The Destin Seafood Festival celebrates its 30th Anniversary on the Harbor in Destin, Florida

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"The Destin Seafood Festival, voted a Top 20 October 2008 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, is one of Destin's largest family-oriented festivals". As the Official Accommodations Sponsor for this event, ResortQuest of Northwest Florida is offering attendees special accommodation rates on vacation rentals conveniently located near the festival site.

Destin Seafood Festival Poster - 2008

This has been a phenomenal year for the Destin Seafood Festival

The Destin Seafood Festival will take place on October 3rd - 5th at the HarborWalk Village, alongside the harbor in Destin, Florida. More than 25,000 visitors and locals are expected to attend the festival to enjoy fresh seafood dishes and specialties from some of the area's favorite restaurants, nationally known headlining entertainment, arts and crafts booths, children's activities, and more. Event hours are Friday 4-10:30pm, Saturday 10:00am-10pm and Sunday 11 am - 4 pm. Cost is $5 per day or $10 for an entire weekend pass. Additional information about the festival and a complete schedule of events can be found at or by contacting the Destin Chamber at (850)-837-2711.

In honor of the 30th Anniversary of the Seafood Festival and the return of the festival to its spot of origin on the Destin harbor, the Destin Chamber, volunteers and local businesses are working hard to put together a Grand Celebration. "Having the Destin Seafood Festival at the harbor is a dream come true! What better way can we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the festival but on the harbor? The Seafood Festival belongs to the people of Destin, and they want their festival on the harbor." said Destin Seafood Festival Chair Karen McCarthy.

In addition to fabulous food, entertainment, unique arts/crafts and down-home fun, business sponsors will also be providing attendees with free gifts, prizes and contests. "The Florida Lottery will be distributing free scratch off tickets and prizes, as well as broadcasting their first live drawing from the festival site".

"This has been a phenomenal year for the Destin Seafood Festival," states Vickie Warner Director of Marketing for ResortQuest Northwest Florida and Alabama. "The recognition of the 2008 festival by the Southeast Tourism Society as a Top 20 Event combined with the opportunity to celebrate the festival's 30th anniversary on the Destin harbor has everyone in the community excited and working hard to assure that this year's festival is the best ever."

As the official accommodations sponsor of this event, ResortQuest is offering a 20% discount at SunDestin Beach Resort as well as discounts at several other Destin Condos for attendees needing accommodations during the festival. To book a festival reservation or for additional details about the festival special, consumers should call 800-380-4808 and ask for the Destin Seafood Special. Additional information about ResortQuest's vacation rentals in Northwest Florida and Alabama can be found at and

Attendees are invited to stop by the ResortQuest booth at the Seafood Festival and FISH for a wide assortment of prizes including FREE vacations.

About ResortQuest
ResortQuest is one of the nation's leading vacation rentals and resort real estate companies. provides a one-stop resource in North America's premier resort destinations. The ResortQuest division of Northwest Florida and Alabama is the leading vacation rental and real estate company on the Northern Gulf Coast and provides vacation rental and real estate services in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Beaches of South Walton, Panama City Beach, Navarre Beach, Perdido Key in Northwest Florida and Gulf Shores and Orange Beach in Alabama.


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