Datil Pepper Festival Cook-Off!

Datil Pepper

St. Augustine Datil Pepper Cook-Off!

Come on out and taste some of the best Datil Pepper recipes local St. Augustine restaurants have to offer! Sample to your hearts content and let your taste buds decide the winner. Professional judges will also judge the dishes separately, making the competition that much more intense. Each tasting is just a $1, with the actual festival being free of cost. Featuring a variety of activities and delicious datil pepper tastings, this annual celebration seeks to encourage the cultivation of the datil pepper in the St. Augustine area and to recognize its importance in the culinary heritage of the nation’s oldest city.  There will be a wide selection of datil pepper products, plants, and decor available for sale during the event, including rain barrels and the Master Gardener plant sale. Tours of the arboretum and community gardens will be given throughout the weekend. The Datil Pepper Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 2, 2016. The Datil Pepper Restaurant Cook-Off will be held on Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast is just a short twenty minute drive from the St. Johns Agricultural Center where the festival and cook-off will be held. Carriage Way offers free on site parking, as well as a hot chef’s choice breakfast, served to you table side. Carriage Way welcomes you with a fresh aromatherapy towelette and fresh beverages. Enjoy a freshly baked sweet treat every afternoon as well. With limited availability left for the weekend of the festival book now at our real time reservation website where you can see pictures of all of our Jewel themed rooms. Or call us now at 904-829-2467! We look forward to hosting you.