Plymouth offers visitors an unmatched example of early American history. It’s a destination with a convenient location between Boston and Cape Cod on the Massachusetts coast. The city has something for every traveler from historically significant landmarks like a Mayflower ship replica to large-scale community festivals and events.
The South Shore Wine & Food Expo is entering its first year and is ready to make an impression on the Massachusetts event community. Planners expect roughly 1,200 people in attendance for each session of the event. The event will feature hundreds of wines from some of the country’s leading wineries. Patrons will also have the opportunity to sample a variety of different foods from some of the top culinary minds in the New England area. The Expo is held at the historic Plymouth Memorial Hall, which adds an extra layer of living history to the event. ResortsandLdoges.com got the chance to interview Steven Hall, the Founder and President of HopHead Events, to talk about this unique event.
RAL: How long has the event been running?
SH: This is a new event, but we have been hosting large social beer and wine events for eight years.
RAL: How many annual participants are you expecting?
SH: We expect 1,200 for each session of the expo.
RAL: What is the typical demographic makeup of the event? Children? Families? Couples?
SH: Our past events were comprised primarily of couples and groups of friends. Roughly 75% of our ticket buyers are females between the ages of 35 and 45.
RAL: What makes this event unique?
SH: We are offering tastings of hundreds of bottles of wine and admission includes food samples from some of the area's best chefs and restaurants.
RAL: What dining option will there be?
SH: We are going to have a variety of different food choices. Patrons at our event will not go hungry!
RAL: What will the environment be like?
SH: The setting will be casual. We have a VIP section which grants access to more wines as well as a special wine glass ($12 ticket upgrade).
RAL: Does this drive business to your local economy?
SH: Yes, as with our other events, South Shore Wine & Food Expo will be held right in the heart of downtown Plymouth. After each of our events, attendees flood the downtown area looking for shops, restaurants, and entertainment.
RAL: Why should people come to your event?
SH: We go out of our way to create special events that offer a variety of wines and foods. We strive to create an environment where friends, families, and couples can have a special night out. All guests will get some great swag as parting gifts as well.
For more information about the South Shore Wine and Food Expo, please visit their website.