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Columbia Food and Wine Festival

Wednesday, April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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.

APRIL 24, 2024

6:00pm – 9:00pm – Kickoff Dinner at Motor Supply

Motor Supply Company Bistro – 920 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Our traditional kickoff to festival week includes a multi-course dinner centered around locally sourced ingredients. This year we’re partnering with local favorite and longtime staple of the Columbia culinary scene: Motor Supply Co. Bistro. The menu is a delicious collaboration of three local chefs lead by Motor Supply’s very own Wes Fulmer, joined by Hendrix Executive Chef Frank Bradley and Loosh Culinaire’s Blake Fairies. Sponsored by Certified SC.

APRIL 25, 2024

6:00pm – 8:00pm – Pasta & Pairings

The Pastor’s Study – 1633 Main Street Ste 100, Columbia, SC 29201

Led by local chef Pierce Bowers of Dorsia Pasta Co, attendees will experience the art of pasta making while also tasting some of his creations prepared by Lula Drake chef Rachael Harrison. Wine pairings will be presented and taught by Mike Wine Guy, at one of Columbia’s most historic sites, The Pastor’s Study.

7:00pm – 9:00pm – Desserts & Digestifs

Hotel Trundle – 1224 Taylor Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Join us to eat and drink delectable desserts! After-dinner treats prepared by local chefs, select dessert wines presented by Lula Drake head sommelier Tim Gardner, and specialty cocktails combine to make the perfect nightcap. Especially when set in the beautiful and eclectic Hotel Trundle lobby with live music from local jazz musicians. Sponsored by Hotel Trundle

A portion of every ticket sold to Desserts & Digestifs will go to the Prisma Health Children’s Hospital. 

APRIL 26, 2024

6:00pm – 9:00pm – Mixer on Main: The Remix!

Boyd Plaza at the Columbia Museum of Art – 1515 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Back again this year with the ultimate cocktail contest! Featuring the best and brightest of the Main Street District’s mixologists, judges and attendees will vote on who has the most innovative and tasty cocktail. The competition was steep last year, so you can only imagine what they’ll bring this year! Includes delicious bites provided by local chefs along with live music and art. Preferred spirits provided by Diageo. Sponsored by Main Street District

APRIL 27, 2024

10:00am – 12:00pm – Brunch & Bungies

Fit Columbia –  2121 College Street, Columbia, SC 29205 

Indulged a little too much at Columbia Food & Wine Festival? Join us for Brunch & Bungies to work it off! Local award winning studio Fit Columbia and their knowledgeable team will showcase their approach to sustainable fitness through bungee demonstrations and assisted stretching, finishing with a restorative shavasana. Then local ‘plant forward’ on-the-go restaurant, Tasty As Fit, will prove that brunch can be both healthy and delicious. Post workout brunch cocktails included as a reward! It’s all about balance, right? Sponsored by Publix

12:00pm – 2:00pm – Mezze on the Menu

Pitas – 1800 Taylor Street, Columbia, SC 29201 

The heavy hitters of Columbia’s Mediterranean food scene combine talents for this delicious lunch. A family style collaboration between Pitas, Mediterranean Tea Room, and Arabesque, along with dessert pairings from Always Original Bakery, no one will leave this event hungry.

7:00pm – 10:00pm – CAE Concert on the Runway

Eagle Aviation – 2861 Aviation Way, West Columbia, SC 29170 

Columbia Metropolitan Airport invites the festival back to their busy runways for a once in a lifetime concert! Enjoy the best of Columbia’s thriving food truck scene along with specialty beverages and live music like you’ve never experienced before… literally on the runway! Stay tuned to Columbia Food and Wine’s social media channels for the announcement of the regionally acclaimed musical act that will headline. Sponsored by Columbia Metropolitan Airport.

APRIL 28, 2024

12:00-4:00PM (Early Access & VIP); 1:00-4:00PM (General Admission) – 2023 Columbia Food and Wine Festival Grand Tasting

Robert Mills Estate – 1616 Blanding Street, Columbia, SC 29201

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 60 of your favorite restaurants, breweries, wines, and more!