Datil Pepper Fall Festival seeks vendors


The UF/IFAS Extension in St. Johns County is seeking vendors with home and garden products to participate in the annual Datil pepper festival.

St. Augustine’s popular pepper will again take center stage this year for the 9th Annual UF/IFAS St. Johns County Datil Pepper Fall Festival, to be held Oct. 1-2 at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center, 3125 Agricultural Center Drive, St. Augustine.

The festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. Festival events will include the Datil Pepper Restaurant Cook-off Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., where local chefs will offer samples of their Datil-inspired cuisine, a food court, rain barrels for sale, a Master Gardner plant sale, amateur hot sauce competition and more.

For more information about becoming a vendor or reserving a space, call the extension office at (904) 209-0430. For more information about the festival, visit http://stjohns.ifas.ufl.edu.