Saturday, Oct. 19th
Event located at Casino Beach directly south of the only traffic light on Pensacola Beach.
Florida’s best seafood returns to Florida’s best beach this October at the 12th Annual Taste of the Beach Festival on Saturday, October 19, presented by the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce at the Gulfside Pavilion on Pensacola Beach. The festival showcases Pensacola Beach restaurants and their unique coastal cuisines.
Saturday’s day-long festival will take place October 19, from 10 am to 6 pm. The day is filled with a featured chefs demonstration and tasting, chef challenges, team cook offs, live music, tastings, restaurants’ signature dishes, a frozen zone, dining tent, hospitality tent, kids area, t-shirt sales and much more – all along the sugar-white sands and emerald-green waters of Pensacola Beach. You’ll have so much fun you’ll want to stay the whole day. Entry is free for Saturday’s festival, with nearly two dozen restaurants showcasing their signature dishes for $5 each all day long.
Taste of the Beach is a primary off-season festival bringing thousands of locals and visitors to Pensacola Beach and has been named one of the top 20 events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.
*** Two ID Checking Stations will be set up on Saturday. Anyone wishing to drink alcoholic beverages will be required to get a wristband.***
(PLEASE NOTE: This wristband is solely for the 1 p.m. featured chef demonstration tasting. This does not include the $5 signature dishes being sold by the nearly two dozen restaurants attending the festival.)
Admission is FREE, however no outside coolers or outside food and drink are allowed.
*** ATMs on site ***
- 10 AM – Festival Opens
- 11 AM – Chefs’ Challenge
- NOON – Team Cook Off Challenge
- 1 PM – Featured Chefs Demonstration and Tasting – Buy Tickets
- 3-5 PM – Beer Tasting – Buy Tickets
- 4-6 PM – Live music from Platinum Premiere band on Gulfside Pavilion stage
- 6 PM – Festival closes
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