Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival
Client Event
March 31-April 2, 2023


The Omni Fort Worth

Airport Transfers:

Premier Transportation (800) 789-4847, Option 2 


Business casual attire is appropriate for all events. Please feel free to include your favorite Modern West accessories when packing, consider Fort Worth’s average temperature this time of year is around 63°F-78°F. 

Friday, March 31

11:00 a.m.

Meet in hotel lobby to walk to optional lunch with Amy Brown and Cathy McNulty (weather permitting).

11:30 a.m.

Lunch at Reata Restaurant 
Reata Restaurant nestled in downtown’s Sundance Square provides Cowtown with the best that Southwestern food has to offer. With a menu that contains everything from steaks to Creole and Southern dishes it’s sure to satisfy even the most discerning palate. 

Optional Tours

1:00 p.m.

Meet in Omni Lobby to walk over to the Convention Center for tour with Shanda Cartwright. 

3:00 p.m.  

Return to Omni Lobby for tour of Omni Hotel with Laura Mayberry

6:00 p.m.  

Opening Reception hosted by Omni Hotel Fort Worth (approx. 30) 

Location: Spa Alcove, 3rd Floor 

7:30 p.m.

Depart for Night Market event with the Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival 

The Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival is North Texas’ most celebrated cuisine and beverage festival, taking place over four days and nights in venues around our thriving culinary community. The festival’s growing roster of talented chefs and food artisans, as well as craft brewers and distinctive vintners, bring a range of tastes, styles and methods that reflect the diversity of the city itself. But it’s more than good food and good fun – it’s a good cause. That’s because proceeds from the festival go to the Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises funds for local grant programs and culinary scholarships. To date, the Foundation raised $325,000 for grants and scholarships supporting deserving culinary students from Fort Worth. 

8:00 p.m.

Night Market Event with the Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival 

At 112 acres, Whiskey Ranch is the largest whiskey distillery West of the Mississippi. Whiskey Ranch is located on the former Glen Garden Golf & Country Club, which is the course where legends Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson first learned how to play. 

10:00 p.m.

First Bus available for returns to the Omni Hotel 

11:00 p.m. 

Last Bus departs for the Omni Hotel 


Saturday, April 1

9:30 a.m.

Welcome beverage and appetizers provide by the Omni Hotel
Location: Wine Thief, 1st Floor

10:15 a.m

Depart for Rise and Dine Event with Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival with downtown driving tour provided by Doug Dvorak 

11:00 a.m

Rise and Dine Event with Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival 
Guests will gather at the new Visit Fort Worth Mobile Visitor Center. Iced or Hot Whiskey Coffee provided featuring coffee from local business, Black Coffee, and whiskey from 3 major distilleries of Fort Worth: Blackland Distillery, TX Whiskey Distillery, and Silver Star Spirits. Finally, guests will enjoy a meet and greet with famous local chef, Chef Jon Bonnell. 

1:00 p.m

First bus available to return to hotel 

2:00 p.m

Final bus returns to hotel for refresh before dinner 

3:15 p.m

Depart from Omni Hotel for Historic Stockyards with driving tour of Stockyards provided by Doug Dvorak 

4:00 p.m

Cattle Drive at Historic Stockyards 
Railroads and cattle markets helped to build Fort Worth throughout the late 19th century and connect it with the rest of the West. Watch the World’s Only Twice-Daily Cattle Drive. Experience the romance and mystique of cowboys and cattle drive with the Fort Worth Herd – genuine cowboys & cowgirls driving Texas longhorns in the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Spurs jingling, Drovers calling and hooves beating bring a bygone era to life as The Herd passes by 

4:15 p.m

Walk to the Hotel Drover, Autograph Collection 
Inspired by the past, their goal is simple – to harness the West's true spirit to create a new legacy for the Fort Worth Stockyards. Located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, Hotel Drover, Autograph Collection stands is found where simple pleasures and one-of-a-kind experiences blend effortlessly into extraordinary memories. 

4:30 p.m

Tour of the Hotel Drover with Tiffany Dipasquale 

5:00 p.m

Cocktail making demonstration and class with Loran Reyna 
Guests will have the opportunity to make and try two cocktails with Blackland Pecan Bourbon 

6:30 p.m

Depart for dinner 

6:45 p.m

Dinner at Paloma Suerte 

9:00 p.m

First bus available for departure to Omni Hotel 
Pickup location will be outside of Tannahill’s Tavern. Guests have the option to walk across the catwalk and attend show, Houndmouth, at Tannehill’s Tavern or to enjoy and explore the Historic Stockyards 

9:00 p.m

Optional Concert at Tannehill’s Tavern: Houndmouth, or explore the Historic Stockyards nightlife 

11:00 p.m.

Last bus departs for Omni Hotel with Doug and Mary 


Sunday, April 2

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast provided by Omni Hotel 
Location: Cast Iron Restaurant in hotel Lobby

Departures - transportation will be provided by Premier Transportation with reservation scheduled according to flight itinerary. Car service pick up will occur at front of hotel

Thank you for joining us to experience what a perfect destination Fort Worth is for your conference!