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Grapes & Ale Giveaway

Well, it's that time of year again! Our Lady of the Wayside is hosting one of my favorite fundraisers of the year, Grape & Ale. 

On Friday June 28th, Progressive Field will be filled with one of the hottest parties of the season. Presented by Giant Eagle, Grapes & Ale benefits Our Lady of the Wayside, which provides residential, respite, transportation and day programming services for individuals with developmental disabilities in Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties.

Famous Dave's, YOLO Battery Park Wine Bar, Hot Sauce Williams, and the 100th Bomb Group are joined this year by Corleone's, Mavis Winkle's Irish Pub and the Wayside Grille. They'll be showing off their tasty BBQ skills as you sip over 200 wines and mingle in the main concourse.
One of the tasty plates of goodness from last year's event
Becker's Donuts and Bakery is back with their delicious sweet treats too. Music will be provided by Colin Dussault's Blues Project - they were a lot of fun last year and really got people dancing.

Tickets are $50 for the Grand Premier Tasting from 7 -10 pm which includes BBQ, wine and a souvenir wine glass. For $125 you can purchase tickets for the VIP Majic of Wine Tasting which features either the "Best of Grapes" wine selection or the WKNR Craft Brew Tasting including the area's top microbreweries. Both VIP packages include early access from 6-7 pm, passed appetizers and complimentary parking.

Last year we had SO much fun and can't wait for this year's event! Our Lady of the Wayside has provided a pair of tickets so you can attend the Hottest BBQ of the Summer too! To enter:

1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite summer sipper featuring grapes or ale. (My personal favorite is sangria.)

2. Follow @OurLadyWayside and @EatDrinkClev on Twitter. If you don't have Twitter you can follow both on Facebook instead: Our Lady of the Wayside and Eat*Drink*Cleveland. Once you do, leave a comment below telling me which you did.

3. Tweet the following:
I want to be strolling under the stars at #GrapesandAle with @OurLadyWayside & @EatDrinkClev Enter to #win tickets

Leave a comment below telling me you Tweeted. You can Tweet once a day for additional entries, just be sure to leave a separate comment each time.

Contest will end Sunday June 23rd at midnight. Winner to be announced Monday June 24th. If the winner doesn't claim their tickets by Tuesday June 25th, another winner will be selected.

*Disclaimer: Our Lady of the Wayside provided two pair of Grand Premier tickets, one for me and one for my winner. As always, my opinions and thoughts are my own.*


  1. I am following both on twitter

  2. During the summer I'm all about the bubbly! I love prosecco.

  3. I follow @OurLadyWayside and @EatDrinkClev on Twitter! And I can't believe I wasn't following you earlier! (@koskim)

  4. I tweeted an entry this morning. Thanks!

  5. Hi,
    I followed Our Lady of the Wayside and have been following Eat Drink Cleveland for a long time now. Thanks!!

  6. I love love love sangria. Especially white sangria

  7. I followed both accounts on Twitter

  8. I tweeted!

  9. I tweeted an entry this morning. Thanks!

  10. Sadly I can't attend as I'm working that evening but this looks really awesome! I'll have to mark it down for next year, for sure :).

  11. Tweeted!


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