Tasting Notes Welcome Party

Fri. Nov 4, 2022 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
21 and Over
Price: $155.00
21 and Over
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Price: $155.00
21 and Over
Event Description

Friday, November 4, 2022
*21+ Event*

Tasting Notes Welcome Party sponsored by Ethel M Chocolates®
Time: 6pm-9pm
Location: WEC Exposition Center 1
General Admission: $155
Featured Chefs: Lorena Garcia, Art Smith, Elizabeth Falkner, Esdras Ochoa, Yisus Diaz, Timothy Hollingsworth, Rashad Jones
Kick off a full weekend of culinary celebration with the Ocala Food & Wine Festival Tasting Notes Welcome Party sponsored by Ethel M Chocolates®. Country hitmakers and CMA Vocal Duo of the Year nominees LOCASH will headline the event as you sample food and drink from Ocala’s top restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries. Meet and greet with your favorite celebrity chefs and join them as they sample one of their top recipes. Take home a complimentary commemorative WEC-branded tasting glass. Samples of food and beverage are included in ticket price.

Tacos and Tequila Afterparty
Time: 8:30pm-11pm
Location: Filo’s Mexican Cantina
Exclusively for VIP Package Ticket Holders
Featured Chef: Esdras Ochoa
Keep the party alive with late night tacos and tequila block-party style at Filo’s. Get a taste of LA with renowned celebrity chef and taquero Esdras Ochoa’s famous street tacos, paired with samples of margaritas featuring Maestro Dobel tequila and Cointreau liquor. 

Want to be a Food & Wine VIP? 

VIP Weekend Ticket Package
Friday. Saturday. Sunday
Spend the whole weekend with us! Enjoy the VIP experience at Ocala Food & Wine Festival:

  • One ticket to Friday’s Tasting Notes Welcome Party sponsored by Ethel M Chocolates

  • One ticket to Friday’s exclusive Tacos and Tequila afterparty

  • One general admission ticket to Saturday’s Taste of Ocala event

  • One ticket for a Taste of Ocala educational breakout class of your choice

  • Access to exclusive Lugano Rosé Garden Lounge

  • One ticket to Sunday’s Champagne Jazz Brunch

Please use the following link to purchase the VIP Weekend Package:  https://www.showclix.com/event/weekend-vip-ticket-package

Limited availability. Additional taxes and fees apply. 

Want to stay on-site during the festival? 
Book at The Equestrian Hotel 

Please Note:

  • EVENT IS 21+

  • No refund will be given within 48 hours of the event, unless the event is canceled by World Equestrian Center – Ocala due to inclement weather

  • Tickets are limited

  • Additional taxes and fees apply

  • Please refer to https://www.ocalafoodandwinefest.com/ for more event information

If you have questions regarding this event, please reach out to:
Kim Kent, Special Events Manager at foodandwine@wec.net

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World Equestrian Center 1390 Northwest 80th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34482
About the Organizer
World Equestrian Center (Ocala, FL) https://worldequestriancenter.com/

Mailing Address

World Equestrian Center, 1750 NW 80th Ave, OCALA, FL, 34482, US