Originally Posted September 26, 2013
The hip and historic architectural district of Grand Avenue in downtown Escondido is the venue for the 2013 Wedge Cheese Festival on October 12 from 2-8 p.m. Think of it as a “Taste of Grand Avenue” but with a cheese flair.
The $35 Wedge Tasting Passport gets you access to 25+ tasting stops, a commemorative souvenir and entry into a Grand Raffle. These tasting stops consist of our local downtown businesses hosting fine cheeses and a diverse selection of craft beers and boutique wines. Additionally, downtown restaurants will offer tastes of their delicious menus. Your passport includes all the cheese and restaurant nibbles and your choice of 10 beer and/or wine pairings. In between tastings and after, there will be live music from the award winning band, Talk Like June!
Tickets are limited, and will go up to $45 on October 11. Visit http://wedgeescondido.com/passport/ to check out the growing list of participating restaurants, breweries and wineries. A Designated Driver ticket is available for those who don't want to partake in the alcohol tasting portion. For $20 they will receive all the benefits of the Wedge Escondido without the beer & wine tastings. The tickets will increase to $30 after October 10, 2013.
The event is sponsored by the Downtown Business Association. For information about the City of Escondido, please visit www.escondido.org