The Market Shops, located at the entrance to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, hosted the 4th Annual Bloody Mary Festival on October 6, raising $8,500 for Habitat for Humanity of Walton County. The event featured unlimited tastes of the Emerald Coast’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys, made with Cathead Vodka and served in specialty cups provided by Compass Builders.
Guests were greeted upon arrival with festive décor courtesy of Mingle before entering the bustling courtyard full of restaurants and merchants from The Market Shops. The grand lawn featured Bloody Marys along with live music by the Beachcomber Music Award winning Luke Langford Band on the main stage, sponsored by Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard.
Eventgoers made their way around the tents, sampling each Bloody Mary served by the Emerald Coast’s finest locally owned restaurants. Upon check-in, guests received a token in order to vote for the coveted People’s Choice Award for the Best Bloody Mary in South Walton.
A panel of select food critics and local celebrities judged each Bloody Mary and selected the following winners for the most delicious and most creative:
FIRST PLACE JUDGES AWARD
Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits
SECOND PLACE JUDGES AWARD
Camille’s at Crystal Beach
THIRD PLACE JUDGES AWARD
Emeril’s Coastal Italian
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
The Surf Hut
All awards were custom made by local artist Maxine Orange.
While sipping their Bloody Marys, guests had full access to the hydration and relaxation station presented by the Salamander Spa, a commemorative photo booth with Epic Photo Company sponsored by My Vacation Haven, a cigar bar by Shore Thing Cigars, and exclusive shopping options from the merchants of The Market Shops. Rent Gear Here set up flat screen TVs and seating for attendees to watch various college football games.
The Market Shops would like to thank this year’s participating restaurants—Another Broken Egg Cafe, Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, Bud & Alley’s Restaurant, Camille’s at Crystal Beach, Clean Juice, Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar, Emeril’s Coastal Italian, Grayton Beer Brewpub, The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa, LuLu’s Destin, Maple Street Biscuit Company, Market 27, Pizza by the Sea, Signature Catering of 30A, Sunset Bay Cafe, The Surf Hut, and Vue on 30A.
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