14th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting

THANK YOU!  Once again, our annual Wine & Beer Festival was a great success! Thank you for your generous contribution to our event. In addition to providing essential funding, it was an excellent opportunity for our friends and supporters to learn more about the valuable work we do.
Your generosity helps us to grow and continually develop programs and initiatives that will help to provide the people we support with the highest quality of life. We are proud to report that 100% of donated dollars are used for programming, never toward operating costs. We strive to maintain a robust donation reserve fund, which is used for providing the individuals we support with services, equipment, and experiences beyond the scope of what their financial status allows. Additionally, our fundraising allows us to offer free autism events, such as adaptive yoga classes, to children in the community. Thank you for being a part of our mission!
We are so grateful for the support of the businesses and individuals like you in the community that believe in our mission. We look forward to sharing our future successes with you.
Director of Development

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Venture is proud to be in its 14th year hosting this exciting event with Ted’s of Charlton.  Join us on Thursday, November 08, 2018 to sample a variety of beer, wine, cocktails, cider and more while enjoying games, raffles, and our extensive 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.    Sponsorship Opportunities

Proceeds from the event will benefit programs and services at Venture including our new autism programming that features free adaptive yoga and free family social skills groups.  We sincerely appreciate your support!

This is a 21+ event

Tickets are $40 each through 11/7/18 and $50 at the door.  225 tickets will be sold.

Date:  11/8/18

Time:  5:30pm – 8:30pm

LocationOliver Wight Tavern @OSV, One Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge, MA

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

Food:  mashed potato bar, chef’s station tacos, Mediterranean appetizer station, cookies, popcorn, Shri Bark

Drink: Jack’s Abby/Springdale, Jim Beam, Hardwick Winery, Wachusett Brewing, Ruby Wines, Horizon Beverage (wine and cocktails), Mighty Squirrel Brewing, Orin Swift Wines, Rose All Day, MS Walker, Sazerac Bourbons

2018 List of Beverages to Sample

Fun: get stamps at any 3 Venture stations for a chance to spin our prize wheel (game-card located on the back of your program)  Venture pong, Double Down Dice Game, Popcorn & Plinko, Donation Station, Silent Auction, Wagon Raffle ($10 for 3 tickets – you could win a wagon FULL  of wine, beer, and spirits).

Our prize wheel is loaded with great stuff: bottles of wine, coolers, water bottles, glasses, hats and more!  Everyone is a winner.  All participants will receive a reusable, shatterproof wine glass

Wagon Raffle from 2017 Event


Platinum Sponsors



Crystal Sponsors  





Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors  

Agawam Medical Supply, All Star Incentive Marketing, ACT Leasing, Alternatives & The Bridge, Blum Shapiro, CK Smith, Country Bank, Leboeuf Rubbish Removal, Load Controls, LUK, Inc., OFS, Schott North America, Slims & Berthiaume Sewer Service

Bronze Sponsors  

Arland Tool, Beacon Distributors, Guaranty Glass, Howe Lumber, Interior Resources, JD Leblanc Electric, Lightning Strikes Pest Control, Patriot Customs, Inc, San Marino Landscaping, Steadfast Fence, Stephenson & Brook, Wachusett Landscaping

In Kind Donations

5 Wits, Annie’s Country Kitchen, Armsby Abbey, Arturo’s Restaurant, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Boston Duck Tours, Boston Bruins, BT Smokehouse, Cardi’s Furniture, Carl’s Oxford Diner, Charles River Canoe, Cinemagic, Cormier Jewelers, Essex River Cruises, Flying Rhino, Guardian Life Insurance, Hall at Patriots Place, Harrisville Golf Course, House of Seven Gables Hy-Line Cruises, Kidcity Children’s Museum, Klem’s, Land of Witches & Pirates, Lightning Strikes Pest Control, Mass Bay Lines, Merrimack Rep Theatre, Museum of Russian Icons, O’Connors Restaurant, Oriental Trading, Pats Peak Ski Area, Paw Sox, Peabody Essex Museum, Plimoth Plantation, Publick House,Quassy Amusement Park, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Salem Cross Inn, Table 3 Restaurant Group, Teddy G’s,  Treehouse Brewery, Wachusett Mountain, Worcester Art Museum