Experience Austin Food + Wine Festival

Endless tastings. Top restaurants. Celebrated chefs. Beer, wine & spirits. BBQ. Live music. A gourmet taco competition.

…all in one festival.

“…Auditorium Shores will be transformed into a food and drink paradise, filled with cook-offs, hands-on grilling, cooking lessons, gourmet wine and food, and much more.” – Do512

All weekend long you’ll explore rows of renowned Central Texas chefs from top-rated restaurants, serving up their signature bites. Along the way sample sips from an array of wine and spirits exhibitors.

Bring home some pro-level skills by checking out our Culinary Demos (featuring Monogram Appliances) and Tasting Sessions, led by some of today’s most celebrated chefs, master sommeliers, and mixologists. Learn how to cook some seriously impressive dishes and refine your palate with award-winning winemakers and brewmasters.

Enjoy perfectly-smoked food hot off the grill from locally and nationally-acclaimed pitmasters at the Fire Pit. Swing by and grab a bite as you taste your way through the festival. Austin loves it’s BBQ, after all.

Get your own grilling station and expert step-by-step instruction from famed Chef Tim Love at Grillin’ and Chillin’. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, it’s the perfect place to expand your skills. The best part? Eat your masterpieces while sipping on chilled wine and cocktails throughout the night.

Rock Your Taco – everyone’s favorite gourmet taco competition – is back. Award-winning chefs put forward their best taco creations for you to try, as you sip specially prepared cocktails and dance the night away to live music.

Our Thursday night kick-off event Feast Under The Stars offers an intimate, 5-course meal prepared by expert chefs – all with the Austin skyline as your backdrop. Enjoy each course al fresco with carefully selected wine and cocktail pairings.

Some of our favorite partners and most revered brands bring you even more to do at the festival. Whether you’re grabbing a customized cutting board, snapping a picture at one of our many photo opps, or tasting even more food, wine and cocktails, there’s plenty of immersive activities to experience around the park.