Taste of Oceanside Weekend to Kickoff with New VIP Party


Oceanside, Calif. — Sept. 23, 2019: The Sixth Annual Taste of Oceanside, Saturday, Oct. 5, from 2-5 p.m., will include a new Taste of Oceanside VIP Party the evening before on the rooftop of Pierside South, 115 N. Cleveland Street.

From 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, Taste of Oceanside VIP Party attendees will have the opportunity to meet local chefs, restauranteurs and partners that have invested in making Downtown Oceanside a North County culinary destination. Enjoy food by O’side Kitchen Collaborative; presentations and demonstrations by North River Farms, Green Oceanside and more; and music by DJ Adikt1. Tickets, which include food and beverage admission to Taste of Oceanside as well as the Taste VIP Party, are $100 on TasteofOceanside.com.

Downtown Oceanside’s premier culinary experience, Taste of Oceanside, will give attendees the opportunity to taste their way through Oceanside’s exciting food and brew scene — one bite and sip at a time. Tasters can enjoy 50 food and beverage tastings — the most ever — by the restaurants, breweries and wineries that have made Oceanside one of the leading foodie destinations in North County San Diego.

Only 1,000 tickets are available for Taste of Oceanside, which sold out in 2018. Food tasting tickets can be purchased for $30 in advance and 21-plus food and beverage tasting tickets, $40, at Tasteofoceanside.com and the Main Street Oceanside office, 701 Mission Ave. If any tickets remain the day of, they can be purchased for $35 and $45 at the attendee check-in booth at Civic Center Plaza, 300 N. Coast Highway.

Two dollars from every ticket sold will be donated to the North County Food Bank, which will provide 10 meals to North County residents in need.

Based in San Marcos, the North County Food Bank provides food assistance to working-poor families, fixed-income seniors, low-income military families and children living in poverty in communities throughout North County. Non-perishable food donations will also be accepted at Taste of Oceanside.

Taste of Oceanside will continue to promote zero waste in Oceanside by giving a metal spork to each attendee, as well as a new reusable cup to attendees who purchase food and beverage tasting tickets. These two commemorative gifts are provided by event sponsor Green Oceanside. The uniquely embossed Taste of Oceanside spork will eliminate the addition of over 20,000 plastic utensils and the cup, over 7,000 2-ounce to 4-ounce plastic cups, to our landfill.

MainStreet would like to thank event sponsors North River Farms, Green Oceanside, Farm Fresh to You, Oceanside Adventures, City of Oceanside and Frontwave Credit Union for their support.

MainStreet Oceanside is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a pedestrian-friendly community with unique and exciting attractions, including both daytime and evening activities, for residents and visitors alike.

Taste of Oceanside VIP Party
Date: Oct. 4, 2019
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Location: Pierside South, 115 N. Cleveland St.

Taste of Oceanside
Date: Oct. 5, 2019
Time: 2-5 p.m.
Location: Downtown Oceanside

Website: www.tasteofoceanside.com
Media Contact: Gumaro Escarcega, 619-519-2027, Gumaro@MainStreetOceanside.com