Country Jam Chili Cookoff Naples Collier Chili
Hog Wild and Pig Crazy Barbecue Cook-off Lake City Columbia BBQ, Pork
Backyard BBQ Blast Jacksonville Duval BBQ
Great Atlantic Seafood Festival Jacksonville Beach Duval Seafood
Beulah Sausage Festival Pensacola Escambia Sausage
Gulf Coast Regional Chili Cookoff Eastpoint Franklin Chili
Florida Strawberry Festival Plant City Hillsborough Strawberry
Denning’s Lounge Chili Cookoff Tampa Hillsborough Chili
Florida Brewers Guild BeerFest Tampa Hillsborough Beer
Steve Otto Chili Cook-off Tampa Hillsborough Chili
Astor Chamber Of Commerce Chili Cook-off Astor Lake Chili
Pig on the Pond Clermont Lake Pork
Estero High Key Club Chili Cookoff Estero Lee Chili
Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival Fort Myers Beach Lee Seafood, Shrimp
Cactus Jack’s Chili Cookoff Salt Springs Marion Chili
Coral Gables Wine & Food Festival Coral Gables Miami-Dade Wine
Miami Wine and Food Festival Miami Miami-Dade Wine
Marathon Seafood Festival Marathon Monroe Seafood
Speckled Perch Festival Okeechobee Okeechobee Seafood, Fish
Top Of The Lake BBQ Affair Okeechobee Okeechobee BBQ
Boca Bacchanal Winefest Boca Raton Palm Beach Wine
Cajun Cafe on the Bayou Crawfish Festival Pinellas Park Pinellas
Chili Blaze Pinellas Park Pinellas Chili
Safety Harbor Seafood Festival (formerly Harbor Sounds Seafood & Music Festival) Safety Harbor Pinellas Seafood
Cajun Zydeco Crawfish Festival St Petersburg Pinellas
Bluegrass & BBQ Festival Auburndale Polk BBQ
Englewood Beach / Burr Smidt Memorial Chili Cookoff Englewood Sarasota Chili
Florida Sunshine Pod Cookoff Englewood Sarasota
St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival St Augustine St Johns Seafood
National Oyster Festival Orange Beach, Escambia Seafood
Festival of Chocolate at UCF Arena Orlando Orange Chocolate
Bradford County Strawberry Festival Starke Bradford Strawberry
New Times Beerfest Fort Lauderdale Broward Beer
Pompano Beach Seafood Festival Pompano Beach Broward Seafood
‘Make it Mild or Make it Wild’ Chili Cook-off Jacksonville Duval Chili
A Taste of the Coast An Artful Affair Port Saint Joe Gulf Various
Sugar Festival Clewiston Hendry Sugar
Spring Jubilee Chili Cook-off Riverview Hillsborough Chili
Bern’s Winefest Tampa Hillsborough Wine
Spring Fish Fry Leesburg Lake Seafood, Fish
Celebrate Bonita District Chili Cookoff Bonita Springs Lee Chili
Taste of the Islands Sanibel Lee Various
Florida Wine Festival Tallahassee Leon Wine
Taste of Key West Key West Monroe Various
Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival Niceville Okaloosa BBQ
Sandestin Wine Festival Sandestin Okaloosa Wine
Rajuncajun Crawfish Festival Orlando Orange Seafood, Crawfish
Great American Pie Festival Orlando Osceola Pie
Cajun Blues Crawfish Festival Palm Beach Palm Beach Seafood, Crawfish
Sweet Corn Fiesta West Palm Beach Palm Beach Corn
St. Johns River Catfish Festival Crescent City Putnam Seafood, Catfish
Florida Winefest & Auction Sarasota Sarasota Wine
A Taste of St. Augustine St Augustine St Johns Various
An Evening with EPIC Chefs St Augustine St Johns Various
Rhythm and Ribs Festival St Augustine St Johns BBQ Ribs
Shrimp Fest Ponce Inlet Volusia Seafood, Shrimp
Taste of New Tampa Tampa Hillsborough Various
Ragin Cajun Crawfish Festival in Orange Beach Memorial Day Weekend Orange Beach, Escambia Crawfish
Ragin Cajun Crawfish Festival in Pompano Beach  Memorial Day Weekend Pompano Beach Broward Crawfish
BBQ & Blues Festival in Pensacola Pensacola, FL Escambia BBQ
Windsor Zucchini Festival Gainesville Alachua Zucchini
Newberry Watermelon Festival Newberry Alachua Watermelon
Las Olas Wine and Food Festival Fort Lauderdale Broward Wine
Taste of Collier Naples Collier Various
Taste of Fort Myters Beach Family Festival[28] Fort Myers Beach Lee Seafood
Arcadia Watermelon Festival Arcadia DeSoto Watermelon
World of Nations Celebration Jacksonville Duval Various
25th Annual Pensacola Crawfish Fiestival Downtown Pensacola Escambia Seafood, Crawfish
Tupelo Honey Festival Wewahitchka Gulf Honey
Ruskin Tomato Festival Ruskin Hillsborough Tomato
BBQfest Tampa Hillsborough BBQ
Indian River County Firefighters’ Chili Cookoff Vero Beach Indian River Chili
Taste of Mount Dora Mount Dora Lake Various
Biltmore International Food & Wine Weekend Coral Gables Miami-Dade Various
Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Fernandina Beach Nassau Seafood, Shrimp
Zellwood Sweet Corn Festival Zellwood Orange Corn
Smoke ‘n Blues BBQ St Cloud Osceola BBQ
Cotee River Seafood Festival and Boat Show New Port Richey Pasco Seafood
Palatka Blue Crab Festival Palatka Putnam Seafood, Blue Crab
Daytona Beach Bayou Boil Daytona Beach Volusia Cajun
DeLand Wild Game Feast DeLand Volusia Wild Game
Panacea Blue Crab Festival Panacea Wakulla Seafood, Crab
Bikini Parade – BEER & BBQ Festival Pensacola Bay, FL  July 4 Weekend Pensacola Escambia BBQ, BEER
A World of Dreams Epicurean Feast Jacksonville Duval Various
Food Fight Jacksonville Duval Various
Jefferson County Watermelon Festival Monticello Jefferson Fruit, Watermelon
Chiefland Watermelon Festival Chiefland Levy Fruit, Watermelon
Florida Keys Tropical Fruit Fiesta Marathon Monroe Fruit
Northeast Florida Blueberry Festival Callahan Nassau Fruit, Blueberry
Taste of Boynton Boynton Beach Palm Beach Vartious
Taste of Pinellas St Petersburg Pinellas Various
Bostwick Blueberry Festival Bostwick Putnam Fruit, Blueberry
Wellborn Blueberry Festival Wellborn Suwannee Fruit, Blueberry
Shores Wine and Food Festival Daytona Beach Volusia
Panhandle Watermelon Festival Chipley Washington Fruit, Watermelon
Folio Weekly Beer & Music Festival Jacksonville Duval Beer
Mangomania Tropical Fruit Fair Pine Island Lee Fruit
Clamerica Celebration Cedar Key Levy Seafood, Clam
International Mango Festival Coral Gables Miami-Dade Fruit, Mango
Key West Food and Wine Festival Key West Monroe Various
Gavel & Grapes Festival Tarpon Springs Pinellas Fruit, Grape
Gulf County Scallop Festival[32] Port Saint Joe Gulf Seafood, Scallop
WaZoo Tampa Hillsborough Various
San Sebastian Harvest Festival & Grape Stomp St Augustine St Johns Fruit, Grape
Fall Seafood and Pirate Fest Panama City Bay Seafood
Q-Fest BBQ & Music Festival Grant Brevard BBQ
Taste of Weston Fort Lauderdale Broward Various
Hollywood Beach Clambake Hollywood Broward Seafood, Clam
Florida Barbecue Association Funcook Crystal River Citrus BBQ
Emerald Coast Brew Fest & Beach Party Pensacola Escambia Beer
Pensacola Seafood Festival[33] Downtown Pensacola Escambia Seafood
Seafood & Mini Wine Fest Sandestin Okaloosa Seafood
Florida Cracker Oyster Festival Orlando Orange Seafood, Oyster
Taste of Clearwater Clearwater Pinellas Various
‘I Like It Hot!’ Festival & Barbecue Largo Pinellas BBQ
Sun-N-Fun RV Resort Chili Cookoff Sarasota Sarasota Chili
Tallahassee Food Festival – Tallahassee, FL Tallahassee, FL Leon All food types
Oyster & Beer Festival – Pensacola, FL Pensacola, FL Escambia Seafood
Sarasota Pumpkin Festival Sarasota Sarasota Various
New Smyrna Beach Uncorked New Smyrna Beach Volusia Various
Indian Summer Seafood Festival Panama City Beach Bay Seafood
Hospice Chili Cookoff Wilton Manors Broward Chili
Southeast Chili Cookoff Homosassa Citrus Chili
Waterfront Chili Cookoff Homosassa Citrus Chili
Caring Chefs Jacksonville Duval Various
Hernando County BBQ & Rodeo Festival Brooksville Hernando BBQ
Hernando Beach Seafood Festival Hernando Beach Hernando Seafood
Taste at Bay Street Tampa Hillsborough Various
Minneola Fall Fest BBQ Contest Minneola Lake BBQ
Cedar Key Seafood Festival Cedar Key Levy Seafood
Central Florida Harvest and Peanut Festival Williston Levy Peanut
Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival Bradenton Manatee Pumpkin
Mighty Mullet Maritime Festival Panacea Wakulla Mullet, Seafood
St. Marks Stone Crab Festival St. Marks Wakulla Stone Crab, Seafood
Stone Crab, Seafood, and Wine Festival Longboat Key Manatee Seafood, Stone Crab
Belleview Chili Cook-off Belleview Marion Chili
Marion County Chili Cook-Off Ocala Marion Chili
Chocolate Festival Coral Gables Miami-Dade Chocolate
Stone Crab Fest Summerland Key Monroe Seafood, Stone Crab
Destin Seafood Festival Destin Okaloosa Seafood
Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival Niceville Okaloosa Seafood, Mullet
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Orlando Orange Various
Frenchy’s Stone Crab Festival Clearwater Beach Pinellas Seafood, Stone Crab
John’s Pass Seafood Festival Madeira Beach Pinellas Seafood
Taste of Plant City Plant City Pinellas Various
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art Stone Crab Fest Tarpon Springs Pinellas Seafood, Stone Crab
Mulberry Fine Swine At The Pit Mulberry Polk BBQ Pork
Gabbert Farm Peanut Festival Jay Santa Rosa Peanut
Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cookoff DeLand Volusia Chili
The Festival of Chocolate – Palm Beach County Convention Center West Palm Beach, FL West Palm Beach Chocolate
First Coast Ham Jam Green Cove Springs Clay Pork
Nosh Fest – S. Florida’s Jewish Food Festival Cooper City Broward Jewish Foods
Florida Seafood Festival Apalachicola Franklin Seafood
Plant City Pig Jam Plant City Hillsborough Pork
Ruskin Seafood Festival Ruskin Hillsborough Seafood
Zoofari Tampa Hillsborough Various
Sebastian Clambake Lagoon Festival Sebastian Indian River Seafood, Clam
Leesburg Chili Cook-Off Leesburg Lake Chili
Fort Myers Taste of the Town Fort Myers Lee Various
Greek Food Festival Tallahassee Leon
Tallahassee Wine and Food Festival Tallahassee Leon
Taste of Manatee Bradenton Manatee
Jerk Fest Jerk Festival Sunrise Broward Meat, Caribbean Jerk seasonings
Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival Jensen Beach Martin Fruit, Pineapple
Orlando Beer Festival Orlando Orange Beer
Palm Beach County Firefighters/Paramedics M.D.A. Chili Cookoff Lake Worth Palm Beach Chili
Hudson Seafest Hudson Pasco Seafood
Land O’ Lakes Flapjack Festival Land O’ Lakes Pasco Pancake
Chiliblast Clearwater Pinellas Chili
Dunedin Wines the Blues Dunedin Pinellas Wine
Taste of Gulfport Gulfport Pinellas
Safety Harbor Wine Festival Safety Harbor Pinellas Wine
Ribfest St Petersburg Pinellas BBQ Ribs
Beefcember Fest Starke Bradford Beef
Death By Chocolate Largo Pinellas Chocolate
Cheesecake Challenge St Augustine St Johns Cheesecake
Crawfish Festival Downtown Orlando Orange County Seafood



The Sunshine State Steak Cook-Off at Ave Maria, Florida is scheduled for its 4th year on January, 25th 2014.


13th Annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest is Scheduled to take place Feb. 10-12th, 2012.

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  1. Reblogged this on Things To Do In Florida and commented:

    Great list of Food Events in Florida. Check them out!


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