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Update on Food and Wine on Pine 2017

Unfortunately, Food and Wine on Pine on Anna Maria island was cancelled for 2017.  We are hoping that next year it will come Back!

Anna Maria – The sixth annual Food and Wine on Pine happened Saturday, May 7th (rain date May 8th) from 11:30am-6:30pm.

This fun family friendly event was 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.

Food and Wine on Pine
6th Annual Food and Wine on Pine on Anna Maria Island

Food

2016’s Food and Wine on Pine festival brought restaurants from all over the area with samples from over 20 vendors. There was be chipolte oysters, grouper sliders, curry lamb, and stuffed shrimp to name a few.

Participating vendors included:

Anna Maria Oyster Bar
Blue Marlin
EnRich
Harry’s Grill and Bistro
Island Spice
Polpo Pizza
Riverhouse Reef and Grill
Sage Biscuit Cafe
Southern Slush
Sugar Cubed
The Beach House Restaurant
The Feast Restaurant
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub
The Sandbar Restaurant
Seafood Shack
Tsunami Sushi and Hibachi Grill
Covadonga Cigars, Inc.
Marilyn’s Toffee and More, LLC
Southeast H.S.
Traveling Gourmet
Two Scoopes Ice Cream Parlor

Food and Wine on Pine
Food and Wine on Pine Photo Credit: FoodandWineonPine.com

Wine

There were be over 30 different wines, and several beers to choose from at last years event. Beer and wine was 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.

Food and wine on pine wine tent
Wine Tents from the 2015 Food and Wine on Pine.

Art, Music and Happenings

25 Juried artists 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 provided entertainment to keep this event moving along. In addition, actors dressed up as characters from Anna Maria’s past. For the younger crowd there was 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 were 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!

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Anna Maria Island Photographers, Family Beach Photos and More

Anna Maria Island has Great Photographers for every occasion!

If you are looking for photography services on Anna Maria Island there is no shortage of options to choose from. Family beach portraits, weddings, engagements, maternity photos and events; there is a professional that can help you capture any of your Anna Maria Island special moments for long lasting memories.

Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Photographers

The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce offers over a dozen suggested photographers and videographers to choose from. All of these professionals specialize in weddings and special events. Browse this list to see additional services offered such as framing, children’s portraits, beach photos and more. If you are looking for suggestions on where to plan your Anna Maria Island photo shoot check out the list here.

In addition to The Anna Maria Island Chamber members we have a few other photographers suggested by locals including:

Sugar Beach Digital

Karly Carlson

Emily & Co. Photography

Kelly Janssen

Shooting Star Photography

BH Digital Design

Stephanie Dubsky Photography

Megan Mahoney

Dylan Jon Wade Cox Photography

Wedding Resources

Anna Maria Island is a scenic vacation destination perfect for gathering family and friends. If you are looking for wedding services check out the Weddings and Special Events tab on the Anna Maria Island Chamber website.

There are several great places to host a wedding on Anna Maria Island including the Sandbar Restaurant offering a large beach side pavilion perfect for housing any event on powder sand beaches. Find a serene more secluded beach spot for your ceremony at places like Bean Point on the north end of Anna Maria Island.

Need Accommodations? 

If you need accommodations for the Bride and Groom or even the wedding party and guests head over to IslandReal.com for a large inventory of vacation rentals!