WESTLAKE, Ohio – Crocker Park Wine Festival will mark its 10th anniversary in September.
The two-day tasting is 4-10 p.m. Friday and 2-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17-18. The event benefits University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.
More than 150 local, national and international wine producers are part of the tasting, which also has beer, spirits, food stations, local vendors and live music. Bottles also will be for sale at Market District in Crocker Park’s Promenade.
It takes place throughout Crocker Park, starting at Center Circle between Anthropologie and Altar’d State on Main Street to Gap and Banana Republic. Several Crocker Park restaurants including Burntwood Tavern and Leo’s Italian Social will have beverage tents set up, also.
Early-bird tickets are available through Saturday, July 31, for $30 (single day) and $50 (weekend pass). Admission includes limited-edition glass and 10 tasting tickets per day. Day-of designated-driver tickets are $10. Full-pour beer and wine options will cost four to six tasting tickets.
Ticket prices will increase Sunday, Aug. 1. Go online and click on the logo.
Beer and wine events are being scheduled with the reopening of Covid restrictions. The Grand Slam Beer Fest at Progressive Field is Saturday, July 31. In August, the Avon Lake Beer Fest and BrewFest Waterfront District in Lorain are slated. And Vintage Ohio in Kirtland also is in August.
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