What to Do In South Walton This Fall
Fall is finally here, and with it, cooler weather, delicious flavors like cinnamon and pumpkin spice, and beautiful colors of sunsets and fall foliage. If you’re visiting South Walton this fall, you don’t have to worry that things will be less exciting than they were during summer vacation. In fact, there are a number of festivals and events that happen only in the fall here, and they suit a wide variety of interests and niches.
Are you a foodie, or just a lover of breakfast food on the beach? If so, you have to check out Eggfest. On September 28th at Seascape in Miramar Beach, you’ll find the 6th annual Eggs on the Beach cooking competition. Local cooks, as well as cooks from all over the country, gather at Seascape with their Big Green Egg cookers, sometimes in teams, to cook eggs in delicious and creative ways. The 2019 judges have yet to be announced, but past judges have included James Briscione, Brooke Pankhurst, and Dan Luizzi. Even if you’re not a cook, you can find live music, fun for kids, and the chance to win a Big Green Egg for yourself.
Athletes and fitness fanatics need not feel that they missed out because they didn’t make it to South Walton this summer. In fact, October 11-13 is the perfect time to come into town for the big half-marathon and 5k. Festivities kick off on Friday night with a BBQ festival at Gulf Place. On Saturday, check out the race expo and pick up race materials. The race itself takes place along Highway 30A on Sunday. Best of all, the event is for a good cause: all proceeds go to the Sonder Project, which is dedicated to boosting clean water, housing, education, and food security to communities all over the globe.
What’s better than a free live music performance on the beach? While the 30A Concert Series may seem like a summer event primarily, you can still catch the tail end of it if you visit South Walton in September. The last performance of the year is Heritage Duo on September 26 at Inlet Beach. Kids can play on the beach while you enjoy the music. There are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby, as well, so you can get in dinner or a few drinks before you make your way to the beach.
Autumn is the best time of year to enjoy the cool, earthy taste of a good brew. That’s why the Baytowne Wharf Beer Festival takes place in October every year. This year, it starts on October 11 and runs through the 12th. Here, you can try beer samples from over 200 domestic and international craft beers. Interested in getting into brewery yourself? There will be representatives there happy to teach you all about the various styles of beer and what goes into making each. And of course, no fall festival is complete without live music.
With so many fall activities so close to the beach, you might find yourself wanting to make your way over there even in your downtime. The Rental Shop on 30A can help ensure your time at the beach is everything you want it to be, with beach bonfire rentals, beach chairs, kayak and paddle board rentals, and even golf cart rentals so you can easily pack and unpack. Call us today at 850-260-0001 for more information.