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Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards

19239 US 27 North

Clermont, Florida 34715

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Get ready for a major Clash of the BBQ Titans! We've invited five of the nation’s top BBQ Rib Competitors from all around the country to compete in an epic battle for the top spot as the Lakeridge Winery "Rib Champion".

While you’re feasting on delicious BBQ you can enjoy LIVE music on our outdoor stage with some of the area’s top Blues Bands, plus some great solo acts inside at our Our Wine & Cheese Bar. We'll have a large assortment of Arts & Craft vendors set up offering a wide variety of art and hand crafted items. As always you'll be able to enjoy a free winery tour & tasting, plus your favorite Lakeridge wines, cold beer, ice cream, and a variety of other tasty treats available for purchase.

October 12, 2018 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
October 13, 2018 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
October 14, 2018 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Adult Admission - $10 per day
Children 12 and under - FREE


Purchase your tickets through Eventbrite and you get to skip the cash and credit lines, and check-in through our FastLane Eventbrite Lane!

3-Day Festival Passes Just $18

You can enjoy all three days of music and fun at the festival for less than the cost of two single day passes. Click here to purchase 3-Day Festival Passes from our website.


We’re happy to welcome back last years Lakeridge Rib Champion “Carolina Rib King” from Spartanburg, SC as well as other top BBQ competitors from across the country. They’ll not only be serving up delicious BBQ through out the weekend, but they’ll also be competing for the title of “2018 Lakeridge Rib Champion”!

The Carolina Rib King - Spartanburg, SC
Cowboys Barbeque & Rib Company - Dallas, TX
Johnson’s BBQ - Virginia Beach, VA
Uncle Kenny’s BBQ - Clermont, FL
Smokin T's BBQ - High Springs, FL


We’ve extended our entertainment hours to include 3 great bands on Friday and Saturday with the music going to 8PM. We feature some of the area’s top blues bands on our outdoor stage including crowd favorites like the Buddy Blues Band, and the always popular Beautiful Bobby Blackmon & The B3 Blues Band. Our outdoor stage is surrounded by large oak trees with beautiful views of our vineyard and rolling hills.

So bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy live music and great food among the trees of our beautiful festival grounds.

Extended Outdoor Stage Entertainment Schedule

Friday - October 12, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm - Marc Clermont
1:30pm - 4:30pm - David Julia - NEW BAND!
5:00pm - 8:00pm - The Mike Quick Band

Saturday - October 13, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm - Baby Blues & The No Attitude Band
1:30pm - 4:30pm - Buddy Blues Band
5:00pm - 8:00pm - The Nightly Grove Band

Sunday - October 14, 2018
11am - 1:30pm - The Smokin’ Torpedoes
2pm - 5pm - Beautiful Bobby Blackmon & the B3 Blues Band


Our popular Wine & Cheese Bar is located upstairs in the wine shop and will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the festival with extended hours on Friday and Saturday to 7PM. The Wine & Cheese Bar features all of our famous Lakeridge wines by the glass, a variety of beers, and of course our cheese plates made from high quality Boar’s Head cheese!

Wine & Cheese Bar Entertainment Schedule

Friday - October 12th, 2018
11:00am - 3:00pm - Crenshaw
3:30pm - 7:00pm - Jess Emery - NEW!

Saturday - October 13th, 2018
11:00am - 3:00pm - TBD
3:30pm - 7:00pm - Ronnie Duncan

Sunday - October 14th, 2018
Noon - 4pm - Joe Hand


Come explore a wide variety of fine art and hand crafted items on display from some of the areas finest artisans. Our wide open crafter area allows you to explore the unique items on display while still being able to hear the live entertainment, and enjoy the beautiful views of the vineyards and rolling hills.

Craft Vendor Hours

Friday - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday - 11:00am to 5:00pm


We offer a large variety of wine, beer, soft drinks and food for purchase at the event. Our food pavilion features a huge selection of quality food options such as American, Greek, Mexican, Seafood, BBQ, plus wraps and salads. You can also enjoy Wine Slushies, Twistee Treat ice cream, and kettle corn.


Winery Tours
Tours usually run every 15-20 minutes during the festivals and start with a video presentation which shows the growing of the Florida grapes to the wine making process, and the finishing with the bottling and labeling. Your personal Tour Guide will then show you the production area and the spectacular view of the vineyards where the grapes are grown and harvested.

Wine Tasting
Enjoy a sample of up to 6-8 different wines as you walk through our production area and stop at each wine station. You will taste our award winning wines from dry to sweet including reds, whites, sparkling, and desert style wines.

ID Requirements for Tastings
US citizens: state issued drivers license, military ID, or state ID card.
International guest: MUST have an original passport. No exceptions.

Tour & Tasting Hours
Friday 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 05:00 pm

(The last winery tours start at 4:30 pm)


South Lake County’s breathtaking landscape and quality of life have captivated people for centuries. Today, those same qualities attract businesses, residents, and visitors from around the globe. The Chamber has a proud and successful history of promoting commerce and providing an important connection between the workplace, community, and government.

For more information on ways to help, please call (352) 394-4191 or visit www.southlakechamber-fl.com.

We are happy to support the South Lake Chamber of Commerce and the work they do in our community by donating a portion of the gate proceeds to their great organization.

Important Festival Policies

Thank you for your interest in our festivals and events. We host thousands of visitors at our festivals and events, and our goal is to provide the greatest experience possible for ALL that attend. With that in mind we have developed a few simple rules and policies over the last 30 years that helps us to do just that. Please visit our Festival FAQ's page for details on those policies, and to get answers to our most frequently asked questions. A few notable policies are no pets, no guns or weapons, and no tents, canopies or umbrellas. We encourage you to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

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19239 US 27 North

Clermont, Florida 34715

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