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Halloween will be a fun time of the year throughout the South Walton area and there will be plenty of great events happening for the holiday. This is just the start when it comes to the many events that will happen throughout the rest of the year. Here are the best choices for your Halloween fun.

Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade & Pumpkin Drop

For those with a four-legged friend, this is the event of the season. It will happen on October 18th from 4pm to 6pm and will include plenty of fun. Prizes will be awarded for the best dog and owner costume duo and a huge pumpkin filled with treats for the kids will be dropped. Raffle tickets will also be available for prizes and the proceeds will benefit the Alaqua Animal Refuge.

Admission is free and the event will

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The Chautauqua Winery's 2013 Harvest Festival is right around the corner. This event will be found in DeFuniak Springs, Florida and will provide plenty of fun. This festival is perfect for all of those looking to enjoy a great day of fun. Here is what you can expect.

On October 19th, from 9am to 6pm, this event will be held at the Chautauqua Winery off Hugh Adams Road. The event will include award-winning BBQ from Pleasant Ridge, Plenty of wine, arts, crafts, Chautauqua Cruises and so much more. Musical performances will be provided by:

  • Smokin' Rodeo Band from 10am to 1:30pm
  • Geoff McBride, The Winner of The Voice Season 2, starting at 2pm

Free wine tastings will be provided all day long and you can purchase bottles of wine or glasses of wine,

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You can attend one of the top fall events in the area on October 13th. The World Paddle For The Planet 2013 will start at 8am and will be held at Carillon each. This event will last four days and will include plenty of parties, entertainment and more.

With four days full of art, film, paddling, music and more, this party will be more fun than you can find anywhere else in the area. Carillon Beach is found on Lake Powell, which is one of the largest coastal dune lakes and will provide plenty of beautiful scenery for the event.

The 24-hour paddle event will include specific guidelines including:

  • At least one team member has to be on the water for 24 hours
  • Teams must provide their own food, water and trash disposal
  • Each paddle crafts must have a
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Red WineThe 23rd Annual Seeing Red Wine Festival at Seaside is just around the corner and will bring many excellent events to the area. This is one of the favorites for many locals and provides plenty of afternoon events for the wine-lover. Tasting tests and wines will be found throughout Seaside, ranging from national to international favorites. After tasting, you can always purchase a bottle to take home or move onto the next tasting tent.

Wine isn't the only part of the festival, however. It will also include plenty of live music, southern hospitality and more. As Seaside embraces this event, you will experience the perfect luxury featured throughout the area. This classic beach town provides an environment you cannot find anywhere else. From the relaxing

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At every gathering of Realtors whether in Panama City, on Highway 30A or Orlando, FL, the one quote I hear over and over again from Realtors is, "we don't have enough homes to sell".  That's good for sellers and challenging for buyers.  I've been working with one couple for over a month and many times I'll all to make an appointment to view a home and the listing agent will say, "sorry, that one is under contract.  

If you've ever considered selling your home but were waiting for the housing market to recover, NOW may be the time.  We have just developed a great program in conjunction with one of the most sucessful home valuation systems on the market - Guaranteed Sale.  It takes a huge committment on the seller's part but an even great committment on

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The Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club will host the inaugural 30A Charity Golf Classic on October 19th. This will be one of the craziest tournaments in the area. Plenty of twists and turns will make this one of the most interesting golf tournaments for charity yet. The proceeds will be donated to the Shelter House Domestic Violence Center and the Off The Mat charity.

Prizes will be given to those winning the event, which are all donated by sponsors, partners and local businesses. Players will check in at 7:30am and the driving range with open at the same time. The tournament is an 8:30am shotgun start with complimentary snacks around the course. The 30A Beer Carts will also be around selling cold beer, mulligans and plenty of special opportunities for each

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Unique suds and ales will be on display in the Village of Baytowne Wharf October 18th and 19th from 3pm to 6pm. This will be the sixth annual Beer Fest and will provide a great look at some of the best American specialty beers from around the world and locally. Over 200 beers will be ready for sampling at the main event, along with live music and much more.

Friday night will feature a BBQ on the Events Plaza Lawn with plenty of beers. The theme is "Beer From Around Here" and many local brews will be ready for you to try. All the beers will be paired with something delicious and you can enjoy life music from 6pm to 8pm.

Saturday will feature the craft beer tasting from 2pm to 6pm. More than 40 breweries will be on display from all around the world.

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In the aftermath of the 2008 housing crisis, many luxury homeowners in the 30A area found themselves with a tough decision.  Even if they had reason to move on, they had to weigh whether it would be wiser to delay until a market rebound brought prices back to reasonable levels.

The recovery has progressed for a while, buyers have returned, and prices continue upward — including those for Santa Rosa Beach, Watercolor, Aly’s Beach, Seaside and Rosemary luxury homes. If you are one of those who have been thinking about selling their own upscale property, you may have concluded that this fall it’s finally time to act. If so, it’s worth remembering that yours is a specialized market segment.

-Patience is the Key

As elsewhere, luxury homes on 30A

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The Outdoors Festival is coming to the South Walton area on Saturday, October 5th from 10am to 2pm. This celebration will allow you to explore the outdoors including the waterfront. The event will happen at Live Oak Landing Outdoor Destination, 229 Pitts Avenue.

This will be a day full of fun and will help to introduce children to the outdoors. Many nature-based activities will be provided with plenty of fun. The first 180 children with an interest in fishing will receive a free rod/reel combination from Fish Florida. This is the perfect way to get their first rod/reel and get them interested in the outdoors.

Activities include:

  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Nature-based crafts
  • Nonie’s Ark animal encounters
  • Birding with Choctawhatchee Audubon
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Many Justin Gaffrey originals will go up for auction on Thursday, September 25th to help raise money for the Food For Thought Outreach. This auction will provide one-of-a-kind items with 100% of the proceeds going to the charity. Whether you love Justin's artwork or you want to support the charity, you need to come out to the benefit.

The auction will be held at the Blue Mountain Beach Gallery and will include more than just artwork. Locally-inspired food will be on hand from Chef Phil McDonald, Justin Gaffrey and Table Five Private Chef. Along with the food, guests can enjoy beverages from Grayton Beer Company and Chan's Wine World.

Planning to come out for a night of drinks, food, art and friendship will provide a great way to spend time with that

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