Five South Florida Food-Related Events This Weekend: Florida Turkish Festival, Broward County Fair, and More

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3. Oskar Blues Anniversary party
Canned beer has made great strides in shedding its low-brow reputation in recent years. (Seriously: You now can get Cigar City's delectable Jai Alai IPA locally in cans. The can has come into its own.) This weekend, Laser Wolf in Fort Lauderdale will celebrate the "can"iversary of Oskar Blues' Dale's Pale Ale, a forerunner in the current craft-beer-in-a-can movement. The party is Saturday night and attendees can enjoy two-for-one Oskar Blues cans from 8 to 9 p.m. This is a 21 and older shindig.

2. Dinner on the midway at Broward County Fair
Fine dining it ain't, but the Broward County Fair returns this weekend and it's bringing its all-American, deep-fried take on culinary whimsy with it. But it's not just about stuffing your face with elephant ears before taking a spin on the Tilt-a-Whirl. The fair's horticulture and agriculture tents are all about educating folks about the origin of food. For instance, master gardeners will be on premises throughout the weekend and a beekeeper will be buzzing around from noon to 7 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The fair continues daily through November 25.

1. Florida Turkish Festival
This two-day, free festival gives attendees a chance to sample Turkish cuisine (like doner kebap, grilled kofte, and baklava, to name a few) and coffee, in addition to taking in other cultural attractions. The festival is 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center in Pompano Beach and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Florida Turkish Center Foundation in Fort Lauderdale (3020 NE 32nd Ave. #123). Sunday's events include a cooking demo. The festival is sponsored by the Florida Turkish American Association.

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Location Info


City Center site

10300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL

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Laser Wolf

901 Progresso Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

Batten's Farmer's Market

5151 Davie Road, Davie, FL

Category: General

Emma Lou Olson Civic Center

1801 Northeast Sixth St., Pompano Beach, FL

Category: General

Marando Farms

1401 SW 1st Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: General

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