Staff Writer
Walton Sun

All area codes are 850 unless specified. 

Book signing: Lisa Patton, author of Rush, will speak and sign books at 10 a.m. Oct. 6 at Sundog Books, 89 Central Square in Seaside. The author will also have a noon signing Oct. 8 at The Hidden Lantern Bookstore, 84 North Barret Square in Rosemary Beach.

Bloody Mary Festival: The fourth annual event benefiting Habitat for Humanity — Walton County will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct 6 at The Market Shops. Enjoy up to 25 Blood Marys and vote for the People’s Choice Award. There will also be food and drinks, a lounge area, cornhole games and a large screen streaming SEC football. Tickets are currently on sale through 850Tix for the pre-sale price of $40 or can be purchased the day of the event at the door for $50.

Find Your Greatness: Resurrection Catholic Church, 259 Miramar Beach Drive in Miramar Beach, will host Dynamic Catholic’s Find Your Greatness event at 9 a.m. Oct. 6. Dr. Allen Hunt, nationally renowned speaker and bestselling author, will lead this event that will help you develop the habits to become the best version of yourself. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door, by phone at 859-980-7900 or online at

Duck Regatta: The eighth annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta is on Oct. 6 at the Village of Baytowne Wharf and benefits Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Volunteer Guild. Activities, including face painters, a scavenger hunt, Hula-Hoop contest, and access to the Bay-towne Carousel for children 12 and under, are from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The race begins at 1 p.m. Purchase one duck for $10, three ducks for $27, six ducks for $50 or 12 ducks for $100 at the Sacred Heart Hospital Gift Shop in Miramar Beach, at or at Baytowne Wharf day of the event.

NICU Reunion: The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart invites former patients and families of its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to the annual NICU reunion from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Greenhut Auditorium at Sacred Heart Hospital, 5151 N. Ninth Ave. in Pensacola. Guests are advised to use the Ninth Avenue parking garage. NICU reunion guests are invited to dress up in fairy-tale-themed cos-tumes and enjoy games, story time, crafts and snacks, as well as indoor and outdoor play areas. The reunion is free, but families are invited to bring a blanket or book to donate to babies currently in our NICU. Call (850) 416-1600.

RV Show: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach presents “Rollin’ Through the Decades,” a mini Vintage and Antique RV Show, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6. Free with regular park admission.

Destin Seafood Festival: Enjoy the fresh Gulf seafood Destin is known for from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 6 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 during the 40th Annual Destin Seafood Festival at HarborWalk Village. Several vendors and live music stages are along the Destin Harbor Boardwalk. For more information, visit

Fall Festival/Pumpkin Sales: The third annual Fall Festival at Camp Helen State Park will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 with fun, food, music, and games. New activities include pony and hay rides. State Park entrance fee is $2/person for anyone seven and above. Kids six and under are free. The event is free with donations to benefit the park’s projects. A parent or guardian must accompany all children. Pumpkins will be sold from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week from Sept. 29-Oct. 31. Call 233-5059.

General Conference: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announces its 188th General Conference to be broadcast worldwide Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. The Women's session will be held at 7 p.m. for ladies eight and over. Sunday session will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. All sessions may be viewed in the chapels in Fort Walton Beach, Crestview, Niceville, Sandestin and DeFuniak Springs-Sunday

Ballet at Seaside: The Northwest Florida Ballet will stage a free outdoor performance sponsored by the Merchants of Seaside at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Seaside Amphitheater. The program includes a lecture demonstration on ballet and excerpts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Nutcracker.

ECTC Season 6: Emerald Coast Theatre Company opens its sixth annual season with the musical “The Spitfire Grill” through Oct. 7. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at ECTC’s performance space, 560 Grand Boulevard (upstairs) in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin in Miramar Beach. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to allow time for browsing artwork by local artists in the Lobby Gallery. Tickets are $35/adults and $32/seniors (55 years old and up), students, and military. Purchase at or call 684-0323.

• Dec. 6-23: “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,”

• Jan 17-Feb. 3: “Dancing Lessons”

• March 7-10: “Bad Dates” starring Jennifer Steele

• March 28-April 7: “Around the World in 80 Days”

Porchfest: The second annual Watersound Origins Porchfest will be held from 3-6 p.m. Oct. 7 throughout Watersound Origins on the front porches and lawns of the community. Attendees will be able to stroll the community while listening to live music from Huck and Lilly, the Scott Rockwood Trio, and Kyle Lamonica. New this year, The Nashville Songwriter’s Stage, writers in the round event, features artists performing their well known hits. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Bring chairs, coolers, and blankets. Free and open to the public.

Fall Concert Series: The Graytones will perform from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 7 at The Gulley Amphitheater, 45 Laura Hamilton Blvd. in Gulf Place. Bring lawn chairs and beach blankets.

• Oct. 14: Longstrap

• Oct. 21: Ron Pate & The Rib Bones

Bocce Tournament: The annual Fall Bocce Tournament in Rosemary Beach begins at 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at East Long Green Park in Rosemary Beach. Event benefits Rosemary Beach Foundation and charitable partner, Habitat for Humanity. Prize packages awarded to winning teams. Sign up at

Wurst Mondays Ever: The Bay restaurant in South Walton will celebrate German culture and cuisine and offer traditional German fare, live German music and German beer from 5-9 p.m. every Monday through Oct. 22. Dress up in German garb and come by for an Oktoberfest party on the beach by the bay.

Wednesday Night Concert Series: Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a free concert under the stars with Brandon Santini at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Events Plaza in Baytowne Wharf.

• Oct. 17: Matt McCarty Quintet

• Oct. 24: Boukou Groove

Concerts in the Village: Award winning songwriter/vocalist Season Ammons Band, crossing over from blues and country to jazz and Americana, will perform from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s Cultural Arts Village on Commons Drive in Destin. Bring a bottle of wine, a craft beer, snacks and a blanket or chair. Gates open at 6. Tickets are $15/adults and free to MKAF members and children 12 and under and can be purchased at the door.

Choctawhatchee Audubon Society: Explore the Outdoors Festival at Live Oak Landing in Freeport Oct. 13. Meet at 9 a.m. at the festival grounds, 229 Pitts Ave. in Freeport, and teach children how to identify birds using card games. Bring a lawn chair and lunch. Call 267-2064.

• Oct. 20: Join experienced Birder Malcolm Swan and identify migrants, herons and marsh birds at Veterans Park on Okaloosa Island. Meet at the NE corner of the Okaloosa Island Convention Center parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Bring binoculars, cameras and wear long pants and close toed shoes. Call 210-343-9082.

• Oct. 27: Join Malcolm Swan and Alan Knothe, along with members of the Bay County Audubon Society, in a visit to the Wright Landfill. Meet at Pepito’s parking lot, 1313 Lewis Turner Blvd., at 8:15 a.m. See ducks, waders, hawks and migrants at the very productive landfill site. Wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Call 210-343-9082 or 208-1789.

Garden Club: Seagrove Garden Club has begun their 55th year with Suzanne Smart and Judy Brock as co-presidents. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 10 at the Trebeache Restaurant, 2052 County Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Lunch is $28/person including beverage and tip. Reservations required by Oct. 7 at The speaker will be Kirby Holt of Blossoms Florist in Chipley and she will demonstrate the upcoming trends for this year with table and wreath arrangements. Members will showcase their own crafts and small businesses to be available for purchase.

Bird Walk: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will hold a guided bird walk from 8:15-10:15 a.m. Oct. 10. Learn about the birds along the trails. There are a limited number of binoculars available at the park store that can be borrowed. Bird walks continue on Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. This program is free with regular park admission. To learn more about the park, call the Ranger Station at 267-8330 or visit

Eden's Fall Film Series: Eden’s fifth Annual Fall Film Series begins with “The Princess Bride” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 under the oaks of Eden Gardens State Park in Santa Rosa Beach Films are free with paid park admission ($4 per vehicle). Chairs, blankets and coolers welcome. Some concessions will be available for donation.

• Oct. 18: Frogs, filmed at Eden Gardens

• Oct. 25: Goonies

Baytowne Beer Festival: Roll out the barrel and discover unique suds and ales at the 11th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. There will be more than 200 craft beers and visitors can taste, learn and discover new brews along the way. Hours are 6-8 p.m. Oct. 12 with local beer tastings and music by the Forrest Williams Band. VIP event from 1-2 p.m. Oct. 13 at Marlin Grill features ex-clusive beer tastings and food. The main event, the Craft Beer Tasting, is from 2-6 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Events Plaza at Baytowne Wharf with live music by The Modern Eldorados from 2-4 p.m. and Gold & Motion from 4-6 p.m. Purchase tickets at or visit

Rockin' on the Lawn: The Charity Music Festival Rockin’ on the Lawn will be held from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Mattie Kelly Cul-tural Arts Village, 4323 Commons Drive W in Destin. The event, benefiting South Walton Academy, a non-profit inclusion school, will feature the Luke Langford Band, Atlas Lost, Catalyst, and more. Enjoy music, bounce houses, face painting, food and beverages. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and pack a cooler. No pets or drones allowed. Tickets are $12.24 - $22.49 at

Explore The Outdoors Festival: Get outdoors with the family at Explore The Outdoors Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at Live Oak Landing in Freeport. Children can fish or kayak, enjoy archery, hydrobikes, a marine life touch-tank, educational exhibits and more. Call 267-2064.

The Allman Goldflies Band Goes Pops: Southern rock and blues meets classical and jazz in a free concert at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at Founders Pavilion, 1980 Discovery Loop in Panama City. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy this mix of music, with the Allman Goldflies Band backed by the POPS Orchestra, conducted by Destin’s Dr. David Ott.

30A Brew Tours: Gulf Coast Go provides South Walton's only beer tour. The 30A Brew Tour will now make three stops over three hours at Grayton Beer Tap Room, Idyll Hounds Tap Room, and Grayton Beer Brewpub, beginning at 1:45 p.m. every Saturday at the public parking on 283 South in Grayton Beach. The cost of the tour is $55 at

Fall at Grayton Beer Brewpub: All events are family friendly and free to attend. The Grayton Beer Brewpub is at 170 E. County Highway 30A, Grayton Beach.

• Trivia Night will be held from 6-8 p.m. every Thursday to test your knowledge on a variety of topics against competing teams. Prizes are awarded.

• College Football: Outfitted with 10 big-screen TVs, the Brewpub is ideal for large watch parties for fans and alumni of all collegiate teams.

• NFL Football: Brewpub is streaming weekly NFL games throughout the restaurant.

• Cornhole Tournaments: Every second Saturday with two-member team signup beginning at 10:30 a.m. and the tournament at 11. Competition is limited to the first eight teams. Prizes are awarded.

Topsail Under the Stars: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association present an evening of viewing the sun, moon and stars through telescopes from 3-9 p.m. Oct. 13. Event is free with regular park admission.

Where the Wild Things Run: Run wild through the woods on Nokuse Plantation, a 54,000 acre piece of privately owned conservation land, as the E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center in Freeport hosts Where the Wild Things Trail Run: 5k and 1-mile Fun Run from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 13. Fun Run begins at 8 a.m. and is $20. 5K begins at 9:30 a.m. and is $40. To register, visit or call 835-1824 for information.

Guided Plant Strolls: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and Master Gardener Bill Kuenstler will host a guided plant stroll from 9-11 a.m. Oct. 15. Take a stroll through the park and the campground to explore the plants visible and to see what is in bloom. It will continue this fall on the third Monday of the month, Nov. 19, and Dec. 17. This program is free with regular park admission.

Green Thumb: The Green Thumb Garden Club will meet at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Linkside Bayside Ballroom in Sandestin. Joe Taverniti, current president of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the International Palm Society, will talk about the cold hardy palms frequently grown in our area. Price for meeting, program and luncheon is $25; for meeting and program $8. RSVP at 267-2557 or by 8 p.m. Oct. 10.

Bubbly Baytowne: Sip and shop through the Village streets from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 18 at The Village of Baytowne Wharf and sip champagne and shop. Event is free for 21 and up only. Village open to the public during event.

Family Fall Festival: Kids dress in your favorite Halloween costume and receive 4-count chicken nuggets free from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Chick-fil-A South Walton in Miramar Beach. Crafts and activities also available.

Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival: The Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival will be held Oct. 19-21 in Niceville. The festival brings well known national musicians, regional food trucks, unique arts and crafts vendors and more. Visit for tickets and times.

Haunted House: Stephen King Rules at this year’s “Your Worst Nightmare” Haunted House from 7 p.m. until midnight Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27 at the Fairgrounds, 790 N. 9th Street in DeFuniak Springs. Horrors, madness and psychological mind games play out with plenty of special effects and scary characters for $10/cash entry at the door to benefit Art Co-Op. Attendees must be at least 12 years of age to enter without an adult or accompanied by a parent if underage. Call 585-6315.

Topsail Talks: The monthly educational discovery series presents Coastal Dune Lakes by the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance Oct. 19 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. This program is free with regular park admission. Call 267-8330.

Blood Drive: A OneBlood Blood Drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at Gulf Place in Santa Rosa Beach. No appointment neces-sary.

Casper’s Campfire Stories: Listen to good ol' family friendly stories around the campfire from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 20 at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Santa Rosa Beach. Arrive before the gates close at sunset. Event is free with regular park admission. Call 267-8330.

Flutterby Arts Festival: Celebrate the 26th year of the migration of the Monarch Butterfly through our area with art activities, live music, theatre and dance performances, art exhibits, a butterfly parade and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20-21 in Watersound Origins. Proceeds benefit the Cultural Arts Alliance. Admission is free.

Live @ The REP: Griffin House will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at The REP Theatre, 216 Quincy Circle in Seaside. Doors open at 7. Tickets are $25 at

Moonlight Paddle: Join the Rangers at Camp Helen State Park for a moonlight paddle on Lake Powell from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 20. Participants must be experienced paddlers and 12 years of age or older. Program is $35/person, cash only. Fee includes watercraft rental, life jacket, paddle, glow sticks, park admission fee, and a donation to the Friends of Camp Helen State Park. Advance reservations are required at 233-5059.

TLC’s Lori Allen: Stand Up to Breast Cancer was created to honor local breast cancer survivors and help raise awareness. Star of TLC's Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta and breast cancer survivor Lori Allen will be featured special guest. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island. General admission tickets are $50 and include cocktail hour, dinner, and presentation by Lori Allen. Purchase tickets at

Barktoberfest: Dog-Harmony and Grand Boulevard will host Barktoberfest from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in Grand Park to celebrate all things fall. Enjoy people and puppy treats, live entertainment and a raffle drawing. Open to the public at no charge.

Classical Connections Series: Sinfonia Gulf Coast kicks off the 2018 Classical Connections series with a concert featuring accordionist Han-zhi Wang from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Grace Lutheran Church in Destin. Tickets range from $29.50 to $45/person or compose your own ticket package online and save 10 percent when you purchase three or more concerts. Both options are available at

Harvest Wine & Food Festival: Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation presents the second annual Harvest Wine & Food Festival Oct. 25-27 at WaterColor. Sip more than 400 wines and pair them with local Gulf Coast cuisine. The festival proceeds and silent auctions benefit more than 15 local charities whose aim is to meet the needs of at-risk youth in the Northwest Florida area. For more information about events, times and tickets, visit

Throwback Thursday: The Village of Baytowne Wharf will present the classic family friendly film “Hocus Pocus” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 on the Events Plaza Lawn. The free movie is open to the public.

Central Square Cinema: Grab a blanket for the free family movie “Hocus Pocus” at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 under the stars on the Seaside Amphi-theater lawn.

Pumpkin Paddle: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park presents a Pumpkin Paddle from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 27 to explore Campbell Lake. Participants must be experienced canoers/kayakers over the age of 12. Program is $40/person. Advanced online registration is required at

Parliamentary Procedure: Forward DeFuniak, Inc. will sponsor a seminar, “Effective Decision Making for Organizational Leadership,” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Civic Center in DeFuniak Springs. Lee Wright, registered parliamentarian, will be the speaker. Call 830-7663 for information or to register. Registration fee is $20 and includes handouts and snacks.

Baytowne On Ice: Dust off those skates and get in the winter spirit at The Village of Baytowne Wharf's Baytowne on Ice. Ice rink is open Oct. 27 through Feb. 2. Hours vary daily.

2018 Harvest Market: The lawns of Rosemary Beach will be filled with artists from across the southeast in the media of fine art, folk art, handmade jewelry and furniture, natural skin care products, pottery, and more from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27. Throughout the day, there will be activities including the Boo Kid Block Party from 2-5 p.m., pumpkin carving contest, best costume contest, the Rosemary Beach Haunted Cemetery and a community-wide trick-or-treat. All events are free and open to the public.

Oktoberfest; Hope on the Beach hosts its Second Annual Oktoberfest from 12-3 p.m. Oct. 28 on the Gulf Place Amphitheatre Lawn. Begin the day in worship at 8 a.m. on the beach at Ed Walline Park or at 11 a.m. on the Amphitheatre Lawn. Prizes for the best Oktoberfest costumes will be awarded at 2 p.m. Free festivities include a live polka band, face painting, costume contest, inflatable slide, photo booth, crafts, and games for the whole family. Buy meal tickets for a German meal for $5/adults and children 10 and under free at Proceeds will benefit Westonwood Ranch in Freeport

Trick or Treat Street: Calling all ghouls, ghosts, and goblins to the Village of Baytowne Wharf for a spooktacular extravaganza from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Steve Hall will play frightenly good tunes on the main stage, enjoy crafts and balloon animals and end the night with a spooky fireworks display at 8 p.m.

Halloween on the Boolevard: Families and kids are invited to trick or treat throughout the Town Center from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 31. Open at no charge.

Fall Into Dance: The Northwest Florida Ballet’s Fall Into Dance four-course wine dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at Vin’tij Food & Wine at 500 Grand Blvd. in Miramar Beach. Tickets are $100/person (excluding gratuity) and seating for the event is limited. The event supports live music provided by the Northwest Florida Ballet Symphony Orchestra for NFB’s 2018-2019 production of The Nutcracker. NFB Music Director David Ott and soprano Kara Bishop provide entertainment. Purchase tickets at

Pink Walk Fundraiser: Fore Her will hold a fundraiser, The Pink Walk, from 12-3 p.m. Nov. 4 at Destin Commons for its mission of assisting local breast cancer patients. The half-mile walk and after party will feature a DJ and photo booth, sweet treats, activities for children, an aerobics class and inspirational words from local news channel WJHG’s Jessica Foster. Cost is $35/adults and $20/ages five to 12. For more information visit

Dining for a Cause: Ruth's Chris Steak House at Silver Shells Resort in Destin will host its sixth Annual Fall Wine Walkabout to benefit Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation's community outreach programs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in the East Bar and Courtyard. Chef Ruston Johnson will create a special menu featuring multiple culinary stations of heavy hors' oeuvres paired with select fine wines. Tickets are $51/non-MKAF member and $41/MKAF member. Purchase tickets at

Stake & Burger Dinner: The Fifth Annual Stake & Burger Dinner to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Coast will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Hilton Sandestin with keynote speaker Hulk Hogan. General admission tickets are $125 and include admission to this retro-themed event, a build your own burger bar, a drink ticket, the opportunity to win and bid on incredible raffle, and silent auction items. VIP tickets are $175 and also include VIP reception from 5-6:30 p.m. To purchase tickets or reserve a table, visit

Ranger Program: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park presents a Ranger program, Sunday Funday, at 9 a.m. every Sunday in October, November and December. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water bottle, sunscreen and hat as most programs include exploring the park. Program is free with regular park admission.

Tai Chi Tuesday: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park will host Tai Chi Tuesday the third Tuesday of each month. Seated Tai Chi is 8:30-9:15 a.m. and Standing Tai Chi is 9:30-10:15 a.m. Class fee is $13 and does not include park admission. Call the park store at 267-8333 for more information.

Turtle Talk Tuesdays: While enjoying coffee, tea, and sweet treats, a South Walton Turtle Watch volunteer will talk about sea turtles from 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays at Amavida Coffee, 104 North Barrett Square in Rosemary Beach. Ask questions and get information, stickers, and sometimes see preserved specimens.

Family Challenge: Check in at the Topsail Hill Preserve State Park camp store between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays for the challenge package. When completed, return to camp store for a treat.

Sunday Pickin' at The Bay: The Bay Restaurant, on the Choctawhatchee Bay at the southern foot of the 331 bridge, will host Sunday Pickin' at The Bay every Sunday. Local musician Mike Whitty and Friends will get together in the garden for a jam session. All local musicians are in-vited to come and join in. Happy Hour is from 7-9 p.m.

Geocache Around Topsail: Explore Topsail Hill Preserve State Park with a special 10 station geocache program from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Check in at the camp store for your coordinates. Upon completion, return to the camp store for a prize.

Beach Service: Worship at the beach with Hope Lutheran Church from 8-9 a.m. at Ed Walline Regional Beach Access across on Scenic Hwy. 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring a towel, chair, or stand on the boardwalk. Call 267-0322.

45 Central Wine Bar: Enjoy live music with Tropic Breeze from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays in Santa Rosa Beach.

30A Farmers’ Market: Walk through the park like setting with shade trees, a fountain, cobblestone walkways and visit friendly farmers and bakers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Seascape Resort Towne Centre in Miramar Beach.

Grand Boulevard Farmers’ Market: The market will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday in Grand Park in Miramar Beach between Cantina Laredo and Tommy Bahama’s. Vendors will offer locally sourced food-based items including produce, eggs, milk, butter, grass-fed beef, chicken, lamb, and pork, honey, pickled vegetables and gourmet jams. Market is held on Wednesdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Seaside Farmers Market: Get your pick of fresh produce, baked goods, dairy products, native plants and other unique offerings Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon in the Amphitheatre behind Raw & Juicy. Enjoy special cooking demos and activities.

Vintage Market: New in Santa Rosa Beach is the Vintage Market at Elmore’s Landing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday. Check out various artists and unique vintage finds along with food and produce.


Hope on the Beach hosts its Second Annual Oktoberfest from 12-3 p.m. Oct. 28 on the Gulf Place Amphitheatre Lawn. Begin the day in worship at 8 a.m. on the beach at Ed Walline Park or at 11 a.m. on the Amphitheatre Lawn. Prizes for the best Oktoberfest costumes will be awarded at 2 p.m. Free festivities include a live polka band, face painting, costume contest, inflatable slide, photo booth, crafts, and games for the whole family. Buy meal tickets for a German meal for $5/adults and children 10 and under free at Proceeds will benefit Westonwood Ranch in Freeport