Westlake, Ohio (September 9, 2015) – Plans are in place for the fifth annual Crocker Park Wine Festival, a benefit for health, wellness and military support charities in Northeast Ohio.  Held Friday, September 18 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., along South Main Street in the beautiful park-like setting of Crocker Park, the festival is expected to draw over 4,500 people.

The Crocker Park Wine Festival will showcase over 150 wines from local, national and international producers as well as select craft beers and spirits.  Guests will enjoy musical entertainment from local bands including Funkology and Monica Robins & The Whiskey Kings as well as delicious food all weekend long.  Additionally, guests can unleash their inner Picasso as they sample fine wines and create a masterpiece with step by step instructions from the team at Wine and Canvas.  Classes are held every 45 minutes from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. daily and guests can take their masterpieces home with them.

Tickets are $22 when purchased before September 18 and $27 at the door and include 10 tastings and a souvenir wine glass.  Additional tastings are $1 each at the event. D esignated driver tickets are available on site for $10 each and include two non-alcoholic drink tickets. Wines, craft beers and spirits sampled at the festival are also available for purchase at your local Giant Eagle stores post festival.

“We look forward to another successful event and raising funds for health related causes such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease and supporting active and retired military personnel and their families as they provide the ultimate sacrifice in protecting our freedom.  Our continued partnerships with Giant Eagle, Crocker Park, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Goose Island, Keuka Lake Wine Trail, Copper Cane, The WineBuzz Magazine and Wine & Canvas, as well as our many suppliers, will enable us to cast a wider net in the community and generate funds for our beneficiaries who are working tirelessly to make a difference in so many ways” said Debra Sherman, president of Connecting For A Cause.  This year’s beneficiaries include walk teams from the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, NEOPAT (Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism), and pediatric cancer programs at area hospitals.

Tickets are available online at  For more information on how you can be a part of the Crocker Park Wine Festival, please call 330-256-8704.

Connecting For A Cause is a non-profit organization which develops and produces community events to benefit other charitable organizations in Ohio and operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.