Best Food Events in Southwest Florida

November 2023
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Our team has curated a list of Food Events in Southwest Florida. We include events for cities like Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Fort Myers, and Naples. Plus, Food events around Florida and nearby popular destinations that may give you a great excuse to take a road trip for the weekend! We have also added other events like, Food, Wine, Craft Beer and Beverage events, Health and Wellness Events, and Travel and Active Adventure Events. Sign up for our newsletter if you want this kind of information delivered directly to your inbox, follow us on Social Media, and/or bookmark the Events page to stay updated. Thanks for checking us out!

Food Truck Rally
Sarasota, FL
Nov. 24 – 26, 2023
6:00-7:30pm

What:
Spice up your November at the Sarasota Food Truck Rally & Music Festival. Food trucks serve local favorites and exotic cuisine, local musicians play rock, jazz, pop and county, and local artisans display their arts and crafts. Join us for a weekend of culinary delights and entertainment!

Where:
J.D. Hamel Park in Downtown Sarasota

Cost: Free

Learn More: Website

Harvest Wine Run
Martin County, Indiantown, FL
Nov. 12, 2023
9:00-11:00am

What:
Join the Harvest Wine Run at Kai-Kai Farm, a unique 5K adventure. Race through scenic farm landscapes with hard paths and shade trees, snap pics, and savor the challenge. Afterward, enjoy a post-race BBQ brunch with wine. Upgrade to VIP for exclusive perks. 

Where:
Kai-Kai Farm: 8006 Southwest Kenner Hwy, Indiantown, FL

Cost: $45.00

Learn More: Website

Shrimp & Grits Festival
Jekyll Island, GA
Nov. 3 – 4, 2023
Until 9:00pm

What:
Don’t miss the Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival – a coastal favorite! Dive into this classic southern dish, enjoy live music, an artist market, and more. The Historic District of Jekyll Island, Georgia, comes alive for this award-winning, family-friendly event. Mark your calendars!

Where:
Jekyll Island, Georgia: National Historic Landmark District

Cost: Free Entry; Parking $5

Learn More: Website

Wine and Cheese
Fort Myers, FL
Friday, Nov. 3, 2023
6:00-7:30pm

What:
Edison & Ford Winter Estates partners with Breakthru Beverage & Grazing Haus for a wine & cheese tasting on the historic site by Caloosahatchee River. Savor four wine tastings, paired with cheeses, music, and sunset views. Florian Ratz & Ali Eck discuss pairings, and more available for purchase. 

Where:
Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Cost: $65.00 – 75.00

Learn More: Website

Crystal Classic Sand Sculpting
Siesta Beach, FL
Nov. 10 – 13, 2023
10:00am-5:00pm

What:
Experience Siesta Key’s Sand Sculpting Festival: 24 talented artists, solo and team sculptures, experience sculptures illuminated for Saturday viewing. Vote for the People’s Choice. Explore The Learning Curve, enjoy live bands, Quick Sand competition, and Saturday’s Amateur Contest. 

Where:
Siesta Beach, Florida

Cost: Yes*See Website Details

Learn More: Website

Stone Crab & Music Festival
Cortez, FL
Nov. 11 – 12, 2023
Until 6:00pm

stone crab food event in sarasota

What:
Crack into the 11th Annual Cortez Stone Crab & Music Festival in Cortez Village. Enjoy fresh seafood, live music, local art, and a Kid’s Zone at this family friendly Sarasota event. Find out what fresh food means! There’s a shaded seating area, and parking is available at the FISH Preserve for $5 per car. Join the fun!

Where:
4628 119th Street West in Cortez Village

Cost: Parking $5

Learn More: Website