Prepare for the Festival: 5 Tips for the Best Experience

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

July 13, 2023

Prepare for the Festival: 5 Tips for the Best Experience

The 2023 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is approaching rapidly. Anticipation is building, and the only thing that can quell the excitement of delicious Southern cuisine is a checklist of necessary preparations. We all have some planning to do before we’re en route to the tasting tents in September. With that in mind, make it worthwhile and follow the tips below for a seamless joyride.

Safe Transportation

With free-flowing drinks, it is essential to have a safe and reliable plan to return home. Bring a designated driver or utilize a ride share. There will be plenty of beer, wines, and assorted cocktails available all weekend; be sure you make it home safely.

Find Childcare

If applicable, be sure to find someone to watch your little ones (pets included). AFWF is for adults aged 21 and above, and children will not be admitted.

Dress Comfortably

For our Gourmet Gatherings, including intimate dinners and brunches, please dress in accordance with the restaurant's ambiance. For our outdoor Tasting Tents, we suggest attire suitable for the weather. Between the 150+ tasting stations all weekend and the dance floor, you’ll be doing a lot of walking, so don't forget to wear shoes that allow you to walk comfortably. And remember to bring sunblock!

Stay Hydrated

When on your feet in the Atlanta heat, it is of the utmost importance to stay hydrated. Mix in a bottle or two of Deer Park water in between plates and beverages.

Pace Yourself

It’s hard to resist sampling everything with all the wonderful Southern food and drinks, but we all have limits. If you want to try everything on the menu at the tastings and events, consider purchasing an All Weekend Access ticket and spreading the fun over the course of the weekend.

Indulge in Luxury

Whether you're flying into Atlanta or looking for the perfect staycation, InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta is the place to be! Enjoy special rates of up to 30% off during festival week. To book your room, follow the link HERE.

Have Fun

Now you’re ready to have a good time and indulge in some of the best the South has to offer! Make sure to follow along on Instagram, Facebook, or TikTok.

Purchase tickets to the Tasting Tents online here. Tasting Tent tickets includes entrance and unlimited food and drinks.

Tickets to our intimate dining series, Gourmet Gatherings, are available now.

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