A Celebration of Food, Wine, Beer, Spirits, Music, & Fun in Asheville



In 2017 Asheville is the number one “New Top Cities for Wine in the United States” by the Travel Chanel. 


The 2017 Asheville Wine & Food Festival makes it possible to sample every delicious flavor Asheville has to offer. The GRAND TASTING WEEKEND is the largest culinary gathering of its kind in downtown Asheville. Join the Festivalians gathered to experience a riot of local and international wineries, local area breweries, distilleries, restaurateurs, chefs, farmers, and artisan food producers. Meet farmers, chefs, authors, and artisan beverage makers, as well as regional crafters. Culinary events will take place throughout the days including the Chef Series and the International Wine Competition.


Your ticket for entry allows you to sample the best restaurants, chefs, wines, spirits, and brews at no additional cost.



Click on the image to view the Program Guide you receive at the Festival



You may purchase for your enjoyment wines by the glass, bottle or case, prepackaged food products, and handcrafted mountain products.


Friday Grand Tasting   -   August 18, 2017      1:00 PM Pack Square Park until 5:00 PM


Meet and enjoy the many flavors of local and regional restaurants, wineries, distilleries, breweries and hand crafted foods.

Friday Evening, take advantage of the many restaurants, breweries and bars as they offer special opportunities for you to know more about Asheville.


Saturday Grand Tasting   -   August 19, 2017      1:00 PM Pack Square Park until 5:00 PM


Visit many of the vendors and exhibitors you missed on Friday and meet new restaurants, wineries, distilleries, breweries and hand crafted artisian foods.


Saturday "Sweet & Savory"   -   August 19, 2017      6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Renaissance Hotel Ball Room just a few steps from the outdoor festival. (note this is a change from 4:00pm)





Enjoy more of your favorite Desserts, restaurants, wines, brews and cocktails in luxury as you listen to great music and relax in a spacious setting. We have taken SWEET and morphed it again into a gala event to celebrate the 9th Asheville Wine & Food Festival. Everyone here is a VIP!  This event is reserved for ticket holders of the "Full Weekend Ticket"  or "Pack Square Saturday plus Sweet & Savory" Tickets


Use the AWFF17 festival app to plan your visit, rate your favorite vendors, tag friends and share your experience with other festival goers all weekend long!

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If you experience difficulties in ordering your tickets on-line please call 828-239-9400 and leave us your name, telephone number and the problem you've experienced and we'll call you back shortly. If you have questions about the festival email us at info@ashevillewineandfood.com