Category: Events The annual event features unlimited tastes of the Emerald Coast’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys made with Cathead Vodka and served by the finest restaurants and bars on the Panhandle. Guests are invited from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to enjoy unlimited! On Saturday, October 6, The Market Shops will host its 4thAnnual Bloody Mary Festival benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Walton County. The annual event will feature unlimited tastes of the Emerald Coast’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys made with Cathead Vodka and served by the finest restaurants and bars on the Panhandle. Guests are invited from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to enjoy unlimited tastes of up to 25 of the Emerald Coast’s most creative and innovative Bloody Marys. Restaurants confirmed to compete for the 2018 Best Bloody Mary in South Walton include Bijoux, Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer, Bud and Alleys, Camille’s at Crystal Beach, Cowgirl Kitchen, Cuveé Kitchen + Wine Bar, Grayton Beer Brewpub, The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa, The Local Market, Sunset Bay Café and Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster House. 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 People’s Choice Award that is selected by each guest in attendance who’s votes will be tallied by Hill Coleman CPA. Apart from the Bloody Marys, there will also be plenty of food from local favorites, such as Back Beach Barbecue and Slick Lips Seafood & Oyster Hours, along with the various restaurants located directly in The Market Shops, including Bijoux and Pizza by the Sea. There will be local craft brews served by Grayton Beer Company along with champagne from the Bubbly Bar provided by the Sandestin Courtyard Marriott for guests to sip on as well. During the event there will be a relaxing hydration and relaxation station by the Salamander Spa, a commemorative photo booth with Epic Photo Company, a cigar bar by Shore Thing Cigars, exclusive shopping options from the merchants of The Market Shops, and live music by DJ 30A and the Luke Langford Band on the main stage, sponsored by Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Bouelvard.