Oakland Uncorked to Celebrate Region’s Wines, Food, Culture and Entertainment

Celebrate the season’s bounty at Oakland Uncorked, an annual event that showcases the talents of local restaurants, wine distributors, craft beer brewers and artists.

This year’s event is scheduled from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the Oakland County Farmers Market, 2350 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford.

“Oakland Uncorked highlights the fabulous craft beers, fine wines and delicious food offerings available in Oakland County. We have plenty to be proud of and this evening brings all the elements together so guests can relax and enjoy a taste of summer with products that are available locally,” said Jeremy Brown, Oakland County Farmers Market manager.

Republic National Distributing Company will pour more than 40 fine wines for tasting. Area restauranteurs, including Alley Cat Café, Andiamo Trattoria Clarkston, Buffalo Wild Wings, CJ’s Brewing Company, Fork n’ Pint, Heroes BarBQ & Brew, Irish Tavern, Lefty’s Cheesesteak Hoagies-Waterford, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Oak Management Catering, Outback Steakhouse, Parker’s Hilltop Brewery, Redwood Grill, Rustic Leaf Brewing Company, So Thai, Soil 2 Service and Via Bologna, will serve their signature dishes and craft beers.

The open-air atmosphere of the market offers a comfortable and natural setting for Oakland Uncorked.

“At the Oakland County Farmers Market, we feature local produce and artisans, so Oakland Uncorked complements our year-round mission perfectly,” he said.

Jazz music will be provided by Scott Gwinnell, local artisans will display their work and a silent auction will also be held.

Oakland Uncorked is hosted by Oakland County Parks and Recreation, Clarkston SCAMP and Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce. A portion of the proceeds benefit SCAMP, a summer day camp for children and young adults with disabilities.

Presenting sponsor is Vibe Credit Union. The vineyard sponsor is the Welker Family, the tasting sponsor is Changing Places Moving and the market sponsor is edibleWOW. Artisan sponsors include: Beauchamp Water Treament & Supply, Canterbury on-the-Lake, Snappy Eats, Studio 8 Fitness and Waterford Township Treasurer Margaret Birch.

Cost is $45/person and attendees must be 21 or older. Reservations are required, as space is limited. Tickets can be purchased at WaterfordChamber.org or by calling 248-666-8600.

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