Atlanta Food Wine Festival Set to Return Early Bird Pricing Now Available

As the city of Atlanta continues to suffer the cruel nature of Old Man winter twice in as many weeks, it may be pretty hard to imagine the sunny skies, warm temperatures and hosts of activities that are solely made for outdoor enjoyment. However, if you can manage to see past all of the snow and ice seemingly populating Atlanta at every turn, you should get excited about one of the city's best culinary festivals returning. That's right Atlanta foodies, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is set to return this summer with even more delicious food and spirits than ever before! The good news is that early bird pricing has recently opened up, so if this is an event that always finds its way on your "to-do" list for the summer season, now is the time to get your tickets early and for a great price. Read on to find out more! Atlanta Food & Wine Festival returns May 29 - June 1, 2014 to Midtown Atlanta for its fourth year.

Ticket buyers are encouraged to purchase during our early bird pre-sale with the lowest pricing of the Festival season beginning now and continuing through Friday, February March 14. The first Festival to celebrate the South as a culinary destination, this four-day event is designed to lead guests on journey through the region. With an extensive catalogue of programs and events, guests will eat, drink and learn about the South's rich food and beverage traditions from the region's best talent. The weekend offers three distinct activities: Learning Experiences, Tasting Experiences, and Dinners & Events. The Learning Experiences include smart and entertaining cooking and cocktail demonstrations, tasting seminars and panel discussions all designed by industry leaders. The daily learning sessions are rounded off with the Festival's delicious Tasting Tents.

Unlike any other Festival tasting tents, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festivals are curated by chefs and feature a variety of tasting trails including; Chicken, Pig, Lamb, Breakfast, Seafood, Farm Fresh, Southern Snacks, Sweets & Sandwiches and Southern Wines & Spirits. The food trails are complimented by wine and spirits from other "Southern" regions around the globe like Southern Europe, South Africa and South America. In the evening dinners and events extend the Festival's learning and tasting programs to wrap up the day. Whether spending a few hours in the Tasting Tents, a day or three days with the Festival, guests will find their perfect Southern food and beverage experience. 2014 Ticketing packages include: Tasting Tent Pass - Food and beverage lovers will salivate at the mere mention of the culinary delights gracing this year's Tasting Tents.

Chefs choose favorite recipes to highlight their journey through the South while mixologists, sommeliers and brewers craft the perfectly complemented libation. Whether cravings include barbeque or soul food, Tasting Tents will satisfy all with its epicurean offerings. $100 per Tasting Tent ticket ($80 - early bird) Day Pass - Day Passes are ideal for curious food and beverage enthusiasts, desiring to not only taste incredible flavors but also to educate themselves through the top minds in the culinary world. Day Passes allow ticketholders to choose three Learning Experiences, including cooking and cocktail demonstrations, food and beverage tasting seminars and panel discussions, and to enjoy one Tasting Tent. Day Pass holders also receive a Festival gift bag. $185 per day ($150 - early bird) Three-Day Pass - If one day isn't enough (and when it comes to food gluttony, one day is never enough!), Atlanta Food & Wine Festival offers Three-Day Passes for guests looking to expand their tastes and minds. Ticketholders can choose nine Learning Experiences, enjoy three Tasting Tent sessions, receive a ticket to the Pig Out: Coastal Style party and leave with a Festival gift bag.