The Roanoke Island Historical Association on Saturday, Sept. 29, will present The Lost Colony Wine & Culinary Festival.

The event is from 2 to 5 p.m. — rain or shine — on the grounds of The Lost Colony within Fort Raleigh National Historic Site on Roanoke Island.

The festival includes live music and entertainment, seminars, fine food, craft beer and wine tastings featuring wines from across the U.S., all against the backdrop of Roanoke Sound.

The event is presented by The Family Coppola’s Virginia Dare Winery in partnership with the Roanoke Island Historical Association.

Tickets are $85 for VIP tickets, $60 general admission, $55 for Lost Colony members, and $30 for designated driver tickets (no alcohol).

All general admission and VIP tickets include access to the Grand Tasting for wine tasting and restaurant sampling, to the Craft Beer Garden and live entertainment from 2 to 5 p.m.

Wine glasses for tasting will be given to all general admission and VIP ticket holders upon registration in their gift bags, which will also include a Festival Guide. The wine glasses are compliments of Virginia Dare Winery, which is owned by The Family Coppola.

Designated driver ticket holders will not receive a wine glass.

Locally-sourced and fresh foods that represent the culinary heritage of the Outer Banks will be served.

VIP ticket holders allow for one hour earlier entry, at 1 p.m., as well as admittance to the VIP tasting lounge. All general admission and VIP tickets holders can purchase tickets to seminars, which are $20 per event.

Complimentary water for all attendees is provided by Pepsi.

Famed filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola reportedly has long been intrigued by the mystery of The Lost Colony and the story of what became of Virginia Dare, the first-born of English descent in the New World.

A clipping of Roanoke Island’s Mother Vine, the oldest known grapevine in the United States, was planted in Coppola’s vineyard.

The Mother Vine’s Muscadine grapes were the first grape used to make wine in the New World.

Festival tickets can be purchased online or by phone at (252) 473-6000.

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