Avalon Wine & Spirits Festival Set for May 9

Avalon – Take an eclectic tour of some of the world’s finest wines and spirits at Avalon’s annual Wine & Spirits Festival. The festival is scheduled for Friday, May 9 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Avalon Community Hall, and is the perfect way to kick off a busy spring season in Avalon.

Guests entering the festival will be “taken away” to a rustic vineyard complete with candles, rich colors, burlap, flowers and more. The Michael Thompson Duo will serenade participants as they sample a selection of more than 200 wines, flavored vodkas and, new this year, a variety of Scotch and bourbon.

Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by the island’s finest restaurants. There also will be an extensive silent auction featuring items from local businesses.

“This is a great way for local distributors to feature some of their newest and most popular wines and spirits,” says Kathy Todaro, of Fred’s Avalon Liquor Store. “From really high-end wines, to the new rage in spirits, participants will have a ton of variety to taste and enjoy.”

Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. They are available for purchase online by visiting www.visitavalonnj.com or at the locations listed below. For more information, please visit www.visitavalonnj.com.

Avalon Chamber of Commerce (609-967-3936) – 2989 Ocean Drive
Fred’s Avalon Liquor Store (609-967-4121) – 2258 Dune Drive
Fred’s Tavern Stone Harbor (609-368-5591) – 314 96th Street