Memphis Food & Wine Festival

The Memphis Food & Wine Fest is back at the Botanic Garden on October 15, 2022, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Tickets are $200 each, which gives you access to food tastings from dozens of chefs and plenty of wine. They're on sale now. You can expect:

  • Some of the best wine you’ll ever drink
  • A lovely, picturesque atmosphere
  • Homegrown, soulful Memphis music
  • Bites of food from award-winning chefs
  • Unique food you may never try otherwise

Get Your Tickets Here.

This isn't frosé, y'all. This is the real deal.

bowl of beef on blue tablecloth with wine glass

potato topped with caviar tastingcrowd standing outside at memphis botanic garden during food and wine festival


Photo by Justin Fox Burks

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! A few years ago, 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.

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 the first event from Andrea LeTard to get an idea of what to expect.

Go there:

Memphis Food & Wine Festival
Memphis Botanic Garden
Rain or Shine
October 15, 2022

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Lindy Wilson
I would love to go for a newlywed date night with husband!!
October 11, 2017 4:24pm
Bc I’m hungry
October 11, 2017 4:28pm
I never win anything and really want to win this! I've only been in Memphis for a year and a half. I already love this city and it would be fun to try new foods and wines while listening to great music!
October 11, 2017 4:28pm
The reason why I would love tickets is to give to my girlfriend, and mother of my child, an evening to relax and enjoy food from top chefs and wine. We've been having some tough times juggling family life and work. It would be great for her not to worry for a few hours. Your blog is wonderful. Thanks so much.
October 11, 2017 4:28pm
October 11, 2017 4:30pm
My mom and I have been planning to go to this for her birthday. She has always wanted to go! Then we saw ticket prices and it was a no go for us unfortunately. :( She has been so bummed and I've tried thinking of anything I could do to still make this happen for her with no luck. I would love to be able to surprise her with her dream come true on her birthday! We are HUGE food and wine lovers (getting dressed up and being social isn't so bad either) so this event was made for us. Sincerely, hopeful daughter! <3
October 11, 2017 4:33pm
I’d love to go to this event because my husband I, in addition to our deep love of all things food and drink and Memphis, just had our second child (to go along with our 2 year old). Mama needs a fabulous night out in the 901!
October 11, 2017 4:37pm
Brandon Valentine
I want to go because I've never been in. Plus I enjoy an adult beverage or 2.
October 11, 2017 4:46pm
Please pick me. I'm a broke nursing student that needs wine.
October 11, 2017 4:48pm
Because my dad wrote this awesome cookbook and maybe I can prospect to get him plugged into a future event...
October 11, 2017 4:53pm
I would love to attend this Festival because it’d be another great Memphis Festival I get to check off my Festival list! It’s also a great opportunity to get to see all the amazing food Memphis offers and what a great place to really show your Memphis than the Food+Wine Festival
October 11, 2017 4:53pm
Shannon Little
Because food, wine and Memphis are my #1 jams.
October 11, 2017 4:55pm
I'd love to go because wine is life, and look at the lineup of chefs! Where else in Memphis could you find a Michelin 3-star experience with amazing wine pairings? I mean, I guess you could take a Bota box with you on a Summer Ave taco truck crawl. That's not a bad idea, really. Coming soon, the Memphis Box Wine & Taco Truck Fest!! In the meantime, though, Food & Wine Festival will have to do. My partner would love it, too. I just hope she would give me the 2nd ticket!
October 11, 2017 5:05pm
Art Richey
Want to experience a great evening of food and wine in our great city!
October 11, 2017 5:11pm
I would love to go to Memphis food and wine festival as a Memphis transplant. There never seems to be enough time to try all of the delicious food here!
October 11, 2017 5:12pm
I would LOVE to win these tickets as I have just finished my masters degree and haven’t had fun in 2 years due to the amount of studying I’ve done! If I were to win these tickets, I would be so appreciative. I can’t purchase these tickets myself because of my student loans. Also, I always find things to do around Memphis because of this blog. I love it. Thank you!!
October 11, 2017 5:15pm
I would love to go as I just finished school and haven’t had fun in the 2 years of school due to studying! I would be soooo appreciative.
October 11, 2017 5:21pm
I would love to think of some funny comment or heartfelt thing about how this would be perfect, but the bottom line is that I just like to win things and then enjoy the spoils of victory. So, pick me!
October 11, 2017 5:26pm
Jessica S
This looks like such a fun event, and my husband and I could desperately use a date night!!
October 11, 2017 5:31pm
Sarah Kiser
Because wine! And it sounds like such a fun chance to indulge and be fancy.
October 11, 2017 5:43pm
I would love to go and experience all that Memphis has to offer! Plus it's a good excuse to ask my crush out
October 11, 2017 5:45pm
Because we are in serious need of a nice date night but too poor!
October 11, 2017 5:57pm
I want to experience how our Memphus chefs stack up to the out of town competition! I know Memphis will win!
October 11, 2017 6:02pm
Laurie Amend
Recent NYS transplant to Memphis area. Frequent visitor to Finger Lakes wineries year round! My hubby makes wine ... italian reds. Would love to see what Memphis has to offer and compare our wines. (Would love for you to try a bottle of ours!)
October 11, 2017 6:02pm
Halle Priester
What a dream!! Hope I win these tickets :)
October 11, 2017 6:22pm
Christina Babu
I want to go because food and wine are the only things that make me happy.
October 11, 2017 6:22pm
Willis Green
Thank you for your article. Reading this makes me want to go more than ever! I want to surprise my wife by taking her because she is the best mother and wife.
October 11, 2017 6:24pm
Halle Priester
To clarify, I want to go because I absolutely adore Memphis cuisine - a perfect mix of soul, tradition, and innovation!
October 11, 2017 6:28pm
Zac Cox
Memphis has the best and tastiest food! It would be a dream come true to have it all in one place! And wine to top it all off!?! Now that's the cherry on top!
October 11, 2017 6:38pm
I would love to win these to take my beautiful fiancée there for her birthday!
October 11, 2017 6:51pm
William Parsons
I'd like to win the tickets so I can take my wife there as a gift for our wedding anniversary (that's Oct. 12). She has expressed her strong desire to go, but we simply can't afford it. I hope you consider me. Thanks.
October 11, 2017 6:56pm
Jodie Greear
I want these tickets!! I have been obsessed with food for as long as I can remember, which definitely worsened after moving to Memphis. Memphis has such a great food scene, it almost ruins eating on vacations unless you're going somewhere like NOLA. Anyways, I would LOVE to win these tickets!
October 11, 2017 7:02pm
Shellye McAlister
I want to go to food and wine festival for such a special reason. Not to get too personal and sappy, but I just lost my family dog today after 8 loving years. Our hearts are broken and we could really use a night out together. I cling to the memories of cooking in the kitchen, sipping wine, and Marshall being at my feet waiting on any scrap to hit the floor. No better way to celebrate his wonderful life than with an evening full of wine and food to remember our precious pup.
October 11, 2017 7:20pm
Valarie powell
I think I need this because I have never been, I work long 10 hour days and need to have fun! I also love love love wine! I need a break badly!
October 11, 2017 7:24pm
Faren Lee
I would LOVE to go because 1.) I've never been to something so cool. 2.) I think I'd have a really great time & would be super thankful to win. 3.) I love anything Memphis related!
October 11, 2017 7:46pm
I can't afford to do anything nice like this for my girlfriend.
October 11, 2017 7:51pm
Do Nguyen
I would love to go because my wife and I are really big foodies! I think this event is great for the city. She's out of town on a work trip and this would be a great surprise when she gets back Saturday
October 11, 2017 8:02pm
Kaitlin Higginbotham
I have never been to Memphis food and wine festival, and I've lived in Memphis my entire life My boyfriend and I got together because of our love for wine- we met at a winery actually. Biltmore estates in NC! The pic is on my Instagram. Our new favorite (cheap) wine is Relax, and plan on traveling to try more wines around the nation. He moved here from South Carolina (just for me), so showing him how Memphis does food and wine festivals would be the best way to introduce him to our city!
October 11, 2017 8:11pm
Nicole Kolenic
I spend most of my money on medical bills when I’m not at work or sleeping so a fancy night out would be great!
October 11, 2017 8:40pm
Julie Dawson
I would like 2 tickets, because my friend marcy & I like to eat & drink, but we are too poor for this event.
October 11, 2017 9:32pm
My 3 favorite things: Wine, Memphis, and good eatin!
October 11, 2017 9:44pm
One of the things I have been doing with my new girlfriend is to get her to explore and love memphis more. In a fee months I have introduced her to a wide range of fun activities and good food. However this one would currently be above my price point. Is love to help her banish sad days!
October 11, 2017 9:45pm
Katie M
Because food and wine are two of my favorite things!
October 11, 2017 10:17pm
Lindsay Bradshaw
I would love to attend this event! It not only raises money for such an incredible organization but it also showcases so many talented chefs that call Memphis home. This event will also be a great opportunity to see other amazing chefs from around the country that I may not be able to see otherwise. Cheers!!
October 11, 2017 10:23pm
Kyle F.
I’d like to go because I’ve been binge-watching seasons of Top Chef and would love to try some creative food in Memphis, especially now that it finally feels like Fall outside!
October 11, 2017 10:35pm
Leslee Tarbett
The food in Memphis is incredible and I would love to experience all of the delicious offerings the festival has to offer. This event is my jam!!!
October 11, 2017 10:40pm
Leslee Tarbett
Yum! I would LOVE to go to this incredible event! Please pick me!
October 11, 2017 10:43pm
I'm entering for my friend who spends hours every week volunteering for women in need. Plus she has three kids under the age of 6, two of which she homeschools!
October 11, 2017 10:58pm
Michelle Culver
To my beloved.. Holly Whitfield, A luxurious chance to wine and dine? Coming across this post was surely a sign. Drinking wine is my greatest passion. Liquid grapes never go out of fashion! Oh, how my soul yearns for such a night. What a treat it would be since money is tight. I haven't explored Memphis much. Going to this festival is totally clutch. I'll do whatever it takes to win this drawing. Push-ups, crunches or even lawn mowing. I hope to hear from you tomorrow. Otherwise I will be full of sorrow. <3
October 11, 2017 11:06pm
I just spent most of the night majorly stressing about student loans and budgets. This would be a nice break from packages of ramen noodles and box wine.
October 11, 2017 11:26pm