Foodies and food lovers rejoice! Sip, Savor & Shop: Taste of Claremore, a three-hour, self-guided food experience, starts at 6 p.m. April 28.
The event includes more than 20 stops spanning three blocks of downtown along Will Rogers Boulevard, three local musicians providing street entertainment, a live auction and a way to support local elementary schools.
“This may be our best Sip, Savor & Shop yet,” said Jessica Jackson, executive director of Claremore Main Street. “We have 18 local eateries and five wineries scheduled, plus great music and a silent auction full of goodies.”
Tickets will be on sale on Saturday at The Cozy Cottage, The Cranberry Merchant and Boarding House Books for $15. If any tickets remain by 5 p.m., tickets also will be sold at the Main Street/Chamber of Commerce office at 419 W. Will Rogers Blvd.
In addition to the food and shopping, the evening will feature a variety of sidewalk entertainment by talented local musicians. Performing that night are Heartland Xpress, the Smith Brothers and Ben Neikirk.
The silent auction, which will take place at the Main Street/Chamber office, has more than 15 baskets and items donated by local businesses. Guests can bid on items throughout the night, but the auction will close just after 8 p.m.
“We have a little something for everyone. From a mid-sized grill donated by Lowe’s to a Pioneer Woman basket donated by RCB Bank to a private station tour by the Claremore Fire Department, the auction has it all,” Jackson said. “We are thankful for all our local businesses who donated items!”
Additionally, guests can vote on their favorite of 12 flags, designed and created by fourth-grade students in Claremore, as part of the Union Pacific Flag Art Project. Classes made the flags to depict train safety or history in Claremore. The winning class will receive a cash donation.
Participating eateries and wineries are: Arri’bin Hills Winery, Blue Coyote Winery, Boom-a-rang Diner, Buffalo Wild Wings, Carl’s Coney Island, Charlie’s Chicken, Chick-fil-A Claremore, Dirty Dozen Donuts, El Azteca, El Maguey, Front Porch Bakery, Frosted Artisan Cake Studio, J. Farley’s, Main Street Tavern, McDonald’s, Northeast Tech Culinary Arts, Oke Ozark Winery, Pecan Creek Winery, Rib Crib, She Brews Coffee House, Stable Ridge Winery, The Pink House and Walke Brothers Meats.
Participating stores are: Art Nest Boutique & Studio, Bike-About Bicycles, Boarding House Books, Burlap Closet, Centsible Spending, Coleman Antiques, Cozy Cottage, Cranberry Merchant, Crystal Pistol Boutique/Mom & Pop Ceramic Shoppe, District on Main, The Farmhaus, The Haberdashery, Homeward Bound, LoliPop: A Sweet Boutique, Outwest Home Décor, Rhapsody Boutique & Spa, Sailor Antiques, Thrift Harbor, Waterfront Frame and Willow Tree Mall.
Sip, Savor & Shop: Taste of Claremore is hosted by Claremore Main Street and the Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce, both of which are non-profit organizations in town. Proceeds of the event go to support the organization’s individual missions.
For more information, visit downtownclaremore.org or call Claremore Main Street at 918-341-5881.