Become a Friend of the Festival

What’s it like to be a friend of the Ocala Culinary Festival? Well, let’s start with making plans to share good cheer over great meals and shared experiences with a host of other benefits that any fellow foodie would love!

Friends of the Festival:

  • Dr. Barry and Jeanna Kaplan
  • Denis Kennedy and Charlie Crosby
  • Jay and Rebecca Fratello
  • Two Anonymous
  • Richard Shure
  • Ann Stephenson
  • Kelly Hamer
  • Anne E. Raduns, P.A.
  • Dr. Patrick & Kelly Acevedo
  • M. Delcharco Jr. MD, LLC


Perks of Friendship:

  • Pre-sale opportunity so that you don’t miss out on the hottest festival ticket.
  • Invitation to private festival events like our sponsor party.
  • Help planning your 2018 festival experience through a question and answer session with a festival organizer.
  • Framed 2018 Official Poster (artist signed).
  • Quarterly e-newsletter with behind the scene previews of what is being planned for the festival.
  • Identified on the festival website as a friend of the festival.
  • VIP swag bag
  • $400 credit towards ticket purchases
  • Complimentary upgrade to early access with purchase of Grand Tasting ticket.
  • For each friendship, the Ocala Culinary Festival will donate $100 to the SkillUSA Culinary program at Forest High School.

$800 a person