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The Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival has Limited Discount Tickets!

F O R   I M M E D I A T E   R E L E A S E
March 30, 2015

A California Non-profit 501(C)(3)

Contact:    Carrie Hughes
Phone:    805-366-4011
For:        Assignment Editor

Camarillo, CA – A limited number of pre-sale, discounted tickets are available to the Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival through March 31st! The 22nd edition of the Festival will be held on Sunday, June 7th, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the glorious campus of California State University Channel Islands. General Admission tickets currently discounted at $105 each through March 31st will increase to $125 each thereafter, and V.I.P. tickets, currently on sale for $225 each, will become $250 each after the March 31st date. V.I.P. ticket holders will receive V.I.P. parking and exclusive access to the V.I.P. Lounge presented by Wells Fargo.

The Casa Pacifica Angels are excited to welcome back their generous Festival Hosts, the Zarley and Van Huisen families, and Union Bank. The Wine, Food & Brew Festival will once again offer its unbeatable array of exhibitors offering delicious food samples from fabulous restaurants, caterers, bakeries, and specialty shops, and the palette-pleasing tastes of fine wines, feisty brews, and specialty beverages from throughout California. The Silent Auction, arranged in themed sections, will tempt Festival-goers with must-have, self-indulgent, one-of-a-kind, and fun-focused items and activities that include a week-long getaway to a beautiful and serene location, a relaxing trip to a luxurious spa, and a night out at the new ‘place-to-be’ restaurant – along with many more unique offerings!  All proceeds from the Festival, as always, will benefit the vital programs and services Casa Pacifica provides to the community’s most vulnerable children and their families.

For the second year, the Festival will offer the ‘Best in Fest’ brew competition for its independent, craft, and microbrew exhibitors. A special committee is working on the brew competition, which will be held a few weeks prior to the event, and the winning brew will be prominently highlighted the day of the Wine, Food & Brew Festival.

A special behind-the-scenes Yummie Top Chef Dinner, hosted by the Cassar Family and presented by Pacific Western Bank, will take place on Friday night, June 5th, preceding the Festival. The one-of-a-kind dinner brings together several of Ventura County’s top chefs – all of whom happen to be former Yummie culinary competition winners from previous Festivals – and will feature a nine course dinner and impeccable wine pairings, and one course paired with the Best-in-Fest Brew competition winner. We are excited to announce that Twenty-Eighty-Eight will be creating a special pre-dinner cocktail, and Wells Fargo and Proctor & Gamble have signed on as Yummie Top Chef Dinner sponsors. This event is sure to please your taste buds!

The day of the Wine, Food & Brew Festival, the 5th annual Yummie Culinary Competition will name the top chef creations among Festival exhibitors in a culinary showdown with expert judges on hand to decide the winners in both Sweet and Savory categories.

The main stage will proudly feature a fantastic musical performance and Bruce Barrios, Ventura County’s favorite DJ will emcee the day’s festivities.

The V.I.P. Lounge presented by Wells Fargo will feature its own music and dance floor.  In addition to exclusive entertainment, the Lounge will feature the Anheuser Busch Belgium Beer Garden, Plated Events by Chef Jason, Malibu Family Wines and more! V.I.P. guests will enter through the beautiful and historic CSUCI bell tower where their day will start off being catered to by the world class Mastro’s Steakhouse.

The Wine, Food & Brew Festival is still welcoming sponsors and exhibitors, so it’s not too late to sign up and connect your name or business with this “Can’t Miss” event! For more information, contact Casa Pacifica Development & Event Coordinator, Juliana Thiessen at (805) 366-4014, or visit the Festival sponsor page at

For more information about the Yummie Top Chef Dinner or to purchase tickets ($200 each), please contact Amber Landis Stover at (805) 366-4021 or at

General Admission and V.I.P tickets can be purchased online at!

Casa Pacifica encourages all Festival-goers to participate responsibly. Roundtrip reservations are available thru the Roadrunner Safe Ride Program by calling (805) 389-8196, or visiting

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About Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is a crisis-care and residential treatment facility for abused, neglected, or at-risk children in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The agency is the largest non-profit provider of children’s mental health services in both counties and along with its campus-based programs administers a number of community-based programs which are designed with the intent to strengthen families and keep children in their homes. For more information about Casa Pacifica visit its website or call the Development Department at (805) 445-7800.