The Austin Food & Wine Festival has announced a series of changes to their annual festival. Chef Tim Love, a festival partner, will move his massively popular hands-on grilling session from the weekend afternoons to Friday night. As per recent years, the event, at which attendees learn to cook a perfect steak, veggies and more, is for All-In ticket holders. That session will supplant the Lone Star Nights event, which has kicked off the festival in years past and was an add-on ticket possibility for regular ticket holders.
The Fire Pits, an area at the daytime slate of events, will expand this year to include more chefs, more live fire cooking and more food for attendees. The Chef Showcase, which features food from festival chefs, will also grow, giving attendees a chance to more fully get their grub on.
In addition to the changes, the festival has announced a massive Giveaway Getaway package. The winner will receive two round-trip flights to Austin (if you’re a local and win, you can fly in a friend), a room for three nights at the new Fairmont Hotel, two All-In tickets (normally priced at $625 each), rideshare credits and a merch bag full of swag. Head to the festival’s website to enter the Giveaway Getaway.
The Austin Food & Wine Festival takes place April 27-29 at Auditorium Shores in Austin. Tickets go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m.