Sample, sip and savor for a good cause with Ozarks Public Television (OPT) and Brown Derby Wine Center.
The 33rd Annual Wine and Food Celebration will benefit children’s programming on OPT.
The event is 2 – 5 p.m. Oct. 22 at White River Conference Center in Springfield. Tickets will be available online and at the door.
“We are thrilled to return this year with the support of so many generous community partners,” said OPT General Manager Rachel Knight. “Brown Derby Wine Center has been our partner since the very beginning and will help us host this popular event.”
Guests can taste samples from the area’s best restaurants, as well as wine from all over the world, craft beer and cocktails from an elite list of vendors.
Participating food vendors include:
- Archie’s Italian Eatery.
- Avanzare Italian Dining.
- Bambino’s Café.
- Brown Derby’s Derby Deli.
- D’Vine Deli & Wine.
- Dublin’s Pass.
- Jimm’s Steakhouse & Pub.
- Los Cabos Mexican Grill.
- Neighbor’s Mill Bakery & Café.
- Retro Metro.
- White River Conference Center.
Participating drink vendors include:
- AI Bottling, LLC/Truman Reserve and Crave Cocktails.
- Bacardi USA.
- Bommarito Wine & Spirits.
- Classique Wine & Spirits.
- DogMaster Distillery.
- FitVine Wine.
- Great Escapes Beer Works.
- Hahn Family Wines.
- Hold Fast Brewing.
- Lohr Wine & Spirits.
- Pinnacle Imports.
- Riboli Family Wines/Stella Rosa.
- Romanian Wines.
- St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company.
- Show-Me Brewing.
- Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.
- Springfield Brewing Company.
- The Coffee Ethic.
Guests can also enjoy a photo booth, wine pull, raffle and musical entertainment by DJ Platinum.
OPT thanks community partner Easter Law Firm for sponsoring the event.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the Brown Derby Wine Center at 2023 S. Glenstone in Springfield.
A limited number of gold tickets are available for $100. Gold tickets cover early entry at 1 p.m., valet parking, reserved seating and a commemorative wine glass.
Silver tickets for general entry can be purchased in advance for $40. They will also be available at the door for $60.
About Ozarks Public Television
OPT is an affiliate of Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). It provides quality programs from national, regional and local sources.
Each weekday, OPT provides 10 hours of educational children’s programming. Over 50,000 kids view these programs each week on its main service in addition to a 24/7 kids digital channel.
“Families turn on OPT knowing they’ll find the highest quality children’s programs with content designed to engage, teach and respect kids.” Knight said. “That is such an important part of what public television brings to our communities.
“We are so grateful for the station members, event attendees and sponsors who help us do it.”