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Food and Wine Classic in Aspen

Aspen, Colorado

Sep 10 2021 - Sep 12 2021

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When the snow melts in Aspen, it’s time for the premier culinary event of the year, the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen. The three-day event draws celebrity chefs such as Carla Hall, Gail Simmons, Martha Stewart and more, plus renowned winemakers and epicurean insiders as well as everyday food lovers! The event includes cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, panels led by food and wine experts and much more. Whether you’re a fan of Food and Wine Magazine, a specific celebrity chef or cooking show, or just a foodie, the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen is a must-attend event!     

ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT

Attendees have the opportunity to choose from over 40 cooking demonstrations and wine seminars led by celebrity chefs and wine experts, such as Andrew Zimmern, Carla Hall, Kwame Onwuachi, Leslie Sbrocco, and Carlton McCoy, as well as a chance to sample outstanding wines, food, spirits, and beers in the Grand Tasting Pavilion from around the world, including the 2021 FOOD & WINE Best New Chefs.

ON-SITE AMENITIES

The event is spread out across several spaces. All wine and cocktail tasting seminars and cooking demonstrations take place in hotels and tents within the city parks in Aspen. The Grand Tasting Pavilion is located in Wagner Park in the center of Aspen.

LOCATION

The Food and Wine Classic in Aspen takes place at various locations within Aspen, Colorado. Wine/cocktail tasting seminars and cooking demonstrations take place in hotels and tents with in the city parks in Aspen, and the Grand Tasting Pavilion is in Wagner Park in the center of Aspen.  

RVING AT THE EVENT

While there is no RVing at the various sites where Food and Wine Classic events take place, there are some RV parks in Aspen as well as in the beautiful neighboring communities. Some of the RV parks to choose from include:

 Gateway RV Park  

Difficult Campground

Silver Queen Campground

Weller Campground

Silver Bell Campground

Don’t own an RV? It’s still possible to experience the beauty of Colorado and the fun of the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen in the most comfortable and stress-free accommodations possible! Rent an RV from RVshare in your hometown and travel to the festival, or pick one up upon arrival in Colorado, hitting some of your favorite National Parks along the way!

WHERE TO STAY

Hotels

If staying in a hotel is a better option for your travel plans, there are plenty to choose from. Some nearby downtown Aspen hotels include:

Annabelle Inn

Aspen Mountain Lodge    

Independence Square Hotel

Hearthstone House

Shadow Mountain Lodge

HOW TO GET THERE

From Denver: Take I-70 W to CO-82 in Glenwood Springs. Take exit 116 from I-70 W. Follow CO-82 to W Hopkins Ave. 

From Colorado Springs: Follow US-24 W, CO-9 N and I-70 W to CO-82 E in Glenwood Springs. Take exit 116 from I-70 W.

TICKETS & PRICING

The Food & Wine Classic in Aspen is currently sold out. Please click here to be added to the waitlist. Should additional passes become available, they will contact you.

Please check back often for event updates. Information on a new Food & Wine Classic Virtual program will be shared in Summer 2021.

WRAP UP

Delicious, world class food, celebrity sightings, food and wine education, all in the beautiful backdrop of Aspen. It’s a must-attend summer event, and not much could make it better – except traveling there in a comfortable RV! Imagine returning from events to a fully stocked kitchen, a private bathroom and cozy bed. With an RV rental from RVshare, all that and more is possible.

Whether you visit the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen in an RV rental from us or use other accommodations, we’d love to see pictures of your trip. Send us photos at [email protected], and tag us on social media to share details and tips about your visit. Your adventures could be featured on our blog or social media! 

Check out @FWClassicinAspen on Facebook for event updates!

Please note, this is not the official source of the event information. While we try to be as comprehensive as possible, some details may have changed since the time this article was written. Please confirm final details with the official event page.