Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival Marks Triumphant Return After Two Year Hiatus With Spring Festival Tickets Officially On-Sale NOW 

December 1, 2021 | Holland Sanders |

The Fort Worth Food + Foundation will Delight Guest Over FOUR Incredible 

Days, Six Events, and Over 100 Brilliant Chefs, Spring 2022

Fort Worth, TX (December 1, 2021) -- The Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation announced today the official return of the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival (March 31 - April 3, 2022) with the launch of early bird individual tickets and special packages. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic and the successful launch of a mini fall festival, the FWFWF is thrilled to fully welcome back Fort Worth foodies for four days of unparalleled culinary experiences. There's something for everyone to enjoy with returning favorites and brand new experiences. From a special festival kickoff event featuring a one-of-a-kind collaborative dinner with nationally celebrated James Beard Award-Winning Chef Chris Shepherd to Vietnam with Funkytown favorite Chef Tuan Pham to the return of the classic Tacos + Tequila event followed by a special NiteBites bringing a street market flair and the Music, food, and drink with Burgers, Brews + Blues to The Main Event, the 2022 Festival will be bigger and better than ever before. Events do sell out, so FWFWF encourages guests to start purchasing tickets today! 


When asked about the return of the signature Festival event, FWFWF Executive Director Julie Eastman said, "We are thrilled to be hosting the festival again. The pandemic hit the restaurant industry harder than most and our local restaurants have had to work so hard to survive. The Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival is all about celebrating them and giving them a chance to show off what they do best with the support and much deserved celebration from our North Texas community!”


Starting today, tickets are available online at and begin at $50. Throughout the entire month of December, FWFWF is offering a limited-time, early-bird discount for their longtime supporters and foodies. Guests can purchase a weekender package including early entry to all events and Culinary Corral tickets for only $515 -- a total saving of $100! For the first time ever, guests who purchase the Weekender Pass will gain access to the VIP tent. Each event offers a unique lineup of menu options and one-of-a-kind experiences that can’t be missed. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend any of the Spring Events. 


The Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival will feature over 100 exceptional wines, craft beers, and spirits from near and far to pair perfectly with food from the best chefs and restaurateurs Panther City has to offer. With six signature events and a special limit-seating collaborative dinner, including


  • Special Collaborative Dinner: 
    Houston to Ho Nai -- Thursday, March 31, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm  
    Take a trip around the world by way of Houston with nationally celebrated James Beard Award-Winning Chef Chris Shepherd to Vietnam with Funkytown favorite Chef Tuan Pham (of Four Sisters – A Taste of Vietnam). This seated four-course dinner will include drink pairings and will be a collaboration sure to excite and delight! Every guest receives an autographed copy of Shepherd’s new book, Cook Like a Local: Flavors That Can Change How You Cook and See the World.


  • Tacos + Tequila -- Thursday, March 31, 7 pm - 10 pm
    Enjoy the ultimate classic of tacos and tequila that Funkytown has to offer. From the traditional to the inventive, this fan-favorite can’t be missed! Eighteen chefs and 12 tequila vendors will bring their most delicious grub to this Thursday night event.


  • The Main Event -- Friday, April 1, 5:30 pm - 9 pm 
    More than 100 exceptional wines, craft beers, and spirits from near and far will pair perfectly with bites from 27 of the best North Texas chefs, restaurateurs, artisan producers, and crafters. This signature event will be one for the books!


  • Nite Bites -- Friday, April 1, 8:30 pm - 11 pm
    Sip a proper Texas cocktail courtesy of TX Whiskey, enjoy sweet somethings, savory snacks, and dance the night away. 16 Chefs and 14 mixologists will whip and blend delectable eats and drinks. Guests can enjoy a street-market flair topped with beats and tunes brought by a local DJ.


  • Culinary Corral -- Saturday, April 2, 11 am - 2 pm 
    Brunch the day away with a three-hour celebration of the best of the fest with 25 Chefs and 35 beverage vendors. The Culinary Corral features a tasting tent, beer garden, and live music. Guests can wander, taste, and sip to their hearts’ delight!


  • Burgers, Brews + Blues -- Saturday, April 2, 5 pm - 9 pm
    Celebrating a trio of all-American classics – sliders, craft beer, and blues. This rockin’ party on ranchland along the Trinity River will feature 13 chefs grilling up their best mini-burgers, and craft breweries will pour two of their signature brews. Celebrity judges will choose their favorite burger while guests select a fan favorite for burgers and beer. Live blues will take the event to the next level!


  • Ring of Fire -- Sunday, April 3, 1 pm - 4 pm 
    Twenty-two pitmasters and chefs, and 15 beverage vendors will take the cookout concept to a whole new level.  Joining the classics, like BBQ, will be exotic meat dishes and other surprising additions – all paired with wine, beer, and spirits set to the beat of a live band. You won’t want to miss this event featuring one of the culinary world’s hottest trends!

For more information about Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation or to set up an interview, please email


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ABOUT 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.