Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates of the 2024 FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen?

June 14-16, 2024.

Where do the events take place?

The wine and cocktail tasting seminars, along with cooking demonstrations, are held in hotels and tents situated within the city parks of Aspen. The Grand Tasting Pavilion can be found in the heart of Aspen, specifically in Wagner Park.

Are animals permitted?

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

Is smoking allowed?

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

What FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen events can I attend if I have a food allergy?

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.

How do I prepare for the altitude?

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!)

Where should I stay?

Stay Aspen Snowmass is the official reservation center for the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen. Local vacation experts are on-hand to create vacation packages including lodging, airfare, ground transportation, and more. Visit their website HERE to customize your perfect FOOD & WINE vacation or reach them at 877-900-9463.

Which airport should I fly into?

The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) is conveniently located 3.7 miles from Aspen city center. Upon arrival, Taxis, Limousines, and Hotel Shuttles can be met directly outside Baggage Claim in the Ground Transportation Circle while Ridesharing services can be met directly on the front drive.

When are passes for the 2024 FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen going on sale?

Passes for the 2024 F&W Classic in Aspen will be going on sale in January 2024.

What events are included with a consumer pass?

Consumer passes grant entry to all five Grand Tastings and seminars scheduled throughout the weekend. With consumer passes, you have the option to pre-register for seminars, securing your seat in advance.

What measures are being taken to ensure the health & safety of attendees?

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 2024 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.

Can I bring a baby in a stroller or carrier?

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.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations made more than 60 days prior to the event will be assessed a cancellation fee. Cancellation of Consumer and Trade passes will be assessed a  $150.00 cancellation fee that will be applied to each pass purchased. Cancellation of Food & Wine Gives passes will be assessed a $250.00 cancellation fee that will be applied to each pass purchased. Cancellations made within 60 days of the event will be completely non-refundable.

How can my company become a sponsor at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen?

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please fill out our Marketing Contact Form and a F&W representative will contact you.

I’m a Chef/Beverage Expert, how can I get involved? 

For Chefs/Beverage Experts interested in participating as a Seminar Speaker, please fill out the Interested Talent Contact form HERE.

How can I apply for an exhibitor table in the Grand Tasting Pavilion?

Please visit our Exhibitors tab for more information. Exhibitor applications for the 2024 F&W Classic in Aspen will open in January 2024.

When will I find out if my brand has been accepted as an exhibitor?

In mid-March, we will begin selection of our exhibitors and notify all applicants on their status.

Where can I go for more information about volunteering at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen?

Please click here for up to date information on volunteering at the 2024 F&W Classic in Aspen.

Can press attend events?

Please visit our Press tab for more information.

What are the 2024 FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen terms & conditions?

Click here for our 2024 Terms & Conditions.

What if I have read all these FAQs, but I still have unanswered questions?

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