Savor Local Flavor at Taste of the Ranch

You’ve asked and we’ve answered – here’s the exclusive details and answers to our frequently asked questions for our first-ever Taste of the Ranch.


Will you have tickets available the day of?

A limited number will be available the day of the event. Pre-purchase to ensure you will have a ticket.

Where do we park?

Parking is available behind Lakewood Main Street. Enter 8130 Lakewood Main Street, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 on your GPS. Enter from either of the breezeway entrances behind Hana Sushi Lounge or Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.

Where do we go to check in?

Check in will be across from Hana Sushi Lounge at the Lakewood Ranch Community Activities Table. Ticketed attendees will be given a wristband at check in and a reusable tasting cup.

What is included with my event ticket?

Your event ticket includes samples from local restaurants, sampling of local craft beers and distinctive wines.

What is included in the VIP ticket?

VIP ticket holders have a variety of exclusive benefits including:

  • Early access (12pm)
  • Unique experience inside the Tuscany Room at the USFSM Culinary Lab
  • Full wine and beer bar
  • Food demos and wine pairings from Sir Adam Carmer, Master Wine Taster

Your VIP experience will also include a special menu with food demos and wine pairing from Sir Adam Carmer, Master Wine Taster, featuring Deer Island Atlantic Diver Scallops, Carne Cruda, and Braised Duck Bruschetta.

Is this event family friendly?

Yes, we will have a face painter and balloon artist at the event, and children do not have to be ticketed. Only ticketed and wrist banded age-verified attendees will be served.


Sam Woolf will be on stage promptly at 1pm, so arrive early if you want to see his performance!