West Alabama Food and Wine Festival gets bigger and better in new location

Food And Wine Fest

The West Alabama Food and Wine Festival is moving to a new location. This year the annual festival is moving outdoors to historic downtown Northport.

“We decided that after talking with the city of Northport that downtown Main Avenue will be the perfect venue. If you have ever been there, you have seen how gorgeous it is. We’ll have so much space to expand and invite more restaurants,” said event co-chair Debbie Sanford Metz. 

The festival celebrates the culinary talents of the incredible chefs in Tuscaloosa, Northport, and its surrounding areas. The event will feature a variety of experiences that will bring together wine and spirits producers and brands curated to highlight and celebrate the remarkable culinary abilities of West Alabama.

The West Alabama Food and Wine Festival is the area’s primary event for foodies and wine enthusiasts. This year’s festival features more than 40 West Alabama vendors.

Along with enjoying wine, beer, and Clyde May’s whiskey, guests will be able to enjoy food from several area restaurants.

  • Avenue Pub
  • Central Mesa
  • Urban Bar and Kitchen
  • Chuck’s Fish
  • The 205
  • A Tasty Treat
  • Alley Cake Company
  • Billy’s of Northport
  • Champions Catering
  • Decades
  • Evangeline’s
  • Half Shell Oyster House
  • Ivory LeShore’s Gourmet Bread Pudding and Cheesecake
  • Jalapeños Mexican Grill
  • Mark’s Mart
  • Mediterrean Sandwich Company
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Poppin’ Sisters Popcorn and Treats
  • The River Restaurant
  • Rolf’s Deli and Sausages
  • Southern Ale House
  • The Wine Market
  • Urban Cookhouse
  • World of Beer Bar and Kitchen
  • Veganish

In addition to restaurants, the following food trucks will also sample their cuisine.

  • Archibald Woodrow’s BBQ
  • Big Tasty
  • Catch a Taste
  • Simone’s Kitchen ATL

Guests will also enjoy music from the Druid City Rockers and Tarred and Feathered. 

The Festival is Sunday, April 30th from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. rain or shine.

Proceeds from the festival will benefit the West Alabama Food Bank (WAFB). WAFB distributes food to agencies across nine counties in Alabama to help alleviate hunger in West Alabama and the state. As the board looks to the next decade, the one thing that will remain central to the event is the partnership between the festival and WAFB and the dedication from both agencies to help fight hunger in Alabama. 

“It is very important to our organization to keep our proceeds local”, Metz said. “We understand what a tremendous service the food bank extends to the entire West Alabama area, and in so many more ways than just food distribution. Our Partnership with the WAFB brings them and the local restaurants together in a unique way.”

Early Bird tickets are available for early purchase for $60 plus tax until April 14. VIP tickets are also available for $85.  Guests must be 21 and able to provide a valid ID to attend the festival.

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