Coastal Uncorked announces 2012 festival dates

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Press Release

Representatives from Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine & Spirits Festival announced Monday that the overall 2011 festival was a success with twice the amount of attendees as the inaugural year, and the dates for the 2012 festival.

The 2011 Coastal Uncorked Festival was held May 8-15 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. More than 8,000 people from 18 states and four countries attended this year’s festival; nearly doubling the inaugural year’s attendance. Due to the growth of the festival, Coastal Uncorked, Inc. donated a total of $20,000 to local hospitality programs, which the non-profit organization supports. Horry Georgetown Technical College Culinary School and the Clay Brittain Hospitality Program at Coastal Carolina University will each be presented $10,000 this month. In addition, Coastal Uncorked, Inc., has donated $4,000 to the American Red Cross over the past two years.

April 22-29, 2012 will mark the third annual food and wine festival in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The 2012 festival, which will include new events and a slightly different format, will feature a restaurant week; specialty wine, spirits and beer dinners; Signature Wine Tasting Tents and Gourmet Village; a golf tournament; and the Food Challenge and Tasting Finale event.

 “We are very pleased with the success and growth of the 2011 festival. We would like to thank the community, vendors, and sponsors for their support, and we look forward to working with them again in 2012,” said Candace Howell, executive director of Coastal Uncorked Food, Wine and Spirits Festival. “In addition, we are excited to announce that April 22-29, 2012 will mark the third annual Coastal Uncorked Festival. Each year we learn from the previous festival, so we are looking forward to mixing it up a little. Remember to check our website and Facebook pages for updates, as we have a lot of fun events coming up.”

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