Sponsored by Fun Beverage and local businesses and individuals, the 12th Annual Fall Festival of Flavors kicks off Friday, Oct. 4 at Flathead Valley Community College to support scholarships and student success. Festival of Flavors includes a series of dining events around the Flathead Valley that showcase the talents of local and regional chefs, as well as students from the Culinary Institute of Montana and the Brewing Academy of Montana.
Tickets are still available for the following Fall Festival of Flavors events, all of which begin at 6 p.m. unless noted otherwise:
Friday, October 4: Festival Campus Kick-off featuring buffet-style Oktoberfest dinner prepared by the Culinary Institute of Montana, beer crafted by the Brewing Academy of Montana and local breweries, wine tastings, and live electric violin music by FVCC student Max Armstrong. Tickets are $50 per person.
Sunday, October 6: Champagne brunch prepared by the Culinary Institute of Montana and live music by cellist Jessica Chen at the historic eastside Kalispell home of Suzy Williams. Tickets are $100 per person. Event begins at 11 a.m.
Monday, October 7: Dinner prepared by Chef Jeremy Grossman, beer crafted by the Brewing Academy of Montana, wine pairings, and live music by Larry Myer at the Gunsight Saloon in Columbia Falls. Tickets are $75 per person.
Tuesday, October 8: Dinner prepared by Chef Michael Cartwright, wine pairings, and live music by FVCC students at Cypress Yard at Nancy Cawdrey Gallery in Whitefish. Tickets are $125 per person.
Wednesday, October 9: Dinner prepared by Chef Jason Rossi, wine pairings, and live music by Luke Dowler at Harbor Grille in Lakeside. Tickets are $125 per person.
Friday, October 11: Dinner prepared by Chef Dan Solberg, wine pairings, and live music by FVCC students at The Nest on Swan River in Bigfork. Tickets are $125 per person.
Saturday, October 12: Grand Wine Tasting at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kalispell featuring 200 wines, local cuisine, auctions, and live music by the Mike Murray Band. Tickets are $100 per person. Tables of 10 are $750.
“Scholarships make college possible for so many of our students,” FVCC Foundation Executive Director Colleen Unterreiner said. “Your support makes a real difference in their success.”
Students who receive scholarships complete their education at higher rates and in shorter timeframes, according to Unterreiner. Scholarship recipients will attend many of the festival events, providing community members the opportunity to learn more about the impact scholarships have on student success.
To view all menus or purchase tickets, visit www.fvcc.edu/festival or call 756-3632. All prices include dinner, wine/brew pairings and gratuity. To learn more about the FVCC Foundation Scholarship program or how to establish a scholarship at FVCC, contact Colleen Unterreiner at 756-3914 or firstname.lastname@example.org.