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 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!

Wild game and craft beer dinner at the food & wine festival in georgia.

Wild Game Dinner with Craft Beer Selections

Friday | Cocktails: 6pm Dinner: 6:30pm | 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, Oconee Brewing Co.! 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!

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SPONSORED BY: Oconee Brewing Co.

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

Kick Off the Weekend In Style!

The Celebrity All Star Band

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

Featuring the 13-piece The Celebrity All-Star Band, and hosted by Shane Meder, Black Sheep Interiors,The Launch Party is where the action begins. Guests will dance the night away grooving to live music in a beautifully themed cocktail lounge.

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

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: 6pm Dinner: 6:30pm | Linger Longer Steak House

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, Trefethen Family Vineyards.

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

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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 Pointe

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 - 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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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!

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

Saturday | 2:30pm | Ballroom

Join Matt Garofalo (of Oconee Cellars, 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.

Attendees will get to taste the wines from Trefethen Family Vineyards, the Festival’s Featured Vintner for 2019!

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

Matt Rogers

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 and you’ll find your inner groove with the melodic tunes of Matt Rogers.

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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 childrens charities.

Auction registration is now open!

Registration Begins Feb. 2019
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 entertainment — you’ll leave the lake fulfilled and smiling!

Live entertainment for The Jazz Brunch will be announced soon!

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Tiered spsonsorship levels make it affordable to support local charities and earn some recognition!

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