Events

VIP Weekender Pass

Limited Quantities Available

SOLD OUT

VIP Access to all 5 Signature Events
Includes all Food and Beverage

Including wine, beer, and spirits

$1200 + Taxes and Fees

Includes a $25 donation to Friends of Founders Park and a $100 donation to the Louis Osteen Legacy Scholarship

Additional Benefits Include:

  • Ability to pick up wristbands in advance of Grand Tasting and other events to allow for quick entry
  • Exclusive VIP “Fast Lane” entry at each event
  • Highlands Food & Wine VIP Gift Bag
  • Access to VIP area at Truckin’ with dedicated bar and exclusive food offering
  • Access to a 5th signature event, A Generous Pour, on Friday night
  • Access to VIP area at Main Event with dedicated bar, exclusive food & beverage offerings, and prime stage viewing
Limited Quantities Available
Presented By Allen Tate Realtors | Pat Allen Realty
Thursday, November 10, 7-10:00pm
Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park
$225 + Taxes and Fees

Includes a $25 donation to the Friends of Founders Park

SOLD OUT

Get an early start to the weekend at Grand Tasting, Highlands Food & Wine’s kick-off event. Listen to the vibrant cover songs and originals of Asheville cover artist Lyric while enjoying exquisite small plates from world-class chefs from the Cashier-Highlands Plateau and throughout the Southeast. Sample red, white and sparkling wines from around the world, craft cocktails craft brews, plus craft cocktails and brews.

Limited Quantities Available
Presented By Old Edwards Inn & Spa
Friday, November 11, 12-3:30pm
Location TBD
$225 + Taxes and Fees

Includes a $25 donation to the Louis Osteen Legacy Scholarship

SOLD OUT

Keep Truckin’ along at our Friday afternoon funfest in Highlands. Nosh on dishes from innovative food trucks and vendors while enjoying craft cocktails and the “Highway to Ale” craft brews area. Jam out to tunes by The Texas Gentlemen with special guest Lilly Hiatt.

Limited Quantities Available
Presented By Highlands Festivals, Inc.
Friday, November 11, 8-10:00pm
Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park
$150 + Taxes and Fees

All net proceeds will be donated to the Louis Osteen Legacy Scholarship

SOLD OUT

Highlands Food & Wine is proud to announce the return of A Generous Pour, our concert with a heart. This year’s event will feature a performance by Durand Jones & The Indications. Guests will enjoy hosted beer, wine, spirits, and culinary surprises, all while supporting the Louis Osteen Legacy Scholarship at Culinary Institute of America. Bottoms up!

Limited Quantities Available
Presented By Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Meadows Mountain Realty
and Northern Trust
Saturday, November 12, 12-3:30pm
Main Street Highlands
$275 + Taxes and Fees

Includes a $25 donation to the Louis Osteen Legacy Scholarship

SOLD OUT

Welcome to The Main Event, where foodies and wine lovers alike will gather to jam on Highlands’ iconic Main Street. Enjoy a musical performance by Old Crow Medicine Show, with special guest Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway. Partake in the ultimate oyster roast, savor small plates by esteemed chefs, and enjoy craft cocktails, cold brews, and of course fantastic wines.

Limited Quantities Available
Presented By Allen Tate Realtors | Pat Allen Realty
Sunday, November 13, 12-3:00pm
Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park
$225 + Taxes and Fees

Includes a $25 donation to the Louis Osteen Legacy Scholarship

SOLD OUT

Go to church Highlands Food & Wine-style at Sunday Shindig. Our famous Bloody Mary bar, flavorful bites, and groovy jams by The California Honeydrops will wrap up your Highlands Food & Wine experience with one beautiful and delicious bow.

Wine Dinners & Specialty Events

Farm Harvest Dinner & Barn Dance

Get ready for a full-on evening of authentic mountain culture. Your senses will come alive with sights, sounds, smells and flavors of farm-fresh creations being prepared live. Meet the farmers and feast on their bounty. Event is for guests 21 and older.

Friday, November 11, 2022
$195 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

SOLD OUT

The Vineyard at 37 High Holly

Proudly Presents A tour of the Rhone Valley, France

Featuring the awarding winning wines of Ferraton Peres & Fils Vineyards paired with classic French cuisine from Chef Tim Lundy. Enjoy stunning cheeses, escargot, foie gras, duck breast and bouillabaisse with wines from Cornas, Chateauneuf du Pape, and Saint Joseph to name a few.

Friday, November 11, 2022
$150 per person

New Orleans Kitchen Collab Dinner

With Chef Sue Zemanick at Half-Mile Farm

Spice up your evening at Half-Mile Farm with globally-influenced Creole cuisine from Sue Zemanick, of Zasu in New Orleans, and live music. Zasu’s culinary goal is to explore new ways to inspire traditional favorites by allowing fresh ingredients to speak for themselves. At Zasu, you will find a mix of local and non-native ingredients, creating a unique dining experience that is clean and light, yet rich in experience.

Saturday, November 12, 2022
$185 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

SOLD OUT

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Daytime Excursions

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