Hilton Head Wine & Food Fest tickets on sale

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - Tickets are now available online for the 26th annual Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting and Public Tasting.

Tickets for the Grand Tasting are $50 per person, which will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 11 at the Sea Pines Resort's Harbor Town Conference Center.

The event offers an opportunity to learn about and taste premium wines ($50+ in value) in an intimate setting. Hors d' oeuvres will be served in a reception setting.

The Public Tasting tickets are $40 per person, which takes place from 12 to 4 p.m. March 12 at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn Plantation. Admission includes souvenir 2011 tasting glass.

The festival features more than 400 wines, entertainment, a live and silent auction, a Waiter's Race, Bartenders Challenge and cooking demonstrations by local chefs at the Outdoor Gourmet Pavilion.

The festival runs from March 8 through March12. For more information please call 800.424.3387 or visit hiltonheadislandwineandfood.com.

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