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GENERAL INFORMATION

What is the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival?

Since 2011, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival has been shining an international spotlight on the incomparable food, wine, beer and spirits of the South. In 2020, we have felt the unimaginable impact that COVID-19 has had on the restaurant and hospitality industry, especially in our own backyard. The safety of our attendees and participants remains our number one priority, so we have reimagined new and safe ways to bring you the AF&WF that we all know and love.

We are excited to announce our 2021 schedule which will consist of the programming below:

Tasting Tents: September 11-12

Our indulgent all-inclusive Tasting Tents take guests on a delicious journey through the South’s finest flavors, up-and-coming destinations and most memorable brands. For 2021, we are back at Atlanta’s popular Historic Fourth Ward Park! AF&WF invites guests to indulge and engage as they Eat, Drink, and Explore your way through the South!

Intimate Brunches, Lunches & Dinners: September 9-12

Dive into a sea of gastronomic southern delights from some of Atlanta’s top restaurants as we invite you to a series of intimate, multi-course dinners, brunches, and lunches hosted by top chefs themselves! In order to offer the safest environment to our attendees, we are offering a limited number of spots per event.

What are the dates of the 2021 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival?

The Festival will feature more than 20 events spanning September 9-12, 2021. Please refer to the specific event pages for location information.

We are excited to announce our 2021 schedule which will consist of the programming below:

Tasting Tents: September 11-12

Our indulgent all-inclusive Tasting Tents take guests on a delicious journey through the South’s finest flavors, up-and-coming destinations and most memorable brands. For 2021, we are back at Atlanta’s popular Historic Fourth Ward Park! AF&WF invites guests to indulge and engage as they Eat, Drink, and Explore your way through the South!

Intimate Brunches, Lunches & Dinners: September 9-12

Dive into a sea of gastronomic southern delights from some of Atlanta’s top restaurants as we invite you to a series of intimate, multi-course dinners, brunches, and lunches hosted by top chefs themselves! In order to offer the safest environment to our attendees, we are offering a limited number of spots per event.

WHAT COVID-19 PROCEDURES IS AF&WF TAKING FOR THEIR EVENTS?

The health & wellbeing of our guests and employees is our top priority. All AF&WF events will be following and practicing CDC & City of Atlanta COVID-19 mandates to ensure the safety of our staff & guests. Each event has a limited capacity following City Guidelines that allows attendees to social distance. For specific protocols on each type of AF&WF event, please visit https://atlfoodandwinefestival.com/covid-guidelines/

TICKETS AND EVENTS

DOES THE FESTIVAL BENEFIT ANY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS?
The goal of this year’s festival is to support the affected hospitality community that was hit hard from COVID-19. Proceeds from the Intimate in person events will go directly to the restaurant or chef that is hosting the event in effort to support the dining community

In effort to curb hunger and reduce food waste in the Metro Atlanta area, AFWF will be partnering with Second Helpings Atlantato collect fresh, surplus food from each of AFWF’s activations to donate to local hunger relief agencies. In addition, AFWF will also be supportingChildren of Conservation,with proceeds dedicated to the conservation of endangered species through education, habitat preservation and wildlife sanctuary.

HOW DO I RECEIVE MY TICKETS?

Each guest will receive a confirmation email with the electronic ticket from our ticketing platform, Squad Up.

Intimate in person Events: Guests will check in directly at the restaurant using their last name.

ARE TICKETS REFUNDABLE? CAN I SWITCH TICKETS FOR ANOTHER EVENT?
All tickets are non-­refundable and cannot be exchanged. Ticket sales are final.
ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED AT EVENTS?

No one under the age of 21, including children in strollers or carriers, will be admitted into our AFWF tasting tents and in-person dinners.

IS THERE A DRESS CODE FOR THE EVENT?
There is no enforced dress code; however, we do ask you to dress in keeping with the nature of the event venue. Please check the weather and dress appropriately as some intimate in person events may be outdoors.
WHAT DO I DO IF I’VE HAD TOO MUCH TO DRINK?

Please be responsible. There are a number of transportation options if your ability to drive is impaired.

  • Safe Ride America (404) 888‐0887 *Safe Ride America is a nonprofit organization and will provide transportation for free if necessary.
  • UBER Atlanta provides on-­demand sedan or SUV service. Download the UBER app to your iPhone or Android smart phone at www.uber.com or text an address and city to UBR-CAB (827-222)
  • Buckhead Safety Cab (404) 875-3777
  • Checker Atlanta (404) 351-1111
  • Yellow Cab (678) 613-9809

GETTING INVOLVED

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BECOMING A SPONSOR?

For all sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to Anthony Gordon at Anthony@teama21.com

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BECOMING A PARTICIPATING CHEF/RESTAURANT?

Please reach out to shannon@teama21.com

CAN PRESS ATTEND EVENTS?

Press registration opens online July 18. All press inquiries can be directed to Liz@LizLapidusPR.com

BE IN THE KNOW!

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MORE QUESTIONS?

Please send all other questions and inquiries to info@teama21.com