Food and Drink Fest is an annual celebration of everything to do with the best local restaurants, exciting food trends, talented chefs, craft breweries, wineries, spirits and live local entertainment. You will run into old friends and make new ones! It’s a fun filled event where you can sip, sample and experience the best the region has to offer.
Ample parking is available in and around the FirstOntario Centre and the downtown Hamilton area. Additionally, FirstOntario Centre is accessible by all public transportation.
Yes. Guests can access FirstOntario Centre through the doors located on Bay Street. The FirstOntario Centre is equipped with elevators that lead directly to the show floor. All service animals are welcome with proper documentation.
Yes. In order to provide effective contact tracing, we will need to know the everyone’s email addresses you are buying tickets for. It’s a good idea and convenient for you to put it in so they get the confirmation emailed directly to them.
No. If you arrived at say 4pm on Saturday you will not be asked to leave at 5pm. However, if you arrived after 5pm with Saturday afternoon tickets they will not be valid. We usually sell out the Saturday nighttime slot and need to do this to control for attendance.
Entrance to the festival, a souvenir sample glass, full access to all show features including live cooking demonstrations, musical acts, and other on-stage performances.
Ticket holders are strongly encouraged to arrive before 6pm Friday night, Saturday afternoon anytime and before 6pm Saturday night. Historically, we tend to reach capacity between 6 pm – 8 pm on Friday and Saturday night. Advance ticket holders will have priority over walk ups as capacity permits. We highly recommend arrival outside of these peak times.