Hey, Tanglewood Moms foodies! We are getting excited for The Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival, which will be held March 30 through April 1. This yummy series of events will introduce you to a ton of North Texas restaurants you might not have tried yet, as well as the amazing chefs who make our community one of the best for areas in the country for great food and drink. There will be five signature events this year, and I will break them all down for you below.
You can purchase general admission or VIP tickets to each of the events. All ticket holders receive entry into the event and all-you-can-eat-and-drink access, while VIP ticket holders are granted early entry.
In case you were wondering, the festival is about more than just great food and fun – it’s also for a very good cause. Proceeds from the three-day event go to the Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises funds for local grant programs and culinary scholarships.
2017 FORT WORTH FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL EVENTS
Kickoff Event: BBQ Showdown
W.R. Watt Arena at Will Rogers Memorial Center – Thursday, March 30, 2017, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
$60 general admission ticket, $75 VIP ticket
Pit masters from across the state come together to celebrate the festival launch and share their creations with guests. Enjoy BBQ along with some tasty sides from around North Texas, including the famed Hill Country-style BBQ. Look for lots of great barbecue-worthy beverages, as well. Fans will select their favorite dish, which will be crowned “The Best BBQ of the FWFWF.”
The Main Event
Pier 1 Imports Building – Friday, March 31, 2016, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
$125 general admission ticket, $150 VIP ticket
We’ll be pouring more than 100 exceptional wines, craft beers and spirits from near and far to pair perfectly with food from the best North Texas chefs, restaurateurs, artisan producers, and crafters. You don’t want to miss this signature event.
Desserts After Dark
The Shack at Panther Island – Friday, March 31, 2016, 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
$55 general admission ticket, $65 VIP ticket
Time to sip a true Texas cocktail, enjoy sweet somethings, and dance the night away. Twelve pastry chefs and 12 mixologists will create special eats and drinks – and guests will vote for their faves. A local DJ will be mixing tunes to light up the night, too.
Rise + Dine
Pier 1 Imports Building – Saturday, April 1, 2016, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$65 general admission ticket, $75 VIP ticket
Saturday brunch gets the FWFWF treatment, with noted area restaurants contributing dozens of dishes, from eggs Benedict to breakfast tacos, plus a generous selection of craft beer, specialty wines, and spirits. Or give your favorite brunch-time beverages an upgrade with our mimosa and Bloody Mary bars.
Burgers, Brews + Blues
Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork – Saturday, April 1, 2016, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
$70 general admission ticket, $85 VIP ticket
We’re celebrating a trio of all-American classics – sliders, craft beer, and blues – at this rockin’ party on ranchland along the Trinity River. Thirteen chefs will be grilling up their best miniature burgers, and 22 craft breweries will be pouring two different beers. Celebrity judges will choose their favorite burger while guests will again select a fan favorite for both burgers and beer. Throughout the evening, enjoy the live blues band lineup.
VIP All-Access Pass
Early entry and all-you-can-eat-and-drink access to all five events plus a Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival signature tasting tray and wine glass.
$400 ($50 in savings, compared to purchasing VIP tickets to each event individually)
About Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival
The Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival is North Texas’ most celebrated cuisine and beverage festival, taking place over three days and nights in venues around our thriving culinary community. The festival’s growing roster of talented chefs and food artisans, as well as craft brewers and distinctive vintners, bring a range of tastes, styles, and methods that reflect the diversity of the city itself.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit The Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival website. www.FortWorthFoodAndWineFestival.com