The Market Shops Sixth Annual Bloody Mary Festival Returns – Oct 23 – 30A

The Market Shops Sixth Annual Bloody Mary Festival Returns – Oct 23

On Saturday, October 23, 2021, The Market Shops will host its 6th annual Bloody Mary Festival benefiting Habitat for Humanity – Walton County. The annual event 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 $40 donation to attend, guests are invited from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to enjoy up to 25 of the area’s most coveted bloody marys.

Restaurants confirmed to compete for the 2021 Best Bloody Mary in South Walton include Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits, Emeril’s Coastal Italian, The Henderson, Jackacudas, Signature Catering of 30A, Stinky’s Fish Camp and many more.

Here’s a peek at what’s coming up this year:

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 whose votes will be tallied by Hill Coleman, CPA.

“We are eager to welcome everyone back to the shopping center as we host the Annual Bloody Mary Festival this October,” said Rob Duncan with The Market Shops. “After postponing last year’s festival due to COVID, I know this year’s event will be better and bigger than ever.”



Apart from the bloody marys, there will also be plenty of food from the various restaurants located directly in The Market Shops, including Ben & Jerrys, Bijoux Restaurants + Spirits, and Jon Smith Subs. For the non-bloody mary aficionado, there will be local craft brews served by Idyll Hounds Brewing Company along with champagne, provided by Hey Mama Wines. Guests will be able to cool off with alcohol-infused popsicles provided by Swell Pops 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, music by DJ Dad, a cigar bar by Shore Thing Cigars, and exclusive shopping opportunities from The Market Shops merchants.

Headlining the event will be a live performance from Dread Clampitt on the main stage.

Parking will be available at The Market Shops on the day of the festival but is expected to fill up fast. There will be additional parking available at The Beach House located in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and a complimentary shuttle, provided by Emerald Coast Luxury Transportation courtesy of Beachworx, will travel to and from the festival from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

For guests traveling from out of town, there will be special room rates available through the festival’s official lodging sponsors including the Courtyard by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard, The Residence Inn by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard, and The Hyatt Place Sandestin. Visit www.themarketshops.com for more details coming soon.

Tickets are currently on sale through 850Tix for the pre-sale price of $40 or can be purchased the day of the event at the door for $60.

Check out some scenes from past editions of the festival:

To volunteer for Habitat for Humanity on the day of the event, email volunteer@waltoncountyhabitat.org. 30A.com is a proud sponsor of the event.

To learn more, and to buy tickets, visit The Market Shops Bloody Mary Festival.