The North Carolina Drinking Age is 21 years of age. You must bring your State Provided (or Passport) Proof Of Identification with you. No exceptions as this is a requirment of the NC Alcohol Beverage Commission. We do allow anyone under 21 years of age be admitted but they will not be allowed in the areas serving alcohol. All children older than 12 years of age must have tickets. The Asheville Wine & Food Festival would like for everyone attending to have a safe experience.