SAINT AUGUSTINE — UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County invites participation in the 2017 Datil Pepper Fall Festival Oct. 7-8 at St. Johns County Agricultural Center, 3125 Agriculture Center Drive. The event provides education to the public in the areas of agriculture, horticulture, family and consumer science, marine science and 4-H youth development.
The festival will offer educational events, a food court, plant and rain barrel sales by St. Johns County Master Gardeners and a 4-H Youth Kids Zone. On Saturday, the very popular Datil Pepper Restaurant Cook-Off will showcase local chefs and their datil-inspired cuisine. For a dollar a sample, you can taste these culinary delights. Also on Saturday, there will be an amateur Datil Pepper Hot Sauce Contest for locals to compete with their favorite homemade hot sauces.
Those wishing to to reserve a space for the festival, are invited to call 904-209-0430 for registration forms.
To get festival updates, please join our Facebook event page: http://bit.ly/datfest17. The Datil Pepper Fall Festival is supported by UF IFAS Extension, Central Florida Food Systems Program and Putnam-St. Johns Farm Bureau.