Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival Launches Eat. Drink. Cowtown., A Progressive Party Celebrating Local Food and Beverage Community October 19-25, 2020

September 10, 2020

With the cancelation of the 2020 Festival, event leadership instead shines a spotlight on local restaurants and watering holes, encouraging patrons to support the Tarrant County food and beverage community. The weeklong event will feature special curbside and delivery options.

The week of October 19-25, 2020, it’s time to support the local Tarrant County culinary community. The Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival is organizing a weeklong celebration called EAT. DRINK. COWTOWN., during which patrons can enjoy curbside or delivery specials, unique pairings, and more, from participating restaurants and watering holes. 

“EAT. DRINK. COWTOWN. is taking place of the postponed 2020 Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival. We’re showcasing all the good things to eat and drink around town and remind the community how incredible our local restaurants and bars are,” said Julie Eastman, Executive Director of the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival and Foundation. “We’re highlighting the robust talent and hospitality in Cowtown, inviting patrons to visit as many local restaurants, bars, breweries, distilleries, and wineries as safely as possible. We’re all in this together, and we’re strong because we’re locals supporting locals.”

Participants are creating special deals specifically for the EAT. DRINK. COWTOWN. week. They’ve devised daily offerings, inventive food-and-drink pairings, or new, inventive to-go family meals that patrons can have delivered or pick up curbside. Visit the Festival’s website for up-to-date offerings.

Dozens of local favorites are on board, including Big Kat Burgers; Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine; Brewed; Brix Barbecue; Dayne’s Craft Barbecue; Del Norte Tacos; Dough Boy Donuts; Ellerbe Fine Foods; Fixe Southern House; Four Sisters-A Taste of Vietnam; FunkyTown Donuts; Grace; Joy Macarons; Little Red Wasp; Mac’s on Main; Magdalena’s; Melt Ice Creams; Pearl Snap Kolaches; Proper; Rack Attack BBQ; Rahr & Sons Brewing; Reata; Stir Crazy Baked Goods; Tributary Café; Waters; and many more. The Festival is adding participating businesses to this page.

“The pandemic has been particularly cruel to the service industry, and we want to take a moment to support them for all they do for the Festival, for local patrons, for non-profit events year-in and year-out. Now is the time to let your local restaurants and bars know that you want them to stick around,” commented Russell Kirkpatrick, Festival co-founder.

The Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival supports the Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to culinary and beverage education and certification. In 2020, the Foundation redirected its support to the local restaurant industry, providing more than $106,000 in restaurant employee relief during the COVID-19 crisis to date. Ongoing fundraising continues to provide financial relief to local food-and-beverage industry employees suffering hardships during the pandemic. To donate to the relief fund, click here. To apply on behalf of your employee, click here.

Find out more about EAT. DRINK. COWTOWN. offerings and make your plans at 

About the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival

The Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival is North Texas’ most celebrated cuisine and beverage festival, taking place over four days and nights in venues around our thriving culinary community. The festival’s growing roster of talented chefs and food artisans, as well as craft brewers and distinctive vintners, bring a range of tastes, styles and methods that reflect the diversity of the city itself. We also offer events leading up to the festival, including Shooting with the Chefs and Reserve Wine Tasting. In-person gatherings are currently on hold. For more details, visit the Festival’s website, Instagram, or Facebook.

About the Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation

Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable foundation that is funded by proceeds from the annual Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival. The Foundation celebrates local culinary talent today while also helping protect it for tomorrow, funding culinary scholarships, classroom grants and more, creating bright futures for local students, their families, and the community. For more information, visit FWFWF online.