Foodies, listen up. The Austin Food + Wine Festival is this weekend at Auditorium Shores, so prepare for two days of good eating.
For its 11th year, the festival will showcase 80+ restaurants and dozens of local chefs on Saturday Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5.
Resale tickets are still available, starting at $208 for a single day pass and $316 for a weekend pass. Let’s dive into how to maximize your time at the festival.
Know before you go:
- Bags need to be clear or have only one pocket — all bags will be searched before entry.
- Reusable water containers are encouraged but must be empty upon arrival.
- Parking is available through Pavemint at the RiverSouth Garage and One Texas Center Garage.
- No one under the age of 21 is allowed at the festival.
- Tasting and Meet the Maker sessions fill up quickly, so you’ll want to get in line early. Pro tip: make the day’s schedule your home screen so you don’t miss any sessions.
Locals eats to try:
Learn how to make delicious dishes from eight chefs at the Demo Tent sessions. These four come from Austin:
- Fermín Núñez of Este | 1:45-2:15 p.m. | Saturday
- Graham Elliot of Far Out Hospitality | 4:45-5:15 p.m. | Saturday
- Kevin Fink of Emmer & Rye Hospitality Group and Ezov | 2:45-3:15 p.m. | Sunday
- Time Love of Lonesome Dove | 3:45-4:15 p.m. | Sunday
Fire Pit sessions offer festival-goers a chance to try some meats hot off the flame made by chefs from around the US. Here’s who hails from Austin:
Click here to view a full list of Texas-based restaurants participating.
Not able to make this fest? Check out our guide to every other festival happening this year.