The annual 8th Atlanta Food & Wine Festival returns to Midtown from May 31 to June 3 with more than 150 chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, and pit masters.

The event focuses on food and drink from the South with learning experiences, tasting tents, dinners and other events.

The learning experiences will include pairing sessions, tasting seminars, panel discussions and more. Piedmont Park’s Greensward Promenade will once again provide the backdrop for the tasting tents, which will take place on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon. Visitors can sample the South’s top food and drink, relax in the cocktail garden, and listen to live music.

There are a variety of ticket packages, including the $85 individual Tasting Tent Pass, day and weekend passes ranging from $135 to $370 and the $500 to $1,500 Connoisseur Experience including special classes, dinners, special hospitality area and food and beverages at the Connoisseur Lounge.

To purchase tickets and see a full schedule of events, visit atlfoodandwinefestival.com.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.