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.
The 2019 Columbia Food and Wine Festival will take place over a three-day period – April 26-28, 2019. The Kick-Off Dinner will start the festivities on Friday evening, April 26th. On April 27th, a variety of ticketed satellite events will feature different selections of Columbia’s food and beverage offerings to small, intimate crowds. The weekend will cap on Sunday, April 28th with the return of the Food and Wine Street Festival held on the eclectic Saluda Avenue in the historic Five Points District.
Due to the nature of the festival, we do not permit children or pets for the safety of all parties at CFWF events, except for Soda City Market. Service/working animals are not considered pets and are exempt from this policy.
Hotel Trundle, located in the heart of downtown Columbia, is the official hotel of the 2019 Columbia Food and Wine Festival. Learn more here.
All streets in Five Points contain metered parking spaces, with both Passport app and change payment options, enforced Monday – Saturday 11 am – 6 pm. There are several parking lots located in Five Points; the City parking lot behind Pure Barre (2123 Greene St.) is free, while the former Exxon parking lot (727 Harden St) is metered. The COMET Route 22, The 401 Devine, and The Soda Cap Connector Route 1 all have stops conveniently located in Five Points.
IMPORTANT: Give yourself plenty of time to find parking! Columbia Food & Wine Festival does not own or operate the parking lots or meters. Listed parking lots are public rates and hours subject to change without notice.
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.
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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