Spending time on the Gulf Coast during the fall season is an experience that will go unmatched! Not only can you enjoy the beachy weather while staying in one of our vacation rentals but also take part in culinary traditions such as the Harvest Wine and Food Festival.
On Saturday, October 27th, 2018 from 1-4 PM experience the festival’s main event, The Grand Tasting in Cerulean Park which is designed to highlight harvest season at the beach. Large seafood, BBQ and provisional stations manned by celebrity chefs and supplemented by the best restaurants along the Gulf Coast are combined with tasting stations featuring over 150 wines from around the world. Craft beer and spirit tents and an exclusive VIP activation will also be available.
1:30PM – Busy Corner Cheese & Provisions – Building the Perfect Holiday or Game Day Cheese Board
2:00PM – Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q Smokin’ with The Brothers Fox
2:45PM – Busy Corner Cheese & Provisions – Pairing Old World Wines with New World Cheese
3:15PM – Jackacudas Seafood + Sushi
It wouldn’t be a DCWAF event without the opportunity to bid high and bid often. A silent auction featuring a variety of rare wines, staycations, and unique experiences will open Friday, October 26 at 9:00 a.m. and will run through Sunday, October 28 at noon. The silent auction will be hosted on the Give Smart mobile bidding platform. Give Smart attendants will be on site throughout the festival for registration.
As many of our neighbors to the east have a long journey ahead on the road to recovery, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation will be hosting a virtual paddle raise during the festival to raise funds in support of those affected by Hurricane Michael. The paddle raise is live now on their mobile bidding website, and you do not have to be a ticket holder to donate or bid on the other items available.
*Please note that while the festival begins on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 tickets to the event (Celebrity Wine Dinner) on this day are sold out. Tickets are still available for the festivals events on Friday, October 26th, 2018 and Saturday, October 27th, 2018.