Memphis Food & Wine Festival Ticket Giveaway (Ended)
This year, Memphis Food & Wine Fest is back at the Botanic Garden on October 14, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $200 each, which gives you access to tastings from 34 chefs and more than 40 wines. This isn’t frosé, y’all. This is the real deal.
I’m giving away a PAIR of tickets ($400 value) to one lucky I Love Memphis reader. To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me why you want to go.
**Congrats to our winner, Michelle C.! Thanks so all who entered; this was the most entertaining comment section I’ve seen maybe ever.**
For an additional entry, post a photo on Instagram – it has to be Instagram – and use both #ilovememphis and #memphisfoodandwinefestival. The photo can be of anything you love about Memphis food. I will do a random drawing on Thursday at 3 p.m.
Let me tell you a story…
In the sad, dark days before the Memphis Food & Wine Festival came to town, Memphis foodies and wine lovers had to schlep to far and distant lands to experience this particular kind of event.
We were starved for such a snazzy evening of sips and bites from local and visiting chefs from around the world on a large enough scale that we wouldn’t leave hungry or sober.
But hark! Last year a light shone through the festival darkness, and Memphis Food & Wine fest was born. And there was much rejoicing! There were rave reviews from folks who’d experienced other such fests and were happy to finally have one at home, and there was a big check given to LeBonheur’s FedExFamilyHouse to the tune of $100,000.
But seriously, if you can splurge on tickets – and I realize most of us can’t – it’ll be well worth it. You must read this first hand account of last year’s event from Andrea LeTard to get an idea of what to expect.
But just in case TL;DR, she says that you can look forward to:
– Some of the best wine you’ll ever drink
– Bites of food from award winning chefs
– Unique food you may never try otherwise
– A lovely, picturesque atmosphere
– Homegrown, soulful Memphis music
If that’s just way out of your budget, I understand. Check out the Cooper Young Beerfest which is earlier on the same day (Saturday the 14th). Tickets are $50 for as much craft beer as you can responsibly taste. Or, next weekend is Soulsville USA Festival, which is free admission with food for sale.
In the meantime, don’t forget to leave a comment on this post to enter a pair of tickets, and post a yummy looking Memphis food post on Instagram (with correct hashtags) for a second entry.
Memphis Food & Wine Festival
Memphis Botanic Garden
October 14, 2017