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About Mississippi Food and Wine Festival

The inaugural Mississippi Food and Wine Festival will be held June 14-16, 2019.

The 2019 Mississippi Craft Beer Festival, entering its fifth year, will become the Friday anchor event of the festival.

The three-day event, presented by Fondren Renaissance Foundation, will be a major fundraiser for the organization benefiting its programming and efforts in and around the Fondren area. A portion of the funds raised throughout the event will be given to food-centered charities of interest nominated by those participating in the event.

2018 fall preview events were comprised of two private dinners and two large-scale culinary events centered around barbecue and a gospel brunch at The Cedars. 

The private chef dinners featured Alex Harrell of Franklin Marigny in New Orleans and Austin Sumrall of White Pillars in Biloxi.   

Founded to promote and emphasize Fondren's eclectic and award-winning culinary community, the Mississippi Food and Wine Festival will incorporate chefs and establishments, not only from the Fondren and Jackson community, but all areas across Mississippi and the South.