By Morgan Bryce
The 22nd biannual Wine on the Tracks event, presented by Opelika Main Street, will be held on Oct. 7.
Pam Powers-Smith, OMS director, said the event continues to grow year by year.
“When we first started, we only had a handful of stops. Now we’re inching towards 28 stops,” Powers-Smith said.
This year’s event will feature 26 stops for food and beverage samplings, live music and a large tent to sit and watch the main music stage, which is located at the corner of Eighth Street and Railroad Avenue.
“Our stops go a long way … people will be walking from the brewery and distillery all the way up to Roundhouse and around the corner to Almost Anything,” Powers-Smith said. Powers-Smith noted that the event in years past has drawn crowds of nearly 3,000 people, and she said she sees the event as a way to bring the community together.
“It’s an opportunity for folks to come and enjoy downtown but get to have fun with their friends, see old friends they haven’t seen in a while, or meet new people. It’s also a great opportunity for people who have never been to downtown Opelika to experience it, one sampling at a time,” Powers-Smith said. “People really get to see downtown in depth that night … you’re meeting store owners and learning about the stores and restaurants that you normally wouldn’t get to take in while you’re in shopping one afternoon.”
One-thousand tickets will be available for the event, costing $25 for general admission and $40 for VIP. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.onthetracks.org.