As the weather cools and the humidity drops, are you thinking FOOD! WINE! and BREWS! And are you thinking, I want to make it myself, or like me is it more about enjoying a veritable feast while someone else does the work and clean up? If so you are in luck, for once again we have the opportunity to experience 4 Incredible Events in 1 Amazing Weekend at the St. Pete Wine & Food Festival.  Want to learn more about this epic foodie event, and how you can save on tickets this year, read on!

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This fall, epicures and oenophiles have the opportunity to celebrate local food and wine culture as Tampa Bay's best and brightest come together in St. Petersburg for the St. Pete Wine and Food Festival. A unique epicurean experience, the festival encompasses 4 spectacular singular events beginning Nov 2nd with the Charity Wine Pairing Dinner to benefit The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance at The Birchwood and ending with two days of Grand Tastings on the waterfront, Nov 5th, and 6th. During this epic epicurean experience, you can choose to attend all four events including the Tacos & Tequila Festival (their newest event hosted by Red Mesa) and BEER Night in North Straub Park for Friday Happy Hour! 

Presented by Publix, this culinary event is designed to bring distinguished chefs and diners together to eat, drink, and celebrate the art of cooking, fine wine, liquors and expertly crafted beers. Each year the roster of accomplished chefs and upscale restaurants includes the region's best. Take a peek at last year's Grand Tasting event to see why this is an experience you DO NOT want to miss! 

So Let's Break it Down!

Charity Wine Pairing Dinner at The Birchwood (340 Beach Drive Northeast) Wednesday, November 2nd, 7:00 - 10:00 PM 

Immerse yourself in a refined six-course dinner paired with specially selected estate wines in this exclusive farm-to-table experience beginning at 7 PM in The Birchwood's Grand Ballroom. Relax as you dine overlooking beautiful Beach Drive on festival creations from this unique St. Petersburg restaurant.  Feel satisfied knowing net proceeds from your tickets purchase for opening night directly benefits the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance. Tickets are $175, THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT!  Buy your tickets today for the rest of the festival, don't get shut out!

Tacos & Tequila Festival in North Straub Park, Downtown St. Petersburg) November 3rd, 6:30 - 9:30 PM

The festival's newest event allows you to experience the delicious world of authentic tacos and alta cocina (haute cuisine) while enjoying premium tequilas and cocktails from Red Mesa Cantina's extensive collection of more than 400 tequilas! Hosted by award-winning Red Mesa Restuarant (Best Mexican Restaurant in Tampa Bay in 2016) on 4th Street and Red Mesa Mercado, Downtown where you find secret recipes rich with flavors served up street-food style, this is the event to explore the finest expressions of regional foods and flavors from Mexico. Enjoy unlimited mouth-watering tacos, top-shelf tequila, and specialty cocktails under the elegant white tent along the waterfront in North Straub Park thanks to the Red Mesa family of award-winning chefs. Tickets are regularly $65 advance $75 night of, (there is no VIP for this event) be sure to use the code below to save $10 per ticket!

Beer Night in North Straub Park, Downtown,  Friday, November 4th, 4:30 (VIP) 5:30 (GA) - 9:30 PM 

Gather under the oaks and huge white tents on the water in North Straub Park to celebrate St. Pete's lively craft beer industry. Expect over 100 of your favorite beer and cider selections including unique, hard-to-find and "one-off" brews from local, regional, and national breweries as well as splendid all-you-can-eat food selections from many of Tampa Bay's favorite foodie hot spots. Charity partners include the St. Pete Arts Alliance and the Waterfront Parks Foundation in support of the preservation and enhancement of historic waterfront parks.  Let's raise a glass and say, "Cheers!" to the St. Pete Wine & Food Festival for giving us another event where we can gather with our craft beer loving friends to toast one of the country's fastest growing craft beer scenes while supporting great charities!  Remember to put in the promo code below to save $10 on your ticket! GA is regularly $65 VIP $85 for this experience. Enjoy this recap from last year's event and grab your tickets before they are gone, gone, gone! We don't want you left crying in your beer someplace else that night!

The Grand Tastings North Straub Park, Downtown, Saturday & Sunday, November 5th & 6th , 12:00 (VIP) 1 PM (GA) - 5:00 PM

This is the St. Pete Wine & Food Festival's signature event and offers you a Saturday or Sunday afternoon session. At the Grand Tastings, you can sip fine wines, sample imaginative cuisine from the area's best restaurants and chefs, take in free cooking demonstrations at 2, 3 and 4 PM from world-renowned chefs, and enjoy fine art. One price provides access to this unmatched, all-inclusive food and drink experience on the waterfront this fall! GA tickets are $95 and VIP are $125. (Remember to use your savings codes mentioned below, to save $10 per ticket!)

What's the Deal for VIP and can I reserve a Cabana?

A limited selection of VIP tickets will be sold so if you are thinking about it the time to buy is now. Festival VIPs enter one hour prior to the general public and have exclusive access to the Fifth Third Private bank VIP Lounge, plenty of seating, exclusive VIP wines, air-conditioned VIP dedicated restrooms and a decadent dessert spread courtesy of Publix! (This writer is thinking Tiramisu!) You are attending one of St. Pete's premier, first-class events, you SHOULD go VIP, grab your spots today!

Enjoy a private cabana ! Available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday the cabanas range from $1,500 - $2,000 and provide you with an exclusive area for your company or friends. Each 10 x 10 tent assures comfort with big, comfy sofas and lounges and offers private security.  You also receive special beer and wine selections and 12 VIP tickets (ticket value $1,020 - $1,500). where guests can enjoy all the amenities in the VIP tent as well as the luxury of a private cabana.

OK, so now you know which of these 4 Incredible Events in 1 Amazing Weekend you want to attend this fall, so how do you save on your tickets? Easy!

When purchasing tickets for Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday be sure to add the PROMO CODE 727area, or 813area or 407area and you will receive $10 off the purchase of each ticket!

The best chefs, from the best restaurants, serving creative cuisine, with endless fine wines, tequilas, cocktails and delicious beers on the waterfront, this fall in Florida, pinch me, but doesn't this sound like a dream! We can't wait for the chance to taste the creativity of these renowned chefs, try new restaurants and breweries, and delight all our senses during this amazing weekend! (Yes there will be music too!) This amazing weekend full of great foodie events comes around once a year and is one of the ones not to be missed! Attend 1 or attend them all, it's one of the best parts about this fest, you choose what you want to do, and once you do, it's all inclusive. Don't you want to be dazzled and meet the culinary talent we have right here in our own backyard! 
To buy tickets click over to the EVENT PAGE then click on TICKETS, be sure to enter one of these promos codes in the upper right corner before selecting your specific event, promo codes are, 727area or 813area or 407area and save $10 off each ticket you buy!