Savor the date, April 5-8, because Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival is one of the biggest events for Tarrant County foodies to not miss! The four-day event supporting theÂ FortÂ WorthÂ FoodÂ + Wine Foundation will bring a lineup of local and regional chefs participating in the fifth annual festivalÂ at venues across the city.
Choose from one or all of the below events!
Tacos + TequilaÂ kicks off the festival on Thursday night, and is a brand new event in the weekend lineup this year. Participating chefs include local favorites such as Keith Grober (Salsa LimÃ³n), Sarah Castillo (Taco Heads) and Chris Garcia (Del Norte Tacos).Â Thursday, April 5, 2018, 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.Â (BRIK Venue),Â $50 general admissions, $60 early entry
Friday night is the Main Event,Â and guests will see several returning favorites including Jon Bonnell (Bonnellâ€™s Fine Texas Cuisine), Robert Lyford (Patina Green Home and Market), Molly McCook (Ellerbe Fine Foods), Ben Merritt (Fixture) and others. Friday, April 6, 2018, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.Â (Pier 1 Imports Building), $125 general admission, $150 early entry
The party continues into the night with Desserts After Dark at Firestone & Robertsonâ€™s new 112-acre whiskey wonderland, Whiskey Ranch. Robbie Werner (Stir Crazy Baked Goods) and Lindsey Lawing (Sweet Lucyâ€™s Pies) return alongside last yearâ€™s favorite dessert winner, Katherine Sasser (Hurley House). Newcomer Liz Lanier (JOY Macarons) is also signed on for the event.Â Friday, April 6, 2018, 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.Â (Whiskey Ranch), $60 general admission, $70 early entry
Rise + Dine, a brunch event on Saturday,Â features festival newcomer, Cane Rosso, long-time supporter Brandon Moors (FunkyTown Donuts), along with a couple dozen otherÂ foodÂ and beverage participants. With renewed appetites, guests will sample offerings from Burgers, Brews + Blues chefs Terry Chandler (Fredâ€™s Texas Cafe), Daniel Pittman (LUCK) and 2017 event standouts Wade G. Chappell (Pearl Snap Kolaches) and Gerardo Pena (Rodeo Goat).Â Saturday, April 7, 2018, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Â (Pier 1 Imports Building), $65 general admission, $75 early entry
Catch Burgers, Brews + Blues on Saturday night. Thirteen chefs grill up their best mini-burgers and 22 craft breweries pour two different beers while celebrity judges and guests vote for their favorites.Â Saturday, April 7, 2018, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.Â (Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork),Â $70 general admission, $85 early entry
Closing out the festival on Sunday evening is the Pitmasters PicnicÂ with offerings from some the best barbecue joins from across the state including Blackâ€™s BBQ, BBQ on the Brazos, Lockhart Smokehouse and Kreuz Market.Â Â Sunday, April 8, 2018, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.Â (Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork) $65 general admission, $75 early entry
Want to go to all of the events? Purchase the Weekender Pass, and get early entry and all-you-can-eat-and-drink access to all six events. (Price: $450 ($65 in savings, compared to purchasing early entry tickets to each event individually). Get your weekend pass or single-day tickets here.
Photos courtesy of theÂ Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival.
Disclaimer: Events tickets were provides to the Dallas Food Nerd team, and all opinions are our own.