The Gourmet Feastival has become a tasty Tampa tradition. The fundraiser for The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women celebrates its 25th anniversary this year on September 15.

“It’s a great big party,” explains Ann Madsen from The Centre. “We invite 40 restaurants and beverage purveyors to come in, bands, music—it’s just so much fun. It’s become a signature event in Tampa and more than one thousand people turn out for it each year.”

The event at the A La Carte Shrine Pavilion is the largest fundraiser for The Centre, which runs several support programs for women focusing on employment and health. The Centre also runs an afterschool program for young girls. “It’s our big fundraiser of the year and it supports the programs that we have to help women in the Tampa Bay region to succeed both personally and professionally,” Madsen said.

This year’s Gourmet Feastival will also have a VIP room hosted by The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The Centre is offering a $10 discount on VIP tickets on Tuesday, September 6 for anyone who mentions 10News. For that discount call 813-251-8437.