The Austin Food + Wine Festival has recently announced their dynamic selection of food, lifestyle, wine and spirits Around the Park activations, chef Book Signing schedule and Festival Merchandise, available to both All-In and Weekender ticketholders, to round out programming for the sixth annual festival, April 28-30, 2017: http://www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com.

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience Entertain! by Toyota featuring live music from Brian Pounds and special appearances from festival chefsHugh Acheson (Empire State South, Five & Ten, The Florence, The National, Spiller Park); Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot Bistro); Amanda Freitag (Chopped) andTim Love (The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Love Shack, White Elephant Saloon, Queenie’s Steakhouse and The Woodshed Smokehouse), as well as ceramic artist Keith Kreeger, designer Claire Zinnecker and an editor from Texas Monthly .  Festivalgoers can customize a grilling spatula, create a take-home herb garden, mix up a dry rib rub and take it all home in a silkscreen tote bag.

Join The 4J’sJonathan Waxman (Adele’s, Bajo Sexto Taco, Barbuto, Brezza Cucina, Jams, Waxman’s San Francisco); Jimmy Bradley (The Red Cat); Joey Campanaro (The Clam, The Little Owl) and Jason Giagrande (Four J Foods) – In the Kitchen with H-E-B for modern takes on classic dishes, delicious wines and refreshing 4J coffee.  Visit Rodney Strong Vineyards for a chance to meet winemaker Greg Morthole and San Antonio’s chef Jason Dady (Tre Trattoria, Tre Enoteca, Two Bros BBQ, DUK Truck, B&D Ice House, Shuck Shack) for Sonoma-meets-Texas wine and food pairings.

Festivalgoers can stop by KitchenAid to see the latest kitchen offerings, including the new Cold Brew Coffee Maker, Stand Mixer Attachments and Slide-In Convection Range in Black Stainless.  And don’t miss the opportunity to watch a host of chefs cook at the KitchenAid demonstration kitchens throughout the weekend.

Share the Tablewith Barilla, learn how to expertly toss pasta in a giant “pentolino” pan and sample delicious recipes while learning culinary secrets from the chefs or come visit Austin Hope of Hope Family Wines in a custom-made Tiny Home to taste a selection of his Liberty School Label wine paired with savory bites from chef Jack Allen (Jack Allen’s Kitchen).

Learn the story of this Austin original taste at Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stillhouse Lounge or sample what makes Hendrick’s a most unusual gin at The World’s Most Utterly Inefficient Cocktail Bar.

Stop by the Festival Store to stock up on a fresh crop of Austin Food + Wine Festival goodies with official event t-shirts, hats, kitchen essentials and accessories. Festival merchandise includes an Austin foodie map ringer t-shirt, Lone Star Steak trucker hat, mini cutting board perfect for slicing cocktail garnishes and more.

Austin Food and Wine Festival Grand Tasting

For a chance to meet & greet with chefs and get their latest cookbook personalized and signed, swing by the Book Signing tent.  The schedule includes: Hugh Acheson; Graham Elliot; Amanda Freitag; Ludo Lefebvre (Trois Mec, Petit Trois, Trois Familia, LudoBird); Tim Love; Aarón Sánchez (Johnny Sánchez Restaurants); Christina Tosi (Momofuku Milk Bar); Ming Tsai (Blue Dragon, Blue Ginger) and Jonathan Waxman.

Tickets for the 2017 Austin Food + Wine Festival are on sale at www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com/tickets. The All-In Ticket is $625/per person and includes Saturday andSunday Festival access; over 40 culinary demos; beer, wine and cocktail tasting sessions; access to the Fire Pits; all-day access to the Grand Taste Pavilion, including the Chef Showcase; a special Sunday Gospel Brunch by The Warrior Gospel Band; Tim Love’s Hands-On Grilling Demo access for Saturday or Sunday; and entrance to evening events, including Friday night’s Lone Star Nights and Saturday night’s Rock Your Taco.

The Weekender Ticket is $250/per person and includes Saturday and Sunday Festival access; over 40 culinary demos; beer, wine and cocktail tasting sessions; access to the Fire Pits; all-day access to the Grand Taste Pavilion, including the Chef Showcase; and a special Sunday Gospel Brunch by The Warrior Gospel Band.

All-In and Weekender tickets can be purchased at www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com/tickets.  All attendees must be 21 years of age or older. For more information, please visit www.austinfoodandwinefestival.com, or follow us on Instagram @austinfoodwine, Twitter @austinfoodwine and Facebook.com/austinfoodwine.

The Austin Food + Wine Festival is generously sponsored by FOOD & WINE, Republic National Distributing Company, Barilla, Toyota, KitchenAid and Stella Artois.

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