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It's that time of year again - the most coveted and anticipated tickets for Forks & Corks Grand Tasting and University Master Class Sessions go on sale on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 7:00pm.
The Sarasota-Manatee Originals are very excited for Forks & Corks 2020 and are thankful that you are interested in sharing the experience with our nearly 60 member restaurants and more than 80 visiting wineries. The Forks & Corks Grand Tasting is held in the stunning Ringling Museum courtyard. The beautiful setting is one of the key ingredients to this stellar event, but it does mean that there is a limit on the number of tickets sold.
Please understand that the Grand Tasting tickets are in high demand and we once again anticipate selling out in a matter of minutes. We have worked diligently with our ticketing agent to make the purchasing experience as seamless as possible. Visit our website to learn more about the ticket levels available.
This article will provide you with more information about the steps involved in the purchasing process.
Tickets are available only through our website: eatlikealocal.com/forksandcorks
If you click on the red button "Tickets on Sale Monday November 4th at 7pm" before 7:00PM on November 4, you will be directed to the landing page pictured below. Please note, this link will not be active until several days before the tickets go on sale.
At 7pm, due to the high traffic volume on the Forks & Corks Vendini ticket page, you will be placed in a holding queue. You will 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.
Please note that being in the queue does not guarantee that tickets will be available for you to purchase. If tickets sell out when you are in the queue, you will receive a message that ticket sales have closed.
If tickets are still available for purchase when you are moved through the holding queue to the ticketing site, you will see the window below. In this window you will be able to select up to four (4) General Admission or two (2) VIP tickets as long as tickets remain in stock. Please note that if the system is not allowing you to purchase the maximum number of tickets that means there are only those few tickets remaining in inventory.
The Originals are very proud of this esteemed event and want you, as a potential guest, to be able to enjoy the Forks & Corks experience. While the Grand Tasting and Forks & Corks University Master Classes are part of the weekend of events, there are many more to enjoy. We encourage you to take advantage of the other fabulous Forks & Corks events, such as the Winemaker Events that will be held at your favorite locally-owned Original Member restaurants and retailers. More events and information will be published in November and December.
Thank you for your continued support of the Sarasota-Manatee Originals and Forks & Corks!