9 Food Festivals And Events To Check Out In Palm Beach County This Fall
Foodies, get excited for fall.
From the chance to dine at the Palm Beaches' most posh restaurants on the cheap, to a brand new food festival and the return of local favorites, these next few months will bring us a lot to consume, but we're not complaining.
Here are the top nine events Palm Beach County foodies can look forward to from September through November.
Flavor Palm Beach, Sept. 1-30
The biggest Palm Beach County dining event of the season is already here. Close out the summer by knocking as many restaurant hot spots off your foodie bucket list as possible. For the month of September, Flavor Palm Beach lets customers enjoy prix fixe three-course lunch and dinner menus for $20-$45. More than 50 restaurants are participating, and we've listed our top seven picks here.
Sept. 1-30; Participating restaurants across Palm Beach County
Brew 2 at the Zoo, Sept. 17
Looking for a place to sample plenty of craft beers this fall? Hit the zoo. (Didn't see that one coming, did you?) Palm Beach Zoo's Brew 2 at the Zoo featuring beer samples from Florida breweries, such as Barrel of Monks, Islamorada Beer Company and Twisted Trunk, returns this September. Guests can enjoy 2-ounce samples in collectible mugs, along with food for purchase from local restaurants and live music in the Fountain Plaza.
Sept. 17, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Palm Beach Zoo in West Palm Beach; $35
Latin Food & Music Festival of the Palm Beaches, Sept. 17-18
An inaugural Latin food and music festival will kick off Hispanic Heritage Month. Enjoy food, rides, folkloric dances, family-friendly activities and plenty of music that'll have you dancing salsa, merengue, bachata and more. In addition to eating mucha comida deliciosa, the indoor festival at the South Florida Fairgrounds will also feature soccer and domino tournaments.
Sept. 17 (noon to 10 p.m.) and Sept. 18 (1 p.m. to 8 p.m.); South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach; $5-$60
Delray Bash, Oct. 1
The American Long Association's annual fundraiser will offer guests plenty to sip and savor. From fine wine, beer and spirits to food from local eateries, the ticket price is all-inclusive, lettings guests sample all there is to eat and drink. Participating restaurants include Banko Cantina, Cafe Luna Rosa, Dada, and M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom. C.W.S. Bar + Kitchen will host a new VIP suite offering exclusive tastings, craft cocktails and mixology demonstrations from top local bartenders.
Oct. 1, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Old School Square Pavilion in Delray Beach; $60 (general admission), $100 (VIP)
Oktoberfest of the Palm Beaches, Oct. 7-9 and Oct. 14-16
In October, American-German Club of the Palm Beaches will bring us two full weekends of Oktoberfest entertainment, featuring live music, food and tons of beer. Guests can have a pint of original Hofbräu Beer imported from Munich, domestic beer, non-alcoholic beer and other beverages, or head to the Schnapps Booth and Jägerhaus for special liquors. Gluttonous eaters can also gorge on German food such as pork schnitzel, veal loaf, bratwurst, footlong frankfurters, sauerkraut, apple strudel and more.
Oct. 7 and 14 (5 p.m. to 11 p.m.), Oct. 8 and 15 (noon to 11 p.m.), Oct. 9 and 16 (noon to 8 p.m.); American-German Club of the Palm Beaches, 5111 Lantana Rd., Lake Worth; $10 (adults), free (children under 12), $20 (wristband for unlimited carnival rides)
Abacoa Wines Around The World, Oct. 15
Travel the globe with a glass of wine in your hand at this Downtown Abacoa wine festival. Sample varietals from Italy, Germany, South Africa and beyond paired with cuisine from The Blend Bistro, soon-to-open Aaron's Table & Wine Bar and other eateries. Local Abacoa businesses, Civil Society Brewing and Nina's Fresh Bakery, will provide craft beer and baked goods, and guests can enjoy live music, chef demonstrations and raffle prizes throughout the night.
Oct. 15, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Abacoa Amphitheater in Jupiter; $50
Feast of the Sea, Oct. 22
The third annual edition of this West Palm Beach seafood festival returns with a lineup of 17 local chefs, including 2015 Feast of the Sea champion Blake Malatesta, Clay Carnes of Cholo Soy Cocina, Joe Bonavita Jr. of 50 Ocean, Jesse Steele of C.W.S. Bar + Kitchen, and more. General admission guests can enjoy live music, cooking demos and hourly Knife Fight chef competitions throughout the day, and there will also be an evening grand tasting event (for ticket-holders only) highlighted by a heated chef competition held in the amphitheater and projected onto jumbo screens.
Oct. 22; Meyer Amphitheater in West Palm Beach; free (general admission), $40-$175 (ticketed tasting event)
Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival, Nov. 4-6
This three-day, four-part culinary affair features a four-course VIP Dinner Under the Stars; a vine-to-glass Vineyard Party offering intimate wine tastings, cheese and specialty foods villages, sensory wine experience and more; a grand tasting event featuring chefs from the tri-county area, and a craft brew battle to top it all off. The Dinner Under the Stars is already sold out, so be sure to get tickets for the rest of the events before they're gone.
Nov. 4 (7 p.m. to 10 p.m.), Nov. 5 (6 p.m. to 10 p.m.), Nov. 6 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.); Florida Atlantic University; $80-$200 per event
Feast of Little Italy, Nov. 4-6
Mangia! Celebrate Italian culture this November by doing what Italians do best: eating. This Downtown Abacoa festival will feature food from local Italian spots, such as Limoncello Martini Bar and Joseph's Classic Market, alongside music, art and other traditional experiences. These include cooking demos and wine seminars, carnival rides, a bocce pavilion on the corner of Roger Dean Stadium, and an Italian-themed street painting contest along Town Center Drive. This year's grand marshal has yet to be announced, but we can tell you 2015 musical headliner Frank Stallone showed off his Italian pride and rocked the house.
Nov. 4 (3 p.m to 10 p.m.), Nov. 5 (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.), Nov. 6 (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.); Abacoa Town Center in Jupiter; $7 per person per day