Food & Wine Festival Events

Taste your way through hundreds of wines and gourmet samples from the Georgia’s finest chefs, stroll through the MarketPlace, dance the night away at our Launch Party and so much more. Pick & choose the events you want to join, or get the whole package and make the entire weekend amazing!

The Launch Party

Kick Off the Weekend In Style!

Friday | 9:00pm | The Grand Ballroom

Get your groove on for a weekend of indulgence! The party, held in the Grand Ballroom, features interior design by Shane Meder of Black Sheep Interiors.

Complimentary cocktails, wine and small bites are included with your ticket. Check back soon for more details!


tickets available dec. 1, 2017

The Vintner Dinner

Sponsor-only five course dinner with vintner wine pairings

Friday | 6:00pm | Linger Longer Steak House

This event is exclusively for our sponsors. The dinner features an elegant five-course meal prepared by Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee Executive Chef Andy Litherland. Each course is expertly paired with a selection from this year’s featured winemaker, Silver Oak.

Cocktails at 6:00pm and dinner begins promptly at 6:30pm

Learn more about Silver Oak

The Brew & Que

Lakeside BBQ Smorgasbord with craft beer and cocktails

Saturday | 12.00pm | Lakeside Venue

Have lunch overlooking the lake while you sip an ice-cold craft beer or a signature cocktail. Listen to great music and indulge in the smokiest, best tasting BBQ the region has to offer!

tickets available dec. 1, 2017

The Market Place

The Best of Regional Artisans

Saturday | 9am-5pm | Ballroom Foyer

Shop till you drop at the Market Place. Spend Saturday browsing our handpicked vendors featuring unique art, clothing, specialty food items, cutlery, jewelry and more.

see 2017 participating vendors

The Grand Tasting

The Centerpiece of The Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival

Saturday | 6:00pm | Festival Venue

The Grand Tasting is the centerpiece of the festival. The evening offers delicious food from local and regional chefs paired with wines from around the globe as well as local brews & spirits. The lakeside festival also features a silent auction, including trips to unique destinations, gourmet dinners, sporting packages and much more. Of course, we’ll have over 200 wines for sampling and food from the best regional chefs and restaurants.

Back by popular demand! Thomas Arvid will present live painting at The Grand Tasting.

tickets available dec. 1, 2017

Charity Auction

Support Our Community

Saturday | 8:00pm | Festival Venue

The auction features an exciting array of destination vacations, gourmet dinners, sporting packages and much more! All proceeds support local children’s charities. Auction registration will begin in March 2018.

who the festival supports

Jazz Brunch

Traditional Southern Sunday Brunch with Jazz

Sunday | 9:00am | Georgia's Bistro

Before you depart, enjoy a spectacular Southern Sunday brunch with live jazz entertainment — you’ll leave the lake fulfilled and smiling!

Tickets Available Dec. 1, 2017
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