Taste of The Beach is This Sunday


It will be one of the first major beach events since COVID canceled everything. On May 2nd the popular food festival, hosted by The Chamber of Commerce, returns and this year it will be held in the Shrimp Dock Bar and Grill parking lot. It’s the 25th year for the event.

This year over 10 restaurants and food trucks will display their tasty treats, there will be a beer garden, a server competition and live music. Beach Talk Radio will also broadcast Live from the event from 11am to 1pm. which runs from 11a.m.-4 p.m.

Local restaurants will be competing for Taste of the Beach awards including; Best Appetizer, Best Dessert, Best Chicken Entrée, Best Surf Entree, Best Turf Entree, Best Vegetarian/Vegan, Best Decorated Booth and the People’s Choice award. A panel of celebrity judges will judge the food competitors. Winners will be announced on the main stage at 4 p.m.

The always spirited Server Competition returns, pitting server teams from local Fort Myers Beach restaurants against each other, vying for the coveted Best Server Team award.

The Taste of the Beach has come a long way since its inception in a muddy field on San Carlos Island 25 years ago. Since then, Fort Myers Beach ‘Tastes’ have been held at various locations on San Carlos and Estero Islands. In 2013, the festival was moved to Old San Carlos Blvd. on Fort Myers Beach, where it grew and successfully drew bigger crowds and more participants each year. This year, it will be moved back to San Carlos Island and held at Salty Sam’s Marina, 2500 Main Street, FMB.

The festival gates will open at 11 a.m. and food will be served through 4 p.m. Advance tickets and discount ticket packages will be available on the Chamber’s website. Tickets will also be available on-site, at the front entrance, the day of the event. Food tickets are $1 each, with the average plate costing around $5. Admission fee is $5, benefiting the Chamber.

All restaurants in the Fort Myers Beach surrounding area are invited to participate. To sign up your restaurant, business, or server team, call the Chamber at 239-454-7500 or email us at: events@fmbchamber.com

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