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    About the Grand Tasting

    WE ARE BACK IN JANUARY!!
    The Forks & Corks Grand Tasting is scheduled for Sunday January 28, 2024

    Forks & Corks’ most sought-after ticket is The Grand Tasting which takes place in the iconic courtyard and greenspace of the world-renowned Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. Guests savor delicious dishes presented by over 40 Members of the Sarasota-Manatee Originals restaurant group and sample from a collection of more than 350 wines from across the globe – all hand-selected and professionally tasted, then judged and recognized as medal winners. There is live musical entertainment, and a wine retail tent is also available, where patrons can purchase the various wines, making Forks & Corks one of only a few festivals in the Southeast to provide the opportunity to purchase varietals onsite that were showcased during the event.

    Grand Tasting Tickets

    Due to the unprecedented demand for tickets, ticket sales for The Grand Tasting launch on two consecutive Tuesdays:

    On October 10 at 9AM. there is a pre-sale of the VIP and Early Access tickets

    On October 17 at 7PM. General Admission tickets will be available and historically have sold out very quickly.

    All Forks & Corks Grand Tasting tickets are available online only at this address: https://forks-corks.squadup.com/

    Types of Grand Tasting Tickets

    VIP |$450 plus tax and fees
    Complimentary Valet Parking
    Early Admission (11AM) to F&C Wine Shop and Welcome Reception
    Early Event Entrance (11:30AM) into the Grand Tasting in the Ringling Courtyard
    $150 Wine Voucher - redeemable in F&C Retail Wine Shop at Grand Tasting
    Access to Forks & Corks VIP Experience presented by The Scout Guide Sarasota, Anna Maria, Boca Grande with covered seating, exclusive VIP tastings and engaging demonstrations and the best views of the concert stage

    Early Access | $350 plus tax and fees
    Complimentary Valet Parking
    Early Admission (11:15AM) to F&C Wine Shop and Welcome Reception
    Early Event Entrance (11:30AM) into the Grand Tasting in the Ringling Courtyard
    $50 Wine Voucher - redeemable in F&C Retail Wine Shop at Grand Tasting

    General Admission | $175 plus tax and fees 
    Unlimited Tasting from 12 to 4PM

    Grand Tasting Tickets

    Event Details

    Location & Time

    The Ringling Museum of Art (click to view map)
    5401 Bay Shore Road
    Sarasota, FL 34243

    Sunday. January 28, 2024
    VIP & Early Access Ticket Holders 11AM - 4PM (Courtyard doors open to VIP and Early Access guests at 11:30AM)
    General Admission 12 - 4PM
    Grand Tasting Ticket Policies

    All Forks & Corks Grand Tasting tickets are available online only at this address: https://forks-corks.squadup.com/

    You should treat your tickets like cash. All tickets to the Forks & Corks Grand Tasting are non-refundable and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. All events, prices, performances, venues, dates and times are subject to change without notice. All sales are final. Your tickets will not be replaced, refunded or exchanged for any reason whatsoever. To have 100% confidence in the validity of your ticket purchase, you should only purchase your tickets through our ticketing system. The validity of tickets purchased through other websites or resellers cannot be verified by The Sarasota-Manatee Originals prior to event day.

    Guests must be 21+ to purchase tickets to this event. No children will be admitted (even infants.) Thank you for understanding!

    Parking & Arrival
    We strongly encourage the use of ride sharing services (Uber or Lyft) as heavy traffic is expected!

    Parking is free and will be available at the front parking lot of the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. Overflow parking is located on the south side of the Museum Esplanade.

    Valet Parking is available for VIP Ticket Holder, Sponsors and those with Handicap Parking Permits.
    Directions

    From Sarasota

    Drive North on North Tamiami Trail (US 41) to University Parkway. Turn left onto the esplanade leading to the Museum. Turn right into the parking lot of the FSU Center for Performing Arts.

    From Bradenton

    Drive South on North Tamiami Trail (US 41) to University Parkway. Turn right onto the esplanade leading to the Museum. Turn Right into the parking lot of the FSU Center for Performing Arts.

    From I-75, Exit 213

    Drive West on University Parkway. At University Parkway and North Tamiami Trail (US 41) continue straight through the traffic light onto the esplanade leading to the Museum. Turn Right into the parking lot of the FSU Center for Performing Arts.

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