Harris Meads at Gastrofest Jacksonville

Harris Meads at Gastrofest Jacksonville

Gastrofest Jacksonville is a Foodie Paradise!

gastronomy floridaWe are happy to inform everyone that Harris Meadery will be presenting our Key Lime Pie mead at Jacksonville’s Gastrofest event on Saturday, March 21st in Hemming Plaza Park. Gastrofest will be open from 11:00 am through 10:00 pm. We will be entering our Key Lime Pie into both the public tasting competition and the judges competition during Gastrofest which is hosted by Brian Little of The Beer Apostle. If you would like to try our award winning Key Lime Pie mead for free, please come and see us at the Special Events tent between 2:45 pm and 3:45 pm. This version of our Key Lime Pie mead will be carbonated and presented in the exact same manner as the Green Lion Festival. If you like our mead, please vote for us!

What is there to see and do at Gastrofest Jacksonville?

Per their website, “Gastrofest (seeks) to foster a thriving local food scene in Jacksonville and put the region on the map as a culinary destination. We celebrate Jacksonville’s culinary scene with tastes, talks, films and workshops all day. Buy Taste Tickets or Star Passes to try the restaurants and food trucks throughout the day. Taste Tickets are $1 each and most Tastes are 3 Tickets or less. Four Star Passes get you all the tastes in the park, and Five Star gets you all the Tastes, plus alcohol, a GastroFest Bag and souvenir cup from Friends of Hemming. We’ve also got Kid’s & Education Zone during the day (11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) and a great schedule of free expert speakers and films at the MOCA through the end of fest, workshops at Down the Rabbit Hole, a Homebrew Contest and much, much more.”

What Vendors and/or Sponsors will be at Gastrofest Jacksonville?

There will be a plethora of food, drink and craft vendors at the event. In addition to all of the fine dining available to sample, the main stage will host eight musicians and bands sponsored by D’Land Productions. There will be breakout sessions, speakers, films at the MOCA and a Kid’s Zone just for youngsters.

Current Gastrofest Vendors:

  • Engine 15 Brewing
  • Intuition Ale Works
  • Veterans United Craft Brewery
  • Corner Taco
  • Dig Foods
  • Down To Earth Farm
  • Fresh Jax
  • Trader Hill Farms
  • Bistro AIX
  • Blue Bamboo
  • Brewer’s Pizza
  • Chef’s Garden Catering & Events Planning
  • Culhane’s Irish Pub
  • Flying Iguana
  • Mezza Restaurant & Bar
  • Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails
  • North Beach Fish Camp
  • Orsay
  • Ovinte
  • Tapa That
  • Taverna
  • The Cafe at The Cummer
  • The Candy Apple Cafe & Cocktails
  • The Metro Diner
  • Tres Leches Eatery

How can I get to Hemming Park?

Hemming Park is located at the center of Hemming Plaza at 117 West Duval Street in Jacksonville, Florida. The main plaza itself will be closed off due to the event, but there will be limited metered parking on the streets surrounding Hemming Plaza. The Skyway might be a great alternative transportation source. Please contact the JTA regarding Skyway operations and running times.


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