Sleeping late has its rewards.
On Sunday, the 12th annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival will for the first time offer a ticket it calls the 3-6 p.m. Afternoon Fix! The $125 tickets gets you access to the Whole Foods Grand Tasting Village where you’ll find endless food, wine and spirits samples plus entry into the KitchenAid Culinary Demonstration Stages where where such big names as Guy Fieri and Trisha Yearwood will chop, mince and fire up the stoves.
It’s one of just four events with tickets still available. The festival, which features 50 events, starts today and runs through Sunday.
“The same events always sell out every years,” says Ashley Shapiro, director of sponsorship and ticketing. “Rachael Ray and Bobby Flay. Those are two names that sell out very quickly. Giada (De Laurentiis) sold out in less than a day.”
Tickets to Fun and Fit as a Family at Jungle Island are also available. Held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the $20 tickets give kids and parents a chance to meet celebrity chefs such as Robert Irvine and Rocco DiSpirto. Those chefs will do hands-on cooking and offer healthy food samples.
Along with the Afternoon Fix, early admission $225 tickets to Sunday’s Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., are available.
The only other event with tickets left to buy is Trucks on Midtown’s Tracks hosted by Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmern, 4 -7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $85 per person. More than 20 of South Florida’s most popular food trucks, including Zimmern’s own AZ Canteen, will be attend.
Buy tickets until 3 p.m. on the day prior to an event at sobefest.com or by phone at 877-762-3933. The festival’s box office at 13th Street and Ocean Drive is open 9-5 each day of the festival.