Cal Poly Pomona Tasting & Auction

  • What is the Cal Poly Pomona Food and Wine Festival?

    The Cal Poly Pomona Food and Wine Festival is an open-air gathering held in the picturesque setting of the Rose Garden and the Aratani Japanese Garden on the first Sunday in May.

    Guests mingle with friends, savor fabulous wines and enticing cuisine samples from some of Southern California’s most popular restaurants, while enjoying lively music and entertainment. 

    The event also serves to highlight the university’s invaluable impact and contributions to the region.

  • Will there be any water available?

    Yes, there are water stations available throughout the event.

  • Are there places to sit down?

    There are tables and chairs scattered throughout the event to sit, rest or socialize. Cocktail tables are also provided to stand. We encourage our guests to circulate among all the tasting booths and sample all that is available. Please don’t hold tables for the entirety of the event.

  • Where will proceeds from this event go?

    Proceeds from the event will benefit Cal Poly Pomona’s approximately 24,000 students by providing academic enrichment opportunities.

  • How do I get to Cal Poly Pomona?

    For driving directions and campus map, please visit

  • Is the event open to anyone who purchases a ticket?

    Guests must be 21 and over to attend the event.

  • What is the cost to attend the event?

    One ticket costs $125.00 per person.

  • What is included in the ticket price?

    • Entry to the event
    • Wine Glass & Plate/Glass Holder w/Logo
    • Tasting samples from Southern California restaurants, wineries, beers, and non-alcoholic beverages

  • How do I purchase tickets?

    You can purchase tickets by filling out the online ticket purchase form. For more information, call 909-869-4706.

  • When will I receive my tickets?

    Tickets will be mailed three weeks prior to the event. If tickets are purchased after that, tickets will be at will call on the day of the event.

  • Can I purchase tickets at the door?

    We recommend that you purchase your tickets prior as the event has sold out in previous years. Please check the registration site or contact the Special Events Office at 909-869-4706, during the week prior to see if tickets may be available on event day.

  • May I arrive anytime during the event?

    You may arrive and check in any time between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. However, in order to take full advantage of the tasting and enjoy the entertainment, you will want to arrive early and have plenty of time to experience it all.

  • What about parking?

    Parking for the event is included in the price of your ticket and will be available at the event site. Accessible parking is also available at the event site. Please check the appropriate event signage when entering the campus on event day. Provisions will be made for those requiring assistance to and from their vehicles to the venue via motorized cart. You can view a campus map by visiting

  • Who do I contact if I'm interested in being a sponsor or donating an item?

    For event info, contact Noelle McKinn at 909-869-4731 or e-mail

    For sponsorship info, contact David W. Porges at 909-869-4124 or e-mail

Important Information:

All sales are final.
The event takes place Rain or Shine.
No pets.
We encourage your patronage to our partners’ establishments
after the event to help us thank them for their generous donations.