After a year hiatus, the 14th Annual Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival has announced its 2021 dates as November 18-20 at DeVos Place.
For more than a decade, downtown Grand Rapids and DeVos Place has come alive to kick off the holiday season with an unprecedented and diverse display of food, beverage and culinary entertainment presented by the area’s finest chefs, restaurants and purveyors of libations from around the globe. Since its inception in 2008, this Festival – named by Forbes.com in 2019 as of a dozen “Fall Wine Festivals In North America You Don’t Want to Miss” – has grown to be the largest and most popular of its kind in the Midwest.
“Our confidence in producing this Festival is buoyed by the announcement of many events that are scheduled in the coming months including The Detroit Home Show, The Chicago Auto Show and ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, to name a few,” says Henri Boucher, Show Producer. “Following the brunt of the pandemic, people will be looking to finally spread their wings and gather with their friends. We are excited to once again welcome our exhibitors, presenters and the public to join us as we celebrate the return of events in a safe and welcoming venue.”
ShowSpan and Festival Co-Producer, the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority, look forward to presenting this annual culinary celebration to showcase the full palate of food and beverage education and entertainment that West Michigan has come to expect.
The 14th Annual Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival will open on Thursday, November 18 and run through Saturday, November 20. Hours are 6-9pm on Thursday, 4-10pm on Friday and 2-10pm on Saturday.