Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival
On March 20th, 2020 through the 22nd, the Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival returns to The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee for three fun and delicious days. This annual festival gets better every year, and not just because of the amazing culinary talents and premium wines featured, or the exciting mix of visual artists and entertainers performing, or the ever-expanding list of events involved, but because of the profound difference this festival makes in the lives of young people in the Lake Oconee area.
The true mission of the Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival is to support local educational and community youth programs in Baldwin, Greene, and Putnam counties by donating proceeds from ticket sales, auctions, and sponsorships directly to the nonprofits making a real difference to young people in this area—including the Plaza Arts Center, the Ferst Foundation, The Oconee Performing Arts Society, the Gatewood School, and Young Life. The Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival is especially excited to announce that taking part in this year’s event will allow sponsors and visitors to contribute towards the educations of five local high school students who will be receiving $1,000 scholarships funded by the festival’s success.
Whether you buy tickets to attend one event or all of them, and/or participate as a corporate or individual sponsor, your contribution will be benefiting the community. But this event isn’t just about charity—taking part in the 10th Annual Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival will allow you celebrate and socialize as you sip and taste your way through an incredible array of gourmet specialties from brilliant chefs and delectable beverages from international and regional wineries, including wines from this year’s featured vintner: the Trefethen Family Vineyards.