The location at the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico of such American state as Florida has influenced the life of this state. I am talking about Florida seafood festivals. Some Florida seafood festivals have become an essential part of Florida life which is a paradise for holidaymakers. Some tourist even plan their holidays in Florida when there is a seafood festival. Florida seafood festivals are a good chance to know better the life of the state, to taste seafood dishes of the different national cuisines and of the best cooks that come to festivals to show off their culinary skills. Be sure, at Florida seafood festivals you will get fun as well. So it will be a change for several days at Disneyland or just at the beach. Many seafood festivals take place on the beaches. So you may enjoy sun, ocean, and tasty seafood at the same time.
Florida seafood festivals as any other seafood festivals are divided into particular ones due to the particular seafood that is presented at the festival, for example shrimp festival, fish festival, crab festival, oyster festival and many more.
In the coming 2006 year you will have a chance to visit the following Florida seafood festivals:
- Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival - Cortez;
- Everglades Seafood Festival - Everglades City;
- Grant Seafood Festival - Grant;
- SeaFest 2006 - Port Canaveral;
- Fort Myers Beach Shrimp Festival - Port Myers Beach;
- 33rd Annual Marathon Seafood Festival - Marathon;
- Pompano Beach Seafood Festival - Pompano Beach;
- Isle of 8 Flags Shrimp Festival - Fernandina Beach;
- Blue Crab Festival - Panacea.
These are seafood festivals that are scheduled for just 4 months. For the rest of the year, especially summer, there will some more organized. Information about them will be available a little bit later.
If you have never been at Florida seafood festivals, then I offer you a short summary of the festivals that took place this year in Florida.
Orlando Cooks in May. Do you love great food and love to cook gourmet - like to sample new food and learn new recipes? Are you a gourmet enthusiast - love your kitchen, new gadgets and culinary solutions? Then this is the event for you! An annual award-winning Food & Kitchen Show featuring the latest in kitchen and gourmet food products, national and local culinary talent, lots of food sampling, exciting demonstrations and seminars. National manufacturers and local food producers join to showcase their products to the gourmet world. Try products before you buy - often at discount prices! Experts demonstrate recipes and share secrets of professional cooking. Just like on television - you can be part of the audience, close enough to see it all and able to experience the delicious smells that gourmet food cooking delivers.
Pensacola Seafood Festival in September. Twenty three carefully selected food vendors offered a wide assortment of delicious seafood, both traditional and gourmet recipes. Anyone might choose between fried mullet or crabmeat puffs with Monterey sauce; crawfish etouffe or seafood pita. A variety of food for all!
16th Annul Stone Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival in October. For each of the past sixteen years, The Colony on Longboat Key has celebrated the beginning of Stone Crab season by inviting this nation's leading chefs and vintners to join guests for a long weekend of fabulous food and wine in a beautiful setting at the edge of the warm, blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
17th Annul Ruskin Seafood & Arts Festival in November. This is a family oriented alcohol free community festival. Last year there were 12,000 attendees to the lovely county park. The Seafood is great! Admission gets you free entertainment, a boat show, children's court and a juried art festival. Seafood and other items are available for individual vendors.