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Here's what to know if you're heading to the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival this weekend

Heading to the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival this weekend?

There's so much to learn, taste and do that you can get a little overwhelmed (in a good way).

Here are the basics when it comes to getting in:

Tickets and pricing

Individual tasting tent pass — The “all-you-can-indulge” layout allows guests the opportunity to eat, drink and explore the South’s top food and drink products and chef creations while also celebrating international influences that have shaped the region. $100 per day.

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Day pass — On Friday (June 1), pass holders will experience the new Master Studio format with a cocktail event and the tasting tents. Saturday (June 2) pass holders will enjoy learning experiences, the festival tasting tents, and class intermission sips and snacks. Friday, $160; Saturday, $175; two-day passes, $350.

Weekend pass — Weekend pass holders will experience the Destination Delicious kickoff party on Thursday evening (May 31); Master Studios and the tasting tents on Friday (June 1); learning experiences with class intermission sips and snacks, the ADAC: Ingredients of Taste event on Saturday (June 2); Sunday brunch and tasting tents on Sunday (June 3). $475.

Connoisseur Experience — Connoisseur pass holders have access to the exclusive Connoisseur Lounge, which features breakfast, food and beverage service throughout the day curated by award-winning chefs and beverage pros. The Experience also includes access to Connoisseur-only classes; access to Dinner Series events; fast-track entrance into the festival tasting tents, and a Connoisseur hospitality area in the tents. $600-$1,800.

Dinners and events — The festival experience continues into the evenings as chefs, sommeliers and mixologists come together to curate dinners and signature parties for guests at private homes, restaurants and Atlanta venues, all designed to showcase the South. $55-$250 per person, per dinner/event.

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What's the weather going to be like for the tasting tents?

The tasting tents, located at Piedmont Park’s Greensward Promenade, are one of the most popular feature of the festival. Guests can sample “all-you-can-indulge” food and beverages from around the region.

So -- is it time to break out the sunscreen or the umbrella? Check out the latest forecast here.

 

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