About Forks & Corks

Savor local flavor during the SunCoast’s premier Food and Wine and Festival. Forks & Corks will showcase the palate-pleasing products of an international cast of visiting winery owners and winemakers alongside the deliciously diverse cuisine of The Sarasota-Manatee Originals restaurants.

The Sarasota-Manatee Originals are a collaborative of independently owned restaurants and culinary innovators committed to uniting the energies of local restaurants and celebrating the food that’s indigenous to our Gulf-coastal lifestyle. Forks & Corks is the organization’s largest annual community event and fundraiser.

We are excited to announce that the 2021 Forks & Corks Food and Wine Festival will take place from Monday, April 26 through Sunday, May 2, 2021. It is with an abundance of caution that our organization and Member Restaurants decided to postpone the 14th annual event from January to May.

A bright spot we have found during the pandemic is the creativity it has inspired, in terms of reimagining and pivoting events and celebrations. Although we are unsure at this time what the exact schedule of events will look like, we are confident that we will be able to bring the long-awaited Forks & Corks to the community through a variety of safe in-person and virtual events in late Spring.

Our Member Restaurants, among so many others, have felt the inconceivable impact of the current climate of our world. The Sarasota-Manatee Originals appreciate your patronage during these challenging times for everyone. Thank you for being a supportive member of the Forks & Corks community.



The Forks & Corks 2021 ticket sale date & schedule of events will be released in early 2021. Interested in receiving updates about the 2021 Forks & Corks Food and Wine Festival as well as the latest news in local dining? Subscribe to the Sarasota-Manatee Originals E-Newsletter below!


Be involved in one of the top five food & wine festivals in the state of Florida. Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2021 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. The festival attracts a total attendance of over 4,000 guests throughout the five days of events at multiple venues within Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Volunteer positions range from set up to guest service and everything in between! If you are interested in getting involved, please register below.

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Sarasota, FL 34239