FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL

WHAT IS THE ATLANTA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL (AFWF)?
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Since the festival’s inception in 2011, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival has raised a toast to the incomparable food, wine, beer and spirits of the South.

Tasting Tents: Friday, September 13 - Sunday, September 15 – Come eat, drink, and indulge at our grand marquis event! Tantalize your taste buds as you navigate through the diverse culinary and beverage offerings prepared by 60+ top chefs, mixologists and culinary personalities from Atlanta’s backyard to all of Georgia’s surrounding southern neighbors and beyond.

Intimate Brunches, Lunches & Dinners: Hosted throughout various restaurants across Atlanta, guests can enjoy specially curated menus by some of the most prolific chefs putting the South on the world's culinary map. Each all-inclusive experience will feature beverage pairings including beer, wine, champagne, and/or cocktails. Dates to be announced very soon!

WHAT ARE THE DATES OF AFWF 2024?
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The 2024 festival dates are Thursday, September 12 – Sunday, September 15. Please defer to the specific event pages for venue location information.

WHERE ARE AFWF EVENTS LOCATED?
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AFWF’s events are held in various locations throughout the greater Atlanta area. The festival’s signature tasting tents will take place at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Festival entry is available at Historic Fourth Ward Park’s Northern Entrance on 665 North Ave NE (located across the street from Ponce City Market). Please defer to event specific pages for venue details on AFWF’s gourmet gatherings and brunches.

DOES THE FESTIVAL BENEFIT ANY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS?
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This year’s festival will be benefiting Children of Conservation. Funds raised through the festival’s fundraising efforts will be going to Children of Conservation’s lunch program, which feeds underprivileged children attending the Twampane Community Primary and Secondary Schools in Zambia. Children of Conservation built the Secondary school to support children of the families who work at and around the Chimfunshi Chimpanzee Orphanage. Prior to Children of Conservation, these children ate one meal a day and only had protein once a week, leading to extensive absences and malnutrition. Now, they eat a wholesome protein lunch every day at school. In addition, funds raised will also go to the construction of a high school to allow these kids to continue their education.

ARE ALL AFWF EVENTS 21+?
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Yes, all AFWF events are 21 and older. A Valid ID is required for admission at all festival events. If event security cannot verify your age, you will not be admitted into the event. Anyone under the age of 21 will be refused entry and tickets will not be refunded.

CAN I BRING MY CHILD?
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All AFWF events are 21 and older. No children or infants (even in strollers or carriers) are allowed to attend any festival event.

ARE PETS ALLOWED AT ANY AFWF EVENTS?
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While we love your furry friends, no pets are allowed at any AFWF event. This includes emotional support animals, therapy animals, or companion animals. ONLY service animals are permitted. Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. All service animals must remain by the handler’s side at all times and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls. Anyone bringing a service animal WILL be responsible for and liable for any damage or injury the animal causes. For more information, please refer to the U.S. Department of Justice.

WHAT IF I HAVE SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS?
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If you are attending an in-restaurant brunch or dinner and have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please email info@teama21.com. The chefs at these events will do their best to accommodate special dietary needs, but we emphasize this is only a request. All requests must be received two weeks prior to the festival. While chefs provide a variety of food offerings at our events, all larger tasting events are not able to accommodate special dietary needs or food allergies.

IS THERE A DRESS CODE FOR THE EVENT?
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There is no enforced dress code; however, we recommend checking the local weather and dressing appropriately as some of our events may be outdoors.

TICKETS AND EVENTS

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE TICKET PRICE FOR AFWF EVENTS?
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Everything you need for a good time! Festival tickets are all-inclusive. Once you have purchased your tickets, there are no additional charges for food, drinks, or gratuity at any AFWF event.

WHEN WILL AFWF TICKETS GO ON SALE?  
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Our Exclusive PreSale for Tasting Tents presented by Goya Foods begins Thursday, May 23, 2024. Limited quantities are available.

HOW DO I RECEIVE MY TICKETS?
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Upon purchase of a ticket(s), the purchaser will receive a confirmation email with the receipt for the purchase and the electronic ticket from our ticketing platform, Ticketsauce. Please print your tickets at home or bring your mobile ticket to the event. NOTE: we prefer you to bring the email on your mobile device. Please also bring a Photo ID with you to gain access to the event.

WILL EVENTS SELL OUT?
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Most likely. There is a set capacity for each event and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot expand the capacity of any event to accommodate additional guests.

ARE TICKETS REFUNDABLE? CAN I SWITCH TICKETS FOR ANOTHER EVENT?
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All tickets are non-­refundable and cannot be exchanged. Ticket sales are final.

DOES AN EVENT GET CANCELED WITH BAD WEATHER?
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While many of our events are indoors, those that are outdoors will happen rain or shine! All tickets are non-refundable.

IS THERE A SPECIAL TICKET PRICE FOR PEOPLE WHO DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL?
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No, there is not a discount for people who do not drink alcohol. There will be non-alcoholic beverage offerings available at every official festival event.

CAN I BUY TICKETS AT THE DOOR?  
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Tickets cannot be purchased at the door at any AFWF event, except for our series of gourmet gatherings and brunches, which have limited seating capacities and shut down sales 3 days prior unless sold out prior. Tickets to festival events are available online at atlfoodandwinefestival.com. During the week of the festival, you can continue to purchase tickets online. Events do sell out quickly, so we encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance!

SAFETY MEASURES

WHAT ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED TO BRING TO AN AFWF EVENT?
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The following items are PROHIBITED.

- Outside food or beverage (including alcohol) of any kind

- Illegal and illicit substances of any kind; drugs or drug paraphernalia

- Chairs, blankets, and lawn umbrellas

- Noise making devices: air horns, drums, whistles

- Drones or any other remote flying device

- Pets (except service animals)

- Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, giveaways, samples, etc.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’VE HAD TOO MUCH TO DRINK?
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Please be responsible. There are a number of transportation and ride share options if your ability to drive is impaired.

- Safe Ride America (404) 888‐0887 *Safe Ride America is a nonprofit organization and will provide transportation for free if necessary.

- UBER Atlanta provides on-­demand sedan or SUV service. Download the UBER app to your iPhone or Android smart phone at www.uber.com or text an address and city to UBR-CAB (827-222)

- LYFT: Use your phone to go to your app store (the iOS App Store for iPhone and Google Play Store for Androids) Search for "Lyft" and install the free Lyft app.

- Atlanta Checker Cab (404) 351-1111

- Yellow Cab (678) 613-9809

TRAVEL

WHERE SHOULD I STAY?
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AFWF will be offering out of town guests special rates at our official hotel partner, the Intercontinental Buckhead Atlanta. To take advantage of AFWF’s rates for individual bookings during festival weekend, please click here. For blocks of 10+ or more rooms, please email group sales at icbsales@ihg.com.

WHICH AIRPORT SHOULD I FLY INTO FOR AFWF?
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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the major airport operating in Atlanta, Georgia, closest to the festival.

WHERE CAN I PARK?
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Parking for AFWF’s tasting tents is limited. Ride share is preferred. Entry to the festival’s tasting tents is at Historic Fourth Ward Park’s North Entrance at 665 North Ave NE. All restaurants for our AFWF gourmet gatherings & brunch events offer parking options on site.

GETTING INVOLVED

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BECOMING A SPONSOR?  
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Please reach out with your inquiry to Anthony Gordon Anthony@teama21.com.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT COLLABORATING AS AN INFLUENCER?
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Please reach out with your inquiry to team@greyfoxpr.com

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BECOMING A PARTICIPATING CHEF/RESTAURANT?  
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For chef/restaurant participation inquiries for AFWF 2024, please click here.

HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?
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AFWF volunteer registration opens on Monday, July 22, 2024.

CAN PRESS ATTEND EVENTS?
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Yes, press can attend official festival events. To apply for 2024 media passes, please click here. For media inquiries, please email team@greyfoxpr.com

STAY IN THE KNOW!

HOW CAN I STAY IN THE KNOW ON ALL THINGS AFWF?
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Sign up for our festival newsletter on the website and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

MORE QUESTIONS?

Additional Questions?
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Please send all other questions and inquiries to info@teama21.com

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