Lake Casitas Recreation Area, Wadleigh Arm Event Area Ventura, CA
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Established in 1987, the Ojai Wine Festival overlooks beautiful Lake Casitas in the Ojai Valley, an idyllic venue to come taste fine wines and craft brews. The Ojai Wine Festival is the largest wine festival in the Ventura/Ojai area with over 50 wineries, 20 premium beers and microbrews and approximately 5000 people attending each year. Discover why Sunset magazine voted Ojai as one of the top five towns in the West for food and wine.
Things to experience: Taste fine wines from California and around the world Taste premium craft beers Shop at the great selection of fine art and craft vendors Purchase a meal or snack from one of the many food vendors Enjoy a free boat ride on the Rotary Boat Bid on the silent wine auction
Two Live Bands: Boogie on the dance floor with Sgt. Pepper. Rocking and captivating, Sgt. Pepper performs music by the Beatles and other British Invasion artists. Sgt. Pepper's members are well-known L.A.-based musicians and singers who have performed with major recording artists, leading music agencies and/or other bands. They came together to form Sgt. Pepper from a mutual love of Beatles' music. Their timing couldn't have been better. Thanks to the release of Beatles Rock Band and the remastered Beatles catalogue, national interest in Beatles music has surged. AND Experience the sounds of Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries and watch an awesome floor show. Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries have been one of this country's premier rock and roll party shows since 1972. Their high voltage performances have been enjoyed worldwide including the US, Europe, Canada, and Mexico. They have been featured performers at world-class venues in addition to their appearances at three Super Bowls and the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. They always leave the crowds screaming for more! So fasten your seat belts, get ready for take off and get set to "blast into the past".
How much? Buy your tickets early and save between $5 and $10 on General Admission, $50 on event day. General Admission includes a keepsake crystal wine glass, entry into the festival, unlimited tastes of wine or beer, live music, free boat rides and a great afternoon!
VIP admission includes all the benefits of general admission + early 11:30 am entry and exclusive use of the VIP Lounge. The VIP Lounge offers premium shaded seating along the stunning lakefront. Solely offered in the VIP Lounge is a supreme selection of fine wines and specialty beers, fine liquors along with scrumptious hors d'oeuvres.
VIP pre-sale tickets are $100 if purchased by June 7th, 2014 by 11:59pm or $125 event day. Tickets are limited for the VIP Lounge so buy now. You must be 21 years old to enter the VIP Lounge. No children are allowed in this area.
VIP Designated Driver tickets includes all the benefits of Non-Drink General admission + early 11:30 am entry and exclusive use of the VIP Lounge. The VIP Lounge offers premium shaded seating along the stunning lakefront. Solely offered in the VIP Lounge for VIP Designated Drivers is a selection of refreshing Sparkling ICE waters and bottled water along with scrumptious hors d'oeuvres.
VIP pre-sale Designated Driver tickets are $50 if purchased by June 7th by 11:59 pm or $75 on event day. Tickets are limited for the VIP Lounge so buy now. You must be 21 years old to enter the VIP Lounge. No children are allowed in this area.
Although the event is not designed for children, we do allow children under 13 years to enter free with a paid adult into the General Admission Main Tasting Area only. There is a small child's playground in the event area and are welcome to board the Rotary Boat for a ride when accompanied by an adult.
Designated Driver tickets for those 21 years and over or Non-drink tickets for 13 to 20 year olds are only available for sale on event day for $20 which includes entry into the general admission Main Tasting Area, enjoy the live bands and dance floor, shop at the food and craft vendors, bid on the silent auction (must be 21 years or older to bid on silent auction) take a ride on the Rotary Boat and enjoy the beauty of the lake. There is a limited amount of free water and Sparkling ICE waters available for designated drivers and non-drinkers. Designated Driver / Non-drink admission does not include consumption of alcohol. If you choose to consume alcohol you will have to purchase a drinking admission ticket or be asked to leave the event.
Groups of 20 or more receive a 10% discount. Email OWFgroupsales@gmail.com for details.
There are shuttle rides and private shuttle rides available for purchase through Roadrunner Shuttle and Limousine Service. They have convenient pick-ups at local hotels and the Ventura Train Station. Here is the link: https://www.rrshuttle.com/reservation/ojaiwinefestival.aspx There is a free shuttle from Ojai that runs every half hour. Check the About the Festival page for details.
Parking is $5 per car and located directly across from the main entrance of the festival.
Restrictions: No outside alcoholic beverages No large umbrellas No pop-up tents No pets No comfort pets No children in the VIP Lounge No Smoking except for in designated smoking areas away from the main event You must be 21 years old or older to consume alcohol and have valid proof of age. Designated Driver/Non-drinking tickets do not include alcohol consumption. You will be asked to leave the event or purchase a drinking admission ticket if you choose to consume alcohol.
You may bring into the event: Picnic baskets/ coolers Sealed non-alcoholic beverages Low back chairs Small sun umbrellas Blankets to lie on the grass
There is a sprinkling of picnic tables on the event site for your use. We do ask that you share with other patrons when you are finished eating. We recycle all our bottles and cans and use earth friendly cups. We do have a limited supply of free water for Designated Drivers and non-drinkers. We do not have ATM's
Local hotels are offering a discount to Ojai Wine Festival patrons if you wish to stay in town. Please see the website for details.
This is a 501c3 non-profit fundraiser and tickets are non-refundable. Sorry, no returns. The event will happen rain or shine.
The Ojai Wine Festival is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Ojai-West Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization. Since it's inception the Ojai Wine Festival has raised over $1,025,000.00. All net proceeds from The Ojai Wine Festival will go to aid many important Rotary Community Service Projects in particular; science based field trips for elementary school students on the Rotary Floating Classroom. In addition The Rotary of Ojai West Foundation, Inc. supports many international projects that help protect the environment and drinking water, implement literacy programs, combat poverty, eradicate polio worldwide and support grants for Peace Projects. For a complete list of the Rotary Club of Ojai-West's projects please see http://www.rotaryojaiwest.org.
Lake Casitas Recreation Area, Wadleigh Arm Event Area
11093 Santa Ana Road
Ventura, CA 93001