Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival FAQs

What does the festival benefit?

All proceeds benefit the Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation 501(c)(3). The Foundation’s mission is to support culinary endeavors by creating scholarships and grants to support local culinary students. More than $150,000 has already been awarded to deserving candidates.

How much food and drink do I get once I’m inside the event?

Your ticket covers all of the food and beverages you can (responsibly) consume at the event. Just bring your appetite and enjoy!

What is a FWFWF Connoisseur?

The Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation’s new Connoisseur Program is the best way for discerning foodies to experience our culinary community. Get all the details here.

Are children allowed at events?

No. All festival events are restricted to ages 21-and-older, and no children or infants (in strollers or carriers) are allowed to attend any festival event.

Are dogs allowed at any of the outdoor events?

No. Pets are not allowed at any events.

Will tickets be sold at the door?

Many events will be sold out. We encourage all interested guests to purchase tickets in advance. Some events may allow ticket purchase at the door, but in most cases we will not know if this will be available until the day of the event.

Are tickets refundable?

All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges for purchased tickets.

What can I do if I have a food allergy?

Due to the size of the events and the number of people being served, our chefs cannot make accommodations for food allergies. However, there is a wide variety of items available and we encourage you to ask chefs and vendors if the item being served contains anything you are allergic to so you may avoid any such foods.

I didn’t get a chance to buy shirts at the events. Can I buy them online?

Absolutely! T-shirts are available for purchase via Flavour Gallery.

Is there a dress code?

As a general guideline, we suggest “smart casual” attire for our events. Comfortable shoes are encouraged.

What happens in the case of bad weather?

While many of our events are indoors, those that are outdoors will continue in a backup location! Check the event page for updates in case of bad weather. All tickets are nonrefundable.

Is there seating at the events?

There is some seating at the events, although it is limited. Most events will be “walk-around.” Guests are not permitted to bring chairs.

Where do I park?

Parking is available on-site at Heart of the Ranch and Whiskey Ranch. However, we encourage guests to use a ride share service or cab when possible.

For events on Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6, we’re partnering with The Shops at Clearfork to offer a free shuttle service from The Shops to Heart of the Ranch. Guests may park in a surface lot or Orange or Blue Garage and walk to the shuttle load/unload zone on Gage Avenue at the Plaza. The service will run from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday.