Food & Wine Festival Events

Taste your way through hundreds of wines, spirits, and gourmet samples from the Georgia’s finest chefs, stroll through the Market Place, dance the night away at our Launch Party and so much more! Pick and 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 | 8:00pm - midnight | 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.

Small bites and two beverage vouchers are included with your ticket. Check back soon for more details!

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The Vintner Dinner

Sponsor-only five course dinner with vintner wine pairings

Friday | Cocktails: 6pm Dinner: 7pm | 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.

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The Go Wild! Game & Beer Dinner

A Sponsor-Only Dinner with Craft Beer Selections

Friday | Cocktails: 6pm Dinner: 7pm | The Pavillion

This event is exclusively for our sponsors. Sponsors may choose to Go Wild! with our new event this year! The dinner features delicious wild game selections paired with craft beer selections from this year’s sponsor, Sierra Nevada!

SPONSORED BY: Sierra Nevada

The Brew & Que

Lakeside BBQ Smorgasbord with craft beer and cocktails

Saturday | 11:30am - 2:00pm | 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!

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SPONSORED BY: Oconee Brewing Company

The Market Place

The Best of Regional Artisans

Saturday | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Ballroom Foyer

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

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Festival Cigar Lounge

Need a Saturday break? Relax in the inaugural Festival Cigar Lounge!

Sarturday | 12:00pm - 5:00pm | Lakeside Venue

New to the Festival this year! If shopping the Market Place isn’t your thing, calling all cigar enthusiasts! We’ll have a cigar roller on site… so light up your cigar, join us for a drink, and relax with beautiful Lake Oconee as the backdrop. All festival attendees are admitted, no tickets needed!

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.

Thomas Arvid will present live painting at The Grand Tasting.

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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.

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Jazz Brunch

Traditional Southern Sunday Brunch with Jazz

Sunday | 8:00am - 11:00am | Georgia's Bistro

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

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