Submitted by: City of Dublin
The is proud to present “splatter, not your ordinary food, wine and art festival” on Saturday, September 22, 2012. The event will celebrate the unique food, wine and creative culture of the Tri-Valley region in a new and innovative festival format.
This event captures the excitement of the food entertainment industry with the inclusion of a culinary performance stage, a fleet of food trucks, and tastings of the world class wines of the Livermore Valley along with the diverse locally crafted foods of the Tri-Valley region.
The Culinary Stage will feature local celebrity chefs Matt Greco, Executive Chef of the Restaurant at Wente Vineyards; and Ryan Scott, on-air culinary celebrity at KGO, and host of “Cooking with Ryan Scott.” The event will also feature unique and carefully created edibles and culinary items such as olive oils, spices, honeys etc. and one-of-a-kind arts and crafts items at the Culinary and Fine Arts Marketplace.
What will truly set this festival apart from all other food, wine and art festivals are experiences where the processes of culinary and fine arts are entertainment. “splatter” will make use of conventional and non-conventional mediums to create large-scale artworks and interactive experiences during the event. Works of chalk, fruits and vegetables, bubbles, paint, and canned foods will be created on-site for the audience to enjoy and, in some cases, participate in. Some of the featured activities at the event include the SPLAT-demonium – where patrons can personalize their event t-shirt as they run through an obstacle course while getting splattered with paint; CAN-struction – a monumental sculpture made of canned food; and Food Network gold medal winning culinary artist and food sculptor, Chef Ray Duey.
General admission to “splatter” is free. There are both free and pay-to-play activities. Pay-to-play tickets can be purchased at the event. Tickets, or “passports” for the Tasting Pavilion are available online at www.dublinsplatter.com. A limited number of passports will be sold at the pre-event rate of $25.00, or may also be purchased on-site at the event for $30.00. Each passport includes an event wine glass and allows 20 tastes of any combination of food and wine. The deadline to pre-purchase passports is Friday, September 21 at 12:00 noon, or until sold out. All pre-purchased passports will be available at Will Call at the entry to the Tasting Pavilion.
“splatter” will take place on Saturday, September 22 in the beautiful outdoor setting of Emerald Glen Park. The festival will be held from 10:00a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event will conclude with a concert, featuring the high energy sounds of Double Funk Crunch, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., followed by an aerial fireworks show at dusk to commemorate the City of Dublin’s 30th Anniversary.
“splatter” is a program of the City of Dublin’s Parks and Community Services Department. For more information call (925) 556-4500.