14 Festivals In Florida That Food Lovers Should Not Miss

Dated: April 25 2016

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I love that 3 of the 14 Festivals are in/around the St Pete/Clearwater Area! It is true, Ribfest is amazing!!!!!!

14 Festivals In Florida That Food Lovers Should NOT Miss

What could be better than a day in Florida filled with tons of fun and fresh food? From strawberries to seafood, Florida has lots of great long-running festivals celebrating our local cuisine. Time to start marking your calendars with the tastiest events of the year:

1. Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, Fernandina Beach 1. Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival, Fernandina BeachFacebook/Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival There's still time to plan your trip to Fernandina Beach to watch the Pirate Parade, see some great entertainment and silly costumes, and try to eat your weight in shrimp. When: April 29th - May 1st, 2016 (Pirate parade takes place on April 28th) 2. Blue Crab Festival, Palatka 2. Blue Crab Festival, PalatkaFacebook/Blue Crab Festival No one could be blue or crabby at this fantastic seafood feast in North Florida. When: Memorial Day Weekend, 2017. 3. Key West Lobsterfest 3. Key West LobsterfestFacebook/Key West Lobsterfest The only thing better than a plateful of lobster is getting to enjoy it in lovely Key West. When: August 11th - 14th, 2016. 4. Pensacola Seafood Festival 4. Pensacola Seafood Festivalwww.fiestaoffiveflags.org Bring your appetite to this long-running festival in the Panhandle. Expect lots of great food and entertainment, and even a 5K. When: September 30th - October 2nd, 2016. 5. Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival, Niceville 5. Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival, NicevilleFacebook/Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival The mullet isn't just an outdated hairstyle, it's also a tasty fish that will never go out of style. This festival is the perfect excuse to visit this charming town in Northwest Florida. When: October 21st - 23rd, 2016. 6. Northeast Exchange Club’s Ribfest, St. Petersburg 6. Northeast Exchange Club's Ribfest, St. Petersburgribfest.org Ribfest has been rocking St. Petersburg for 26 years. If you're a fan of barbecue, you have to come out and sample these award-winning ribs from all over the country. When: November 11th - 13th, 2016. 7. Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival 7. Fellsmere Frog Leg FestivalFacebook/Fellsmere Frog Leg Festival You'll jump for joy at this unique festival in Fellsmere. Frog legs, gator tail, games, rides, and music fill this festival that helps fund programs for local children. When: January 19th - 22nd, 2017.

8. Annual Kumquat Festival, Dade City 8. Annual Kumquat Festival, Dade Cityhttp://www.dadecitychamber.org/ This little citrus fruit is made into everything from cookies and pies to jellies and salsa at this historic festival in Dade City. When: January 28th, 2017. 9. Delray Beach Garlic Fest 9. Delray Beach Garlic FestFacebook/Delray Beach Garlic Fest The Best Stinkin' Party in Town is held annually right here in Delray Beach, celebrating everyone's favorite smelly seasoning. When: February 10th - 12th, 2017. 10. Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival 10. Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food FestivalFacebook/Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival For three days in February all of your favorite celebrity chefs take over South Beach. From Guy Fieri to Giada De Laurentiis, prepare to wine and dine with all of your favorite hosts. When: February 23 - 26th, 2017. 11. Swamp Cabbage Festival, Labelle 11. Swamp Cabbage Festival, LabelleMariah Haag via Facebook/Swamp Cabbage Festival For over 50 years, this festival has been celebrating local food and culture in this small town east of Fort Myers. From the rodeo to armadillo racing, you'll love every minute of this Old Florida festival. When: Late February, 2017. 12. Florida Strawberry Festival, Plant City 12. Florida Strawberry Festival, Plant CityFacebook/Florida Strawberry Festival The history of this fun festival goes all the way back to 1930 and has become one of the best agricultural festivals in the country. When: March 2nd - 12th, 2017. 13. Florida Blueberry Festival 13. Florida Blueberry Festivalwww.floridablueberryfestival.org Unfortunately, we just missed this spring festival celebrating all things blueberry. Don't be blue, though! This festival in Brooksville is sure to return for many years to come. When: April, 2017. 14. Rotary Club of Crescent City’s Catfish Festival 14. Rotary Club of Crescent City's Catfish FestivalFacebook/Rotary Club of Crescent City's Catfish Festival This festival is a food lover's paradise, with all of Florida's favorite delicacies, including swamp cabbage, strawberry shortcake, and of course, lots of catfish. When: Early April, 2017.

Article by Victoria Winkler/Only in your State

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