Question: Where is the event located?
Answer: The event location is the W. K. Kellogg Rose Garden. It is a grassy location so please note the weather before you attend. The event takes place rain or shine.
Question: What is the Southern California Tasting and Auction and who does it benefit?

The Cal Poly Pomona Tasting & Auction is an open-air gathering held in the picturesque setting of the Rose Garden on the first Sunday in May. Guests will also enter through the Aratani Japanese Garden. Guests mingle with friends, savor fabulous wines, micro breweries and enticing cuisine samples from some of Southern California’s most popular establishments, while enjoying lively musical and auction entertainment.

Proceeds will benefit the 24,000 students at Cal Poly Pomona and enrich academic programs and opportunities. The event also highlights the university’s significant role and impact in the region.

Question: Is there any food available at the event?
Answer: Yes, there are many sample tastings donated by our generous restaurant, wine and beer partners. These sample portions do not constitute a meal, however, if you get around to all of our partner booths, it is likely your appetite will be more than satisfied as there are so many to choose from, therefore we suggest you arrive when the event opens to seek out your favorite food and beverages for the best selections. Based on guest attendance and the popularity of our partner’s restaurant, wine, beer or the selection that is being offered, it is possible that some items may run out sooner than others. We also encourage your patronage to our partners’ establishments to help us thank them for their generous donations to our event.
Question: Will there be any water available?
Answer: Yes, there are water stations available throughout the event. They are located at the end of booth rows and designated on the map as H20 stations.  Kellogg West Conference Center will also have a booth with coffee, tea and lemonade closer to the stage area.
Question: Are there places to sit down?
Answer: There are tables and chairs scattered throughout the event to sit, rest or socialize. Cocktail tables are also provided to stand. With respect to other guests, please don’t hold tables for the entirety of the event. We encourage our guests to circulate among all the tasting booths and sample all that is available.
Question: May I arrive anytime during the event?
Answer: You may arrive and check in any time between 1 pm and 4 pm, however, in order to take full advantage of the tasting, enjoy the entertainment, peruse and bid on silent auction items and enjoy the live auction as a bidder or spectator, you'll want to arrive early and give yourself plenty of time to experience it all.
Question: What is included in the ticket price?
Answer: Entry to the event, Wine Glass & Plate/Glass Holder w/Logo, Tasting samples from restaurants, wineries, and breweries.
Question: Is the event open to anyone who purchases a ticket?
Answer: Guests must be over 21 years of age and over to attend the event.
Question: After I submit my ticket request, when will tickets be mailed to me?
Answer: Tickets will be mailed four week prior to the event. If tickets are purchased after April 14, tickets will be at Registration will call the day of the event.
Question: How do I purchase group tickets?
Answer: Groups of 10 or more can contact ticket sales at (909) 869-4706.
Question: Can I purchase tickets at the door?
Answer: 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 the event day.
Question: What about parking?
Answer: Parking for the event is included in the price of your ticket and will be available in Parking Structure 1. Accessible parking is also available. Please check the appropriate "tasting" 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. Look for the sky high balloons for the parking area for sponsors and guests. A campus map is provided for your convenience by visiting