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Columbia Food and Wine Festival

Sunday, April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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One event on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 12:00 pm


The Columbia Food and Wine Festival was established in 2018 through a collaboration between Free Times and the Five Points Foundation with the goal of showcasing the Midlands’ growing culinary scene.


MARCH 30, 2022

6:00pm – 9:00pm – Kickoff Dinner at Ratio

A collaborative 3 course dinner hosted at Ratio in Columbia’s Northeast. Menu curated by Ratio’s Javier Uriate, Black Rooster’s Alex Strickland, and Boca Grande’s David Grillo. Ticket also includes a specialty cocktail from Ratio’s mixologist along with wine pairings with each course.

MARCH 31, 2022

6:00pm – 8:00pm – Mixer on Main

Featuring a cocktail competition between the best and brightest talents in Columbia’s Main Street District. Mixologists will present their concoctions to judges and attendees vote to on who has the most innovative and tasty cocktail. Small bites provided by neighboring restaurants along with live entertainment.

APRIL 2, 2022

10:00am – 12:00pm – Kids Can Cook Too!

It’s time for the kids to get in on the fun! Event offers a kids cooking class at EdVenture taught by local chefs where they can learn how to shop for ingredients and put together a healthy meal for the family. Coffee lounge provided for parents/guardians. Ages 10 and below, 1 ticket per participating child.  BUY YOUR TICKET

12:00pm – 2:00pm – Sake & Sushi

Learn about the history and technique behind sushi making and Asian cuisine. Featuring 3 local chefs, lunch will include a demonstration of each dish along with wine and sake pairings.  BUY YOUR TICKET

1:00pm – 4:00pm – Flights & Bites

Hop on the bus for flights and bites from Columbia’s best breweries! Meet at Steel Hands and continue to 3 other downtown brewery locations, enjoying a flight, specialty bites, along with meet and greets with the amazing brew masters and chefs. Ride shares encouraged, transportation to breweries will be provided.  BUY YOUR TICKET

4:00pm – 7:00pm – CAE –> LEX: Passport to Main Street

Venture to downtown Lexington for a progressive walk through Main Street spotlighting their extensive restaurant scene. Pick up your passport from the check in desk at Icehouse Pavilion, then travel to each stop along your route for a specialty bite or cocktail. Once your trip is complete, return your passport for a chance to win 2 airline tickets courtesy of Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Live music and talent meet and greet included.  BUY YOUR TICKET

APRIL 3, 2022

12:00-4:00PM (Sneak Peek & VIP); 1:00-4:00PM (General Admission) – 2022 Columbia Food and Wine Festival Finale

Spoil yourself with the sights, sounds, and signature flavors that make Columbia the best kept secret in the South. The Columbia Food and Wine Festival is a one-of-a-kind gastronomical journey through Columbia’s finest plates and pours. Join us at the historic  Robert Mills House and Gardens along with over 40 of your favorite restaurants, breweries, wines, and more!