• icFlorida's Restaurant Expert has the dish on the 10th Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest

    By: Shelley Caran


    ORLANDO, Fla. - The 10th Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest is set for Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25, and icFlorida’s Restaurant Expert Scott Joseph got to speak with Jay Edwards, Morning MIX host and Fest Spokesperson, about what you can expect to find at Hubbly Bubbly, one of the Fest’s newest participants.

    More than 30,000 anticipated foodies and wine lovers in attendance to experience unique local cuisine paired with wines from around the globe are expected to experience the 10th Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest. 

    Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola on Robinson Street, the two-day Fest features mouth-watering dishes from 30 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, 50 domestic and international wines, and live entertainment.

    10th Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest Information At-A-Glance

    Concert Line-Up: 

    Saturday, February 24

    · Plain White T’s

    · Echosmith

    · Blue October

    · lovelytheband

    · Sidereal

    · Nicholas Marks 

    Sunday, February 25

    · Mondo Cozmo

    · Adam Moreno

    · The Caribbean Crew

    · Evan Taylor Jones 

    Additional entertainers and the daily line-up of live music artists will be announced on www.downtownfoodandwinefest.com. Subject to change without notice.

    Date / Time: 

    Saturday, February 24 (noon to 9 p.m.) and Sunday, February 25 (noon to 7 p.m.)


    Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola along Robinson Street

    Fest Admission Tickets: 

    One-Day General Admission

    Admission is $18 per person, per day with advance online purchase. Admission at the door is $20 per person, per day.

    Two-Day General Admission

    For all-weekend Fest fans, a two-day ticket is available for $30per person with advance online purchase.

    Wine Tasters Club

    A limited number of Wine Tasters Club passes will be available for purchase for $20 per person at the Fest. Club members will enjoy up to five 2 oz. pours of their choice throughout the Fest and a souvenir lanyard.

    Ultimate Fest Experience

    A limited number of Ultimate Fest Experience packages are available for $115 per person, per day and includes a VIP parking pass, general admission, Wine Tasters Club, $20 value in food and beverage tickets, access to the private stage-side VIP tent, private wine/beer bar with premium wines (food and beverage tickets required) and access to private bathrooms reserved for VIP guests.

    Food and beverage tickets are available at the Fest for $2 each; food and beverage offerings range from one to four tickets. 

    Top restaurants are scheduled to present culinary tastings to complete in the Golden Fork Awards as honored by a panel of Orlando elected officials, food writers and reporters and local celebrities.

    "Orlando has a growing foodie scene with many award-winning and internationally-renowned restaurants," said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. "I'm excited that the Downtown Food& Wine Fest will be returning this year as it celebrates 10 years of providing residents and visitors with the opportunity to sample some of Orlando's best cuisines, listen to a variety of live entertainment and support our local businesses," said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.

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