The event will be held in the parking lot and on the side street at the corner of 32nd Ave & Osceola in Highlands Square.
5:00pm: Doors open for all VIP Ticket Holders
6:00-8:00pm: Doors open for ALL Ticket Holders
8:00pm: End of Restaurant Sampling / Food Tent Closes
8:00-9:00pm: Beverage Garden Remains Open and Live Music Continues
TICKETS & CHECK IN
Please print your ticket (one per person) and bring to the check in area at the intersection of 32nd Ave & Osceola. If you printed your ticket prior to August 1, please reprint as information has changed.
Tickets will be available for purchase onsite on the day of the event at the check in area.
VIP access will begin at 5:00pm. VIP attendees will receive a swag bag with coupons, gift cards and other offers from our participating restaurants.
HOW MANY SAMPLES AM I ABLE TO ENJOY DURING THE EVENT?
We hope you will sample from every participating restaurant. While there is no stated limit, we do encourage patrons to be reasonable and not return for repeat servings of the same samples at every restaurant as this may negatively impact our partners’ ability to serve all attendees. There will be both food and drink samples on offer. Drink samples for age 21+ only; ID required at check-in.
Full-pour beer, wine and margaritas will be on sale for $5 in the Beverage Garden. The Backyard Soda Company will also be selling non alcoholic drinks and bottled water will be available for purchase. All Beverage Garden proceeds go to our event beneficiary.
New in 2017!! The event will also offer a fantastic sampling selection from local breweries, wineries and distilleries in the main tent.
WILL THERE BE FOOD OPTIONS TO CATER TO DIETARY RESTRICTIONS (i.e. gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, etc.)?
Every year a number of our featured restaurants do choose, among their sampling selections, to feature cuisine which will cater to select dietary restrictions. However, the event organizers do not require that they do so, therefore it is impossible to predict exactly how much will be available to meet any one specific food allergy or dietary request. There will be menus and signs at the event to clearly denote which food options are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and/or vegan.
ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED?
Children are welcome to attend. This is a family-friendly event. Kids under age 8 are FREE; 8 and older require a ticket. However, please plan ahead as our restaurants have not been asked to cater to children’s food preferences when selecting what they will sample.
ARE PETS ALLOWED?
Because this is a food event and space can be limited in select areas, pets are not allowed on the event site. Please leave all pets at home for this occasion.
WILL THERE BE A PARKING AREA FOR BIKES AND STROLLERS?
No there will not be a designated, secure/staffed area for this. We have offered this in prior years and they were not used. Bikes and strollers can be secured to the external fence or placed at the perimeter of the event within the event fence lines. Parents are also welcome to keep their children in strollers while enjoying the event.