Everything You Need to Know About the Aspen Food and Wine Classic

Do you consider yourself a food connoisseur or a wine aficionado? Don’t miss the opportunity to delight your senses at the Aspen Food and Wine Classic. This annual festival gives you a chance to mingle with culinary celebrities while trying some of the best food and drink in the world. Learn all about the best things to do while you’re in town for this event when you access our complimentary Vacation Guide.

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About the Aspen Food and Wine Classic

The Aspen Food and Wine Classic is one of the highlights of our summers in Aspen. The three-day weekend is comprised of more than 80 seminars and a Grand Tasting. You’ll get a chance to meet celebrity chefs, taste incredible dishes, and see behind the scenes like never before.

The Grand Tasting Pavilion

The Grand Tasting Pavilion is the focal point of the Aspen Food and Wine Classic. Located in Wagner Park in the center of town, you’ll be able to sample food, wine, and spirits from more than 200 brands. Eat and drink your way through this pavilion to find your new favorite beverage and indulge in decadent dish after dish.

The Events

There are more than 80 events at the Aspen Food and Wine Classic, so it is impossible to attend them all. Each has been carefully curated and are run by some of the biggest names in the food and beverage industry. Some names that have been there in the past include Martha Stewart, Geoffrey Zakarian, and Jacques Pépin. You can choose one event per time slot; spots are limited, so it is best to choose your desired seminars and demonstrations as soon as possible. Seating is first come, first served so we recommend getting to each event early enough to get your desired viewing point.

Pass Information

To access the events at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, you will need a pass. There are multiple tiers of passes, each offering more than the last. If you just want the basics of the seminars and access to the Grand Tasting Pavilion, any tier will do. If you’re looking for VIP access, star-studded parties, and extra events, consider a higher tier. Local tip: We recommend getting your passes and booking your stay with Aspen Signature Properties as soon as possible. Passes usually go on sale in December and are known to sell out before the event.

Book Your Getaway Today

Living Room of an aspen signature properties rentalAn amazing weekend of wine and food await! Book your getaway to the Aspen Food and Wine Classic today. Our exclusive vacation rentals will be your home base for your indulgence. Whether you are looking for a lavish penthouse in the heart of downtown or a private retreat in the mountains, we will find you the perfect rental. Then, our concierge will customize your stay to make it a getaway you will never forget. Don’t settle for a hotel room; enhance your stay with Aspen Signature Properties.