Food + Wine Festival to Benefit SCF Hospitality and Tourism Program

Bradenton, Fla. Apr. 10, 2024

(Bradenton, FL., April 10, 2024) — SCF’s 26 West Entrepreneurship Center is hosting a Food + Wine Festival featuring local entrepreneurs and small businesses from 4 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 18 at SCF Bradenton, Building 8, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. General admission tickets are $10 and limited VIP experiences are available for $30. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the SCF Hospitality & Tourism program to support student scholarships.

“What a fun and unique opportunity to visit SCF’s campus, support local business and encourage entrepreneurs,” said SCF President Dr. Carol F. Probstfeld. “I’m grateful to our faculty, staff and community partners for their collaboration to benefit our students.”

Attendees can enjoy a Beer Garden sponsored by Lamborghini Sarasota, live music, and the opportunity to relish the flavors of our local food scene with samples from over 26 vendors. The festival also features wines, spirits and craft beverages. The VIP Wine Lounge features a prosecco bubbly cart, curated light bites, swag bag and more.

“We invite the Suncoast to come and celebrate with us – indulge, savor and help support the next generation of entrepreneurs and hospitality business leaders,” stated Kim Richmond, director of the 26 West Entrepreneurship Center.

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