Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival FAQs

How can I help support local restaurants and small businesses?

The Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival was founded with the purpose of growing and celebrating Fort Worth’s culinary scene. Supporting local restaurants, bars and small businesses, when the opportunities arise, is going to continue to be important to our city. Visit our Donate page to learn more.

What does the festival and other foundation events benefit?

All proceeds benefit the Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation 501(c)(3). The Foundation’s mission is to honor the distinctive nature of Fort Worth cooking, food, beverage, and culinary traditions by promoting national and regional attention to the Fort Worth scene and assisting and sustaining chefs, restaurants, and the local ranching and farming communities to raise funds for local grant programs and culinary scholarships; to elevate the skills and culinary knowledge of the general consumer; and to provide internship experiences for those interested in pursuing a career in public relations or marketing.

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

Your ticket to the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival 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, except service animals.

Will tickets to the festival be sold at the door?

Tickets to Fall Edition events will be sold at the door.

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?

All signature events are held outside. If the weather during an event would be dangerous, the event would be cancelled. If a little rain joins us for an event, we will still be there and the food and drinks will taste just as good. 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.