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January 24, 2018

10th Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest Returns to Lake Eola February 24 and 25


ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2018) – The 10th Annual Downtown Food and Wine Fest is set for Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25 for more than 30,000 anticipated foodies and wine lovers in attendance to experience unique local cuisine paired with wines from around the globe. Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola on Robinson Street, the two-day Fest features mouth-watering dishes from 30 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, 50 domestic and international wines and live entertainment. The Fest is produced by Entercom Orlando (formerly CBS Radio Orlando) in partnership with the Central Florida Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. A portion of the proceeds benefit UCF Foundation, Inc. and Valencia Foundation.
 
Headline entertainers and additional live music artists to be announced in early February on www.downtownfoodandwinefest.com.

Date / Time: 
Saturday, February 24 (noon to 9 p.m.) and Sunday, February 25 (noon to 7 p.m.)
 
Location: 
Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola along Robinson Street
 
Fest Admission Tickets: 
 
One-Day General Admission
Admission is $18 per person, per day with advance online purchase. Admission at the door is $20 per person, per day.
 
Two-Day General Admission
For all-weekend Fest fans, a two-day ticket is available for $30 per person with advance online purchase.
 
Wine Tasters Club
A limited number of Wine Tasters Club passes will be available for purchase for $20 per person at the Fest. Club members will enjoy up to five 2 oz. pours of their choice throughout the Fest and a souvenir lanyard.
 
Ultimate Fest Experience
A limited number of Ultimate Fest Experience packages are available for $115 per person, per day and includes a VIP parking pass, general admission, Wine Tasters Club, $20 value in food and beverage tickets, access to the private stage-side VIP tent, private wine/beer bar with premium wines (food and beverage tickets required) and access to private bathrooms reserved for VIP guests.
 
Food and beverage tickets are available at the Fest for $2 each; food and beverage offerings range from one to four tickets. 
 
Senior Vice President and Market Manager of Entercom Orlando Claudia Menegus commented, “Through the power of radio and the strength of our partnerships with the Orlando Downtown Development Board (DDB), restaurateurs, foodies and fans will come together once again to celebrate the sights, sounds and tastes of Orlando.”
 
"We are so proud to host this great event to Orlando. Now in our tenth year, we anticipate one of the best editions to this fest yet!"
 
Top restaurants are scheduled to present culinary tastings to complete in the Golden Fork Awards as honored by a panel of Orlando elected officials, food writers and reporters and local celebrities.
 
Stay Connected
For more information on the Downtown Food and Wine Fest: #DTFoodWineFest
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 100 million people each week through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom). On November 17, Entercom announced that it completed its merger with CBS Radio Inc. to create a leading American media and entertainment company and one of the top two radio broadcasters in the country. Entercom is the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. With a nationwide footprint of 235 stations, Entercom will engage over 100 million people weekly with a premier collection of highly-rated, award-winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events.
  
About the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
FRLA is Florida’s premier non-profit hospitality industry trade association. Our mission is to ‘Protect, Educate and Promote’ Florida’s $111.7 billion hospitality industry which represents 1.4 million employees - making it the state’s number one industry. We offer regulatory compliance and food safety training needs (RCS Training and SafeStaff®); industry developed career-building high school programs (FRLAEF); sponsor the only event in Florida exclusively serving the restaurant and foodservice industry (FR and L Show, September 6-8, 2018 in Orlando); and we safeguard the needs of the hospitality industry by providing legislative advocacy. We represent and serve more than 10,000 independent and household name members, suppliers, and theme parks. For more information, go to www.FRLA.org and find us on Twitter @FRLAnewsFacebookand YouTube.