One of the top Clearwater Beach Events each year is Clearwater Beach Uncorked. With your toes in the sand and a drink in your hand, there really isn't a better way to spend a Fall day at the beach.
I have enjoyed this event so much in the past, but as I was getting back into the country at about midnight on the day of the event, my friend Kim from The Cocktail Couple covered the event for me this year. Looks like she had a blast!
One of Top Clearwater Beach Events
Organizers for the 6th Annual Clearwater UnCorked Festival on Clearwater Beach could not have asked for better weather for their Dec. 2-3 event. The skies were a perfect blue, the ocean was calm, and the sun was not blazing down. It was everything you could want for an outdoor event on the beach.
Besides the perfect weather, the event itself was also pretty flawless, with food from the area’s best restaurants, lots of cheese and dessert samples, as well as craft beers and wines.
A Haven for Foodies
Not a stranger to festivals, I was pleasantly surprised by the above average serving sizes. We’re talking more than bite-size portions of lobster mac and cheese, healthy size samples of low tide cheddar grits with spicy chorizo and gulf shrimp, and full pours of wine and beer.
Now that’s a festival!
Dessert Lovers Unite
Did somebody say chocolate?
Seriously, the words chocolate and lounge sound so good together!
This area was pretty much heavenly for dessert lovers.
The participating vendors were passionate about their offerings.
You never seemed rushed and they all had a story to share about why they created a certain dish, what wine pairs best with what and, of course, where they are located to buy.
The lines never got too long and the overall event tone was relaxed and festive at the same time. Perhaps that’s the Mini Moet bottle talking which you received at the beginning?
There were presentations from the chefs throughout the day which gave you a chance to sit and learn. And they had a whole lounge area with beach chairs when you needed to put your feet up and soak up some sun before going around again.
And if you were lucky enough to participate In the VIP area, you could find amazing craft cocktails from Titos, Jefferson Whiskey, Belvedere, and Patron, just to name a few.
Needless to say, after having our fill of food, this is where we spent the remainder of the day.
The VIP area was right across the beach at the Wyndham Grand pool deck and a perfect place to enjoy a Patron Popsicle and a Tito’s Cranberry Moscow Mule cocktail.
They ended the event with a bagpipe song and lots of good cheer.
Clearwater is a great town to visit with beautiful beaches, great restaurants, shopping, and lots of live entertainment on the water. If you’re planning to visit, and you should, do your best to schedule your trip around Clearwater Beach UnCorked. It’s a festival you won’t want to miss.
And speaking of missing, go ahead and get on their list to be reminded in plenty of time to get your tickets for next year. It's the perfect time of the year to visit the beach!
Thanks to Clearwater Beach Uncorked for hosting Food, Fun & Faraway Places and The Cocktail Couple for this event. All thoughts about how much we love this festival are our own.