2022 Ocala Food & Wine Weekend

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Event Description

Ocala Food & Wine Festival presented by Lugano Diamonds
November 4-6, 2022
*21+ Event*

About the Event
Join us at World Equestrian Center – Ocala for the second annual Ocala Food & Wine Festival presented by Lugano Diamonds. The 2022 event is a celebrity-chef-led celebration featuring three days of culinary competition, beer, wine and spirits education and samples of extraordinary cuisine. The 2022 Ocala Food & Wine Festival is a 21+ event. 

Featured Chefs
Lorena Garcia, Art Smith, Elizabeth Falkner, Esdras Ochoa, Yisus Diaz, Tim Hollingsworth, Rashad Jones

Impacting Our Community
All event proceeds from the Ocala Food & Wine Festival will benefit local charitable foundations whose programs support youth development in the culinary and hospitality industries in Marion County and beyond. 

To purchase tickets for individual days or chef dinners during the event, select each date on the calendar and click the dropdown to choose the desired timeframe. Then click “Get Tickets” and add your selection to your cart. 

Want to be a Food & Wine VIP? 

VIP Weekend Ticket Package
Friday. Saturday. Sunday
Spend the whole weekend with us! Enjoy the VIP experience at Ocala Food & Wine Festival:

  • One ticket to Friday’s Tasting Notes Welcome Party

  • One ticket to Friday’s exclusive Tacos and Tequila afterparty

  • One general admission ticket to Saturday’s Taste of Ocala event

  • One ticket for a Taste of Ocala educational breakout class of your choice

  • Access to exclusive Lugano Rosé Garden Lounge

  • One ticket to Sunday’s Champagne Jazz Brunch

Please use the following link to purchase the VIP Weekend Package:  https://www.showclix.com/event/weekend-vip-ticket-package

 Limited availability. Additional taxes and fees apply. 

Event Schedule | Friday. Saturday. Sunday

  • Friday 11/4: Tasting Notes Welcome Party featuring LOCASH
    Time: 6pm-9pm
    Location: WEC Exposition Center 1 

  • Friday 11/4: Tacos and Tequila Afterparty
    Exclusively for VIP package ticket holders
    Time: 8:30pm-11pm
    Location: Filo’s Mexican Cantina

  • Saturday 11/5: Taste of Ocala
    Time: 11am-3pm
    Location: Grand Plaza

    Taste of Ocala Main Stage Schedule:
    11:30am-12pm | Cooking with Art Smith
    12:30pm-1pm | Barbecue with Rashad Jones of Big Lee’s BBQ
    1:15pm-1:45pm | Taco Time with Lorena Garcia
    2:15pm-3pm | Iron-chef-style Mystery Basket Competition hosted by Timothy Hollingsworth
    3pm-3:15pm | Awards and Donation Ceremony

  • Saturday 11/5: Taste of Ocala Educational Breakout Classes
    General Admission Required
    Class Times: 11:30am-12:15pm

  • Saturday 11/5: Lugano Rosé Garden Lounge
    Exclusively for VIP package ticket holders
    Time: 1pm-4pm
    Location: The Equestrian Hotel rose garden

  • Saturday 11/5: Celebrity Chef Dinners
    ** View Celebrity Chef Dinner offerings by clicking Saturday, November 5 on the calendar, then adjusting the time dropdown to the 7pm time range.
    Time: Starting 7pm
    Locations Vary 

  • Sunday 11/6: Champagne Jazz Brunch
    Time: 10am-1pm
    Location: Stirrups Terrace at The Equestrian Hotel 

Want to stay on-site during the festival? 
Book at The Equestrian Hotel 

Please Note:

  • EVENT IS 21+

  • No refund will be given within 48 hours of the event, unless the event is canceled by World Equestrian Center – Ocala due to inclement weather

  • Tickets are limited

  • Additional taxes and fees apply

  • Please refer to https://www.ocalafoodandwinefest.com/ for more event information. 

If you have questions regarding this event, please reach out to:
Kim Kent, Special Events Manager at foodandwine@wec.net

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Venue Details
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World Equestrian Center 1390 Northwest 80th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34482
About the Organizer
World Equestrian Center (Ocala, FL) https://worldequestriancenter.com/

Mailing Address

World Equestrian Center, 1750 NW 80th Ave, OCALA, FL, 34482, US