Join us on Saturday, October 22 for the The Market Shops 7th Annual Bloody Mary Festival benefiting Habitat for Humanity – Walton County. The annual event, presented by Visit South Walton and powered by Step One Automotive Group, will feature unlimited tastes of South Walton’s most creative and innovative bloody marys made with Distillery 98’s Dune Laker Vodka and served by the finest restaurants and bars on the Emerald Coast.
For a $60 donation to attend, guests are invited from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to enjoy up to 25 of South Walton’s most coveted bloody marys. We are actively seeking restaurants to participate in this year's big event. If interested, please email [email protected] to learn more!
A panel of select food critics and local celebrities will judge each bloody mary to select the winners for the most delicious and most creative. There will also be a highly coveted first-, second-, and third-place People’s Choice Award that is selected by each guest in attendance. *NEW THIS YEAR will be the "Best Topper" Award which will be given to the restaurant/bar with the best Bloody Mary topping or accoutrement.*
Apart from the bloody marys, there will also be plenty of food from the various restaurants located directly in The Market Shops. For the non-bloody mary aficionado, there will be local craft brews along with champagne, from the Bubbly Bar. Guests will be able to cool off with alcohol-infused popsicles and a hydration station. A lounge area with additional seating and cornhole games will be set up on the main lawn, along with SEC football streaming on the big screen.
While sipping bloody marys, guests can enjoy a commemorative photo booth, a DJ, cigar bar, and exclusive shopping opportunities from The Market Shops merchants. We'll also have a local live band playing throughout the afternoon. Sponsorship opportunities are also now available - email [email protected] to learn more and reserved your sponsorship TODAY!
If you would like to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity on the day of the event, please email [email protected].
Over the past six years, the annual event has raised over $80,000 for local charities. Money raised during the seventh annual event will benefit Habitat for Humanity – Walton County, a local nonprofit housing organization that works toward building and improving homes in partnership with individuals and families in need of a decent and affordable place to live.