Food and Wine Festival returns to Fort Worth, TX

Proceeds benefit a nonprofit that raises money for culinary scholarships

Proceeds benefit a nonprofit that raises money for culinary scholarships

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What’s better than a weekend full of good food, drinks, and company? A festival that includes all three. The Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival (FWFWF) is back and we’re here to remind you to grab your last-minute tickets before they sell out.

Back and better than ever

Considered to be one of North Texas’ most celebrated festivals, FWFWF is bringing back its full-scale event at the Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork spanning four delicious days and nights from Thurs., March 31 to Sun., April 3.

In 2020, the food fest was canceled because of the pandemic. A trimmed-down version was held this past fall. Executive Director Julie Eastman commented that this year’s event is all about celebrating local restaurants hit hard by the pandemic + giving them a chance to showcase what they do in support of our community.

Burgers, Brews + Blues, 2019 | Photo via tasteoffortworth

Burgers, Brews + Blues, 2019 | Photo via tasteoffortworth

Tastiest tickets in town

FWFWF will feature seven events that showcase bites from local chefs along with 100+ wines, craft beers, and spirits. Bonus: Your ticket covers all the food and beverages you can (responsibly) consume.

Thurs., March 31

  • From Houston to Ho Nai | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | BRIK Venue | Tickets: $195 | A four-course meal of Asian-influenced Texas cooking prepared by two great talents.
  • Tacos + Tequila | 8-10 p.m. | Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork | Tickets: $50+ | A fan-favorite event — we think the name speaks for itself.

Fri., April 1

  • The Main Event | 6:30-9 p.m | Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork | Tickets: SOLD OUT | A night of bottomless spirits paired perfectly with food from local chefs.
  • Nite Bites | 9-11 p.m. | Whiskey Ranch | Tickets: $60+ | Think mixologist-made drinks, a local DJ, and snacks both sweet + savory.

Sat., April 2

  • Culinary Corral | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork | Tickets: $85 | Your not-so-typical Saturday brunch spanning three hours.
  • Burgers, Brews + Blues | 6-9 p.m. | Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork | Tickets: $80+ | An all-American kind of party with burgers, brews, and live music.

Sun., April 3

  • Ring of Fire | 2-4 p.m. | Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork | Tickets: $85+ | Think hibachi grill with open-flame cooking + smoked meats.
Pig roast at FWFWF

Chow down on some of the best food in the city | Photo via eatthisfortworth

Know before you go

Locations

  • BRIK Venue, 501 S. Calhoun St.
    • Event: From Houston to Ho Nai
    • Parking: There is a 60-spot parking lot onsite as well as surrounding street parking.
    • Facilities: Restrooms are available at the venue.
  • Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork, 5000 Clearfork Main St.
    • Events: Tacos + Tequila, The Main Event, Culinary Corral, Burgers, Brews + Blues, Ring of Fire: A Next-Level Cookout
    • Parking: Free parking is available on site, or drop your car at The Shops at Clearfork Orange Garage and hop on the shuttle in front of Carter’s Coffee on Gage Avenue. Ridesharing is also encouraged.
    • Facilities: The festival will have portable buildings with full restrooms, sinks, and air conditioning.
  • Whiskey Ranch, 4250 Mitchell Blvd.
    • Event: Nite Bites
    • Parking: The private venue has parking onsite. Check-in at the gatehouse off Mitchell Blvd.
    • Facilities: Restrooms are available at the venue.
Map highlighting the FWFWF locations in Fort Worth, TX.

Click on the interactive map to get directions to the FWFWF event locations. | Map via Proxi

Policies

The FWFWF is adults-only (21+). Children or infants are not allowed to attend. Pets, except for service animals, are also not permitted.

Food accommodations

Due to the size of the festival, chefs will not be accommodating food allergies, so be sure to check with vendors about the recipes’ ingredients. If a fare has something you’re allergic to, there should be plenty of other options.

For vegetarians, the Culinary Corral is the most diverse event offering the widest variety of food. Menus are not available in advance, but there are sure to be delicious meat-free eats from seasoned chefs.

What to wear

The festival coordinators suggest “smart casual” attire for the events. All signature events will be held outside and will only be canceled if the weather conditions are dangerous. Keep an eye on the weather to see if you need to bring an umbrella.

Strap on your comfortable shoes because the events are “walk-around” + limited seating will be available. Outside chairs are not permitted.

Stay up-to-date on chef lineups and tips-and-tricks on the new festival app on Apple and Google Play + by following FWFWF on Instagram and Facebook.

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