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Published on July 3rd, 2019 | by admin


Fine Wine and Fine Company At the Plano Food and Wine Festival


If you’re planning to attend the 2nd Annual Plano Food and Wine Festival in Plano, Texas on October 5, you’re in for a real treat. Maggiano’s Little Italy, located at the Shops at Willow Bend, where the festival is taking place, is sponsoring the event so you know there will be some fabulous shopping, food, and wine. The event will feature over 20 food trucks and restaurants, over 60 boutiques and shops, 100 different artisans and over 100 different wines to taste.

Wine Tasting

The live music will add the background to a fabulous day. The festival starts at 2pm and continues until 7pm Since the event is free to enter, take advantage to buy tickets to taste the fabulous wines. For only $20, you can get 10 wine tasting tickets or, for the more adventuresome, 20 tickets for $40. You can also view grape stomping: the traditional way wine is made. Get some zany pics of you and your party at the photo booth.

If you don’t happen to be a wine drinker, don’t worry, there will also be plenty of cocktails and beer. There is even going to be a very interesting mixology demo you won’t want to miss.


The music will be performed by artists such as Indie-folk singer and songwriter, Layne Elizabeth, who will entertain between noon and 12:30pm, the Maylee Thomas Band, an eclectic mix of gospel blues, rock and pop, performing from 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm, The Red Wine Band with their country and top 40 genre of new hits and oldies from 2 to

3 pm and the popular Texas dance band, The Moving Colors Band from 3 pm to 4 pm.

Accommodations and Other Nearby Attractions

No doubt, hotels in Plano Texas will be filled to capacity so make reservations ahead of time if you’re coming from out of town and plan to spend some time in Plano. Hyatt Place Dallas/Plano is a stones-throw away from the festival and about a mile and a half from Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. If this is your first time in Plano and you are planning to stay a few days, you might want to experience its beauty. It’s only a five- minute drive from the hotel, right down the road from the festival. This 200-acre park has a total of 6 miles of hiking trails with a paved portion for biking. From the observation tower, you can have a fabulous view of the city.

The NYLO Dallas Plano Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is a cool, boutique hotel that features stylish rooms. But it’s not so trendy that it’s not family-friendly. Its cool design is backed up by nice amenities like free Wi-Fi, pool, and in-house eateries.

To delight the kids, treat them to an hour at Jumpstreet Recreation Center. They can literally bounce off the walls on their 20,000 square feet of wall-to-wall trampolines. There are also fun arcades and dodgeball courts for the whole family.

For the artists in your entourage, check out the Skypony Gallery right there at the Shops at Willow Bend, covering over 9,000 square feet of space with creations from local artists. You’re sure to have a great time at the Plano Food and Wine Festival, as well as tooling around town at these other attractions.

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