College of Business Fundraising Festival August 14: Savor enticing cuisine samples from over 20 popular vendors


Media Contact: Margaret Lutz |

On Saturday, August 14, 2010 from 4 to 7 p.m., the College of Business Administration (CoBA) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will host its inaugural CoBA Wine, Food and Brew Festival, an event that will most certainly be an adventure of tastes, sights, and sounds. Held on the Markstein Hall Plaza at CSUSM, community members, college and university friends and alumni over the age of 21 are invited to attend and enjoy this unforgettable, open-air gathering.

Nearly 30 restaurants, wineries, breweries, and vendors will be on hand to provide savory samples including:  Carlsbad Wine Merchants, Chili's, Cocco's Gourmet Chocolates, Cocina del Charro, Deep Sea, Elephant Bar, Frog's Leap, Jake's on 6th Wine Bar, Kendall-Jackson, The Lost Abbey, Montes Premium Wine, Port Brewing Company, Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill, Rudi Wiest Selections, Sabor de Vida Brazilian Barbeque, Sammy's Woodfired Pizza, Stone Brewing Company, PrimaVoce, Truly Madly Sweetly Bake Shop, Walker Family Vineyards, Watts Winery, Witch Creek Winery, and X-Winery Amicus.

Festival entertainment will include a performance by Singer/Songwriter Tiamo.

The CoBA Wine, Food, and Brew Festival is a college fundraiser aimed at engaging new and old friends of the college while showcasing fabulous wines, foods, and brews in a beautiful setting on campus.  Tickets are $52.24 for general admission and $36.87 for CSUSM alumni. Purchase online now as tickets will be an additional $10 at the door. Event proceeds will provide scholarship and academic enrichment opportunities for CoBA students.

The college would like to thank the event sponsors: BioFilm, Inc.; EDCO Waste and Recycling Services; Hunter Industries; Shadowridge Country Club; Carlsbad Wine Merchants; Flippin' Pizza; Rudi Wiest Selection; and JCUT Productions.

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What:                  CSUSM CoBA Wine, Food, and Brew Festival

When:                  Saturday, August 14 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Where:                CSUSM Markstein Hall Plaza -333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos

About the College of Business Administration

The College of Business Administration at California State University San Marcos is dedicated to providing the highest quality education to the future business leaders of the region. Students are exposed to a variety of unique programs that allow them the opportunity to gain practical hands-on experiences that help to better prepare them for the challenges they will face in the workforce. Programs are designed to integrate students into the local business community so that they may learn early on the needs and challenges that are relevant to the North San Diego region.

About California State University San Marcos

California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.