Each year we have recommended that our audience visit the annual Grand Rapids Wine, Beer, & Food Festival
at DeVos Place where wines, beers, ciders, and too many to mention food adventures await those who will make the journey to attend.
Besides the chance to attend insightful lectures and workshops, engaging cooking demonstrations, and sample inspiring new offerings, this event is a chance to see up-close and often meet the producers of the many beverages that are just waiting to be discovered.
What I have personally enjoyed over the last 11 years that I have attended is the chance to sample so much of what is on display at the festival. And while the chance to try out many of the internationally produced beverages is a plus for many, I find the chance to meet and chat with area entrepreneurs, beverage artists, and chefs, whose creations are on display all throughout the event, a wonderful experience offering a chance to deepen one’s knowledge of our area's culinary and beverage community.
An added bonus is the value of your ticket and how it is increasing as this festival has grown larger with each passing year. If you visit this year then I am certain you will agree with me as well as forbes.com
, who named the Grand Rapids Wine, Beer, & Food Festival as one of the Best Fall Wine Festival Not to Miss