Only One Week Left to Purchase Tickets to the Best Wine, Food & Brew Festival in Ventura County!

CASA PACIFICA CENTERS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
          A California Non-profit 501(C)(3)

Contact:  Juliana Thiessen
Phone:  805-366-4014
Email:    jthiessen@casapacifica.org
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Camarillo, CA May 28, 2015 - Quick! Time to take action! There is only one week left to purchase tickets to the 22nd annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival which will take place on Sunday, June 7th, 2015, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the glorious tree-lined campus of California State University Channel Islands.

Casa Pacifica and the Angels are excited to welcome back to the Festival their generous Hosts, the Zarley and Van Huisen families and Union Bank! The premier Festival will once again offer an 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. A large Silent Auction, arranged in themed sections, will tempt Festival-goers with must-have, self-indulgent, one-of-a-kind, and fun-focused themed baskets and this year bidders will be able to score their favorite items through an online bidding system – even if they aren’t attending the Festival!  All proceeds from the Wine, Food & Brew Festival, as always, will benefit the vital programs and services Casa Pacifica provides to the community’s most vulnerable children and their families.

One of the exhibitor booths will showcase the new ‘Best in Fest’ brew competition winner – LAB Brewing Company, operating out of The Twisted Oak Tavern in Agoura Hills, for its craft, barrel-aged oatmeal stout. In addition, a special booth will feature a life-sized cake of Archie, created by Chef Duff of the Food Network, celebrating his 10th birthday. The cake will be auctioned off for a guest to purchase for the children of Casa Pacifica to enjoy. The 5th annual Yummie culinary competition will name Top Chef winners among the Festival exhibitors for the best creations being sampled at the Festival in both Savory and a Sweet categories. And, the exciting behind-the-scenes Yummie Top Chef Dinner, presented by Pacific Western Bank and hosted by The Cassar Family, will take place on Friday evening, June 5th, preceding the Festival and will feature a nine-course dinner prepared by Ventura County’s best chefs, who all happen to be previous Yummie Competition winners. Each course will be paired with excellent selections from local wineries, and one course with the “Best in Fest” Brew winner.

The live entertainment throughout the day is always a big hit with Festival-goers, and this year the main stage will proudly feature Festival favorite Benise, along with a fantastic musical performance by returning band Wes Quave, along with a dance floor for those who can’t resist moving to all the wonderful beats. 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 by the band Sound Effect along with Shawn McMaster’s Magic and Mayhem. In addition to exclusive entertainment, the Lounge will feature the Anheuser Busch Belgium Beer Garden, Plated Events by Chef Jason, Malibu Family Wines and a few extra surprises! V.I.P. guests will enter through a special entrance and will start off their day being specially catered to by the world class Mastro’s Steakhouse.

General Admission and V.I.P. tickets can be purchased online at http://www.cpwineandfoodfestival.com! General Admission tickets are on sale for $125 each until sold out (the ticket price will rise to $150 at the door). Food and beverages are included in the price of admission. V.I.P tickets are available for $225 each until sold out ($250 at the door if not sold out) and offer Festival-goers early admission at 12:00 noon. V.I.P. ticket holders will receive V.I.P parking, and exclusive access to the V.I.P. Lounge presented by Wells Fargo.

In addition, a few tickets are still available at $200 each for the Yummie Top Chef Dinner on Friday, June 5th. For more information about the Yummies Top Chef Dinner or to purchase tickets, please contact Amber Landis Stover at (805) 366-4021 or at alandisstover@casapacifica.org.

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’s Event Coordinator, Juliana Thiessen at (805) 366-4014, jthiessen@casapacifica.org or visit the Festival sponsor page at http://www.cpwineandfoodfestival.com.

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 http://www.rrshuttle.com/casapacificawinefestival.

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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 http://www.casapacifica.org or call the Development Department at (805) 445-7800.



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