Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast Announces Epic Line Up of Foodie Festivals
“Sundays are for Food and Family” with a little something for everyone from Pensacola to Defuniak Springs!
DESTIN, FLORIDA, August 12, 2021 – The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast (BGCEC) is pleased to announce an extension of the very popular annual Mac & Cheese Festival (Destin, FL) with the addition of the first-ever BrunchFest (Pensacola, FL) and Epic Bakery Competition (DeFuniak Springs, FL). All proceeds from the family-friendly events benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast, a non-profit organization with clubs located in Pensacola, Crestview, South Walton, Defuniak Springs, Destin, and Fort Walton Beach.
“What better way to celebrate and support our club kids than a series of festivals focusing on family and foodie favorites? We are excited about the expansion of Mac & Cheese as well as bringing new and fun events to both Pensacola and Defuniak Springs!” – Shervin Rassa, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast
The BGCEC works in each community to promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence through its programs focused on academic success, good character, citizenship, and a healthy lifestyle.
Epic Bakery Competition | Main Street DeFuniak Springs, FL
Sunday, October 10, 2021 | 1 PM to 3 PM
The first-ever Epic Bakery Competition benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast (BGCEC) takes place on Sunday, October 10th, on Main Street in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. Competing teams provide samples to attendees and compete for the Best Baked Goods in Town!
BrunchFest | Seville Quarter in Downtown Pensacola, FL
Sunday, November 7, 2021 | 11 AM to 2 PM
The first-ever BrunchFest benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast, presented by Cox Media and StarPoint Screening, is on Sunday, November 7th, 2021 at Seville Quarter in Downtown Pensacola. Competing teams provide samples to attendees and compete for the Best Brunch in Town!
4th Annual Mac & Cheese Festival | Destin Commons in Destin, FL
Sunday, March 6, 2022 | 12 PM to 3 PM
Think macaroni and cheese are just for kids? Think again! The 4th Annual Mac & Cheese Festival presented by Cox Media is on Sunday, March 6th, 2022 at Destin Commons! This family-friendly event will feature gourmet, chef-inspired twists on the South’s favorite comfort food. Local restaurants will compete for the best mac in town. Be there to sample everything for yourself and cast your vote!
Tickets: $45 for V.I.C. (Very Important Cheese) | $25 for adults | $15 for kids (3-12 years old).
Purchase tickets on Eventbrite or by visiting the BGCEC website at EmeraldCoastBGC.org or Facebook Event.
Is your restaurant, food truck, or catering company interested in competing for a cause? To compete, volunteer, and sponsor, please send an email to [email protected].
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast is a registered IRS 501(c)3 charity whose mission is to promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence through its programs focused on academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. The Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast receives funding from contributions, special events, grants, and major donors such as Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation and United Way agencies in Escambia and Okaloosa/Walton Counties.