What is the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival (AF&WF)?
Since 2011, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival has raised a toast the incomparable food, wine, beer and spirits of the South.
We are excited to announce our 2022 schedule which will consist of the programming below:
Tasting Tents: Saturday, September 17-Sunday, September 18
Intimate Brunches, Lunches & Dinners: September 15-18
Sliced: Thursday, September 15
Cluck’d – A Chicken & Cocktail Soiree: Friday, September 16
What are the dates of AF&WF 2022?
The 2022 festival dates are Thursday, September 15 – Sunday, September 18.
Please refer to the specific event pages for venue location information.
WHERE ARE AF&WF EVENTS LOCATED?
AF&WF’s events are held in various locations throughout the greater Atlanta area.
The festival’s signature tasting tents will take place at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Festival entry is available at Historic Fourth Ward Park’s Northern Entrance on 665 North Ave NE (located across the street from Ponce City Market).
Please to defer to event specfic pages for venue details on AF&WF’s intimate dinners and brunches.
DOES THE FESTIVAL BENEFIT ANY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS?
This year, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival will be benefiting Children of Conservation. Funds raised through the festival’s fundraising efforts will be going to Children of Conservation’s lunch program, which feeds underprivileged children attending the Twampane Community Primary and Secondary Schools in Zambia. Children of Conservation built the Secondary school to support children of the families who work at and around the Chimfunshi Chimpanzee Orphanage.
Prior to Children of Conservation, these children ate one meal a day and only had protein once a week, leading to extensive absences and malnutrition. Now, they eat a wholesome protein lunch every day at school. In addition, funds raised will also go to the construction of a High School to allow these kids to continue their education.
ARE ALL AF&WF EVENTS 21+?
Yes, all AF&WF events are 21 and older. A Valid ID is required for admission at all events. If event security cannot verify your age, you will not be admitted into the event. Anyone under the age of 21 will be refused entry and tickets will not be refunded.
CAN I BRING MY CHILD?
All AF&WF events are 21 and older. No children or infants (even in strollers or carriers) are allowed to attend any festival event.
ARE PETS ALLOWED AT ANY AF&WF EVENTS?
While we love your furry friends, no pets are allowed at any AF&WF event. This does NOT include emotional support animals, therapy animals, or companion animals. Only service animals are permitted. Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.
All service animals must remain by the handler’s side at all times and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.
Anyone bringing a service animal will be responsible for and liable for any damage or injury the animal causes.
For more information, please refer to the U.S. Department of Justice.
WHAT IF I HAVE SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS?
If you are attending an in-restaurant brunch or dinner and have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The chefs at these events will do their best to accommodate special dietary needs, but we emphasize this is only a request. All requests must be received two weeks prior to the festival.
While chefs provide a variety of food offerings at our events, all major tasting events are not able to accommodate special dietary needs or food allergies.
TICKETS AND EVENTS
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE TICKET PRICE FOR AF&WF EVENTS?
Everything you need for a good time! Festival tickets are all-inclusive. Once you have purchased your tickets, there are no additional charges for food, drinks, or gratuity at any Atlanta Food & Wine Festival event.
WHEN WILL AF&WF TICKETS GO ON SALE?
Early bird ticket pricing for tasting tents & auxiliary tasting events will launch on June 23. This limited time pricing will be valid through June 30. Limited ticket quantities available. General ticket sales will launch on July 1.
HOW DO I RECEIVE MY TICKETS?
Upon purchase of a ticket(s), the purchaser will receive a confirmation email with the receipt for the purchase and the electronic ticket from our ticketing platform, Squad Up, within 15 minutes after the order is placed.
If you do not receive your tickets, please check your spam folder or email A21events@squadup.com.
Please print your tickets at home or bring your mobile ticket to the event. NOTE: we prefer you to bring the email on your mobile device. Please also bring a Photo ID with you to gain access to the event.
HOW DO I ACCESS MY MOBILE TICKETS?
Accessing mobile tickets is simple and saves the hassle of printing a paper ticket.
2. Select the event you wish to download your mobile tickets for and click “View Ticket.”
3. When viewing the individual ticket, click “Download Passbook” (for Apple devices) or click “Download Ticket” (for all other devices). Once saved in your mobile wallet, then you will always have easy access even with no cellular connectivity.
CAN I ENTER WITH ANY AF&WF EVENT WITH A MOBILE TICKET?
Yes! Guests can enter your Festival event(s) of choice by using a mobile based ticket. Accessing your mobile ticket is simple by downloading the SquadUp App or visiting SquadUp.com and logging in with your SquadUp ticket account email address and password.
WILL EVENTS SELL OUT?
Most likely. There is a set capacity for each event and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot expand the capacity of any event to accommodate additional guests.
ARE TICKETS REFUNDABLE? CAN I SWITCH TICKETS FOR ANOTHER EVENT?
All tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged. Ticket sales are final.
Does an event get canceled with bad weather?
While many of our events are indoors, those that are outdoors will happen rain or shine! All tickets are non-refundable.
IS THERE A SPECIAL TICKET PRICE FOR PEOPLE WHO DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL?
No, there is not a discount for people who do not drink alcohol. There will be non-alcoholic beverage offerings available at every official festival event.
DOES THE FESTIVAL OFFER A PAYMENT PLAN OPTION?
Yes, you can split your payment into multiple installments by selecting the payment plan option at check-out on SquadUp.
CAN I BUY TICKETS AT THE DOOR?
Tickets cannot be purchased at the door at any AF&WF event, except for our series of intimate dinners and brunches, which have limited seating capacities and shut down sales 3 days prior unless sold out prior.
Tickets to festival events are available online at atlfoodandwinefestival.com. During the week of the festival, you can continue to purchase tickets online. Events do sell out quickly, so we encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance!
IS THERE A DRESS CODE FOR THE EVENT?
WHAT COVID-19 PROCEDURES IS AF&WF TAKING?
The health & wellbeing of our guests and employees is our top priority. All venues will be following and practicing CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of our staff & guests.
WHAT ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED TO BRING TO AN AF&WF EVENT?
The following items are PROHIBITED.
- Firearms, explosives, and weapons of any kind (including pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc.)
- Outside food or beverage (including alcohol) of any kind
- Illegal and illicit substances of any kind; drugs or drug paraphernalia
- Chairs, blankets, and lawn umbrellas
- Noise making devices: air horns, drums, whistles
- Drones or any other remote flying device
- Pets (except service animals)
- Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, giveaways, samples, etc.
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)
- Atlanta Checker Cab (404) 351-1111
- Yellow Cab (678) 613-9809
WHERE SHOULD I STAY ?
AF&WF will be offering out of town guests special rates at our official hotel partner, the Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta. To take advantage of AF&WF’s rates for individual bookings during festival weekend, please click here.
WHICH AIRPORT SHOULD I FLY INTO FOR AF&WF?
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the major airport operating in Atlanta, Georgia, closest to the festival.
WHERE CAN I PARK?
Parking for AF&WF’s tasting tents is limited. Ride share is preferred. Entry to the festival’s tasting tents is at Historic Fourth Ward Park’s North Entrance at 665 North Ave NE.
All restaurants for our AF&WF intimate dinners & brunch events offer parking options on site.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BECOMING A SPONSOR?
Please reach out to Anthony and James from our sponsorship team by clicking here.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BECOMING A PARTICIPATING CHEF/RESTAURANT?
Please reach out to Shannon and Celina by clicking here.
HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?
AF&WF volunteer registration opens on Monday, July 25, 2022. Please click here for more details.