Jacksonville Moms Blog is thrilled to bring you our 3rd Annual Family Foodie Fare on Sunday, February 25 from 12:30 – 2:30 PM at Engine 15 Brewing Taproom and Biergarten Downtown in partnership with Jacksonville Magazine. We will have some of the top restaurants in Jacksonville competing Top Chef-style for the best adult and kid food pairing. Come enjoy a family day out, sample some of the best food Jax has to offer snap some silly family pics in the Tin Can Photo Lounge, enjoy fun family activities and more!
Tickets are now on sale HERE! Your ticket includes all of the food from the restaurants participating (the samples will fill you up!) and all activities. Unfortunately due to unforseen circumstances the Engine 15 Tap Room will be closed during our event and beer will be unavailable for purchase. Water stations will be provided and non-alcoholic beverages may be available for purchase from vendors. Children under age 2 are free.
Photo Credit: Christina Karst Photography
We’re excited to have an amazing lineup of local restaurants this year– including last year’s winner and returning restaurants The Bearded Pig BBQ, Black Sheep and Kathy’s Table along with new additions The Bread & Board, Trasca & Co. Eatery, B Street Eats, Roy’s Restaurant. Cure that sweet tooth with sweet samples from last year’s dessert winner Good Dough along with Sweet Pete’s Candy and Smallcakes Cupcakes and Creamery and enjoy a taste on the healthier side from Watt’s Juicery!
And it’s not all about the food – we will have lots of fun activities for families, especially your little foodies!
Tin Can Photo Lounge: Make memories with your family in the Tin Can Photo Lounge Photo Booth Camper! With props and a photos to take home or share on social media, just smile and say, CHEESE!
Bay & Bee: Play zone with step stone, metal table and chairs and magnetic blocks, activity cubes and more!
Girly-Girl Parteas: Meet signature inspired characters from Girly-Girl Parteas including Iron Man, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Wonder Woman and Princess Leia!
Creative Grain Studio: enjoy a signature kid’s make and take painting activity!
JAX Play Day: enjoy fun with JAX Play Day including jumbo yard games!
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp street team, meet Scampi the mascot from 12:30 – 1:30 PM and more!
Jacksonville Jaguars street team, prize wheel and giveaways!
Jax Kid’s Mural Project show your creativity with a little paint on their Family Foodie Fare mural!
Woven Together Project help us create a custom art with Brittany Kurt’s and her Woven Together project weaving loom!
Swag and Giveaway Sponsors: Winn-Dixie, Quinn Snacks Microwave Popcorn, PopGirl Box, Bug Soother, Babyganics, SmartyPants Vitamins, Jacksonville Symphony, Goddess Garden Organics Sunscreen, Succulent Strong, Pura Bean Coffee, Elizabeth St. Clair Catering, Jeans Clean Team, Frans Garden Adventure Book Basket, Costco Wholesale, Fit.Fab.Foods. , Jumpstreet, Jax Surf & Paddle and more!
2018 Event Photography by A Speights Photography.
We are so excited to partner up with Feeding Northeast Florida for this event. Feeding Northeast Florida helps local children, families, seniors, and veterans that struggle to put food on the table. Working with local grocery stores, manufacturers, and farms we rescue high-quality food that would normally be wasted and transform it into meals for those in need. An estimated 281,000 individuals in Northeast Florida struggle to put food on the table. 80,000 of those individuals are children. In 2016 we distributed 12.3 million pounds of fresh produce and high-quality food to community partners like City Rescue Mission, Trinity Rescue Mission, Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM), Salvation Army and The Sulzbacher Center for use in their feeding and food distribution programs. These partners each have unique feeding programs that assist local residents in need. Through their partnership with Feeding Northeast Florida, these community partners are able to reallocate their food budgets to other programs, like job training and placement, mental health counseling, and low-cost childcare.
Kids need proper nutrition every day in order to grow, develop and learn properly. Going even a day or two without food can have a huge impact on a child. Our Snackpack program provides a sack of kid-friendly, nutritionally balanced food to children every Friday during the school year. The food tides them over on Saturdays and Sundays, allowing them to return to school on Monday ready to learn. We provide Snackpacks to over 40 schools in six counties every week. Teachers and other school staff distribute the bags to kids in need every Friday. It’s really that simple. Benefits of the Snackpack program are felt most strongly on Monday mornings when Snackpack recipients are better equipped to learn and behavioral incidents are greatly reduced. Proper childhood nutrition helps kids succeed in school and contribute more later in life. The Snackpacks can have a positive impact throughout a child’s life.
For this event, we would love Jacksonville families to bring some of these items needed to create SnackPacks for children in our area. For every item you bring, JMB will give you one extra raffle tickets for our amazing giveaways!
List of items needed for Snackpacks:
Individually Packaged items are strongly preferred.
Applesauce Pouches (no sugar added)
Fruit cups (no sugar added)
Peanut Butter (or other nut butter) packets