SAVE THE DATE – TOTV is Back for its 9th Year!

The 9th Annual Taste of Temecula Valley is Coming April 26-27, 2019

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

TEMECULA, Calif. — January 7, 2019 –– The Temecula Education Foundation (TEF), in partnership with the City of Temecula and the Temecula Valley Unified School District, invites the community to the ninth annual Taste of Temecula Valley (TOTV) Friday, April 26th, 6 PM – 10 PM, and Saturday, April 27th, 11 AM – 7 PM. The taste event will be held 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 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 entertainment on Saturday.

“Last year’s VIP Dinner & Concert attendees 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.  “Our event receives rave reviews, and we’re thrilled to have Pechanga back as our VIP Dinner sponsor again this year. Pechanga’s chefs are always a crowd favorite, and they will be front and center among our 70+ food, wine, craft beer, and specialty-booth offerings.”

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

General admission to Friday’s TOTV opening night is $10 per person. Reserved seating for the TOTV VIP Concert & Dinner is $100 per person. An exclusive VIP Table Sponsor Package featuring champagne and special promotions ($800 for table of eight) also is available. The VIP Dinner & Concert Package includes admission, access to all TOTV booths, front-row concert seating, a premier buffet dinner, and bid access to a live auction. For VIP reservation information, contact Mark Katan at

The full-day tasting event on Saturday, April 27th, 11 AM – 7 PM, returns for its ninth year, with all-day family-friendly entertainment and access to vendor booths spotlighting local area restaurants, wineries, and craft breweries. Artisan booths and expanded Fun Zones featuring 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 and inside the event.

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’s event includes a special tasting glass with appropriate wristband.

“We’re excited to celebrate our ninth year in Old Town Temecula, and we are thrilled to have TOTV 2019 return for its fifth year as a two-day event. We’re delighted, once again, to bring to our community an event that brings together the best restaurants, wineries, and craft breweries from the Temecula Valley and Southern California in one location.  Attendees 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 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

Local or area businesses who would like to become sponsors of the event should also visit for complete details. A sponsorship brochure (PDF) is also available to download at the TOTV website. Returning sponsors to this year’s TOTV event include Pechanga Resort & Casino, Jolly Jumps, and Refuge Brewery, among others. All proceeds from this event benefit the students of Temecula Valley Unified School District in the form of grants and curriculum support in the areas of arts and sciences.

Prospective vendors and sponsors may also contact Mark Katan directly at, or call 951-551-5352 with any questions.

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 soon at or at the gates during the event.