The first European explorers set sail with hopes of finding new, exotic spices to placate the palates of epicurious monarchs, but all they found were heaps of inedible gold. Pick up where they left off by broadening your mouth's horizons with today's Groupon to the Tallahassee Food Festival, put on by Your SocialButterfly at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center on September 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Choose from the following options:
- For $4, you get one adult admission, including food (a $9.19 value).
- For $8, you get two adult admissions, including food (an $18.38 value).
- For $15, you get four adult admissions, including food (a $36.76 value).
At the Tallahassee Food Festival, vendors serve up samplings of local and international cuisine as guests compete in contests and watch local professional chefs at work. Upon admission, festivalgoers treat themselves to the varied vendors' buffet before exploring the fest's diverse events. Stop by the farmer's market to hunt for local fruits and vegetables, or soak up cooking techniques from local celebrity chefs in Food Network–style on-stage cooking events. Children can romp around the bouncy playplaces in the kids' kitchen area as face-painters revamp their visages to resemble ferocious tigers or investment bankers. Sports enthusiasts can quench cravings for college-football rivalry at the indoor tailgating area, populated with a host of TVs and free beer samples. A percentage of ticket sales will be donated to Meals on Wheels of Leon County.
505 W Pensacola St.
Tallahassee, Florida 32301