The Market Shops 5th Annual Bloody Mary Festival Nov 2

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    Tickets are on sale NOW for The Market Shops 5th Annual Bloody Mary Festival, happening November 2nd benefiting Habitat for Humanity Walton County!

    To purchase your tickets, click on the link below.
    850Tix | The Market Shops 5th Annual Bloody Mary Festival

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    Who's ready to #EatDrinkBMary? Dubbed as the LARGEST tailgating party on the Emerald Coast, The Market Shops 5th Annual Bloody Mary Festival is happening on November 2, 2019!

    You're Invited to Visit South Walton and enjoy unlimited tastes of the areas most creative and innovative Bloody Mary's made with Cathead Vodka, served by the finest restaurants and bars on the Panhandle!

    Fondly known as the local's favorite event, guests will enjoy FREE food by The Market Shops' merchants, FREE beer courtesy of Grayton Beer Company, CHAMPAGNE at the bubbly bar courtesy of Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard and Residence Inn by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard, a hydration station provided by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida, live music by Dread Clampitt AND a DJ, an {Epic} photo booth by Epic Photo Co. courtesy of Legendary Marine, Cigars by Shore Thing Cigars, Boozy Popsicles by Swell Pops, yard games and lounge chairs by Rent Gear Here and SO much more! SEC football games will be streamed so plan to tailgate with us!

    Get your tickets NOW at www.themarketshops.com and come support Habitat for Humanity Walton County!

    Stay with one of our official Lodging Partners for a discounted rate:

    The Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard

    The Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard

    The Residence Inn by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard

    If you're a restaurant interested in participating or a business interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jessica@ProffittPR.com.

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    The annual event features unlimited tastes of the Emerald Coast’s most creative and innovative bloody marys served by the finest restaurants and bars on the Emerald Coast.

    Bloody Mary Festival 2018 winners:
    People's Choice - Surf hut
    Judge's Choice - Bijoux


    SoWal.com Bloody Mary Festival 2018 Photo Gallery:
    Bloody Mary Festival at The Market Shops 2018


    Want to see some of this event in action? Check out the video on The Market Shops' Facebook page provided by Land Air Sea Productions!

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    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    You can't have brunch without a good bloody which is why The Market Shops 5th Annual Bloody Mary Festival is here to prove which restaurant or bar has the BEST Bloody Mary on the Emerald Coast {with help from you, of course}!

    On November 2, The Market Shops invites you to #EatDrinkBMary from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. With live music by Dread Clampitt, food for purchase, the biggest tailgate of the year, and of course plenty of Bloodys, this boozy party is one you won't want to miss! Oh, and did we mention it's for a great cause? This year, proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity Walton County!

    To purchase your tickets, please go online to www.TheMarketShops.com!

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    The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival Facebook event. Follow the link for event news and updates. We will also keep you posted here in SoWal Community Forums.

     
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    #EatDrinkBMary and make it a staycation! Residence Inn by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard, Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard, and Hyatt Place Sandestin/at Grand Boulevard are the Official Lodging Partners of The Market Shops 5th Annual Bloody Mary Festival {which is November 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.}!

    To book your stay at Residence Inn or Courtyard by Marriott, click here: The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival.

    To book your stay at Hyatt Place, click here and use the Corporate Group Code CR125885: Hyatt.com
     
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    CONGRATS! And much deserved!

    The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival was voted the BEST Local Event by the readers of Emerald Coast Magazine! On November 2 we invite you to #EatDrinkBMary during the fifth annual festival, because trust us, it’s going to be a bloody good time!

    Tickets are on sale NOW at www.TheMarketShops.com!

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    The Market Shops 5th Annual Bloody Mary Festival happening THIS Saturday, November 2nd from 11 am - 2 pm throughout the shopping center, benefitting Habitat for Humanity Walton County! In addition to the bloody marys, event goers will also enjoy craft beer served by Grayton Beer Company along with champagne {courtesy of Residence Inn by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard & Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard}, cigars {courtesy of Shore Thing Cigars}, boozy popsicles {courtesy of Swell Pops} and various food and shopping options provided by The Market Shops merchants.

    We're anticipating long lines at the door, so buy your tickets NOW so you can soak up every minute -- or should we say every drop -- of The Market Shops 5th Annual Bloody Mary Festival!

    General Admission Tickets are on sale for $40 in advance and will be sold for $50 at the door (not including tax + fees). To get yours, please go online to www.TheMarketShops.com!

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    The Market Shops BLOODY MARY FESTIVAL 2019 was a SOLD OUT event! Here are winners of Best Bloody Marys on the Emerald Coast.

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    The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, hosted the 5th Annual Bloody Mary Festival on November 2, 2019. The annual event, recently named “Best Local Event” by the readers of Emerald Coast Magazine, raised $25,000 for Habitat for Humanity - Walton County, a record-breaking amount for the festival. The sold-out event featured unlimited tastes of the Emerald Coast’s most creative and inventive Bloody Marys made with Cathead Vodka and served by the finest restaurants and bars on the Panhandle.

    Guests were greeted upon arrival with festive tomato-themed balloon décor, courtesy of Mingle, before entering the bustling courtyard and grand lawn, each full of restaurants, vendors, and merchants from The Market Shops. Event goers made their way around the tents sampling each Bloody Mary complete with over-the-top accoutrements in specialty cups provided by Compass Builders of Florida and Visit South Walton.

    Upon check-in, guests received a token in order to vote for the coveted People’s Choice Awards for the “Best Bloody Mary in South Walton.” At the end of the event, these votes were counted by Hill Coleman CPA and the following local restaurants were chosen as the winners:

    1st Place People’s Choice Award – Rockin Tacos Grill & Tequila Bar
    Beefy fajita-style Bloody Mary made with jalapeno-infused Cathead vodka, garnished with a chicken and cheese taco, spicy green bean, pickled jalapeño, fresh lime, and a bonus Rockin Tacos’ La Casa Margarita sidecar.

    2nd Place People’s Choice Award – The Surf Hut
    Infused Cathead vodka mixed with tomato juice, Frank’s Red Hot, horseradish, Worcestershire, fresh-squeezed limes and lemons, spicy green bean juice, celery seed, garlic, sea salt and pepper. Garnished with an Old Bay seasoning rim, stuffed olive, spicy green bean, cheddar cheese cube, jalapeño, and a freshly baked, hand-rolled cream cheese crab ball.

    3rd Place People’s Choice Award – Jackacuda’s Seafood and Sushi
    Signature house-made Bloody Mary with a spiced rim and topped with Jackacuda’s Nola sushi roll, a dynamite shrimp and an Asian zing boneless chicken wing.

    A panel of select food critics and local celebrities also judged each Bloody Mary and selected the following winner as the most delicious and most creative:

    Judge’s Choice Award – The Surf Hut
    All awards were custom made by local artist, Maxine Orange.

    There was plenty of food to go around during the festival provided by various restaurants located directly within The Market Shops, including Ben & Jerrys, Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, Clean Juice, Hebert’s Specialty Meats, Maple Street Biscuit Company, and Pizza by the Sea. Apart from the Bloody Marys, guests sipped on local craft brews served by Grayton Beer Company and champagne from the Bubbly Bar, courtesy of Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard and Residence Inn by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard.

    Legendary Marine served a blue “Sea Water” cocktail made with Cathead Vodka, alongside two of their premier boats while Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast served a non-alcoholic “mock-tail” called the “Frozen Shoulder.” The newly added “Boozy Popsicles,” which were also made with Cathead Vodka and served by Swell Pops, were a big hit and offered a refreshing palette cleanser in between sips of Bloody Marys.

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    During the event, guests enjoyed a hydration station by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, a commemorative photo booth by Epic Photo Co. courtesy of Legendary Marine and Visit South Walton, music by DJ Dad, a cigar bar by Shore Thing Cigars, and exclusive shopping opportunities from The Market Shops merchants.

    Rent Gear Here and Tail Grayton transformed the Grand Lawn into the ultimate tailgating experience with plenty of lounge seating and flat screen TVs live streaming college football, sponsored by Insurance Zone. Headlining the event was a live performance from Dread Clampitt on the main stage sponsored by Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast.

    The Market Shops would like to thank the restaurants who competed for the title, including Another Broken Egg Cafe, Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, Blue Mabel, Camille's at Crystal Beach, Emeril’s Coastal Italian, Grits & Grind, Half Shell Oyster House, The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa, Jackacuda’s Seafood & Sushi, LuLu’s Destin, Rockin Tacos, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Shades Bar and Grill, Signature Catering of 30A, Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House, Sunset Bay Cafe, and The Surf Hut.

    Additional funds were raised through a Benefit Brunch held simultaneously with the festival at Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, where 10 percent of proceeds benefited Habitat for Humanity – Walton County. Jon Smith Subs also donated 10 percent of their sales from that day to the local nonprofit.

    Special thanks to additional sponsors which include 30A, 30AEats, 30A Television, 30A Tents and Events, 98 Realty & Property Management Company, The Beachcomber, Beachworx, Cumulus Broadcasting, Destin Life, Destin Log, Eloquent Signs, Emerald Coast Luxury Transportation, Emerald Coast Magazine, Emerald Ladies Journal, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Good Grit Magazine, Gulf Coast Restaurants, Inside the Gates, Land • Air • Sea Productions, The Local, Maxine Orange, Mingle, Northwest Florida Daily News, Plantation Living, Proffitt PR, The Regatta Bay Way, SoWal Life, SoWal.com, Thirty A Review, VIP Destin Magazine, VIP Pensacola Magazine, Visit South Walton, The Walton Sun, and Waste Management.
     

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