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Events

Experience the music, eats, and drinks.  Experience the Wilmington Wine and Food Festival.  Here's what's in store for our guests...
 
 

Pre-Festival Events


Swine, Wine & Spirits

  • Event Date:   Saturday, February 10th, 7PM
  • Location:   Bakery 105 105 Orange St, Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Cost:   SOLD OUT
Whether you're Anti-Valentines or all about the love, you won't want to miss this casual evening pairing visiting chef, Matt Register of Southern Smoke BBQ with Chef James Doss of Rx Restaurant. Enjoy a lovely array of red, white, and dessert wines to sample as well as craft cocktails from our favorite North Carolina Distilleries.

 

Festival Events


Toast of the Town: Coast to Coast

  • Event Date:   TBD
  • Location:   TBD
  • Cost:   TBD
Stay tuned! We're working on planning a wonderfully unique culinary evening!


-Three Day Pass-

Enjoy all three days at the Bellamy Mansion for a discounted price with our limited number of Three Day Passes! This bundled pass includes admission for 1 to Friday, May 18th BOURBON & BBQ COCKTAIL PARTY, early admission for 1 at 1pm to Saturday, May 19th CORKS & FORKS GRAND TASTING EVENT, and admission for 1 to Sunday, May 20th BUBBLES, BREWS & STREET EATS. That’s a $50 savings for the festival and $70 savings with our early bird ticket. Once this great deal is gone, it’s gone!


Bourbon & BBQ Cocktail Party

  • SPONSORED BY TREY HERRING CAROLINA BOURBON & SOUTHERN SMOKE
  • Event Date:   Friday, May 18th, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 9:30 PM
  • Location:   Bellamy Mansion Grounds & 1st Floor
  • Cost:   $55/ea. EARLY BIRD UNTIL 1/31/18  |  Three Day Pass
  • Dress Code:   Cocktail Attire
    • Tents on Lawn - Ladies it is recommended that you wear wedges or flats.
Grab your big hats ladies, and your bow ties men, the weekend kicks off with our Grand Ole Southern Cocktail Party! Matthew Register of Southern Smoke will be serving up his acclaimed traditional Southern BBQ while our local mixologists vie for your vote for the favorite cocktail of the evening. The party will be in full steam with DJ Professor Dub keeping the dance floor full. The bar will feature high end wines from the festival, beer, and signature drinks with Trey Herring’s Carolina Bourbon and several other North Carolina craft spirits. Tickets are $65 per person and includes BBQ and sides, samples of each of the mix-off cocktails and drinks. 21 and over only, no refunds - rain or shine


Corks & Forks Grand Tasting Event

This is our feature event showcasing the talents of our best locally owned restaurants amongst the beautiful grounds and rooms of the Bellamy Mansion. These tasty bites will be paired with over a hundred and fifty wines from around the world served to you by winemakers, importers, and industry representatives. During the festival we will be counting your votes for the best dishes with medals to be awarded to the winners. You will have the chance to place wine orders at significant discounts to further support the festival and its charities. 21 and over only, no refunds - rain or shine.


Bubbles, Brews & Street Eats

We're excited to bring together local breweries and food trucks with everyone's favorite Sunday beverages - champagne and mimosas! We'll have several Wilmington and North Carolina breweries pouring up beer samples along side wineries sharing their bubbly offerings. Try the local fare from our area food trucks and explore the creative cocktails at the mimosa bar while enjoying tunes from DJ Professor Dub! Admission is $35.00 and includes all wine and beer sampling. Food will be on sale by the individual trucks. Well mannered children are allowed. Children over 5 must have a kids ticket, no refunds - rain or shine.