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Local Evolution Craft Market @ Darwin Brewing Company
October 14
5-9 p.m.

The Local Evolution Craft Market hosted by Geraldson Community Farm returns to Darwin Brewing Company on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 5-9 p.m.  CalaCocoa Chocolate Pumpkin Lager will be the evening’s featured brew, while the vendor spotlight this month is on Sugar Cubed Pastry Lab.  SugarCubed's Dana Johnson has teamed up with our brewers to create a beer and dessert flight, with four seasonal beers paired with four spooktacular sweet treats for $15.  Halloween costumes are encouraged and a special kid zone will be available, in addition to trick or treating at each vendor booth.  Local singer-songwriter Kristopher James performs 6-8 p.m. More info here.

Woody’s Octoberfest Celebration
Woody’s River Roo
October 15
12 p.m.-10 p.m.

Enjoy live music, great food and plenty of beer while enjoying fantastic scenery at Woody’s River Roo to celebrate the fall season.

A Taste of Sarasota
The Devyn
October 18
5-8 p.m.

The popular foodie event has been expanded to two events, one in the fall and one in the spring. Taste and enjoy food from 14-plus local restaurants and eateries at The Devyn, including Mozarella Fella, Angelo’s, Curry Station, Sol’s Delicatessen and many more. A cash bar will be provided by White Buffalo Saloon. Must be over 21 to attend. Tickets are $8; more info here.

The Art of Food
Selby Public Library
Oct. 22 
6-10 p.m.

The Junior League of Sarasota is putting on an elegant masquerade party celebrating Sarasota's gourmet food scene at Selby Public Library. Wear a mask or purchase one at the event; come in full costume if you wish (otherwise, dress code is cocktail attire). There will be a mask and costume contest, along with food from Seasons 52,  Bijou Cafe, Mi Pueblo, Jack Dusty, Clasico and more. Tickets are $100 through October 16; $125 from October 17 through the day of the event. Purchase here

Eat Local Week
October 22-30

To celebrate the best of local food and farming in Sarasota and Manatee county, Transition Sarasota presents the sixth annual Eat Local Week. This year’s theme is “Food Changes Everything,” which explores that discusses the relationships between food and diverse topics such as the natural environment, art and culture, social justice, the economy and more. Dozens of partners offer numerous events including farm-to-fork dinners, educational programs, community discussions garden and farm tours, workshops, festivals and more.

Sip the Sunshine All Florida Craft Beer Festival
October 29
12-9 p.m.

Suncoast Festivals presents their newest event, Sip the Sunshine All-Florida Craft Beer Festival at Nathan Benderson Park. This event showcases the products of not only award-winning breweries but also up and coming breweries with 50 Florida Craft Breweries and over 100 different types of beer. Florida inspired cuisine will be available from local chefs and caterers as well as a VIP experience including a 5-Course Beer Pairing luncheon. Live music will be present with band such as Blues Traveler, Have Gun Will Travel and Heavy Pets. Admission is $45 and VIP is $125