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Your Guide to the Food and Wine Festival


Culinary lovers unite! Coming July 16, Valparaiso Events brings you a brand new event guaranteed to please the palate and indulge the senses. Introducing the Valparaiso Food and Wine Festival. What will you see? How will it work? What can you expect? Here’s a look:

Special thanks to our presenting partner for the Valparaiso Food and Wine Festival, M&S Collision Center.

The Food and Wine Festival is every culinary enthusiast’s dream, whether you’re an experienced foodie or oenophile, you’re having a family outing or a date night, or you’re looking for a learning experience. Attendees will get their chance to sample one of 100 different wine selections, and a few are paired with a dish prepared by some of Valpo’s finest local restaurants and chefs. This is your chance to educate your palate, or try something new!


Attendees will have the chance to sample dishes from some of the finest local eateries our town has to offer. This includes:

  • Don Quijote Restaurante and Imports
  • Pikk’s Tavern
  • Bon Femme Cafe
  • Main+Lincoln
  • Sage Restaurant
  • Kelsey’s Steak House
  • Lucrezia Olive Oil & Wine Bar
  • Greek’s Pizzeria
  • Blue Point
  • Designer Desserts

Meet the Chefs and taste some of their best dishes from Sushi to Filet Mignon to Chicken Paella.


As for ticket types, we offer two different options for attendees:

  • Taste & Sip: Our true VIP experience. With this ticket, you’ll receive unlimited wine tastings and food pairings from local upscale eateries.
  • Taste: This is our version of the designated driver ticket. With this, you’ll receive unlimited food tastings throughout the evening.


For your enjoyment, the Jeff Brown Trio will be providing the music for the Food and Wine Festival. Also during the event, the Actors Gymnasium and their talented group of artists will be putting on aerial performances for attendees.

In addition, there will also be live cooking demonstrations by local chefs.


Attendees will receive a free wine tasting glass by govino. It is shatterproof and dishwasher-safe.


Cheers to giving back to the community! Valparaiso Events is proud to be a non-profit organization that hosts over 80 days of events in the community each year. Proceeds from every ticketed event we host go towards helping keep our free events FREE to the public! So know that you are supporting the year round efforts of an organization that works to create a vibrant and thriving community!

The Valparaiso Food and Wine Festival comes your way Saturday, July 16. Get your tickets today.*

For more information on this event, click here.

*Must be 21+ with a valid ID to attend.


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