4/21: Kayaks and Cans to Benefit Micah’s Backpack

Imagine floating down the New River in a brand-new kayak. Even better, this kayak helps feed hungry kids. This dream can be a reality by participating in the Blacksburg Fork and Cork raffle to benefit Micah’s Backpack. By purchasing raffle tickets, attendees have the chance to win a Hurricane Santee 120 Sport Kayak, as well as Bold Rock merchandise! Raffle tickets are $5 for one ticket, or $10 for 3 tickets. All of the proceeds will go to feeding hungry children in need.

Additionally, festival guests can enjoy a bottle of wine while making a difference in a child’s life. Blacksburg Fork and Cork is hosting its annual Can Do! food drive. Festival guests are asked to bring food items from the approved list below to benefit Micah’s Backpack.

  • 100% Juiceboxes
  • Chicken or vegetable soup 10.75 oz
  • Fruit cups (in juice or lite syrup)
  • Canned Pasta (max 14.75 oz)
  • Individual Mac n Cheese cups
  • Peanut Butter (max 10.75 oz)
  • Canned Tuna (in water) 5 oz

Donations are encouraged and will be accepted at the festival entrance. Attendees who bring three or more food items will receive a coupon for $2 off a bottle of wine, from participating wineries.

Blacksburg Fork & Cork and the CanDo! food drive will be held 1600 Innovation Drive in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, on Saturday, April 21 from 1 p.m.  to 6 p.m., with access for premium and VIP ticket holders beginning at Noon. This is a rain or shine event.

For festival details and online ticket sales, visit www.blacksburgforkandcork.com. Tickets may also be purchased at both Blacksburg Kroger locations. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the gate for a full day of wine tasting and fun.

Premium tickets are available, allowing attendees to enjoy food and wine tastings one hour before gates open to the public, a special wine tasting seminar, and access to the premium ticket tent (with snacks and seating) during the festival. Premium tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the gate. *There are a limited number of these tickets available*

Tickets for designated drivers and guests ages 13 to 20 are $5 in advance or $10 at the gate. Children 12 and under are free. You must have a tasting ticket in order to purchase wine by the glass or bottle inside the festival. Valid identification is required.

Visit www.blacksburgforkandcork.com for complete festival details. For more information please call 540.443.2008 or email info@blacksburgforkandcork.com. “Like” us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/forkandcork), follow us on Twitter (@BBForkandCork) and Instagram (@blacksburgforkandcork) for exciting updates.