30th Solano Wine & Food Jubilee Returns to Vacaville

A nostalgic Vacaville amusement park, which closed its doors in 2009, is getting a new lease on life as it becomes the grand stage for the 30th annual Solano Wine & Food Jubilee on May 20. Thanks to a collaboration between NorthBay Healthcare Foundation, the City of Vacaville and Dunhill Partners, Nut Tree’s management entity, the Harbison Event Center at the Nut Tree will be gussied up to host Solano County’s largest fundraising event that benefits the programs of NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement.

As in years’ past, 2017 Jubilee ticketholders can sample an array of foods, wines, brews and non-alcoholic beverages offered by a number of Solano County’s most generous restaurateurs, breweries and wineries. Multiple bands will perform throughout the evening.

But, before dancers take the floor, the top prize in the Jubilee Raffle will be announced. That lucky ticketholder can chose from one of three brand new cars, offered by Rami Yanni of Vacaville Buick GMC, Vacaville Nissan, Vacaville Dodge and Vacaville Hyundai: either a 2017 Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Altima, or Buick Verano.

In addition to the choice of cars as a top prize, $10,000 in cash will be awarded, as well, according to Wendy Jackson, raffle chair. Raffle tickets are $50 each or buy two and get the third for free. They can be purchased by calling (707) 646-3133; with a credit card by fax at (707) 646-3135; or in person at the NorthBay Healthcare Foundation office at 4500 Business Center Drive in Fairfield, or at Jackson Medical Supply on Main Street in Vacaville.

Odds of winning something are about one in 100, Jackson adds, as only 2,500 tickets will be sold. Presenting Sponsors are Al and Patt Shaw, Freeman Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Rami Yanni of Vacaville Nissan, Dodge, Hyundai and Buick GMC, Western Health Advantage, DPR Construction and Brett and Mimi Johnson.

The event gets under way at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, for those ages 21 and over, are $125 (plus an Eventbrite service fee) and must be purchased in advance by going to www.wineandfoodjubilee.org. For more information, call (707) 646-3133.

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