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Festival Serves Up Support for Business Students

By Christine Vaughan

On Saturday, Oct. 22 from 3 to 6 p.m., the College of Business Administration will host its annual Taste for Student Success, a lively festival showcasing gourmet cuisine, wines and brews, and, this year, premium spirits from local distilleries. Sponsored by Tri-City Medical Center, Proceeds from the privately sponsored fundraiser will support academic enrichment programs for the college's more than 2,300 business students.

More than 20 area-wineries, breweries and restaurants will offer generous and tantalizing tastes of fine wine, craft beers and spirits, and sweet and savory cuisine. The 21-and-up event is held on the University’s picturesque Markstein Plaza. At the festival, guests can also browse and bid on unique and popular items in a silent auction and enjoy live entertainment.

Tickets include parking, event admission, tastes from all participating restaurants and 15 pours from wineries, breweries, distilleries.

  • General Admission -- $45
    (2-for-1 General Admission tickets available through Sept. 30, 2016)
  • CSUSM Alumni -- $35
  • CSUSM Employees and Students -- $25
  • Designated Driver Admission -- $25

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