Historical info on the International Olive Oil Festival - Fort Lauderdale 2008.  Provided for entertainment purposes only:
Olive OilFEST 08

EXHIBITOR SPECIAL:  Sign up before June 1st 2007 and pay only $350. per booth.  Standard booth fees will be raised to $800. (limited to the first 25 exhibitors)  

International Olive Oil & Fine Food Festival
March 8 -9,  2008 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida "Venice of America"

  • Olive Oil Brands from around the globe

  • Related Goumet Food Products

  • Industry Specialists

  • Organic Grocers

  • Restaurants

  • Major Foodservice Corporations

  • Live Music

  • Coronation of the Olive Oil King and queen.

  • Celebrity Chefs

  • Extra Virgin - Clean Jokes & Comedians

  • International Tasting 

  •  Olive Pit Spitting Contest (Italian Rules Apply) etc...

  • Planning to donate to the American Heart Assn.

  • Promotion of the Mediterranean Diet.

  • Olive Oil, Branches, Trees, and Olives help to foster peace amongst people.

  • Education - Educate yourself on Olive Oil & Healthy Living

  • Help Small Artisan Olive Oil Producers make a profit.

The First Annual Int'l Olive Oil Fest will be held on March 8th and 9th of 2008. With a whole day of exhibitor setup on Friday March 7th. The event will be hosted both indoors and outdoors at the newly renovated War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We plan to host over 200 exhibitors, 25 chefs, 250 different brands of olive oil from all over the world and over 20,000. olive oil loving patrons.  Early bird vendors take precedence on booth availability.   i

The Olive Oil Fest plans to offer food and fun for everyone. olive oil tasting competitions, vendor booths, wine tasting, live ethnic music from olive oil producing nations, performances such as: Tarantella dancing, Greek and Israeli dancing, belly dancing, Chilean & Argentinian folk dancing, bocce ball etc. Also, agricultural booths, and other food exhibits in related food industries including: Wine, Vinegar, Pesto, Olive Products, Bakeries and Bread, Organic Grocers, Restaurants etc.

Sponsors and Exhibitors as of April 2007
  • Ariston - Greece
  • Sicilian Gold
  • OLEVANO - Italy
  • IsRoil - Israel
  • Olio Valle del Sosio
  • San Carlo Michael
  • The Olive Vine - Jordan

  • Florida Jewish News
  • Olive Oil Digest Magazine
  • Italian American Museum of New York
  • Angelo's Sicilian Kitchen
  • TurkishDancer.com
  • Sea Sands Cosmetics
  • FloridaBoatSeller.com
  • Olive the Gifts
  • Stephano's Restaurant - Mpls, MN. 

Fort Lauderdale,


For immediate release: Mayl 2007

International Olive Oil Festival selects Fort Lauderdale as host city.

Festival scheduled for March, 2008


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   April, 2007, Fort Lauderdale, FL.    The International Olive Oil Festival, March 8-9, 2008  has selected Fort Lauderdale as its host city.  The event will feature over 250 different brands of olive oil from Italy, Greece, France, Israel, Chile, Argentina, Morocco, Spain, Jordan, Turkey, and the United States.

Complimentary products such as tomatoes, pesto, pasta, wine, truffles, vinegars, olives, tapas, cosmetics, breads, and organic food products. In addition to food sampling, the event will feature live music, dancing, cooking demonstrations, an olive oil tasting competition, a recipe contest.  Additionally International sporting demonstrations such as Italian olive pit spitting, bocce ball,  Turkish olive oil wrestling, Argentine Tango Performers and much more.


The City  of Fort Lauderdale was selected over  five other possible venues due to its weather, strategic international business location, and  supportive response from the city and local sponsors.  The War Memorial Auditorium was chosen because it offers 20,000. square feet of newly renovated  indoor exhibitor space, unlimited outdoor exhibitor space and an elevated stage for live performances.