16th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting

Venture is proud to be in its 16th year hosting this exciting event with Ted’s of Charlton.  Join us on Thursday, November 05, 2020 to sample a variety of beer, wine, spiked seltzer, vodka, cider and more while enjoying games, raffles, and our silent auction. Enjoy a night out while supporting our mission! For more information, please contact Paige Mador at (774)922-1135 or pmador@venturecs.org.

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Proceeds from the event will benefit programs and services at Venture including our new autism programming that features free adaptive yoga, free cooking classes, free music classes, and sensory friendly events.  We sincerely appreciate your support!

This is a 21+ event

Tickets are $40 each through 11/4/20 and $50 at the door.  225 tickets will be sold.

Date:  11/5/20

Time:  5:30pm – 8:30pm

Location:  Oliver Wight Tavern @OSV, One Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge, MA


We will also be presenting our Direct Support Professional of the Year Award at this event.

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Drink: tbd

Fun: get stamps at any 3 Venture stations for a chance to spin our prize wheel (game-card located on the inside your program)  Flip Cup Challenge, Venture Pong, Donation Station, Silent Auction, Wagon Raffle (you could win a wagon FULL  of wine, beer, and spirits).  Take a break at the snack and game station and challenge a friend to a game of Kerplunk, Perfection or Connect Four.

Our prize wheel is loaded with great stuff: scratch tickets, glasses, venture gear and more – Everyone is a winner.  All participants will receive a logo wine glass and tote bag.







cornerstone bank       Fallon Health

Ogletree Deakins





bankHometownSouthbridge Credit Union, Wayside Youth & Family Support Services


All Star Incentive Marketing, Blum ShapiroCK & Smith, Country Bank, Lightning Strikes Pest Control, Load ControlsLUK, Inc.   OFS Optics,  Open Sky Community Services,   Steadycare


Caruso Paving, Dave’s Appliance, Guaranty Glass, Interior Resources, ProCare Medical, Sablack Landscaping, San Marino Landscape, SCHOTT



Wine & Beer Festival Next Week – Order Your Tickets Now!

Don’t forget to order your tickets for the upcoming 13th Annual Wine & Beer Festival.  Join us on Thursday, November 2nd at 5:30 pm at Old Sturbridge Village’s Oliver Wight Tavern to sip, sample and support!  We are grateful to be working with our generous sponsor, Ted’s Package Store of Charlton, once again this year.  Many thanks for their support over the years!

This year’s event will include beer tastings from local breweries Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers in Framingham, Down the Road Beer Company in Everett, Greater Good Imperial Brewing in Williamsburg, Wormtown Brewery in Worcester, and Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island in Westerly.  We are also glad to be welcoming back local vineyard Hardwick Winery.  Other featured beverages include Sazerac bourbon, Gallo sweet wines, Josh Cabernet Sauvignon, Old New England Egg Nog, Beso del Sol Sangria, Luc Belaire Rosé, The Prisoner Red Blend, and Saldo Zinfandel.

We are also excited to welcome 19 Crimes, who will be hosting a photo booth with your customized photo printed on a bottle of wine for the first 100 guests.  19 Crimes has been named the 2017 Wine Brand of the Year – click here to check out a video about their interesting history.

Guests will also enjoy snacks from Old Sturbridge Village – including the famous mashed potato bar – and games to win prizes.  This year’s raffle will be an awesome wagon fully equipped to stock your home bar, complete with beer, wine, liquor and mixers.  We hope you can join us!  Click here to buy your tickets in advance.

Many thanks to the distributors attending our event – Martignetti Company, Constellation Brands, Commonwealth Wine & Spirits, Atlas Distributing, Horizon Beverage, M.S. Walker, and Ruby Wines; as well as our generous sponsors:  Starkweather & Shepley, TD Bank, Cornerstone Bank, MDG Employee Benefit Solutions, WB Mason, Bank Hometown, Blum Shapiro, C.K. Smith & Company, Country Bank, Group 7 Design, and OFS Optics.

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