Sip, Savor & Shop brings 22 tasty options, silent auction downtown Saturday

CLAREMORE – Foodies and food lovers rejoice! Sip, Savor & Shop: Taste of Claremore, a three-hour, self-guided food experience, starts at 6 p.m. April 27.

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,” according to Claremore Main Street staff. “We have 16 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 Bucky Hopwood, EJ Sharp and Jerry Pringle.

The silent auction, which will take place at the Main Street/Chamber office, has more than 12 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. 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, Charlie’s Chicken, Chick-fil-A Claremore, El Maguey, Elk’s Lodge, Front Porch Bakery, Hammett House Restaurant, J. Farley’s, Main Street Tavern, Northeast Tech Culinary Arts, Oke Ozark Winery, Pecan Creek Winery, Remy’s Chop Shop, Rib Crib, She Brews Coffee House, Sodexo Catering, The Nut House, The Pink House and Walke Brothers Meats.

Participating stores are: A Place ’n Time, Art Nest Boutique & Studio, Back in the Day, Bike-About Bicycles, Boarding House Books, Centsible Spending, Chamber/Main Street, Coleman Antiques, Cozy Cottage, Cranberry Merchant, Crooked Roots, District on Main, The Farmhaus, The Haberdashery, Homeward Bound, LoliPop: A Sweet Boutique, Outwest Home Décor, Rhapsody Boutique & Spa, Sailor Antiques, Thrift Harbor, and The Turquoise Couch.

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.