Gulf Place hosts exciting fall events

Gulf Place hosts exciting fall events


Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. (October 10, 2014) - Gulf Place on 30A invites the community to join in several events this fall.


The Witches of South Walton will take flight on their 11th annual ride from Gulf Place on 30A Friday, October 31, 2014, at 7:00 a.m. to Butler Elementary. The Witches of South Walton is a group of women founded by Carol Stafford and Le Thompson dedicated to raising money for the Children’s Volunteer Health Network. The fundraising ride began with just a few friends and has grown over the years to include a registration pre-ride party, a post-ride breakfast with an exciting raffle featuring items from local businesses. Prior to the race the witches will enjoy their morning coffee at Sunrise Coffee Company at Gulf Place before riding west along Scenic Highway 30A approximately 2.2 miles to Butler Elementary to greet children before school begins. Following the ride the witches will reconvene at La Playa in Gulf Place for celebratory breakfast and mimosas. The YOLO Board + Bike store at Gulf Place will be providing free bike rentals to any witch needing a bike for the ride. Those looking for more information can visit The Witches of South Walton website at


The Merchants of Gulf Place will host a safe and fun trick-or-treating event Friday, October 31, 2014, from 4:00 PM – 5:30 p.m. The merchants will be handing out treats to children dressed in costumes. Children accompanied by adults can visit the stores at their own leisure.


For the second year, Gulf Place will host the Taste of the Beach After Dark event on Friday, October 31, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. An event produced by the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce, Taste of The Beach combines new and established food, wine and artistic events featuring prized vintners and renowned chefs. Guests at Taste of The Beach After Dark will taste magnificent cocktail concoctions, amazing local cuisine and spectacular desserts, all while enjoying live music in a mesmerizing ambiance.


Weddings at Gulf Place is proud to present the Inaugural Northwest Florida Bridal Show on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from Noon to 4:00 p.m. on the Green at Gulf Place.  Attendees can walk through the Gulf Place Amphitheatre and gather information from an array of wedding vendors such as photographers, florists, restaurants and more. One lucky attendee will win the Grand Prize of an extravagant 30A wedding package worth over $10,000. For more information, go to