Florida Key Lime Pie Festival comes to Cocoa Village on Jan. 19
By Meagan McGone
BREVARD -- Guests can expect to have a tasty time at an upcoming festival at Cocoa Village's Riverfront Park.
The 2nd Annual Florida Key Lime Pie Festival will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Hosted by The Florida Key Lime Pie Company, a Cocoa-based business run by owner Louis Morehead, the festival will include competitions, vendors, performances and local goods.
Mr. Morehead said the event will feature cooking demonstrations from Florida chef and culinary ambassador Justin Timineri, who is a part of the marketing division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Additionally, an array of some of the area's finest restaurants will be serving up dishes, and each will reflect its chef's unique culinary flair, while showcasing the citrus flavor of the Florida key lime, Mr. Morehead said.
Contestants can participate in several contests, which are all free to enter, including a key-lime-pie eating contest, a hot sauce competition and a bartenders' challenge. The Miss Florida Key Lime Pie competition, which offers a $500 grand prize, will revolve around the celebration of key lime pie. To enter any of the contests, visit www.floridakeylimepiefestival.com.
About four bands and musical performers are scheduled throughout the day, Mr. Morehead said. In addition, 98.5 The Beach will provide a live radio broadcast.
Entertainment will also include a live alligator show and a tiki-carving demonstration. Local vendors and restaurants will showcase what they have to offer on the Space Coast.
"The event is just something that's nice for the area and supports the local economy," Mr. Morehead said.
Admission costs $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger. Children ages 4 and younger are free.
For more information, visit www.floridakeylimepiefestival.com, or call (321) 385-9600.