Annual Bloody Mary Festival Kickstarts Fall in SoWal Oct 7

October 2, 2017 by SoWal Staff

The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival marks Fall in South Walton on Saturday, October 7 from 11am til 2pm, benefitting Habitat for Humanity Walton County.

The third annual event will feature unlimited tastes of the Emerald Coast’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys made with Cathead Vodka and served by the some of the best restaurants and bars on the Panhandle. Live entertainment by Luke Langford Band.

Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door or $100 for VIP tickets, per person for entry and unlimited tastes of the Emerald Coast’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys prepared on site and served by 25 restaurants and bars.
Tickets available now online!

Participating restaurants include 790 on the Gulf Restaurant, amici 30A Italian Kitchen, Baytowne Provisions, Big Bad Breakfast, Bud & Alley's Restaurant, Camille's at Crystal Beach, Crab Island Cantina, Harry T's Lighthouse, Hog's Breath Saloon, Destin, Louis Louis, LuLu's Destin, Redd's Pub N Song, Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, Restaurant Paradis, Ruth's Chris Steak House Destin, FL, Shades Bar and Grill, Signature Catering of 30A, Sunset Bay Cafe, The Bistro at Courtyard Sandestin, The Henderson, and The Hub 30A.

A limited number of VIP tickets, valued at $100, will be available and include valet parking by 30A Valet, a private VIP lounge sponsored by Emerald Coast Magazine outfitted with elevated bites, specialty cocktails, and large screen televisions streaming SEC football.

Guests will enjoy local food for purchase by Back Beach Barbecue and The Hub, local craft brews from exclusive beer sponsor, Grayton Beer Company, a Bubbly Bar, Hydration Station by Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, live music by the Luke Langford Band, a commemorative photo booth with Epic Photo Co., special shopping options from the merchants of The Market Shops, and one vote for the People’s Choice Award for the Best Bloody Mary in South Walton.

A panel of select food critics and local celebrities will judge each Bloody Mary to select the winners for the most delicious and most creative. There will also be a highly coveted People’s Choice Award. All awards will be custom made by local artist, Velia Lala Fine Art and Design. Uber and the Sunshine Shuttle Company will be on hand for safe rides home or make it a staycation by booking a discounted stay with our official lodging partners, Courtyard Marriott and Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa.

Special thanks to additional sponsors which include 8 Fifty Productions,, 30AEats, 30A Television, Cathead Vodka, Eloquent Signs, Emerald Ladies Journal, Good Grit Magazine, Gulf Coast Restaurants, Hill Coleman CPA, Proffitt PR,, SoWal Life, VIP Destin Magazine, VIP Pensacola Magazine, and Visit South Walton.

General admission and VIP tickets are on sale now at The Market Shops 3rd Annual Bloody Mary Festival.

Located at the entrance of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, The Market Shops is an upscale, neighborhood-style shopping, dining and entertainment center. The Market Shops is the Emerald Coast’s premier location for local and unique retailers, specialty boutiques and an array of eateries from casual to fine dining. For more information, visit or find The Market Shops on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Habitat for Humanity—Walton County partners with people in the community to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families.

Read our recent story about Habitat for Humanity Walton County!

See SoWal Photo Gallery: Inaugural Bloody Mary Festival 2015


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