Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival FAQs

Why was the 2020 Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival moved to October?

In cooperation with the recommendations made by the Tarrant County Public Health Department regarding growing concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, the six signature festival events as well as the Hunt & Gather brunch and From Houston to Ho Nai dinner have been postponed to Oct. 22-25, 2020.

Can I get a refund for my April 2-5 Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival ticket?

Typically, our event has had a no refunds policy. However, in light of the unique situation surrounding COVID-19 and potential community health implications, all ticket purchasers may receive a refund for the full ticket price, minus service fees. To request your refund, please visit

Can I transfer my ticket for April to October?

Unfortunately, your April ticket cannot be transferred to the October event. The transactions are separate. Please request your refund through our ticketing partner, If you do not request a refund by April 15, 2020, your purchase will be considered a donation to the Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that provides local classroom grants and culinary scholarships.

Can I get a refund for my Hunt & Gather: A Brunch With Garden & Gun ticket?

Garden & Gun representatives will reach out to Hunt & Gather ticket holders directly with more details.

Which events will happen at the Oct. 22-25, 2020 festival?

We have begun the planning. Details will be announced in early summer.

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.

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 $200,000 has already been raised.

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, except service animals.

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.

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.