LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Tickets for the 11th Annual Suncoast Food & Wine Fest, sponsored by the Lakewood Ranch Rotary Club, have gone on sale.
The festival will be held on the grounds of the Sarasota Polo grounds 1-4 p.m. Nov. 10.
More than 300 American and international wines will be available for sampling. In addition, more than 40 area restaurants will be serving specialty food items.
Attendees will receive a complimentary signature wine glass and snack plate.
Providing live musical entertainment will be the Garbage Men and the Venturas. Also planned: a silent auction, beer tastings and cooking demonstrations.
New this year are a cigar bar, fashion show, and a garden like respite area.
Proceeds from the festival fund grants to charities in the Manatee-Sarasota area. To date, the Lakewood Ranch Rotary Club has raised more than $1 million from the festival, and funded more than $975,000 grants to local charities.
Charities are selected through a grant application process, open to all 501(C-3) organizations.
For more information or to obtain tickets for the Suncost Food & Wine Fest visit the Festival's website at www.suncoastfoodandwinefest.com or phone 941-870-0002 . All tickets must be purchased in advanced.
Tickets cost $6o per person. Parking at the polo grounds is free.