About Forks & Corks

Forks & Corks Food and Wine Festival is hosted by the Sarasota-Manatee Originals and is our organization’s primary annual fundraiser, bringing critical marketing dollars to promote dining in local, independently-owned restaurants and encouraging locals and visitors to our area to always “Eat Like A Local.”

This 15th annual, multi-day epicurean event will be held in the spectacular courtyard of The Ringling Museum of Art, the elegant ballroom of Grove Restaurant and other exciting venues across the region. The Forks & Corks world-class weekend of food and wine offers guests a feast for their senses through various vintner events; interactive food and wine seminars; and The Grand Tasting, which features a wide variety of wine and food samplings from top local restaurants, live entertainment and more. 

The 2022 Forks & Corks Food and Wine Festival Dates will be announced soon!

Schedule of Events

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Tickets for all Forks & Corks Food and Wine Festival events will be available in early 2022!

Please check back for more updates.


Be involved in one of the top five food & wine festivals in the state of Florida. Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2022 Forks & Corks Food and Wine Festival will be available soon! Inquire via the link below which will direct you to the Originals' contact box.


The Sarasota-Manatee Originals rely on the support of our dedicated volunteers to host the fabulous Forks & Corks events each year. Volunteer positions range from set up to guest service and everything in between! If you are interested in getting involved, please register below.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will Forks & Corks 2022 take place?

The dates will be anounced soon!

Is Forks & Corks a fundraiser?

Forks & Corks is our organization’s largest annual fundraiser, bringing critical marketing dollars to the Sarasota-Manatee Originals to promote dining in local, independently owned restaurants. The pandemic has had a profound impact on the hospitality industry on a global scale. Our Member Restaurants have emerged as leaders, setting the standard for safety protocols, providing food and other resources to their community in need and pivoting continuously to best meet customer demand. Our regional independent restaurants are a strong community of professionals who work together, not just in times of need, but in the individual challenges that we all face daily. We ask that you join hands with us to shine a light on the challenges our industry is facing. 

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