Don’t Miss Fall Food & Drink Festivals on the Emerald Coast

Destin Seafood Festival

Discover Unique Suds and Ales at the Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest

Friday, Oct. 6 – Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023
Tickets on sale now at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin presents the 14th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest where American specialty beers from around the nation will be available for participants to sample and savor. The main event on Saturday, Oct. 8, will feature more than 200 domestic and international craft beers available for sampling and live music.

Friday, Oct. 6, is Beer From Around Here from 6-8 p.m. where local breweries feature their products for a more intimate night of learning about craft beer culture. Restaurants in The Village showcase their best dishes – combining unique lite bites with the many complimentary flavors of a good brew. Live music by Duchess from 6-8 p.m.
Tickets (Friday event only) $65 general admission and $75 the day of the event if not sold out.

Saturday, Oct. 7, is the Grand Craft Beer Tasting, general Admission from 2-5 p.m. at the Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza. $50 general admission and $60 the day of the event. Live music by Six Piece Suits. For tickets, a lineup of beers and additional information, visit

Destin Seafood Festival

Oct. 6-8 | Friday 4-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
One of the locals’ favorite times of year is the Destin Seafood Festival, back for its 45th year! Happening Friday through Sunday, Oct. 6-8, the festival kicks off October’s month-long Destin Fishing Rodeo. Local Destin restaurants and eateries will serve up scrumptious seafood specialties. Cold drinks, including beer and wine, are available and you can stroll along the Destin Harbor enjoying the arts and crafts where artists and vendors display their jewelry, clothing, sculpture, glass, watercolors, oil paintings, designs and more. And don’t forget your seafood festival T-shirt! For more information, visit or email

The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival

October 14
The Market Shops will host the 8th Annual Bloody Mary Festival benefiting Habitat for Humanity Walton County on Saturday, October 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in South Walton.
The annual event will feature unlimited tastes of South Walton’s most creative and innovative bloody marys made with Distillery 98’s Dune Laker Vodka and served by the finest restaurants and bars on the Emerald Coast, as well as local fare, craft brews and champagne. The grand lawn and courtyard will be bustling with shopping opportunities, a cigar bar, interactive photo booth, live music, and SEC football live streaming on the big screen so you can cheer on your favorite team! Learn more & purchase tickets at

7th Annual Harvest Wine & Food Festival

October 19-22
The 2023 Harvest Wine & Food Festival in WaterColor will be held October 19-22 and feature wine dinners, famous Grand Tasting, a cocktail brunch and much more. Rated as one of the premier wine and food festivals in the Southeast, Harvest provides the opportunity to sip and savor some of the world’s finest wine and culinary selections.
Ranked as one of Southern Living’s “15 Southern Festival’s Worth Planning Your Trip Around,” this year’s festival will feature an expanded schedule of events including a cocktail seminar and elevated culinary and wine pairing event on Friday evening. Currently ranked number five “Top Charity Wine Auction in the US” by Wine Spectator Magazine, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) is one of the nation’s premier fundraising organizations, raising money for 16 Northwest Florida children’s charities that assist at-risk youth in the local community by tackling a variety of issues including homelessness, food insecurity, mental health, education, medical care, and much more. In April, DCWAF raised a stunning $3.5 million for its benefiting charities. Purchase tickets at

30A BBQ Festival at Grand Boulevard

November 3
The 30A BBQ Festival at Grand Boulevard is a family-friendly, public fundraising event for the non-profit organization, The Sonder Project. Beginning a 5:30 p.m. on November 3, local businesses serve up BBQ samplers to compete for “Best BBQ” as voted on by attending guests, who will enjoy all-you-can-eat BBQ, drinks, a silent auction and live music. This is a ticketed event. Purchase tickets here. Learn more: or

Rosemary Beach Uncorked

November 4
Set in an idyllic beach locale complete with picturesque cobblestone streets and exquisite wines ready for the pour, Rosemary Beach Uncorked will celebrate its 12th year with the 2023 event set to take place Saturday, November 4 from 1 – 4 p.m. Taste the very best of food and wine Rosemary Beach has to offer with featured restaurants, countless bottles ready for the pour and a rockin’ band performing live throughout the festival. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

MKAF Wine Walkabout

November 9
Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation hosts the annual Wine Walkabout on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m. The 11th annual installment of this event will again be held in the East Bar and Courtyard at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Destin. Enjoy tasting stations, visit with vintners from exclusive wineries, live music, wall of wine pull, silent auction, raffle, hors d’oeuvres by Ruth’s Chris, + more. For an additional cost, an all-vintner dinner will follow the walkabout. Tickets at Proceeds benefit MKAF and its ArtsReach education initiatives throughout the community.

Seeing Red Wine Festival

November 9-12
Seeing Red Wine Festival in Seaside brings four days of wine and culinary events to South Walton for a timeless tradition. Grand and reserve tastings, live music, local cuisines, a themed brunch, vintners dinner, and more! Seeing Red offers a fun-filled weekend, whether you choose to experience every event or just one. Customize your weekend experience by purchasing curated packages or individual tickets and reservations. Tickets and info at

Nov. 9th @ 6:30PM – 9:30PM || Bud & Alley’s Restaurant Vintners Dinner
Nov. 10th @ 6PM – 8:30PM || Al Fresco Wine Tasting
Nov. 11 @ 1PM – 4PM || Grand Tasting
Nov. 12 @ 10AM – 1PM || Sunday Tiki Social

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Sparkling Wine & Holiday Lights at Baytowne

November 18
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort invites you to kick off the holiday season with the Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights event on Saturday, November 18th from 4 – 6PM in the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Sparkling Wine and Holiday Lights will take place on the beautifully decorated streets of Baytowne Wharf and feature more than 30 champagnes and delicious appetizers at featured Village restaurants. Guests can enjoy the sounds of the season with carolers, and a sneak peek of our first tree lighting of the season!

The Village of Baytowne Wharf is the heart and soul of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and the gathering place for many locals and visitors along the Emerald Coast. Learn more about shopping, dining, nightlife and events at and on Facebook. Check out all Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort has to offer at