Food & Wine Festival Events

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

The Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival Is Presented By:
Festival presenting sponsor, vensure employer services.
Wild game and craft beer dinner at the food & wine festival in georgia.

Wild Game Dinner with Craft Beer Selections

Friday | Cocktails: 5:30pm, Dinner: 6:15pm | The Pavilion

Go Wild at this unique and savory feast! Dinner includes a five-course dinner featuring delicious wild game selections paired with craft beers from our sponsor, SweetWater Brewing Company! Each ticket also includes admission to The Launch Party where you can cap off the evening dancing to live music while sipping on an amazing selection of wines and spirits!

Cocktails begin at 5:30pm and dinner begins promptly at 6:15pm at The Pavilion.

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SPONSORED BY: SweetWater Brewing Co.

Kick-off the lakeside georgia food and wine festival at our launch party.

Kick Off the Weekend In Style!

Friday | 8:00pm - midnight | The Grand Ballroom

Hosted by Shane Meder, Black Sheep Interiors, The Launch Party is where the action begins. Guests will dance the night away in our beautiful custom-themed cocktail lounge. More details will be announced soon!

Three beverage vouchers are included with your ticket. Go Wild! Game & Beer Dinner tickets include Launch Party admission.

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SPONSORED BY: Black Sheep Interiors, by Shane Meder

The Vintner Dinner is a 5-course gourmet dinner paired with wines from our featured vintner.

Sponsor-only five course dinner with vintner wine pairings

Friday | Cocktails: 5:30pm, Dinner: 6:15pm | Linger Longer Steakhouse

This event is exclusively for our sponsors. The dinner features an elegant five-course meal. Each course is expertly paired with a selection from this year’s featured winemaker, Stags’ Leap Winery.

Cocktails at 5:15pm. Dinner begins promptly at 6:15pm.

Learn About Stags' Leap Winery
The brew & que is a mouthwatering lakeside festival bbq cook-off on lake oconee.

Lakeside BBQ Smorgasbord with craft beer and cocktails

Tim Cadiere & Washboard Road

Saturday | 11:30am - 2:00pm | The Landing

Have lunch overlooking the lake while you sip an ice-cold craft beer or a signature cocktail. Listen to the soul pounding, foot-stompin’, country-Cajun rhythms of Tim Cadiere & Washboard Road and indulge in the smokiest, best tasting BBQ the region has to offer! This year’s Brew & Que is sponsored by SweetWater Brewing Company.

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SPONSORED BY: SweetWater Brewing Co.

The festival artist market will feature fine art, decor, jewelry and korbel champagne samples.

The Best of Regional Artisans

Saturday | 10:00am - 4:00pm | 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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SPONSORED BY: Fiji Water

Lake oconee cigar lounge event at the food and wine festival.

Need a Saturday break? Relax in The Festival Cigar Lounge!

Saturday | 12:00pm - 5:00pm | Georgia's Terrace

If shopping the Market Place isn’t your thing, calling all cigar enthusiasts! Light up your cigar, join us for a drink, and relax on the shores of beautiful Lake Oconee. All festival attendees are admitted, no tickets needed!

Icon image for the wine and glass pairing presentation by Matt Garofalo of The Oconee Cellar.

Learn which glass best compliments your wine in this tasting event hosted by Riedel

Saturday | 2pm - 3:30pm | Reynolds Ballroom

Join Matt Garofalo (of The Oconee Cellar, in Greensboro) and Riedel Ambassadors for a live demonstration on the effects that the shape of a wine glass has on each unique varietal and how stemware translates and delivers the bouquet, taste, balance, and finish of a wine to the senses. This engaging event will feature premier wines. Official Winery to be announced!

Tickets include a set of four Riedel Veritas wine glasses (MSRP $138).

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SPONSORED BY: The Oconee Cellar

Wine tasting and a feast of food await at the festival's centerpiece event.

The Centerpiece of The Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival

Saturday | 6:00pm | Festival Venue

The Grand Tasting is the centerpiece of the festival. Your ticket includes delicious food from local and regional chefs, wines from around the globe as well as local brews & spirits. The grand tasting features a charity auction, including trips to unique destinations, gourmet dinners, sporting packages and more. We’ll have over 200 wines for sampling!

Thomas Arvid will present live painting at The Grand Tasting.

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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.

Registration Begins Feb. 2020
Enjoy the sounds of a live jazz band during a traditional sunday brunch event.

Traditional Southern Sunday Brunch with Live Jazz

Sunday | 8:00am - 12:00pm | The Pavilion

Before you depart, enjoy a spectacular Southern Sunday brunch with live jazz by Next Level Trio!

Percussionist Brian Hudson will be leading Next Level Trio, a jazz/fusion and funk band featuring an all-star group of musicians including bassist Franher Joseph, guitarist Dave Frackenpohl, and Brian Hudson on drums.

Elevate your Sunday with a spectacular brunch and Irish coffee station accompanied by the illuminative rhythms of Next level Trio.

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