The Columbia Food and Wine Festival was established in 2018 through a collaboration between Free Times and the Five Points Foundation along with a committee of dedicated hospitality professionals, tourism players and community leaders. The goal was to showcase the Midlands’ growing culinary scene. The festival has since transformed from a single-day tasting event into a five-day, food-filled fest that gains regional attention for Columbia’s culinary offerings.
The 2023 Columbia Food and Wine Festival will take place over a five-day period – April 19 – April 23, 2023.
Due to the nature of the festival, we do not permit children or pets for the safety of all parties at CFWF events.
Hotel Trundle, Columbia’s first boutique hotel, is centered in the heart of downtown’s Main Street District just a few short blocks from the Robert Mills Estate. Learn more here.
The high-end Hilton Columbia Center is located in Columbia’s bustling Congaree Vista district with upscale shops and eateries within easy walking distance. Learn more here.
The Columbia Food and Wine Festival will have photographers documenting the event throughout the weekend that will be made available on online and on social media. Your participation in the festival grants the The Columbia Food and Wine Festival photographer the right to take your photo, and to use, re-use, publish, re-publish, and license or assign the photographs(s), or any derivative use for publication including but not limited to: print, digital, and/or any other medium.
Early spring in Columbia brings warmer temperatures with the chance of the occasional spring shower.
All events will take place rain or shine. Weather contingency plans are in place for each event.
Smart casual attire is recommended for the Columbia Food and Wine Street Festival. Business Casual to Cocktail Attire is recommended for all ticketed dining events.
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