Foodie Festivals

Check out some of our favorite Florida food festivals!

Near or far, Florida offers plenty of fun foodie get-togethers for every palate. So mark your calendar—here’s a list of some of our favorite for the rest of the year.

Ocala Culinary Festival

April 11-15, 2018

This much-anticipated festival features several culinary events held at notable locations throughout Ocala and Marion County, including the Appleton Museum of Art and downtown Ocala. Check the website for updated festival and ticket information. ocalaculinaryfestival.com

Blue Crab Festival

May 28-28, 2018

Held each year in Palatka, this annual event features live music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, vendors and more. The parade highlights local bands, community groups and organizations. Plus, the main draw, plenty of fresh seafood! bluecrabfestival.com

Chiefland Watermelon Festival

June 2, 2018

This event includes plenty of pageantry, live music, vendor booths, watermelon seed spitting contests, a watermelon weigh-in and much more. chieflandwomansclub.org

Dunedin Orange Festival

2018 dates TBD 

2017 event held in early July

Check out the craft beer festival, contests, live music, waterslide fun, local vendors and more. dunedinorangefestival.com

Key West Lobsterfest

2018 dates TBD

2017 event held in August

Celebrate the opening of lobster season with one of the biggest parties in Florida! Signature events include the Lobster Boil, Reef & Ritas and the Duval Crawl. Then. check out the street vendors and live music! keywestlobsterfest.com

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Late August-November each year

The Global Marketplace has attendees sampling food and wine from dozens of different countries. Also, don’t miss the Eat to the Beat concert series, featuring a variety of popular musical acts. There are also chef-led seminars, classes and culinary demonstrations. disneyworld.disney.go.com

Central Florida Peanut Festival

October 6, 2018

Love peanuts? Peanut butter? Check out this annual Florida festival. Arts and crafts vendors, pageants, live music, rides, a petting zoo, kid-friendly events and much more complete this fall favorite. willistonfl.com/peanut-festival

Cedar Key Seafood Festival

October 20-21, 2018

Celebrating its 49th year, this festival is the place to be to celebrate seafood, offering food, live entertainment, shopping, a parade and family fun. http://bit.ly/2Hp9E9B

Florida Seafood Festival

November 2-3, 2018

This annual and oldest seafood festival in the state takes place every autumn at the mouth of the Apalachicola River in the crook of Florida’s panhandle. Plenty of fresh seafood, live music and family fun. floridaseafoodfestival.com

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