FAQs

Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival FAQs

What does the festival benefit?

All proceeds benefit the Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation 501(c)(3), whose mission is to support culinary endeavors by creating scholarships for culinary students. Over $70,000 has already been awarded to deserving candidates.

What do guests receive if they purchased a VIP Festival Pass?

Our VIP passes grant exclusive access into all five festival events – with early entry and major savings. Plus, you get the festival’s signature tasting tray and wine glass. It’s not just the festival’s best deal – it’s the best way to enjoy the finest food and drinks that Fort Worth has to offer. VIP passes do not include the CenterStage event.

Are children allowed at events?

No. All festival events are 21-and-older and no children or infants (in strollers or carriers) are allowed to attend any festival event.

I’m coming from out of town. Where should I stay?

The FWFWF has partnered with the Hilton Garden Inn Fort Worth Medical Center to offer guests a special rate.

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Are dogs allowed at any of the outdoor events?

No. Pets are not allowed at any events.

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.

Are tickets refundable?

All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges for purchased tickets.

What do 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 are 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.

Do I have to pay for food and drinks once I’m inside the event?

Your ticket covers all food and beverages consumed at the event. Just bring your appetite and enjoy responsibly!

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?

While many of our events are indoors, those that are outdoors will happen! We have a backup location for Burgers, Brews + Blues, if needed. Check the event page for updates in case of bad weather. 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.”

Where do I park?

Parking will vary for each event. Please refer to the specific event page regarding your parking options for the event that you are attending. Also, we encourage our patrons to use Uber or cabs when possible.