Fall Wine Festivals on 30A ~ Southern Vacation Rentals

One of our favorite things about October on the Gulf Coast? Festival season! We shamelessly love all of the fall wine festivals in 30A, shrimp festivals in Gulf Shores, and seafood festivals in Destin and Pensacola Beach. What more could you ask for? With clear blue skies and warm water, there’s never been a better time to get away to the Gulf Coast. This is also an excellent time to plan your girls’ trip to 30A, Destin, Pensacola Beach, or Gulf Shores. A wine festival is the perfect chance to bond with your friends, wouldn’t you agree? Check out some of our favorite fall wine festivals on 30A and more events perfect for your girlfriends’ getaway. Plus, some of our favorite vacation rentals that you and your friends will love!

Harvest Wine & Food Festival

The Harvest Wine & Food Festival is considered one of 30A’s most exclusive events, highly-anticipated by locals and visitors each year. Taking place from October 24th-26th, guests have the chance to sip and savor some of the world’s finest wine and culinary selections. From dinners with Celebrity Winemakers to Al Fresco Tastings and of course, wine tastings, you won’t want to miss out! In addition, a Grand Tasting with celebrity chefs, a silent auction, and VIP experience is available for festivalgoers. Buy your tickets here!

Seeing Red Wine Festival

If you love the charm of Seaside and you love wine, then you’ll love the Seeing Red Wine Festival! The magic of fall wine festivals on 30A continues into November, with this Seaside event taking place November 7-10. Back for its 29th year, this fall festival is a delightful mix of VIP dinners, al fresco wine tastings, and a Grand Tasting in Downtown Seaside. To cap off the event, a “Celebration of Bubbles Brunch” on November 10th. Sign us up! Buy your tickets for the Seeing Red Wine Festival here.

Rosemary Beach Uncorked

What could be better than the pictureseque sights of Rosemary Beach coupled with delectable offerings of wine and food? Well, just about nothing! Back to Scenic 30A for its 9th year on november 2nd, come enjoy endless bottles of wine, delectable food from local restaurants, and live music. Tickets include access to the festival with eight artisanal food and wine tasting stations, entertainment, a swag bag, and etched Rosemary Beach Uncorked wine glass. In addition, All proceeds from the 2019 Rosemary Beach Uncorked event will go to Habitat for Humanity of Walton County and South Walton Academy. In 2018, the event donated $40,000 to local charities.

The Market Shops’ Bloody Mary Festival

While not technically on Scenic 30A, The Market Shops’ Bloody Mary Festival also benefits Habitat for Humanity of Walton County, and we are all about a charitable event. Bloody Marys are just a perk! The 5th annual event features unlimited tastings of 25 of the most creative and innovative Bloody Marys, all made with Cathead Vodka and served by the finest area bars and restaurants. From 11 AM – 2 PM on November 2nd, come sample Bloody Marys, food, local craft brews, and various types of champagne. A lounge area is also outfitted with seating, cornhole, and a large TV streaming SEC football. What more could you ask for on a Saturday? Grab your tickets before they sell out here!

The Best 30A Vacation Rentals

Searching for the best 30A vacation rentals to stay at in October and November? We’ve got a wide array of homes and condos all along 30A that are sure to please you and your group! If you’re coming to stay at the Harvest Wine and Food Festival, then Camellia House in Seagrove Beach is the home for you. This three-story house sleeps 10 guests easily, with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. You’re just a hop, skip, and a jump away from this exciting event in WaterColor! Plus, it comes with a private pool that is still plenty warm, even at the end of October.

Then, for the Seeing Red Wine Festival in Seaside, Bit O’Heaven is the perfect home to host you and your guests. This charming cottage in Seaside is perfect if it’s just you and a close group of friends or for a couple coming to the wine festival! Four guests will be perfectly cozy with two bedrooms in this beachside cottage. Or, over in Seacrest Beach, Village of South Walton 263A provides an ideal spot to stay for Rosemary Beach Uncorked. It’s just minutes away from Rosemary Beach, so you won’t have to go far for fun. Plus, this charming 30A vacation rental is in the heart of Seacrest Beach, making it one of the best 30A vacation rentals around!