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EVENT PLANNING 101: Location. Location. Location.

Nibble, nosh, sip and swirl.

There is nothing like a great food and wine event to benefit local charities, especially one held on the cool, green grounds of the Tracy Aviary.

From a planning perspective, a food and wine event is unique because of all the moving parts. First the paperwork, a lot of paperwork; obtaining mass gathering permits, a liquor license, venue layouts, and approval from local health departments. Once this is done, getting commitments from food and drink partners is easier. Creating tasting books and signage is the fun stuff.

The hours leading up to the event are hectic: tents are assembled and vendors unloading. But when the gates open, guests experience a first-class event from start to finish. They have no idea what went into creating the lasting memory they walk away with. The achievement is a group effort, thanks to amazing food and beverage partners, supportive and generous sponsors, passionate local gastronomic enthusiasts, dedicated volunteers, cooperative summer nights, and lots of hard work.

By noon the next day, as if by magic, the event is gone without a trace, leaving only good times, better food, and the desire to return in a year!