2017 Event Locations


Kelsey Hutchinson Park
Highlands, NC 28741

See last year’s Grand Tasting


Old Creek Circle
Highlands, NC 28741
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See last year’s Truckin’


Main Street, Between 4th and 5th Streets
Highlands, NC 28741

See last year’s Main Event


Piermont Cottage
South Street
Highlands, NC 28741

See last year’s Gospel Brunch


Various Shops
On and around Main Street
Highlands, NC 28741

See last year’s Sip & Stroll

Please note that this event will be outdoors so weather appropriate dress is advised

Lodging and Vacation Rental Information

Lodging Information


Details coming soon!

Volunteer Opportunities

Want to be a part and earn a free event ticket?  Volunteer!  We rely heavily on volunteers for the success of the event.

From Festival Ambassadors that are available to answer questions, Box Office Support Staff, to security and service support – we need you!

Sign up here to be added to our Volunteer List

Contact the Festival

Ticketing – ticketing@highlandsfoodandwine.com
General Inquiries – info@highlandsfoodandwine.com
Sponsorships – sponsors@highlandsfoodandwine.com
Marketing & Public Relations – ashleybrownstrategy@gmail.com
Highlands Chamber of Commerce – visitor@highlandschamber.org

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Highlands Food & Wine Festival 21 and up?

All Highlands Food & Wine events are 21 and up, except for the Truckin’ event*.  Valid ID is required at all events. If we cannot verify your age, you will not be allowed into the festival. Anyone under the age of 21 will be stopped at the gate, refused entry and passes will not be refunded. Please don’t bring infants, small children in child carriers, or strollers, as they will not be permitted entry.

* Children will be allowed into the Truckin’ event. Children 12 and under will be permitted with an adult pass and signed waiver. Children 13 and up will need to purchase a pass for the event.

Can I purchase a weekend pass?

All events for Highlands Food and Wine Festival 2017 are a la carte. You must purchase a ticket for each event you would like to attend.

Can I purchase a ticket for a friend/as a gift?

Sure! Please include their email address to allow them to receive all important information!

What If I Still Need More Information?

For the up-to-the-moment event updates and to give yourself a primer look at everything the festival has to offer, please visit highlandsfw.wpengine.com and join the mailing list.  For specific questions, contact the festival using the email addresses above. For any questions specific to your ticket purchase, please contact ticketing@highlandsfoodandwine.com

When and where do I get my wristband?

All wristbands will be picked up at the box office the week before and during the event.

What do I do if I lose my wristbands/tickets, want a refund, etc?

Treat your wristband like cash. All passes to Highlands Food & Wine are non-refundable, non-transferable and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. All wristbands must be worn and displayed in clear sight at all Highlands Food & Wine events. Please do not remove Highlands Food & Wine wristband the duration of your visit and do not remove your wristband until you plan to leave the event for the final time.

How do I put on my wristband?

*NOTE: Handle your wristband carefully to assure you don’t pull the sliding lock (black plastic piece) closed before you put it on for the event. These wristbands MUST be worn at the event.

* Do not cut the ends of the wristband. This will void the wristband & it cannot be replaced.

Treat your wristband like cash – lost, stolen, tampered with, and/or confiscated wristbands will not be replaced!

  1. Place wristband around wrist
  2. Hold two loose ends of band tight
  3. Move the sliding lock toward your wrist until there is a “two finger” space between the lock and your wrist.

4. Keep wristband on until the end of the event and do not play with the sliding lock to keep a comfortable fit.