Austin Food and Wine Festival is canceled this weekend because of the recent and potential upcoming rain storms, with no plans to reschedule. According to an email from the organizers:
Due to recent and ongoing inclement weather saturating the grounds of Auditorium Shores and Republic Square Park, all outdoor Austin Food + Wine Festival programming has been canceled. All paid ticket-holders will be refunded the amount of purchase to the original form of payment.
The separately ticketed Driskill anniversary party tonight, Wednesday, April 20, and boozy Social Hour at the Roosevelt Room on Friday, April 22 will still go on as planned.
This year’s festival was slated to include chefs from across the country, including Hugh Acheson, Andrew Zimmern, Jon Shook, Vinny Dotolo, and local favorites like Tyson Cole, Ramen Tatsu-Ya, Bryce Gilmore, Sonya Cote, and others. This would’ve been the fifth year for the festival, which would've taken place from Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24. Ticket prices ranged from $75 to $250. The event has has never been canceled before.
Are you a chef stuck with dishes for the festival? Let Eater know what you're doing with the goods this weekend.