Central Florida Foodie Events for August 2017 *UPDATED*

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August is shaping up to be a great month for Central Florida foodies, with special dinners and food festivals happening all month long.

Here are some of the great foodie events you might want to check out:

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Wine and Chocolate Festival Returns to Lakeridge Winery December 14-15, 2013

The weekend of December 14 and 15, 2012, Lakeridge Winery will be holding their annual Wine and Chocolate Festival.

Lakeridge Winery Wine and Chocolate FestivalIn addition to celebrating the pairing of wine with chocolate, the weekend will groove to the sounds of live music on the outdoor stage. The Ladyz & The Boyz, Bobby Blackmon, and BlueStone will perform on Saturday; Baby Blues & The No Attitude Band, and The Robert Harris Group will perform on Sunday.

There will be food and drink (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) for purchase, as well as local artists and crafters with wares for sale. You can also do a complimentary vineyard tour.

Event hours are 10am-5pm on Saturday, and 11am-5pm on Sunday. A $2.00 donation per person will be accepted at the gate to help benefit the American Heart Association.

Lakeridge Winery is located at 19239 US 27 North in Clermont, FL. Phone is 800-768-9463.

Lakeridge Winery Hosts 23rd Annual Holiday Open House November 8-10, 2013

Lakeridge Winery will be hosting their 23rd annual Holiday Open House the weekend of November 8-10.

Lakeridge Winery There will be local artists and crafters with goods for sale, live music, and complimentary winery tours and tastings.

The free event runs 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday, and 11am-5pm on Sunday.

Lakeridge Winery is located in Cleremont, at 19239 US 27 North. It is about 30 minutes west of Orlando.

For more information, visit lakeridgewinery.com.

Lakeridge Winery Hosts Wine and Chocolate Festival in December 2012

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The weekend of December 8 and 9, 2012, Lakeridge Winerywill be holding their Wine and Chocolate Festival.

In addition to celebrating the pairing of wine with chocolate, the weekend will groove to the sounds of live music on the outdoor stage. The Ladyz & The Boyz, Robert Harris, and The Nightly Blues Band will perform on Saturday; BlueStone, Marc Clermont, and Beautiful Bobby Blackmon & the B3 Blues Band will perform on Sunday.

There will be food and drink (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) for purchase. You can also do the vineyard tour.

Event hours are 10am-5pm on December 8 , and 11am-5pm on December 9. A $2.00 donation per person will be accepted at the gate to help benefit the American Heart Association.

Lakeridge Winery is located at 19239 US 27 North in Clermont, FL. Phone is 800-768-9463.

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Lakeridge Winery to Host Vintage Venture Event in October

The weekend of October 6 and 7, 2012, Lakeridge Winery will be holding their Vintage Venture event.

Vintage cars will be on display all weekend, accompanied by the sounds of classic 50’s and 60’s music. Performers are Marc Clermont and Johnny DeRose on Saturday, and The Ladyz and the Boyz and Johnny DeRose on Sunday.

There will be food and drink (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) for purchase. You can also do the vineyard tour.

Event hours are 10am-5pm on August 18, and 11am-5pm on August 19. A $2.00 donation per person will be accepted at the gate to help benefit The Mustard Seed of Central Florida.

Lakeridge Winery is located at 19239 US 27 North in Clermont, FL. Phone is 800-768-9463.
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Lakeridge Winery to Host Jazz at the Winery Event in September

The weekend of September 15 and 16, 2012, Lakeridge Winery will be holding their Jazz at the Winery event.

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As the name implies, the weekend will groove to the sounds of live jazz, performed by Airtight and Tory Wynter on Saturday, and The Dave Capp Project and The Robert Harris Group on Sunday.

There will be food and drink (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) for purchase. You can also do the vineyard tour.

Event hours are 10am-5pm on September 15, and 11am-5pm on September 16.

A $2.00 donation per person will be accepted at the gate to help benefit a local charity.

Lakeridge Winery is located at 19239 US 27 North in Clermont, FL. Phone is 800-768-9463.

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18th Annual Harvest Grape Stomp at Lakeridge Winery August 18 & 19

Lakeridge Winery is one of the hidden gems in the Orlando area. People can visit and take tours of the vineyard, as well as sample their wines.

Lakeridge Winery Grape Stomp
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This weekend, is one of the best reasons to visit the winery. It’s time for the annual Harvest Grape Stomp festival.

There will be grape stomping competitions – yes, in the barrels – with prizes for the best efforts. Kids of all ages have fun doing this.

There will also be live music both days. On Saturday, enjoy The Groovemasters and Robert Harris (both solo and with group). Sunday gets bluesy with The Nightly Blues Band and Beautiful Bobby Blackmon & the B3 Blues Band.

There will be food and drink (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) for purchase. You can also do the vineyard tour.

Event hours are 10am-5pm on August 18, and 11am-5pm on August 19. Cost is $2 per person and all ages are welcome.

Lakeridge Wineryis located at 19239 US 27 North in Clermont, FL.  Phone is 800-768-9463.

Lakeridge Winery to Host Annual Grape Stomp in August

One of my favorite places to spend a weekend afternoon is Lakeridge Winery, especially late summer, during harvest season.

Lakeridge Winery Grape Stomp

Why? Because that’s when they hold their annual grape stomp event. This year’s stomp is scheduled for the weekend of August 20 and 21, 2011.

In addition to barrels of grapes to stomp, the winery will have live music, food and drink for purchase, and free tours and samples (for those 21 and older).

All this for a $2 donation that benefits the South Lake Boys & Girls Club. Hours are 10am-5pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday.

This is a fun thing to do with the entire family, so I hope the weather is great that weekend.

Lakeridge Winery is located at 19239 U.S. 27 North, Clermont, Florida 34715. Phone is 800-768-WINE.

3rd Annual Wine & Seafood Festival at Lakeridge Winery this Weekend

I love visiting Lakeridge Winery and doing their free tours and tastings. But what’s even more fun is their monthly festivals that pair the wines with delicious food and live music.

This coming weekend is one of those events, the annual Wine and Seafood Festival.

Marking the beginning of spring, the event has Lakeridge wine, beer soft drinks and a variety of seafood for purchase, along with free live music and an area with local arts and crafts vendors.

A $2 donation gets you into the festival, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Autism Society.

The event runs 10am to 5pm on Friday (March 26) and Saturday (March 27), and 11am to 5pm on Sunday (March 28).

All weekend long there will also be the normal free winery tours and tastings. I love their Southern White and Red wines.

Lakeridge Winery is located on Hwy 27, just north of Clermont and 3 miles south of Florida Turnpike exit 285. Call them at 1-800-768-WINE.

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