Dispersed throughout the city, the 2017 Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival (March 30-April 1) highlights a unique palette of food and beverages in North Texas. If you consider yourself a foodie, it’s a great way to enjoy a weekend in Fort Worth and discover all of the restaurants in the area to add to your list of places to visit. From burgers to brisket and tacos to ice cream, you can taste it all.
The fun kicks off Thursday with a truly Texas experience.
Thursday, March 30 — BBQ Showdown
Watt Arena at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 6–9 p.m.
Texas pit masters will culminate at the home of the annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, Will Rogers Memorial Center to vie for the popular title, “The Best BBQ of the FWFWF.”
Friday, March 31 — Main Event
Pier 1 Imports Building, 6–9 p.m.
With perfect pairings and a true taste of the area’s diverse cuisine, the Main Event is one not to be missed if you consider yourself a foodie. The Pier 1 Imports Building sets the scene for an elegant evening where you can try over 100 wines, craft beers and spirits along with the DFW’s foremost fare.
Friday, March 31 — Desserts After Dark
Panther Island Pavilion, 9–11:30 p.m.
Friday nights were made for drinks, dancing and desserts. You’ll find it all at Panther Island Pavilion where a dozen pastry chefs, mixologists and DJ Jason Esquire will not disappoint.
Saturday, April 1 — Rise + Dine: A Brunch-Inspired Tasting
Pier 1 Imports Building, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Kick-start your Saturday with a brunch for the books. Wash down a plethora of brunch dishes with your libation of choice. Of course, no brunch is complete without a mimosa or Bloody Mary bar.
Saturday, April 1 — Burgers, Brews + Blues
The Heart at the Ranch at Clearfork, 6–9 p.m.
When it comes to outdoor events, it’s hard to find a more perfect venue than the Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork. The strings of lights hanging from the trees and the friendly chefs grilling up the most creative sliders, will make you feel like you’re in your neighbor’s backyard.
Event tickets can be purchased individually and range from $55-$125. Your ticket includes all food and beverages offered at the event. For the true experience though, go all in for a VIP pass — providing you exclusive access and early entry to all five events. And bonus: not only will you save, but you’ll leave with the festival’s signature tasting tray and wine glass as souvenirs. Keep in mind, all events are open to those 21 and up. Start preparing your appetite and get your tickets today.
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