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Sweet Sunday has been SO sweet that we had to add more of them! Introducing Sweet Sunday: Pumpkins & Primrose! Experience fashion, family & flavors of fall at The Henderson! FREE to
Sweet Sunday has been SO sweet that we had to add more of them!
Introducing Sweet Sunday: Pumpkins & Primrose! Experience fashion, family & flavors of fall at The Henderson!
FREE to attend! This event is what fall dreams are made of! Sip, shop, and savor all of the delectable flavors of fall brought to you by Primrose, The Henderson’s signature restaurant. Meet us on the Grand Lawn from 1 to 4 p.m. to shop merchandise, participate in festive, fun-filled crafts and photo ops, listen to live music, sip on seasonal beverages, and pick out a pumpkin to bring home just in time for Halloween!
Guests will be greeted with a complimentary tote courtesy of Parkside at Henderson Beach Resort to use while shopping the multitude of local vendors selling their wares. The epicenter of the event will be a newly added pumpkin patch provided by The Village Church for guests to purchase a pumpkin to take home. The pumpkin patch will also adorn an oversized decorated back drop to give local residents a place to bring their kids and take fall-themed family photos to commemorate the season. Guests will receive a complimentary 5”x7” printed picture from Epic Photo Co. courtesy of Destin Commons.
The event will offer live music performed by Sarah Anne and The Sunshine Band along with fall-themed bites and beverages poured into custom coffee cups provided by Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and served by Primrose, The Henderson’s signature restaurant. For the kids, there will be face painting and pumpkin crafts provided by Abrakadoodle Art Education and Parties- NWF.
Proceeds from this event will benefit The Sonder Project, a global non-profit charity that focuses on strengthening communities through food security, clean water, housing and education. This October marks one year since Hurricane Michael changed the lives of many. With this hurricane, came major devastation to individuals and families across the panhandle with over 102,000 individuals requesting aid. The Sonder Project heard their call and has put in over 6,615 volunteer hours and counting, offering assistance to those in need.
To benefit The Sonder Project, guests will be able to enter into a grand prize raffle featuring a deluxe stay at The Henderson including room accommodations, spa treatments, and meals at their pristine restaurants. Along with The Henderson package, the grand prize will also include exclusive items from every vendor in attendance. Raffle tickets will be on sale at the event and one hundred percent of the proceeds from the raffle will benefit The Sonder Project.
Help us support this amazing cause as they continue to strengthen communities both globally and in the U.S.
Vendor space is at capacity! Our secured vendors are:
Village Baptist Church – Pumpkin Patch
30A Barks – Homemade dog treats
The Honey Hutch – Honey, soaps, lotions candles
Shard Shop – ShardWorx art
Swell Pops – Homemade popsicles
Happy Silk – Make your own silk scarf
Salty Scents – Soy woodwick candles & waxmelts
Clean Juice – Organic fresh pressed juices
K.Witherspoon Collection and Lil Plant Shop – Succulent plants and jewelry
Coastal Cookies – Homemade and hand decorated sugar cookies
Merry Beth Myrick Designs – Boho handmade jewelry
Abrakadoodle Art Education and Parties- NWF – Kids crafts and face Painting
Art On The Half Shell – Cutting boards, artwork, and more all inspired by life on the Gulf Coast
Mary Ellen DiMauro – Hand crafted artisan clothing
Beach Walk Henderson Park – light bites for guests to enjoy
Be sure to smile, because Alissa Aryn Photography will be on hand taking photos to commemorate the event.
The event is family and dog friendly, and complimentary to attend.
Additional details coming soon! RSVP as “interested” or “going” to stay up-to-date on all things Sweet Sunday!
Special thanks to signage sponsor, Eloquent Signs.
(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
200 Henderson Resort Way, Destin, FL 32451
Please join us for a ribbon cutting for Cottage Rental Agency's new Welcome Center! The ribbon will be cut on October 22nd at 4 p.m. Come early, at 3:30 p.m.,
Please join us for a ribbon cutting for Cottage Rental Agency’s new Welcome Center! The ribbon will be cut on October 22nd at 4 p.m. Come early, at 3:30 p.m., and enjoy a meet and greet with beverages.
(Tuesday) 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cottage Rental Agency
27 Quincey Circle
Harvest Wine & Food Festival provides patrons the opportunity to sip and savor some of the world’s finest wine and culinary selections. Join our email database to receive
Harvest Wine & Food Festival provides patrons the opportunity to sip and savor some of the world’s finest wine and culinary selections. Join our email database to receive the most up to date information on festival events and celebrity attendees.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, October 24
Celebrity Winemaker Dinners: 6pm – 9pm
Celebrity wine representatives from Catena Zapata, Gamble Family Vineyards, PRIME Cellars, and ROY Estate will each headline a multi-course wine dinner in various locations in the South Walton area:
- Bodega Catena Zapata with Chef David Bancroft presented by Good Grit Magazine & 360 Blue at 301 Western Lake Drive – SOLD OUT
- Gamble Family Vineyards at Vin’tij Food & Wine
- PRIME Cellars at Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits presented by Stephen & Joan Carter – SOLD OUT
- ROY Estate at Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood presented by RJH and Associates – SOLD OUT
Friday, October 25
Al Fresco Reserve Tasting: 6pm – 8pm
The Al Fresco Reserve Tasting will offer festival-goers a selection of library wines that feature rare vintages not easily accessible to the average consumer. An array of perfectly paired hors d’oeuvres and live music all set to a breathtaking Gulf coast sunset will make for a memorable and elegant evening.
Saturday, October 26
Seminar: Mad About Malbec presented by Catena Zapata: 12pm – 1pm
301 Western Lake Drive, WaterColor, Fla
Join Sommelier and Brand Ambassador Marika Vida-Arnold as you taste through the most fascinating features that define the various Malbec wines produced by the world-famous Argentinian Bodega, Catena Zapata. In this seminar you will be treated to six different Malbec from the Bodega Catena Zapata range of wines. They are all 100% Malbec, but from various vineyards, and there is a wide variety in price. Those prices range from the $20 range up to the $100 range, and points in between.
Grand Tasting: 1pm – 4pm
Tickets: $150 General Admission | $300 VIP
The Grand Tasting is the festival’s main event and is designed to highlight harvest season at the beach. Large seafood, barbeque and provisional stations manned by celebrity chefs and supplemented by the best restaurants along the Gulf Coast are combined with tasting stations featuring over 250 wines from around the world. Craft beer and spirit tents and an exclusive VIP experience will also be available.
VIP tickets include a private entrance to the festival and access to the exclusive VIP lounge featuring elevated wines, additional food, and access to Saturday college football.
It wouldn’t be a DCWAF event without the opportunity to bid high and bid often. A silent auction featuring a variety of rare wines, staycations and unique experiences will open Friday, October 25 at 9am. and will run through Sunday, October 27 at noon. The opportunity to purchase wine and other merchandise on-site will also be available throughout the festival.
Thank you to our 2019 festival sponsors! If you are interested in being a festival sponsor, please contact Kate MacMillan at 850.650.3732 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
october 24 (Thursday) - 26 (Saturday)