Update: This story was corrected to reflect that Crawl With Us is the host fo the 5th annual Halloween Bar Crawl.
Another month, another list of great food and drink events to look forward to. This time with plenty of spooky themes.
October has even more events than September, here's all the details:
Oktoberfest Celebration at Gary’s Brewery
When: 3 to 10 p.m., Oct. 1
Where: Gary’s Brewery & Biergarten, 208 Newman Ave.
Gary’s Brewery is celebrating Oktoberfest on Saturday with live music, games, food and beer. Limited tickets will be pre-sold in advance for a souvenir glass stein, two beer fills, one German-style bratwurst with potato salad or chips, and two tickets for a drawing. Advance tickets are $35. Entrance-only tickets are $10 and include access to the property, games, live music and one ticket into the drawing. An $18 ticket includes all of the same plus a bratwurst and side. Day-of pricing will be increased. The last chance to purchase advanced tickets is Thursday at 10 p.m.
CCB Nuts & Butts Festival
When: 1 p.m. Oct. 1
Where: Coastal County Brewing Company, 3041 E. Olive Road
On Oct. 1, Coastal County Brewing Company is hosting the third annual Nuts & Butts Festival. There will be plenty of slow-smoked Boston butts served on thick-cut Texas Toast with drizzle of house BBQ sauce. An entire slow-roasted pig will be in the Beer Garden and there will be hot boiled peanuts with a choice between plain salted or spicy Cajun.
When: Noon to 4 p.m., Oct. 1
Where: Alga Beer Co., 2435 N. 12th Ave.
Alga is celebrating Oktoberfest with some of its closest friends — 15, in fact. There will be 15 breweries from all around, food from Brown Bagger and Two Birds Street Food, live music from Snake and the Rabbit and more. General admission tickets start at $45 and includes unlimited pours and a commemorative 8 ounce mug. VIP tickets are $65 and include a 500 milliliter bottle of Alga’s 2022 Oktoberfest. Tickets can be found here: https://commerce.arryved.com/location/BUsICGY8/modality/pickup/
When: 11 a.m., Oct. 1
Where: The Eatery, 1713 Woodlawn Way, Gulf Breeze
The Eatery is hosting a spooky and delicious event to launch its new Burger of the Month for October. The Eatery is a food truck plaza that has a variety of six independently-owned food trucks.
2nd Annual BrunchFEST
When: 11 a.m., Oct. 9
Where: Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government St.
Tickets: $15 to $45
The second annual BrunchFEST is happening on Oct. 9 at Seville Quarter. BrunchFEST lets patron sample all things brunch from a variety of chefs while enjoying a live DJ and more. Proceeds for the event benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Emerald Coast. Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for kids ages 5 to 16 and VIP tickets are $45. VIP tickets include one beverage ticket and a T-shirt. Tickets can be purchased here: www.eventbrite.com/e/brunchfest-tickets-385776697487
WSRE Wine & Food Classic
When: 6 p.m., Oct. 15
Where: SCI Building, 220 W. Garden St.
The SCI Building will host a foodies’ fiesta on Oct. 15. Visitors will enjoy cuisine from local chefs, enjoy music by Nobius and meet “TODAY” food and lifestyle contributor Alejandra Ramos, host of “The Great American Recipe” on PBS. Tickets are $50 and include all of the above plus wine and signature cocktails.
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Vampire Wine Dinner
When: 6:30 p.m., Oct. 19
Where: Bodacious Shops, 407 S. Palafox St., #D
Tickets: $98 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vampire-wine-dinner-tickets-423733286667
Join chef Brandon Morrow of WaterOak Catering, located in South Alabama, as he prepares a special vampire wine dinner. The dinner will celebrate All Hallows Eve with a multi-course wine-paired dinner.
Here’s the menu:
Reception featuring Bodacious Private Label Sparkling
First Course - Oysters with mignonette paired with Lomas Sauvignon Blanc
Second Course - Pan-seared ahi tuna lavender-scented soy butter sauce with thyme lentil Pomegranate, and augula salad paired with Fox Cave Pinot Noir
Third Course - Butternut squash soup and blue cheese paired with Fox Cave Malbec
Fourth Course - New York strip steak paired with Fox Cave Luscious Blend (perfect steak match with Chilean wine)
Fifth Course and Dessert - Flourless chocolate tort with raspberry topping Fox Cave Cabernet
Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vampire-wine-dinner-tickets-423733286667
Festa Italiana 2022
When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 21
Where: St. Joseph Catholic Church, 140 W. Government St.
The 12th annual Festa Italiana is a major fundraising event and celebration of all things Italian. Food offerings like shrimp scampi, spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, sausage and pepper sandwiches will all be available. There will also be Italian music, live drawings and a silent auction.
2nd annual The Witching Hour
When: 5 p.m., Oct. 29
Where: Garden & Grain, 50 E. Garden St.
Head over to Garden & Grain on Oct. 29 to celebrate Halloween a little early. The second annual Witching Hour will feature spooky décor, cocktails, costumes, tarot card readings and more.
Classic Monsters Murder Mystery Show
When: 6 p.m., Oct. 9
Where: Garden and Grain, 50 E. Garden St.
The Classic Monsters Murder Mystery Show is an interactive murder mystery show where you help solve the crime. In this show, you’re attending Frankenstein’s monsters’ 204th birthday party. You’ll meet and greet with some of the most iconic monsters around. During the excitement, you’ll discover that one of the monsters has been murdered. Only you and the mystery detective can help solve the case. Tickets are $29 and only include the show. Cash bar service is available from Garden & Grain and Tacos Mexicanos will be on site for food. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/classic-monsters-murder-mystery-show-tickets-425337775737
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The 5th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl
When: 4 p.m., Oct. 29
Where: O'Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, 321 S. Palafox St.
Crawl With Us is hosting a Halloween Pub Crawl. Check-in starts between 4 and 6 p.m. and the crawl lasts until 10 p.m. Venues are subject to change but currently include Big Top Brewing, Garden and Grain, O'Riley's Irish Pub Downtown, Perennial Patio Bar and Perfect Plain. Included in the tickets is entry to a $1,000 grand prize costume contest, two-plus drinks or shots, a Crawl With Us stadium cup, exclusive drink specials, food specials, waived covers, professional photography packages, a custom Halloween badge with vouchers and an afterparty. Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.crawlwith.us/pensacola/halloween?fbclid=IwAR36UOQYxRyqN5-fIaG0RDgfEk2EoUKFJOwVXJt0ThyPWWbcWr887cR2LYo#tickets
Beulah Fall Food Truck Festival
When: Oct. 29
Where: Escambia County Equestrian Center, 7750 Mobile Highway
The Beulah Fall Food Truck Festival is back and will feature food trucks, vendors, live entertainment, raffles and a bounce house. Adult and child Halloween costume contests will take place from noon to 1 p.m. There will also be trick-or-treating at the food trucks and vendor booths. Admission is $5 people; kids 12 and under are free.
Whole Hog “Macelleria” with Spotted Trotter Charcuterie: A demo and dinner event with Angelena’s
When: 6 p.m., Oct. 20
Where: Angelena’s, 101 E. Intendencia St.
Tickets: $180 per person
Angelena’s is offering a series of supper clubs, each themed around Italian traditions. The Whole Hog Supper Club with Spotted Trotter Charcuterie is a four-course food demo event.
Chefs James Briscione and Kevin Ouzts of Atlanta’s Spotted Trotter Charcuterie will bring the Italian macellaria (butcher shop) to you in this fall food and wine event. The demonstration and dinner will feature cured meats as well as fresh cuts of pork. Participants will watch and learn in real time as both Chefs Briscione and Outz share the secrets behind how they transform their favorite cuts of pork into the delectable dishes that will be offered for tasting. Joining the all-star chef team will be Maurilio Purpura, CEO of Italian wine distributor, VinoVeritas. Purpura will do a deep dive into Southern Italian red wines and pair them with the chefs’ favorite cuts of pork.
Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/angelenas-events-947219
Here’s a look at the menu:
Tuna Crudo with Black Truffle Lardo paired with Setteanimae Prosecco
N’duja BBQ’d Shrimp paired with Lodali Dolcetto d’Alba
Seared Scallops, Tasso ham and roasted butternut squash risotto paired with Corte dei Venti Rosso di Montalcino
Braised Pork Neck, local greens paired with Feudo Disisa Tornamira
Gianduja Brownie, Bourbon Caramel, Candied Bacon, Sea Salt Vanilla Gelato
This article originally appeared on Pensacola News Journal: Pensacola foodie events: Oktoberfest, Festa Italiana, BrunchFEST