The Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival takes place March 23-25, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee.
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The 2018 Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival will take place March 23-25, 2018.
Please visit our events page for a list of each event with corresponding dates and times.
Georgia's premier food & wine festival takes place along the shores of Lake Oconee at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. The festival is conveniently located just about an hour, 20 minutes from either Atlanta or Augusta and about 40 minutes from Athens!
No. Only legal adults age 21 or older are allowed admittance to any festival events. This includes infants and toddlers.
Pets are not permitted at any festival events. The only exception will be for animals trained and working for the assistance of people with disabilities.
The festival comprises multiple events over a three-day period. Tickets are sold through our website. Just visit our tickets page select the events in which you would like to participate and add those items to your cart. Our online ticket purchasing is secure and you can rest assured that we do not store your billing information nor will we sell your personal or billing information to any third parties.
Festival tickets generally sell out about two weeks before the festival takes place. We encourage everyone to purchase tickets in advance.
For those purchasing tickets for groups or multiple attendees, we recommend that you have all guests' names and emails on-hand when purchasing tickets. Although your attendees’ names and email addresses are not required, we recommend ticket purchasers have this information to help facilitate getting tickets to guests.
Shortly after completing your online purchase, you will receive an email with the subject line "Tickets - Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival." This email will include a link to view and print your tickets.
If you entered email addresses for the attendees in your group, each of your guests will receive an email with the subject "Tickets - Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival." This email will contain links for your guests to view and print their individual tickets.
It is the responsibility of the ticket purchaser to ensure each guest within your group receives the correct tickets for their events.
Printed tickets are not required for check-in to festival events. However, due to the often-spotty cell reception around the lake, we recommend that you have printed tickets with you. For instructions on how to use the paperless ticket option, please see the Q&A number 8.
Each guest will have a unique ticket for each event for which they have registered. A ticket will be required for each individual event.
We recommend that you have the names and email addresses of each person in your group when purchasing tickets.
You do have the option to use your own information for your guests' tickets. To do so, just follow the simple steps below during your ticket purchase:
It is easy to update your guests' information and even resend their tickets to them if necessary. Just follow the steps below:
To resend your guests' ticket and registration:
You may purchase a weekend stay package that includes tickets to The Grand Tasting. You will not need a promotion code—just select reservation dates for March 23-25, 2018 and your Grand Tasting package tickets will automatically be listed. Tickets to all other festival events must be purchased through the Lake Oconee Food and Wine Festival website.
Check back soon for more information on 2018 Festival Hotel Packages!
Revenue from ticket sales as well as sponsorships assists the festival in staging the event and raising funds to support our local charities.
Five levels of sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact us at 478.288.3846 to learn more about the benefits of becoming a Lake Oconee Food and Wine Festival Sponsor.Contact Us for Sponsor Information