Event Information

Celebrating food, wine, beer, spirits, music and more!

We’re back for our eighth year on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the RiverMill Event Centre! World-class wines, fine foods, hand-crafted beers, Southern spirits and a silent auction all await you at the Grand Tasting.  This year we will be featuring The Aflac Chef’s Tent prior to the Grand Tasting, and event that has sold out the past three years so get your tickets early!

Mark your calendars and plan to join us to meet the chefs, winemakers, distillers and brewmasters who will be on hand to share their toasts and tastes with you. All this plus a silent auction filled with a variety of wines, trips and unique treasures.

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Schedule of Events

The Aflac Chef’s Tent

Date: Friday, March 10, 2017 | Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm | Tickets: $175 per person

Don’t miss the delicious food and unique cocktails by renowned chefs and mixologists from around the Southeast. This event has sold out for the past three years and a limited number of tickets are available, so be sure to get your tickets early!


This year, The Aflac Chef’s Tent will feature flavors from chef Ford Fry.  A three-time James Beard Foundation Restauranteur of the Year Nominee, Ford is the chef and managing partner of ten restaurants in Atlanta, Georgia and one in Houston, Texas. He has been featured in several publications such as Bon Appétit, Condé Nast Traveler, Every Day with Rachel Ray, Esquire, Garden & Gun, and Southern Living.  We are very excited to have Ford as our featured chef and look forward to sharing his talents with you!


Grand Tasting

Date: Friday, March 10, 2017 | Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm | Tickets: $95 per person

The best local and regional breweries, distilleries, wineries, spirits and restaurants will be featured at the Grand Tasting. In one evening, guests will have the opportunity to taste all the best products on the market.




The Columbus Symphony Orchestra was Founded in 1855 by Mendelssohn’s student, Herman S. Saroni, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra became the second orchestra formed in the United States. The symphony disbanded during the Civil War and both World Wars, but always reorganized during times of peace. In 1949, the organization as we know it today, was formed and has performed for 64 consecutive years. The CSO has been a professional orchestra since the late 1970’s and employs as many as 90 musicians for any given concert. Long recognized as one of the southeast’s finest musical ensembles, the CSO currently performs at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts.