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Sip, Sample & Support 2023

September 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


We are delighted to announce the return of our Sip, Sample & Support Event, in collaboration with Ted’s Package Store of Charlton/Webster/Spencer.

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023

Venue: The Collection @ Wight Farm, 420 Main Street, Sturbridge (Follow signage to Winthrop & Alpheus rooms)

Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Secure your spot by purchasing advance tickets at $50 each. The first 145 attendees will receive a complimentary Venture tasting glass.

This is a 21+ event.  Only 175 tickets will be sold – don’t miss out!  No tickets will be sold at the door – advance tickets purchase only


If you already purchased ‘tickets’ we will have have your name on a list at the door – see you soon!

Proceeds from the event will support people with developmental disabilities in our community and our new program for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

The Drinks: We will have about 15 tables offering craft beers, a variety of wine, seltzers & vodka sodas, gin, tequila and more –  Here is a sample:  Happy Dad Seltzers, wine from Ruby Wines, Martignetti and Horizon, Stateside & Surfside Vodka Sodas, Teremana Tequila, and local favorites Bay State Brewing and  Deep Roots Distillery. THE FULL LIST

The Apps: We will have  a few appetizer stations set up around the room.  Empanadas, Mashed Potato Bar, Charcuterie Board w/veggies, Chicken tender station and pretzel bites with cheddar beer dipping sauce.

The Fun: Take a pic with ‘The Rock’ at the Teremana Tequila table, Make a tag for your furry friend at the Bar Dog Wine table, Play a pickup game of cornhole, jenga, giant connect four or bucketball outside or enjoy the patio. Get your ‘passport’ stamped at our game stations ( Drop Cup, Stack Cup & Flip Cup Challenge) to take a chance spinning our prize wheel.  Everyone wins!

Silent Auction: New digital auction! All bidding will take place electronically.  You can register for your bidding account in advance and take a look at all of the items we have to bid on. Save time on event day and register today.  How it Works.   View Auction & Register Here

Raffle: The prize will be a Solo Stove Pi Pizza Oven , a $50 Scratch Ticket and a drink bucket full of beer and wine Tickets are (3) for $20 or $10 each. (over $650 value!)

Donation Station: Stop by our “dip jar’ donation station to help fund programming. Just ‘dip’ your credit card to make an impact!

Award Presentation: Presented to Venture employee Walter Davenport for his 33 year commitment to Venture and people with disabilities.





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September 14
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Barn at Wight Farm (Alpheus & Winthrop)
420 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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