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Get prepped for tastings, libations, hands-on grilling demos, and more from the world’s rising cultural and culinary city. The Austin Food + Wine Festival returns with top chef talent, sommeliers and winemakers from across the nation and Austin’s own acclaimed gourmet scene for an experience unlike any other.

For 2016, we’ve packed your itinerary with more grill flares and top-shelf pairs, including up-close and personal access to culinary, wine and spirit talent at dozens of cooking demos, wine and cocktail seminars. Indulge in The Grand Taste Pavilion, showcasing over 50 of the finest beverages from across the nation, and 40 food artisans from Austin and beyond. Plus, pick up copies of inspiring cookbooks and get them signed by your favorite chefs in the Autograph Tent.

From tacos and tequila to grilling and grapes, spoil yourself with the sights, sounds and signature flavors that make Austin the hip destination it is today. For 2016 updates, follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.


Watch the country’s top chefs go head-to-head, adding their own take on the tortilla-wrapped treat. You’ll sample each inventive taco creation from the contenders and wash them all down with the perfect beer, wine or cocktail pairing.

Accompanied by the sounds of singer and songwriter Anderson East , Rock Your Taco will be an incredible evening to be a part of.


Each year, our larger-than-life Fire Pit features an accomplished lineup of chefs, grilling and smoking up the most mouthwatering eats you’ve yet to try. Swing by, grab a bite hot off the fire, and learn a little first-hand grilling advice from the pros.