Enter to Win Tickets to the Harvest Wine and Food Festival!

The 2nd Annual Harvest Wine and Food Festival is Approaching!

Can you see yourself enjoying world-class wine while dining on fresh Gulf Coast cuisine? How about doing these things with a beautiful butterfly garden as a backdrop? Enter to win two tickets to the 2nd Annual Harvest Wine and Food Festival on 30A and turn that dream into a reality! Click here to enter to win. Submit, share, sip, and savor this October!

2nd Annual Harvest Wine and Food Festival

The Rules

One entry allowed per day each day until October 23rd. Share the contest link for five extra entries! Check Southern Vacation Rentals’ Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest pages on October 23rd to find out if you’ve won!

The Festival

The festival’s Grand Tasting, held on Saturday, October 27th, highlights harvest season at the beach. Enjoy large seafood, barbeque, and provisional stations manned by celebrity chefs from the Gulf Coast’s best restaurants. Tasting stations with over 400 wines from around the world will accompany the cuisines, as well as a craft beer and spirits tents.

There will also be an opportunity to bid on a variety of items at the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation’s silent auction. Bidding items include a variety of rare wines and unique experiences. You’ll also be able to purchase wine and other merchandise at the festival.

Learn more about the festival here.

Don’t forget to enter to win! The lucky winner could be you!

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Hurricane Michael Update

Hurricane Michael Update

Hurricane Michael made landfall on Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane. With the exception of some strong wind and rain, our beautiful beach community here and on Okaloosa Island remained resilient against the storm. We are so blessed to have had minimal damage here in Destin. In the wake of the storm, it now finally feels like fall outside, with temperatures in the low 70s and high 60s over the next coming weeks. We couldn’t have asked for better conditions after a storm: the blue sky is as bright as ever, the sun is shining, and Destin residents are out and about.

Hurricane Michael Update

However, our neighbors to the east in Panama City, Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, and Apalachicola have not had the same luck. We ask that you keep the area’s residents in your thoughts and prayers during what is sure to be a long and arduous process.

We know many of you would like to help support the victims of Hurricane Michael. Volunteer Florida is asking for donations or volunteer effort, whichever you are able to give. Donations will go to the Florida Disaster Fund, where proceeds are specifically allocated to assist communities as they recover from disasters. Or, sign up to volunteer and help restore our beautiful beach towns.

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Experience the Best Beer Fest on the Emerald Coast!

11th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival

Looking for something to do in Destin this weekend? If you have a combined love of craft beer and great food, check out the 11th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival, happening at the Village of Baytowne Wharf from October 12th-13th.

Friday, October 12th’s event is special to the Beer Festival – an intimate sampling experience, “Beer From Around Here” is limited to just 200 people and features samples from Destin Brewery, Grayton Beer, Gulf Coast Brewery, and more! Food vendors include Marlin Grill, Hammerhead’s Bar & Grille, Rum Runners, and a variety of other local favorites. Get your tickets for Friday here.
11th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival

The main event takes place on Saturday, October 13th. Get your hands on a VIP ticket to experience the Grand Tasting at Marlin Grill from 1-2 PM, featuring exclusive beer and food samples! This year’s menu includes local lager favorite Grayton Dubbel Barrel complete with a prime rib carving station, smoked tuna dip, and more. The VIP ticket is all inclusive for Saturday’s events and even lets you beat the lines!

Then, from 2-6 PM, attend the Craft Beer Tasting at the Baytowne Wharf Events Plaza, featuring nearly 200 domestic and international craft beers to sample, take some time to learn about the different types of lagers and ales from a variety of styles from brewery representatives. All ticket holders will receive a special Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest tasting glass. During the event, dance the day away with live music from The Modern Eldorados from 2-4 PM and Gold Motion from 4-6 PM! Grab your tickets for the Craft Beer Tasting here.

Feel good about your ticket purchase! A portion of the festival proceeds goes to the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, and the Sandestin Foundation for Kids.

Need a last minute place to stay for the festival? Check out Crystal Village II 28B, a two bedroom vacation condo in Destin for six guests. Featuring a bright and sunny interior that’ll have you dreaming of the beach, enjoy a private balcony and access to two community pools during your stay! Plus, the beach is just minutes away. What more could you ask for? Check out more Destin vacation condos here. We’ll see you at the beach!

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