The South Walton locals are constantly getting asked the ever-so-popular question from tourists, “So, what do you guys do around here when it’s not summer?” Much to their surprise though, the fall months here in South Walton prove to be pretty dreamy. As wonderful as the summer months are, some locals will name fall as their favorite time of the year. Aside from the perfect beach weather and slower traffic, there are a lot of great events that take place in South Walton that have the locals patiently waiting for these fall months.


fashionweekSouth Walton Fashion Week

Happening the week of October 5th thru the 11th, South Walton Fashion week is a popular and growing event here in our area. This event celebrates high fashion and highlights local, regional and national designers. The event is presented by Visit South Walton and produced by the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County. This event is a fashion lover’s dream with everything from runway shows, retail shopping, trunk shows and VIP events. Visit for more information.


Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest

This event is a local’s favsmaller-beerfestorite and takes place October 16th and 17th at The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin. We love a good craft beer around here and look forward to trying out specialty beers from breweries local and around the nation that come to participate in this event. You’ll even leave with a souvenir beer glass to have as a keepsake. Come out and discover your new favorite beer!


smaller-bestofemeraldcoastBest of the Emerald Coast at Grand Boulevard

This event is basically a dream come true. The Emerald Coast magazine holds their annual Reader’s Choice Poll for the best restaurants, shopping, services, entertainment and businesses along the Emerald Coast, and all of the winners will set up shop in one place {Grand Boulevard} for the evening for all of the locals to enjoy! It is a night of great food, fashion and entertainment – come get wined and dined by the best of the best! Get your tickets here.



MountainFilm on Toumountainfilmr at Watercolor

Calling all fellow film lovers! This event returns to Watercolor for its 15th year November 6-7. “Adventure, Life Lessons and Environmental Messages brand this tour as an International quest to encourage change and education through striking imagery and stories of perserverance.” I couldn’t have said it better myself! Watercolor Resort provides the perfect backdrop for this event – you won’t want to miss it. Get more info and tickets here.


red-wineSeeing Red Wine Festival

This event has festivities that span across four days and includes wine tastings, dinners and a champagne brunch. The main event happens on Saturday, November 7th and features more than 250 wines for tasting. There will be live music, light appetizers from local restaurants and a tent set up for purchasing wine on-site. You better get your tickets well in advance because this event is known to sell out fast! All proceeds of the festival go to the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation. Get your tickets here.




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