Like you, each of our Member Restaurants are constantly evaluating their daily routines. With the safety and health of the community guiding all decisions, our locally-owned, independent restaurants continue to work on ways to adapt their traditional services to limit person-to-person contact without sacrificing integrity and attention to guests.

Please CLICK HERE to view updated restaurant information including takeout menus, delivery services, and more. 


Forks & Corks Tickets On Sale - User Experience

It is that time of year again, the most coveted and anticipated tickets for Forks & Corks Grand Tasting go on sale on Monday November 7th at 7pm. We have worked diligently with our ticketing agent to make the purchasing experience as seamless as possible.

Please understand that the Grand Tasting tickets are very limited and in high demand, and we once again anticipate selling out in a matter of minutes. It is important for you as a potential ticket purchaser to understand a few things. First, there are only 1500 tickets available for purchase as required by our venue host, The Ringling Museum. Second, last year we had 4 times the amount of people on our ticketing site than tickets available to sell.

The following is a summary of what you can exect on Monday during the ticket on-sale:

Tickets are available ONLY through our website:

FC Homescreen Shot

When you click on the yellow button "Tickets on Sale Monday November 7th at 7pm" this is the next screen you will see:

Early Log In

 At 7 pm the ticket sales will go live and you will be able to select either your Grand Tasting or Forks & Corks University Tickets:

2017 Ticket Page Screen Shot

Because of the high influx of activity expected at 7 pm, you may be place in a custom queue. If you are in the queue you see a message letting you know where you are in the line to purchase tickets. IMPORTANT - DO NOT REFRESH OR YOU WILL LOSE YOUR SPOT IN THE QUEUE.

while they are in line

Another important note, being in the queue does not guarantee that tickets will be available for you to purchase. There is a high likelihood that tickets will in fact sell out while you are in the queue.  If tickets sell out when you are in the queue, this is the message that you will see on your screen:

when sales end

The Originals are very proud of this esteemed event and want you, as a potential guest to be happy. Unfortunately, with the restraints of tickets available, it is very likely that most interested guests will not be able to purchase tickets. We encourage you to take advantage of the other high class events over the weekend such as Forks & Corks University Master Class Sessions and the several Winemaker dinners and events at your favorite locally restaurants and retailers. 

Thank you for your continued support of locally owned restaurants and Forks & Corks!


Written by : The Originals

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Sarasota, FL 34239