Westlake, Ohio (September 9, 2016) – Plans are in place for the sixth annual Crocker Park Wine Festival, a benefit for health, wellness and military support charities in Northeast Ohio. Held Friday, September 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 17 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 5,500 people.

The Crocker Park Wine Festival showcases over 200 wines from local, national and international producers as well as dozens of craft beers and spirits. Guests can sip and sample on site and learn about each wine from representatives and volunteers as well as have the unique opportunity to visit with Larry O’Brien, master sommelier, with Kendall Jackson Estates who will be on hand Saturday afternoon at the Giant Eagle Westlake booth.

Additionally, festival goers will enjoy live music from local bands including Monica Robins & The Whiskey Kings and Funkology, delicious food from Rosewood Grill and Scott’s Fire & Ice and have the opportunity to visit more than a dozen exhibitors throughout the festival.

Tickets are $22 when purchased before midnight on September 15 and $27 the day of the event and include 10 tastings and a souvenir wine glass. Additional tastings are $1 each at the event. Designated 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, Goose Island, Keuka Lake Wine Trail and The WineBuzz Magazine 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 local area walk teams from the American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association as well as NEOPAT (Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism.)

Tickets are available online at as well as in person at 87 West Wine Bar and the Crocker Park Guest Services Kiosk. 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.