The festival is so close we can taste it. Here is what your passport includes for a fun day of exploring, tasting and just enjoying your mini vacation on beautiful Sweetgrass Farms.

Buy tickets until 4/30 at 9pm

tickets to food and travel festival

Food Festival Sarasota Schedule

Parking will be at the University Medical building just east of Carolina Street on the north side of University. We will provide a short shuttle bus ride to the Farm, or you can walk the 1/8 mile. 

This is a BYOB – Bring Your Own Bag 

For purchases or event materials you may wish to pick up along the way

Be sure to wear a tacky tourist outfit or something orange in support of All Faiths Food Bank Summer Hunger Campaign

Festival Runs May 1, 2016 11am- 5pm

Food and Travel Schedule 

Listen for the gong from the Sound Sisters and you will know when something fun is about to happen

  • 11:00                   Doors Open – Enjoy a Champagne Entrance
  • 11:00 –  2:00        DJ Mike / Dancing
  • 11:30-12:00         Cooking with Honey by Sarasota Honey Company (at their booth)
  • 12:00                   Scavenger Hunt Kicks Off
  • 12:00 – 3:00         Food, Wiine and Craft Beer Tents Open
  • 1:00 – 1:30           Culinary Stage – Cooking Demonstration with Chef Paul Mattison 
  • 1:30 – 2:00          Salsa Lessons (Sara Dance)
  • 2:00 –  2:30          Ta Bueno – Live World music – Dancing
  • 2:30 – 2:45           Key Culinary Tours Booth- How Italian Food Conquered the World 
  • 3:00                     Food Tent Shuts down 
  • 3:00 – 3:30           Culinary Stage featuring Josee Lanzi – World Food Competitor
  • 3:30 – 5:00           Food Tents re-open – Wine Only
  • 4:00  – 4:45          Iron Chef Throwdown
  • 4:45                     Winner of Scavenger Hunt Announced
  • 5:00                     Festival Closes

Vendors include – (bring  cash/Credit Card) 

A portion of the proceeds go to All Faiths Food Bank Summer Hunger Campaign

  • Italian Marketplace with fresh breads, cheeses, hand stuffed cannoli, olive oils, balsamics
  • Bella Clothing – selling beautiful items from around the world
  • Sub Zero Ice Cream
  • Costco
  • Sarasota Honey Company
  • Multiple Travel/Tour Companies
  • Sweetgrass Farms – Beautiful hydroponic fruit, vegetables and wild caught salmon
  • Ashley’s Food Delivery
Craft Beer Provided by Big Top Brewery Company


Wines provided Exclusively by: 
Pazzione Wines
WineMakers Imports
CSM Distributing (multiple selections)
Mezzacorona Wines
 Casal Garcia Champagne from Michaels on East
 Morgan Wines
 Republic National (Multiple selections)
 GoodFellas Wines