What to expect at this year’s Austin Food + Wine Festival

Get ready for some wining and dining.

A person grilling food.

From the fire pit to tasting sessions, you won’t run out of bites at this festival.

Photo provided by Austin Food + Wine Festival

As if you needed more weekend plans (see our Texas Book Fest breakdown here), this weekend is also the Austin Food + Wine Festival. The decade-old festival celebrates several days of eating, drinking, and general good cookin’.

The festival takes place at Auditorium Shores on Saturday + Sunday. The scheduling of events includes:

  • Demos with chefs such as Kevin Fink + Fermín Nuñez
  • Tasting sessions
  • “Meet the Maker” events, including one with Dos Hombres founders Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul
  • A fire pit with foods from local artists
  • The annual “Rock Your Taco” competition

If you can’t swing the $625 all-in tickets, there are also some individual dinners taking place as part of the festival:

  • Fri., Nov. 4 at Maie Day — $150 per person
  • Fri., Nov. 4 at Canje — $175 per person
  • Sat., Nov. 5 at Este — $115 per person

See which chefs will be present + check out a map.

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