2016 Festival Tickets

Dates: November 4th, 5th, &
6th, 2016

Where: Florida Atlantic University (FAU)
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Tickets: - Dinner Under The Stars
- Vineyard Party
- Grand Tasting
- Craft Brew Battle

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7th Annual Celebration
Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival
A Culinary Affair!

November 4th, 5th, & 6th, 2016

Please your palate, step into your stride and enjoy the largest outdoor Culinary Affair in South Florida during the 7th Annual Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival on Friday, November 4th, Saturday, November 5th, and Sunday, November 6th, 2016. The special 7th Annual Celebration takes place at the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) campus in Boca Raton. This year promises to be a party no one will ever forget with four very special events over three days. Friday night kicks off the festivities with two unique events, the exclusive VIP Dinner Under The Stars, A Four-Course Food & Wine Affair; 7 PM to 10 PM, and the Vineyard Party, A Vine to Glass Affair; 7 PM to 10 PM. Then on Saturday evening, chefs from the tri-county area converge upon the festival grounds for the Best Florida Food Festival event the Grand Tasting, A Culinary Affair; 6 PM to 10 PM. And, for you Craft Brew lovers we have added a very special event just for you! Join us for the 3rd Annual Craft Brew Battle, A Hoppy Affair!; Sunday afternoon from 1 PM to 4 PM.

The Annual Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival brings you face-to-face with those who have made their lives -- their craft. This is the time for you to dine, drink fine wine and experience A Culinary Affair! like no other in South Florida!


Grand Tasting, A Culinary Affair!

Saturday, November 5th - 6 PM to 10 PM

As you stroll through the Festival on Saturday feeling the balmy breeze while the sun sets you will be embraced in sensory delight as your journey takes you through a variety of Regions; a Welcome Reception, Italy, America, Mediterranean, Asia Pacific, Sweet Endings Village, Organic Village, Farmers Market, Sensory Garden, The Vineyard, Live Entertainment Stage and Lounge, Spirits and BBQ Village, and the two new Villages; Craft Brew, Fine Wine & Artisanal Cheese Village and Specialty Foods Village, Retail and Business Shopping Bazaar and our new Wine Store sponsored by WineEvents.com. Now you can buy your favorite wines at the Festival and go home with them! The Festival grounds will be transformed into a lavish walkway of elaborately decorated countries and regions that come alive through a gastronomic journey of tastes, sounds and visions! Meet and mingle among Chefs from the tri-county area as they prepare their most beloved dishes from different World Regions and a Sweet Endings Village. Premier vintners will offer tastings of some of the world’s finest varietals of wine. Cultural music and décor will take you to places afar. Enjoy boutique experiences with the festival sommeliers in the Sensory Garden. Stroll and shop in the Retail and Business Shopping Bazaar. For those who love a good education be sure to hang out in the Craft Brew, Fine Wine and Artisanal Cheese Village and learn from the masters themselves. Enjoy Live Entertainment and dancing at the Main Entertainment Stage & Lounge with BIG CITY DOGS. The Grand Tasting on Saturday will be A Culinary Affair!


VIP Dinner Under The Stars, A Four-Course Food & Wine Affair!

Friday, November 4th - 7 PM to 10 PM - SOLD OUT!!!

On Friday night we are hosting an exclusive VIP Dinner Under The Stars. It’s about Atmosphere. It’s about Food. It’s about Wine. And now, 'Two South Florida Top Chefs' are bringing their culinary talents to your table. Friday evening includes a Four-Course dinner prepared live to please your palate as you are introduced to perfectly paired wines by our Sommeliers. An intimate number of guests will choose the region of their choice to dine for the evening; Table #1 - American is hosted by MEAT Eatery And Taproom and Table #2 - Italian is hosted by DaVinci's of Boca. After your culinary experience, you’ll make your way through the Retail and Business Shopping Bazaar. Then, you’ll head to the Main Entertainment Stage & Lounge for Dancing. VIP Guests will have FREE access to the Vineyard Party. Click to see this year's VIP Dinner Under The Stars CHEFS. This event has Limited Seating Available to ensure an intimate experience. The VIP Dinner Under The Stars event is now SOLD OUT! Please select one of the other three events.

The VIP Dinner Under The Stars is hosted by Honorary Chair Robert Stanfield.


Vineyard Party, A Vine to Glass Affair! with delectable cuisines

Friday, November 4th - 7 PM to 10 PM

If you want to take advantage of the more intimate experience that we have created join us on Friday night for the Vineyard Party. While walking through the vineyard, the sights, sounds and aromas transport guests to Oregon, Sonoma and Napa Valley and as far away as Australia. Enjoy the journey through a variety of Regions; a Welcome Reception, The Bites! Tasting Village, Sweet Endings Village, Organic Village, Farmers Market, Sensory Garden, The Vineyard, Live Entertainment Stage and Lounge, Spirits and BBQ Village, the two new Villages; Craft Brew, Fine Wine & Artisanal Cheese Village and the Specialty Foods Village, Retail and Business Shopping Bazaar and our new Wine Store sponsored by WineEvents.com. Now you can buy your favorite wines at the Festival and go home with them! The name of the event may say 'Vineyard Party' but that doesn't mean you won't find a lavish selection of cuisines prepared by our chefs in The Bites! Tasting Village and BBQ Village along with plenty of wine varietals to enjoy. Guests can hang out in the Wine Sensory Garden with the festival sommeliers for a sensory wine tasting experience. There is something for everyone’s palate…enjoy varietals of craft brews paired with international cheeses in the Craft Brew & Artisanal Cheese Village. Then, stroll into the Farmer’s Market for fresh herbs and organic produce Organic Village. The Retail and Business Shopping Bazaar is open all evening. At the Main Entertainment Stage & Lounge enjoy the vibes of SPANK the band. This will be a fun-filled Vine to Glass Affair for a limited number of guests.

Friday will definitely be amazing, we created an evening with two different price points, but with equally exciting appeal for everyone to enjoy!


Craft Brew Battle, A Hoppy Affair!

Sunday, November 6fth - 1 PM to 4 PM

The Craft Brew Battle is celebrating its 3rd Annual A Hoppy Affair! during the 7th Annual Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival Sunday, November 6th at the Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton Campus. This is NOT your average beer pong party! This is catered towards enthusiasts who appreciate the chemistry of craft brew making and the skills of a Brew master. Get ready to experience an awesome variety of brews from around the world - A Hoppy Affair! is the quintessential celebration of craft brew! On a sun soaked November afternoon, there's no better place to sip suds amongst friends. Whether you prefer Belgians or Blondes, Pales or Pilsners, Saisons or Wits - come and see for yourself why we will be one of the best loved Craft Brew Festivals in South Florida. Rich Educational Seminars with knowledgeable Brew masters, Cheese Makers (or fromagere, the French term for cheese maker). You have to be wondering by now where the ‘BATTLE’ comes into play, right? We invite men and women to participate in the Consumer Challenge for the ‘Craft Brew Master’ award. Blindfolded guests will taste one ounce pours of different craft brews with the goal of identifying the hops and naming of the brew. The consumer who gets the most correct receives the “Craft Brew Master” trophy and of course bragging rights! Now for you food lovers, the Brew master experts say the best way to pair craft beer and a prepared dish is to have them both battle it out with equal strength so that one does not over power the other. The featured chefs are up for the challenge and are pairing their dish with what 'they' think is the best craft beer and you get to vote for the "Best Craft Beer Pairing". Say CHEESE!, you will be smiling ear to ear after you get to play with the artisanal cheeses in the new Craft Brew & Cheese Village joined by the cheese and brew experts. And, if that’s not enough...wait until you try the variety of unique food items that we will be showcasing in the Specialty Foods Village! Enjoy Live Entertainment and dancing at the Main Entertainment Stage & Lounge with MAKING FACES. We're looking forward to seeing you at A Hoppy Affair!


2016 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Friday, November 4th

- Dinner Under The Stars, A Four-Course Food & Wine Affair! - SOLD OUT!!!

- Vineyard Party, A Vine to Glass Affair! - 7 PM to 10 PM

Saturday, November 5th

- Grand Tasting, A Culinary Affair! - 6 PM to 10 PM

Sunday, November 6th

- Craft Brew Battle, A Hoppy Affair! - 1 PM to 4 PM

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2015 Musical Entertainment Lineup

Vineyard Party Entertainment Act

Spank The Band

SPANK the band: “We just need to spank the audience until they call us daddy!” That was the solution guitar-wielding Kevin Doolittle offered drummer Dale Reed when initially conceptualizing SPANK. Of course, "Spanking” is how Doolittle describes the jaw dropping experience the musicians strive to deliver to audiences each time the band performs their unique arrangements of rock and pop favorites. SPANK has rapidly risen through the ranks of the South Florida music scene and has established a reputation for producing exceptional shows that leave the audience dancing all the way to the parking lot at the end of the night. Specializing in party favorites and having four members who split lead vocal duties, SPANK is a unique band that creates a rich tapestry of vocal harmonies in the music they perform. Joining Kevin Doolittle and Dale Reed are three of the best musicians in South Florida. Ariel Kira-Bartolo fronts the band and brings her extraordinary vocal talents as the primary lead vocalist. James Drury is the swiss army knife of the band, playing saxophone, percussion and significant vocal responsibilities. Robert Sherber lays down the bass lines and anchors the groove. The group covers the full range of the musical spectrum and can customize their sets for any audience. Overall, these friends are serious musicians who do not take themselves too seriously. Whenever this band is playing your event, you are assured everyone will get SPANK’d.


Grand Tasting Opening Entertainment Act

Big City Dogs

BIG CITY DOGS is a Fort Lauderdale based four piece Classic Rock and Blues Band Performing throughout South and Central Florida, paying "Tribute" to MANY of the great bands of the 60's through the 90's. The "Dogs" have enjoyed stages at large city concerts, private and corporate events, casinos, church festivals as well as sports bars and upscale clubs. The Big City Dogs Band consists of four seasoned professional lead singers with dynamic vocal arrangements and solid musical abilities, giving a variety, engaging them in singing and dancing, promising them a great time. Just think! You can hear many of your favorite "Classic Rock Hits" from bands such as" The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Beatles, ZZ Top, Lynard Skynard, Styx, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pink Floyd, Journey, Bad Company and many more all in one night! Don't be surprised if you hear some great Country hits too! The Big City Dogs Band works hard by giving extra attention to every detail, assuring a true rendition of many popular classic rock hits that everyone knows and loves. We're looking forward to seeing you on Saturday night!


Craft Brew Battle Entertainment Act

Making Faces

MAKING FACES is a fun loving band from West Palm Beach who brings a unique brand of "ROGGUNK" (Rock-Reggae-Funk). They are known for an entertaining live show, and their songs will leave an impression with memorable melodies and positive messages. They perform original music and a wide variety of popular cover songs ranging from 50's to current pop, rock, reggae, dance. MAKING FACES has been enjoying the journey...They've had the honor of representing the USA on a festival tour in China; Played the Vans Warped Tour two years in a row; Performed and many festivals and events including the main stage of Sunfest...and opened for many national acts including BareNaked Ladies, Shaggy, Soul Asylum, Offspring, The Original Wailers, Train, Passafire, Stick Figure, Yellowman, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Ballyhoo, Vanilla Ice and more. Bright Roads Ahead...the best is yet to come!


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