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The third annual Ocala Food & Wine Festival returns to Ocala World Equestrian Center this weekend

The third annual Ocala Food & Wine Festival presented by Lugano Diamonds returns to Ocala World Equestrian Center November 3-5. The 2023 event is a celebrity-chef-led celebration featuring three days of culinary competition, beer, wine and spirits education and samples of extraordinary cuisine


Ocala Food & Wine Festival returns to Ocala World Equestrian Center

The highly anticipated Ocala Food and Wine Festival is a culinary extravaganza set to grace Ocala World Equestrian Center this weekend, from November 3 - 5, 2023.


This year's event promises a blend of celebrity-chef-led experiences, captivating culinary competitions, and multi-course meals paired with beer, wine, and spirits, with this adults only (21+) festival once again benefiting the Public Education Foundation of Marion County ProStart Program.



OCALA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE


Ocala Food & Wine Festival returns to Ocala World Equestrian Center

Barbecue, Bourbon & Blues

Friday, November 3, 6 - 9 pm.

Kick-off the festivities on the Grand Plaza, where you'll savor mouthwatering local Ocala barbecue and live-fire creations, sample a selection of bourbons, and enjoy blues harmonies courtesy of the Honey Hounds.


Ocala Food & Wine Festival returns to Ocala World Equestrian Center

Taste of Ocala

Saturday, November 4, 11 am - 3 pm.

On Saturday morning head to Expo Center 1 to enjoy a wide variety of culinary activities. Sample top-tier bites, wine, beer, and spirits while watching celebrity-chef-led demonstrations. Watch the Junior Chef Mystery Basket competition on the main stage. Improve your cooking skills by attending an educational class with masters of the industry, breakout classes and cooking demonstrations.


Ocala Food & Wine Festival returns to Ocala World Equestrian Center

Celebrity Chef Dinner

Saturday, November 4 , 7 pm.

Experience an exquisite multi-course dinner curated by a team of celebrity chefs. Every carefully prepared and paired course is presented by the chef while you learn about and enjoy your meal on the elegant outdoor terrace at Stirrups Restaurant.


Ocala Food & Wine Festival returns to Ocala World Equestrian Center

Jazz Brunch

Sunday, November 5. 10 am - 1 pm.

As the weekend draws to a close, make your way to The Equestrian Hotel terrace for an unforgettable brunch experience. Sip glasses of bubbling Champagne while enjoying brunch and listening to the soothing tunes of live jazz music. It's the perfect way to wind down your elevated weekend experience.


Ocala Food & Wine Festival returns to Ocala World Equestrian Center

The 2023 Ocala Food and Wine Festival is held throughout the Courtyard and Expo Center 1 at the World Equestrian Center, located at 1750 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL 34482.


Visit ocalafoodandwinefest.com for event tickets and packages.


Ocala Food & Wine Festival returns to Ocala World Equestrian Center

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