Frequently Asked Questions

Tickets & Registration

Passes for the F&W Classic in Aspen went onsale in April and sold out quickly. In order to protect the health and safety of all attendees, the event will have decreased capacity, so we are currently keeping a wait list and will accommodate guests on a first come/first served basis if additional space becomes available at the event.  If you are unable to join us this year, we hope you will join us at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen June 17-19, 2022.

Food & Wine is committed to the health and safety of all of our guests. Attendees’ safety and comfort will remain our top priority as we plan and prepare for the 2021 F&W Classic in Aspen. The festival regulations, policies and protocols are under constant review, fully subject to change and will be continually updated and revised in accordance with the most current public health (CDC, State of Colorado, Pitkin County, City of Aspen) information, direction and official guidelines.

View the F&W Classic in Aspen COVID-19 Safety Protocols HERE.

Consumer passes provide access to all 5 Grand Tastings and seminars throughout the weekend. Consumer passes allow you to pre-register for seminars to ensure your seat.

The events at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen feature a wide variety of foods and beverages from all categories. We cannot guarantee that participating chefs and restaurants will prepare dishes without common allergens, including nuts, dairy, gluten, etc. Additionally, not all events will have vegetarian options available. It’s important to always ask the chef, server or vendor whether or not allergens or ingredients are in the dishes you are going to consume.

Please visit our Exhibitors tab to apply for an exhibitor table.

In mid-July, we will select our exhibitors and notify all applicants on their status.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities based on advertising in FOOD & WINE or to apply for an exhibitor table in the Grand Tasting Pavilion, please contact Ali Perry at alexandra.perry@foodandwine.com

The wine/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.

No one under 21 will be permitted in any FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen events, including infants and small children in child carriers. This policy pertains to all events including demonstrations, seminars and Grand Tastings.

Pets are not permitted in any FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen events. Service/working animals are not considered pets and are exempt from this policy.

No smoking, vaping or electronic cigarette usage is allowed at any FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen events.

The high altitude of the Rockies affects everyone to a certain degree. You may find yourself a little short of breath or slightly more fatigued than usual. Please bring sunscreen and/or a hat since the sun’s rays are stronger at the higher altitude. It is wise to drink plenty of water when you arrive in Aspen until your body has adjusted. (We suggest at least 8 glasses of water a day to balance the great wine and spirits you’ll be sampling!)

Volunteer registration begins in Summer 2021. Please check back for more information and volunteer requirements soon.

Please email us at fwclassic@FoodAndWine.com, and we will get back to you as quickly as we can.