Tennessee Food and Wine Festival

Downtown Knoxville

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100+ booths serve locally crafted fare as adults sip Tennessee wines & teens learn to cook from former Buckingham Palace chef

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Promotional value expires Oct 22, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only for event on 10/22/11. Must be 21 or older for admission and wine tasting option. Must be in 9-12th grade for kids class option. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Food and wine festivals allow people to diversify their palates in one day, a feat previously attainable only by cramming five frozen dinners and a variety pack of juice boxes into a blender. Savor expanding horizons with today’s Groupon to the Tennessee Food and Wine Festival, held at Knoxville Convention Center on October 22 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Choose between the following options:

  • For $20, you get a wine-tasting package for two (up to a $50 total value). The package includes the following:
  • General admission for two (a $20 value online; a $30 value at the door)
  • Wine tasting for two (a $20 value)<p>

  • For $34, you get a kids’ culinary-class package (up to an $84 value). The package includes the following:
  • One admission to a kids’ culinary class, valid for students in grades 9–12, which includes admission to the festival (a $69 value). The class goes from 8:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
  • One general admission for a guest (included in price of class), plus admission for a second guest (a $10 value online; a $15 value at the door)<p>

Sip- and bite-size samples tempt visitors to the first-ever Tennessee Food and Wine Festival as they meander past more than 100 exhibitors’ booths. Guests nosh on fare from local eateries such as Alfresco Pasta’s small-batch, traditionally made pastas, which can be dipped in a Ron Reed’s mason jar of preservative-free barbecue sauce or turned into macaroni portraits of Martin Van Buren. At the wine tasting, adult attendees can also savor a range of fermented grape juices from central Tennessee’s award-winning Beans Creek Winery or the Italian-style, Bacchus-impersonating libations of Hillside Winery.

Alternatively, young culinary wizards can sharpen banquet-hall cooking skills during a Royal Recipes lesson taught by former Buckingham Palace chef Darren McGrady. After a photo shoot with the regal cook, students in grades 9–12 learn to prepare meals fit for a king, queen, or a court of begrudging siblings. Parents who redeem the additional general-admission pass can arrive at 11:45 a.m. to sample their offspring’s cookery, or show up early to offer tips or micromanage their kids’ ladling technique.

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    Downtown Knoxville

    701 Henley St.

    Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

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