Fall is in the air, and with that brings the fall festival season! The crisp fall air brings about all sorts of visitors and locals together to enjoy perfect temps for outdoor festivals, whether it is one of the many seafood festivals, wine and food festivals, or even the popular Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival. Here are our top picks for the top 5 Fall Festivals along the Emerald Coast.
September 30th, October 1st & 2nd, 2016
The Destin Seafood Festival is a tribute to the rich history of all things Destin Harbor. Activities taking place at this festival include art & crafts, fresh local food, kids activities, fireworks and live music. The Destin Seafood Festival hosts nearly 70,000 guests in three days, with a back drop of the beautiful Emerald Coast water-front. This festival tops the spot for our favorite Emerald Coast Fall Festival.
October 14th & 15th, 2016
This years Baytowne Wharf Beerfest will feature more than 200 domestic and international craft beers available for sampling. Brewery representatives will be available at the event, offering an opportunity for festival attendees to learn about the different types of lagers and ales from a variety of styles. You definitely can’t go wrong with a beer festival in the fall.
October 15th, 2016
Rosemary Beach will host their sixth annual Rosemary Beach Uncorked. Eight Rosemary Beach restaurants will prepare three signature dishes paired with three unique wines. PLUS, enjoy a “featured wine” at each location specially selected by the chefs, wine makers and distributors. Participants are invited to visit each restaurant in the order of their choice during the designated three-hour event. Tickets for this coveted event are extremely limited, so we recommend getting these in advance.
October 21st, 22nd & 23rd, 2016
This fall festival is very popular among country music fans. The Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival brings in some of the biggest names in country music, as well as a wide variety of foods, handmade arts and crafts, amusement rides and games galore for the kiddos. Top it all off with top-notch musical entertainment, and you’ve got one of the most popular festivals in the Southeast! It’s three days full of fun for the whole family, and you won’t want to miss out on this one!
October 22nd, 2016
So, this last event “technically” isn’t a festival, but it is certainly noteworthy. Each year Emerald Coast Magazine voters pick their favorite local businesses to recognize as the “Best” on the Emerald Coast. The 2016 winners will be on display at Grand Boulevard showcasing why our community awarded them with the “Best of” accolades. The public is invited to an evening of food, fun, fashion and entertainment. Be sure and get your tickets to sample from the best restaurants, shopping and businesses on the Emerald Coast.