SAVE THE DATE – TOTV is back for its 7th Year!

SAVE THE DATE – 7th Annual Taste of Temecula Valley Coming April 28-29, 2017

Two-Day Taste Event Features VIP Concert & Dinner; Food, Entertainment, & Fun for All Ages

TEMECULA, Calif. — February 1, 2017 –– The Temecula Education Foundation (TEF), in partnership with the City of Temecula and the Temecula Valley Unified School District, invites the community to the seventh annual Taste of Temecula Valley (TOTV) Friday, April 28th, 6 PM – 10 PM, and Saturday, April 29th, 11 AM – 7 PM. The taste event is held at Town Square Park, in front of the Temecula Civic Center, 41000 Main Street, Old Town Temecula, California. This year’s festivities begin with the opening of taste booths and a special Friday-only VIP Dinner and Concert catered for the third consecutive year by the award-winning chefs from Pechanga Resort & Casino. The two-day entertainment lineup features a Friday-night concert, silent and live auctions, and full-day, live entertainment on Saturday.

“Last year’s VIP Dinner & Concert were very well received, and guests enjoyed the array of seafood, entrees, salads, and desserts prepared by Pechanga’s chefs and paired with Temecula’s favorite wines and beers,” said TOTV Event Chair Mark Katan.  “We received rave reviews for our event, and are thrilled to have Pechanga back as our VIP Dinner sponsor again this year. Pechanga Resort & Casino will occupy several booths at Saturday’s TOTV. Its chefs are always a crowd favorite, and they will be front and center among our 70+ food, wine, micro-brew & craft beer, and specialty-booth offerings.”

“Whether you attend Friday night’s TOTV, come for the exclusive dinner and concert, or bring your family to the full-day Saturday TOTV, we want everyone to know we do this for the kids. The funds we raise go right back to schools for arts education and curriculum support to benefit students,” he added.

General admission to Friday’s TOTV opening night is $10 per person. Reserved seating for the TOTV VIP Concert & Dinner is $75 per person. An exclusive VIP Table Sponsor Package featuring champagne and special promotions ($600 for table of eight) also is available. The VIP Dinner & Concert Package includes access to all TOTV booths, front-row concert seating, and bid access to a live auction. For VIP reservations, contact Kimberly O’Connell at

Entertainment for both Friday and Saturday is provided by Golden Crown Productions.  Friday’s all-star lineup includes So Cal Beach Rock & Reggae band, Safety Orange. They lead into a not-to-be-missed musical experience with founding member of the legendary Stray Cats, Lee Rocker.  Lee Rocker and the Stray Cats sold more than 10 million records, garnered an astounding 23 gold and platinum records worldwide, were music video pioneers of the MTV generation, securing their place in the history of rock and roll.

The full-day tasting event on Saturday, April 29th, 11 AM – 7 PM, returns for its seventh year, with all-day family-friendly entertainment and access to more than 70 booths spotlighting local area restaurants, wineries, and microbreweries. Artisan booths and expanded Fun Zones featuring the Jolly Jumps and the Jolly Express trackless train will keep all ages busy. Tasting and activities require the use of tickets, which are sold in increments of $2 at the gate.

Admission to Saturday’s full-day Taste of Temecula Valley is $10 per person. Children 12 and under are free.  Taste and other activity tickets are $2 each. Patrons 21 and over must show ID at entrance. Admission to Saturday event includes special tasting glass with appropriate wristband.

“We are thrilled to celebrate our seventh year in Old Town Temecula, and we are delighted to have TOTV 2017 return for a third year as a two-day event. The concept of a community taste – an event that brings the best restaurants, wineries, and microbreweries from Temecula Valley Wine Country and Southern California together in one location – is exciting.  Patrons pay an admission fee, then small tasting fee to sample food and drink they might otherwise never try. Kids of all ages will have fun in our expanded Fun Zones, sponsored by Jolly Jumps and, with all-day, live entertainment, there’s something to keep everyone busy. It is great exposure for our vendors, and it’s an easy, fun way to raise much-needed funding for classroom enrichment,” said Katan.

Vendors interested in being involved in this year’s event can register online at Vendors can contact Katan at, or 951-551-5352.

Community volunteers, including high school students, are needed.  Volunteers must register via  Mandatory training sessions will be held in mid-April. One training session per volunteer is required.

Taste of Temecula Valley tickets will be available at or in person, at the gate.