Food & Wine Festival Events

Taste your way through hundreds of wines, spirits and gourmet samples from Georgia’s finest chefs! Stroll through The Market Place, dance the night away at The Launch Party and more! Pick the events you want to join, or get the whole package and make the weekend amazing!

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Schedule Updated March 7, 2022

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As of March 17, 2022

Wild game and craft beer dinner at the food & wine festival in georgia.

Wild Game Dinner with Craft Beer Selections

Friday | Cocktails: 5:30pm, Dinner: 6:15pm | At The Forest Tent

Go Wild at this unique and savory feast! Dinner includes a five-course dinner featuring delicious wild game selections paired with craft beers! Each ticket also includes admission to The Launch Party where you can cap off the evening dancing to live music while sipping on an amazing selection of wines and spirits!

Cocktails begin at 5:30pm at The Forest Tent, and dinner begins promptly at 6:15pm.

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SPONSORED BY: Terrapin Beer Company

The Vintner Dinner is a 5-course gourmet dinner paired with wines from our featured vintner.

Sponsor-only five course dinner with vintner wine pairings

Friday | Cocktails: 5:30pm, Dinner: 6:15pm | At The Pavilion

This event is exclusively for our sponsors. The dinner features an elegant five-course meal. Each course is expertly paired with a selection from this year’s featured winemaker, Orin Swift Cellars

Cocktails at 5:30pm. Dinner begins promptly at 6:15pm.

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Kick-off the lakeside georgia food and wine festival at our launch party.

Kick Off the Weekend In Style!

The Celebrity All Star Band

Friday | 8:00pm - Midnight | At The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

Hosted by Black Sheep Interiors, The Launch Party is where the action begins. Guests will dance the night away in our beautiful custom-themed cocktail lounge. The Celebrity All Star Band's reputation for making a crowd swing is well deserved and never disappoints. Selected chefs and restaurants will be presenting savoy bites and sweet hors d'oeuvre. So, kick up your heels and get ready to be transported to another dimension as Black Sheep Interiors pulls out all the stops in creating an idyllic space for dancing, drinks and desert! 

Three beverage vouchers are included with your ticket. Go Wild! Game & Beer Dinner tickets include admission to The Launch Party.

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SPONSORED BY: Black Sheep Interiors

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Get Revived At The Festival's Hydration Station

Saturday / Sunday | 8:00am - 4:00pm / 8:00am - Noon | At The Directors' Room

Keep your energy up and your system refreshed with a powerful boost at The Revive Hydration Station!

Provided in partnership with Eatonton’s own Revive Hydration Therapy, The Revive Hydration Station provides a quick lift that will get you back on your A-Game in no time! Each registration includes a 1000ml Revive IV Infusion. Add-ons include Toradol Headache Relief, B12 Shot, Meyer's Cocktail and Zofran.

Participants must sign-up in advance. Sessions are one hour long. Each session can include up to four people. Hydration sessions are booked on a first-come first-serve basis.

Toradol add-ons must be requested at time of registration. Other add-ons can be requested at the event.

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The Ride and Drive event sponsored by Motor Cars of Atlanta.

Experience the apex of performance and design!

Saturday | 9:00am - 3:00pm | At The Front Drive

This exclusive event showcases the hottest cars on the road today! Get behind the wheel of the Rolls-Royce Cullinan or the brand new Rolls-Royce Ghost and see for yourself what the hype is all about. Representatives from Motor Cars of Atlanta will be on-hand to demonstrate the features & appointments behind these legendary and beautifully designed vehicles.

Attendance is limited! Sign-up for a free test-drive today!

All Appointments Are Full

SPONSORED BY: MotorCars of Atlanta

The festival artist market will feature fine art, decor, jewelry and korbel champagne samples.

The Best of Regional Artisans

Saturday | 10:00am - 4:00pm | At The Ballroom Foyer

Shop ‘til you drop at The Market Place. Spend Saturday browsing our handpicked vendors featuring unique art, clothing, specialty food items, cutlery, jewelry and more.

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SPONSORED BY: Fiji Water

The brew & que is a mouthwatering lakeside festival bbq cook-off on lake oconee.

Lakeside BBQ Smorgasbord with craft beer and cocktails

Tim Cadiere & Washboard Road

Saturday | 11:30am - 2:00pm | At The Pointe

Have lunch overlooking the lake while you sip an ice-cold craft beer or a signature cocktail. Listen to the soul pounding, foot-stompin’, country-Cajun rhythms of Tim Cadiere & Washboard Road and indulge in the smokiest, best tasting BBQ the region has to offer!

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SPONSORED BY: Terrapin Beer Company

Enjoy An Intimate Experience with A Distinguished Napa Winery

Saturday | 2:00PM | At Georgia's Terrace

Don't miss this rare opportunity to taste wines from one of Napa Valley's most distinguished wineries. The intimate setting allows you to interact with the host while gorgeous views of Lake Oconee provide a serene backdrop for an elegant gathering of wine enthusiasts. Salvestrin was recently voted one of Napa Valley’s Top 10 Small Undiscovered Wineries by Legendary Napa Valley. The Salvestrins are known by wine enthusiasts for their dedication to the production of handcrafted, uniquely expressive estate wines.

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SPONSORED BY: The Oconee Cellar

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INCORPORATE THE NATURAL WORLD INTO MAKING THE DRINKS YOU LOVE

Saturday | 2:00PM | At Reynolds Ballroom

Expert mixologist and author Mike Wolf demonstrates how to incorporate your fresh garden herbs and vegetables into dynamic cocktails and delicious elixirs to make, drink and share with friends! Join Mike at this one of a kind event to experience his delightful alchemy and valuable insights from his book by the same name, Garden to Glass. Three distinctive cocktails will be created: Garden Gimlet, Spicy Margarita, Magnolia/Sorghum Old Fashioned. Spirits provided by Cathead Distillery. Participants receive a free copy of Garden to Glass authored by your host, Mike Wolf.

Tasty Tiny Bites will be provided by FolksArt Mercantile & Cafe.

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Wine tasting and a feast of food await at the festival's centerpiece event.

The Centerpiece of The Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival

Eric Dodd

Saturday | 6:00pm | Festival Venue

The Grand Tasting is the centerpiece of the festival. Your ticket includes delicious food from local and regional chefs, wines from around the globe as well as local brews & spirits. The Grand Tasting features a charity auction, including trips to unique destinations, gourmet dinners, sporting packages and more. We’ll have over 200 wines and spirits for tasting!

Thomas Arvid will present live painting at The Grand Tasting.

The Grand Tasting has sold out! But you can still get tickets through The Ritz-Carlton's Festival Package which includes accommodations and festival tickets.

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Picture Yourself In This Ride!

Saturday | 6:00pm | At The Grand Tasting Venue

Drive the course in style while supporting the festival's nonprofit beneficiaries!

The Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival has teamed up with Fat Boys Golf Carts and Manley Metalworks to create an opportunity for you to own this classic customized golf cart and trailer combination at an unbeatable price! Fat Boys and Manley Metalworks are renowned for custom-tailored vehicles and trailers built with unsurpassed quality and attention to detail. This golf cart and trailer are perfectly matched - making transportation a breeze and making you look great on the course!

Raffle tickets are $100 each. Only 600 tickets will be sold. Raffle proceeds go towards supporting local nonprofit beneficiaries.

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Support Our Community

Saturday | 8:00pm | Festival Venue

The auction features an exciting array of destination vacations, gourmet dinners, sporting packages and much more! All proceeds support local children’s charities.

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Enjoy the sounds of a live jazz band during a traditional sunday brunch event.

Traditional Southern Sunday Brunch with Live Jazz

Next Level Trio

Sunday | 8:00am - 12:00pm | The Pavilion

Before you depart, enjoy a spectacular Southern Sunday brunch with live jazz!

Elevate your Sunday with a spectacular brunch and Irish coffee station accompanied by an exquisite live jazz performance.The Jazz Brunch is held at The Pavilion at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. Legendary jazz percussionist Brian Hudson and his all-star trio will be performing their most groovy jazz compositions for a memorable Sunday morning farewell brunch.

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