After a challenging year, we could all use a break. But with money being tight and plane tickets as pricey as they are, planning a trip out of state just isn’t in the cards for most of us.
Still, if you’re looking for a chance to get away for the day (or a couple of nights, for that matter), there’s a way to do it without breaking the bank or venturing too far from home. We’re talking, of course, about the St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival.
The inaugural festival will be held from May 6 to May 9 at the World Golf Hall of Fame and the World Golf Village Renaissance Resort, located just north of historic downtown St. Augustine.
There you can indulge in delicious food and wines while getting the chance to meet celebrity guest chefs and winemakers, enjoy some of the finer things in life and even take part in master classes — all while being safely socially distanced.
For a limited time, News4Jax viewers can get $10 off general admission passes to the main event on Saturday, May 8. All you have to do is provide this promo code when buying your tickets: WJXT.
There’s an even steeper discount available, but it’s only for News4Jax Insiders. To take advantage of those savings, sign up for an Insider account and then look for this story in your profile page.
Note: This offer is only valid for general admission tickets bought April 1-30. Only one discount will be applied to your purchase.
May 6: World Golf Hall of Fame Winemaker’s Dinner
A gourmet food lover’s experience with a six-course dinner, featuring three guest celebrity/James Beard Foundation award-winning chefs, including TV personality and author Maneet Chauhan.
May 7: Epicurean Master Classes
These off-site epicurean classes provide spirits, wine and craft brew lovers a chance to pick a class of their choosing, to learn more about their favorite beverages of choice.
May 7: Smoke on the Walk
This is a showcase of the southeast’s most celebrated Pitmasters and grill masters with wine, beer, and spirits along the Walk of Champions. Enjoy unlimited beverage tastings in a souvenir glass, along with delicious grilled, smoked and roasted gourmet BBQ bites.
May 8: Rise & Shine
Light breakfast bites and a choice of Mimosa, Champagne or Bloody Mary. Fantastic eye-openers to start the day off right – and a great way to fuel up for the main event.
May 8: St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival Main Event
A fun afternoon of culinary and beverage tastings, with live music in the beautiful surroundings of the Walk of Champions. Tickets include a souvenir glass for unlimited beverage tastings, and each guest will receive an RFID wristband for admission and to buy culinary tasting credits.
May 8: World Golf Hall of Fame VIP Lounge
The VIP Lounge is an exclusive, fully catered VIP Lounge experience with special SWAG bags, private restrooms, open bars, live music and more; limited number of tickets available.
May 9: The Jazz Brunch
This Mother’s Day brunch is like no other with an all-inclusive priced ticket featuring fantastic local jazz, lavish brunch spread, with carving stations, indulgent sides, made-to-order omelet station, seafood, and a wide range of desserts and beverages.
For complete details, including times and ticket pricing, visit the St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival’s website.
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