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Deadline to purchase discounted St. Pete Wine & Food Festival tickets approaching

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The St. Pete Wine & Food Festival doesn’t kick off until late September, but discounted tickets to the four-day high-end event are available right now — though they won’t be for much longer.

Tickets for the festival’s “Grand Tasting,” which takes place on both Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27, are on sale for just $85 per day until July 8 — today. Tomorrow, July 9, they’ll shoot up to $95. The event will be held near Beach Drive, downtown, at North Straub Park and go from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Grand Tasting is considered the festival’s signature event. During it you’ll be able to sip on some fine wines and sample food from the area’s most renowned restaurants. There will also be opportunities to take in a few different cooking demonstrations, which will be put on by both local and “world-renowned” chefs.

The St. Pete Wine & Food Festival’s webpage says that the “refined, upscale Grand Tasting caters to a clientele that likes to indulge in great food, fine art and gourmet products.”

The $85 ticket — or $95 if you snag one after July 8 — grants you unlimited access to both the fine wines and the food tastings.

The festival’s Friday night, September 25, “Beer Night” will also have discounted ticket prices. They’ll only be $65 if you get one by July 15. After that, they increase to $75. The event will go from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and also be held at North Straub Park.

Beer Night will offer over 100 beers and ciders from local, regional and national breweries. There will also be a bunch of different foods from various local establishments to indulge on. And only one ticket gets you all of it.

For more information on the St. Pete Wine & Food Festival, like the full list of weekend events and VIP prices, visit

Devon Crumpacker is a Tampa Bay based writer and reporter for Extensive Enterprises Media. He primarily covers Pinellas County politics for, but also makes time to write the occasional bar review for He lives in St. Petersburg with his fiance, Sydney. To contact, e-mail, or visit his Twitter page @DevonCrumpacker.

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