Anna Maria – The sixth annual Food and Wine on Pine will be happening Saturday, May 7th (rain date May 8th) from 11:30am-6:30pm. This fun family friendly event is always a crowd pleaser with great food, wine, music, art, vendors and kids activities. Parking for this event is free, and can be found at the Anna Maria Island Community Center at 407 Magnolia Avenue, or at Cross Point Fellowship Church at 8605 Gulf Drive. Admission is $2 each or a $5 admission includes a wine glass and buffet tray. Food samples will ranged 2-10 tickets each.
This year’s food and wine festival brings restaurants from all over the area with samples from over 20 vendors. There will be chipolte oysters, grouper sliders, curry lamb, and stuffed shrimp to name a few.
Participating vendors include:
Anna Maria Oyster Bar
Harry’s Grill and Bistro
Riverhouse Reef and Grill
Sage Biscuit Cafe
The Beach House Restaurant
The Feast Restaurant
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub
The Sandbar Restaurant
Tsunami Sushi and Hibachi Grill
Covadonga Cigars, Inc.
Marilyn’s Toffee and More, LLC
Two Scoopes Ice Cream Parlor
There will be over 30 different wines, and several beers to choose from at this years event. Beer and wine will be provided by local distributors at a cost of one ticket per a tasting, or 5 tickets for a six ounce glass of wine or 12 ounce beer.
Art, Music and Happenings
25 Juried artists will be set up along Pine Avenue showing off their amazing work adding a touch of aesthetic beauty to this event. Throughout the day over 30 musicians will be providing entertainment to keep this event moving along in addition to actors dressed up as characters from Anna Maria’s past. For the younger crowd there will be a children’s art and activity area with face painting, games and art projects.
Enjoy the “Pine Avenue Downs” area for a Kentucky Derby style experience. There will be Mint Juleps, a fun Derby hat contest, and two 60 inch televisions to keep up to date on the race! Bet on your favorite horse with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society.
Truly a fun family friendly event, there is something for everyone at this bustling island event!