Tampa, FL (PressExposure) September 03, 2008 -- Barbecue and beer enthusiasts get their fun in the suds during September's annual food festivals in Florida. Barbecue competitors can grill or smoke their way to fame and prizes, while beer connoisseurs can sample unique brews from around the world.
"The best thing about Floridaâs food festivals is that none of the rules your mother taught you apply," says Joan Steinbacher, author of "Food Fest! Your Complete Guide to Florida's Food Festivals." "You can eat with your hands and put your elbows on the table, wipe your mouth on your sleeve, and lick your fingers before wiping them on your pants. Itâs no wonder people love food fests!"
Besides the beer and barbecue, September also plays host to the requisite seafood festivals and "Taste Of" events where you can taste local restaurant signature dishes. And the Epcot Food and Wine Festival kicks off this month for its eleven-week food-lovers extravaganza.
Food festivals are fun for the whole family. So don't miss out on another fun Florida food event! Here's what's coming to Florida in September 2008:
* Fort Lauderdale â Taste of Weston (September 4) * Pensacola â Emerald Coast Brew Fest and Beach Party (September 4-5) * Clearwater â Taste of Clearwater (September 17) * Fort Myers â Caloosahatchee River Roast and BBQ Festival (September 19-20) * Panama City Beach â Lobster Festival & Tournament (September 19-21) * Pensacola â Seafood Festival (September 26-28) * Hollywood â Hollywood Beach Clambake (September 26-28) * Orlando â Epcot Food and Wine Festival (September 26 â November 9) * Grant â Q-Fest BBQ & Music Festival (September 27) * Tallahassee â Marzuq Shrine Capital City Barbeque Cook-off (September 27) * Orlando â Central Florida Beer Festival (September 27) * Largo â 'I Like It Hot!' Festival and Barbecue (September 27-28)
For additional information and more events, visit the "Food Fest!" website at http://www.FoodFestGuide.com.
And for a limited time only, "Food Fest! Your Complete Guide to Florida's Food Festivals," is on sale for 40% off the cover price! But hurry, this is a limited-time, special offer. Visit http://www.FoodFestGuide.com to order your copy of the ultimate "foodies" travel guide.