WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE? Two hours is more than enough time to leisurely walk through the festival and visit all 40 vendors. Registration is only open 30 minutes prior to the tasting session. Doors will open as per it's designated time. Don't worry if you get there after the tasting session starts, you'll still have plenty time to sample all of the festival offerings.
WHAT DOES MY TICKET INCLUDE? Your ticket includes tastings of artisan breads, cheeses, fruit preserves, cured meats, oils and more paired with beer, wine and cider.
WHAT DOES MY VIP SUPER PASS INCLUDE? Your ticket includes an all access pass to all tasting sessions, VIP entry, Early Admission at 3pm, access to VIP Lounge and Valet Parking. VIP Lounge will have hors d'oeuvres from Chef Dave Krog of Dory Memphis, exclusive wine & bourbon pairings from Southern Glazer's, beer pairings from Crosstown Brewing Co. and swag bags courtesy of Yelp Memphis.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
This is a 21+ event so we require you to bring Valid I.D.
Please bring your printed or digital ticket. We will scan it upon arrival.
Please prepare yourself to have free hands. You will have a tasting board and glass with a brochure to keep your hands busy.
IS THERE A DRESS CODE FOR THE EVENT? Dress to impress in casual summer attire.
DO I NEED TO BRING CASH? We recommend that you do. We will be able to accept cash and all major credit cards.
I WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER! Great! Please fill out the sign-up form here.
DO NOT LINE UP- You will have access and PLENTY of time to visit all 40 vendors - come back to the table later if more than six people are waiting. If a vendor has a line-up, it's likely because their product needs to be prepped to serve. Mingle! Wander! Explore!
This is a sample festival. Each vendor is exhibiting their product in sample sizes, not meal sizes. Make sure you come ready to take your time and taste everything.
WHAT IS A ZERO WASTE EVENT? The Craft Food & Wine Festival is a Zero Waste Event, which simply means our goal is to have zero waste being sent to the landfill. The Compost Fairy is managing our efforts to make a more sustainable Memphis. You’ll see signs about all the cups, plates, napkins & food being compostable. We’ve been planning with all our vendors & partners to divert prep materials. There will be places for you to deposit your compostable & recyclables when you’re done enjoying them. There will be plenty Sustainable Volunteers on hand at the event, if you want to learn more.
WILL IT BE BUSY? Yes! The event will sell out which means it will be a full house. Please take your time between vendors. Two hours is plenty of time to taste all the vendor's product.
WHAT WILL THE PORTIONS BE LIKE? Keep in mind all vendors are providing a sample of their product. So each food sample ranges between 0.5 - 3 ounce servings. Beverage samples will be between 1 - 4 ounces.
SHOP AT THE EVENT Festival ticket holders will also have access to an exclusive on-site mercantile. You will be able to purchase cheeses, oils, meats, coasters, pork rinds and other products at our pop-up shop. Tasting something you love at the festival and bringing it home with you that evening.