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October Kicks off Festival Season in Destin

October is the kick off to the fall festival season in Destin. To start the season, the first weekend in October is full of some of the locals’ favorite festivals. Festivals celebrating craft beer, Bloody Marys and seafood fill the weekend calendar. Idyll Hounds Brewery in Santa Rosa Beach hosts Houndfest, The Market Shops at Sandestin host the Bloody Mary Festival, and the Destin Harbor is home to the famous Destin Seafood Festival. Here are details so you can start planning your fabulous fall vacation.


Bloody Mary Festival

The Market Shops will hold The 3rd Annual Bloody Mary Festival on October 7, 2017 from 11 AM to 2 PM. It’s the perfect time of day to taste test all the locals’ favorite twists on the Bloody Mary. Live music, bubbly bar, and local eats all included in ticket price of $40 advance, and $50 at the door. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Walton County.

Idyll Hounds Brewery Owners


On October 7, 2017, Idyll Hounds Brewery will be celebrating two years of pouring delicious brews and three years of brewing. They will be unveiling two new beers that have been aging in various barrels. Live music, delicious food, and local craft beer will all be flowing for this popular local event.Click here for pre-sale tickets for $30 or purchase tickets at the door for $40. 

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Destin Seafood Festival

Hosted along the Destin Harbor, the 39th Annual Destin Seafood Festival begins October 6th at 4 PM and will continue until October 8th at 4 PM. It is free and open to the public. There will be lots of local flavor sprinkled across the Harbor, including delicious fresh fish from local restaurants including AJ's, Brotula's Seafood House & Steamer and Dewey Destin’s to name a few. There will also be live music by local bands on the Harborwalk Village stages, including rock, reggae, and country. The 39th Annual Destin Seafood Festival. Click here for festival and parking information to enjoy this fun family-friend event that celebrates the abundance of fresh seafood caught in Destin.

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Start Planning 

Destin’s got you covered on festivals and entertainment for the first weekend in October, all that’s left is to book where you want to stay! Ready to book? Check out our South Walton and Destin vacation rentals or give us call at 1-800-225-7652 and one of our friendly vacation specialists will help you find the perfect spot for your fall beach getaway.

See you @ the beach!