A Celebration of Asheville’s Food and Libations



Saturday, August 23, 2014

U.S. Cellular Center | 87 Haywood St., Asheville


Grand Tasting "Early Bird" VIP Tickets available for a limited time only! Get in one hour earlier, enjoy food, drink, and entertainment not available to General Admission ticket holders for just a few dollars more! We only use TicketMaster for all Grand Tasting Tickets. It is safe and easy.

Please Note: Your VIP Ticket will be labeled as VIP and may state General Admission Area, but will scan as a VIP upon entrance!


Even for locals, it’s still almost impossible to sample every delicious flavor the region has to offer, but The Grand Tasting comes pretty close. On Saturday, August 23, the U.S. Cellular Center will house the largest gathering of its kind in downtown Asheville. Last year, nearly 125 local and international wine distributors and makers, a bevy of local Beer City and area brewers, regional distillers, restaurateurs and chefs, farmers, and artisan food producers will line the concourse and ground floor of the arena. Meet farmers, chefs, cookbook authors, and artisan makers, as well as select nonprofits and regional crafters. Cooking demonstrations will take place throughout the day, as well as the Amateur Winemaker Competition. And you won’t want to miss the  WNC Chefs Challenge finale when the Best Chef in WNC will be revealed.



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