The Food & Wine Classic is the highlight of the year for foodies and wine lovers. People travel from around the world to beautiful Aspen CO to attend, and it’s well worth the trip. Three days of non-stop tastings, seminars, demonstrations, concerts, parties, and a wide array of social activities make this event a must.
Here’s what you need to know about this year’s Food & Wine Classic: Friday – Sunday 19 – 21 June 2015.
TICKETS, REGISTRATION, HOTELS
Register for the Food & Wine Classic by clicking here. Call 877-900-WINE for tickets, registration, hotel information, and other details.
TYPES OF PASSES
There are two types of passes to the Food & Wine Classic:
The Consumer Pass gives you access to seminars (for which you can pre-register) and the 5 Grand Tastings throughout the weekend (except for the Restaurant Trade Program).
The American Express Restaurant Trade Pass is available for industry professionals. The pass gives you access to all the seminars and tastings of the weekend, as well as the exclusive kick-off party, Grand Tasting previews, industry-only events, panel discussions and workshops.
If you happen to be in Aspen during the Food & Wine Classic but you don’t have a pass, fear not, there’s plenty for you to do, from the 5K Charity Run to evening events and parties available for registration separately (tickets and registration for these events begins in April).
Seminar seating is first come, first serve, with priority given to those who have registered. We recommend that you register ahead of time and that you arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of time to get a good seat. For those who have not registered, seating may be limited or unavailable.
Aspen weather can vary dramatically, from sun to snow, so check the weather before you pack. Generally June is sunny, with some rain showers. Temperatures drop during the evening, so be sure to bring a sweater. Most Food & Wine events take place in tents in parks, so choose appropriate footwear.
Aspen is at an altitude of 7,890 feet. If you aren’t used to the altitude you may find yourself short of breath and more fatigued that you’re used to due to the thinner air. Prepare for the effects of altitude by drinking plenty of water (especially if you’re going to be drinking) and wear sunscreen because the sun’s rays are more intense at higher altitudes.
We look forward to seeing you at the Food & Wine Classic this summer in Aspen!
For more information, visit the Food & Wine Classic website.