This October, the Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival celebrates the seafood experience of Miami and helps kick off Miami Beach’s premier Stone Crab season. The event, now in it’s 2nd year, will feature food, drinks, and all day entertainment, will be hosted at 7th and Ocean Saturday October 25th, 2014, with a killer line-up of events happening all week long starting on Wednesday, October 22nd.
An exclusive VIP kick off will begin at Joe’s Stone Crabs on Wednesday, October 22nd for major event sponsors and feature a Joe’s experience you won’t want to miss. Limited tickets are available for $500/pp.
Thursday Night, October 23rd will feature the “Seafood Shuffle”, a Wine and Dine Around, for $50, which includes 1 complimentary glass of wine at each of the 5-7 restaurant Participants and $5 bite menus will be available for purchase.
Next up, Friday Night’s “Chef Showdown” at Seafood & Sneakers Ball will feature a VIP Gala experience inside the Goya Culinary Pavilion, a 7,000 sq ft air-conditioned (floored) pavilion at 9th and Ocean on the festival grounds. Evening will include the “Chef Showdown” Restaurant competition to find out how makes the “Best of the Best” signature seafood dishes in South Florida. Each Showdown will feature head to head restaurants to be judged by a panel of food experts…our “Cutting Board”. In addition, all attendees will get a chance to sample each dish and vote for their favorite as we select the Chef Showdown Champion! The event will feature open bars, cocktail samplings, wine features, additional tastings, raw bar, chef demos, entertainment, auction items and more. Tickets are $150 per person.
Then, it’s time for the main event, the SoBe Seafood Festival on Saturday from 1PM until 9PM, featuring over 30 menu items to choose from 15 restaurants, a Mini Café Set Up on the Sandy Beaches of Miami Beach, and the SPAM ALLStars hitting the stage as headliners at 7:00PM.
General Admission is $25 and includes entrance and access to various interactive activities and demos around the festival. A Seafood Lovers ticket at $50 includes admission as well as $30 worth of pre-paid food and beverage tickets to use around the festival site at any restaurant café or bar. Finally, the extreme seafood lovers can purhase the All Access Pass at $150, which includes $40 Worth of food vouchers (that’s appropiximately 6 to 8 full meals!), a front-of-the-line Premier Pass Lane at all Restaurant Cafes in the general festival area, access of 10 Full Open Bars available only for Premier All Access Pass holders, and an invite into the exclusive Goya Culinary Pavilion- a 10,000 sq ft air conditioned structured tent inside the Hospitality Village, featuring celebrity chef demos, Hess collection demos and tastings, 5 full open bars, interactive fun by signature festival brand sponsors, and lounge seating.
You can learn more about the tasty event and purchase tickets here.