2017 Natchez Food & Wine Festival Winners:

Best in Show:

  • Crazy Cat – Chef Gary Hawkins – Jackson, MS
  • Walker’s Drive In –  Chef Mike Greenhill – Jackson, MS
  • Carriage House Restaurant – Chef Bingo Starr  - Natchez, MS

 People’s Choice – Food

  • Beauty Shop – Chef Karen Carrier – Memphis, TN
  • Neon Pig – Kermit’s Outlaw – Chef Mitch McCarney – Tupelo, MS
  • Crazy Cat- Chef Gary Hawkins, Jackson, MS

Best Wine:

  • Gallo
  • Glazer’s
  • Steve Tonore 

Best Beer:

  • Natchez Brewing Company
  • Abita
  • Lazy Magnolia

Thank you to all of the Chef’s that participated; as well as, the guests that continue to support our festival.  As a result of our successful festival, a $1,000 scholarship will be given to MS Tourism Association and the Mississippi Restaurant and Hospitality Industry for the USM Hospitality Management Programs!

Event Dates ~ July 28 & 29, 2017

Happy “Sweet 16” to the Natchez Food & Wine Festival!  Also one of the Mississippi Bicentennial Events, there are many reasons to celebrate. The Natchez Food and Wine Festival has become one of the most anticipated events in the Natchez, Mississippi area.

  • This year’s festival opens with many "new" Mississippi Vendors and Artists
  • Plus, a special tribute will be made to Mississippi Blues Musicians over the entire weekend. 

Experience one magnificent event after another, with culinary enthusiasts from all over the region. You will find yourself constantly surrounded by some of the most prominent Chefs and Restaurant foods in the region; and you will also be able to indulge in the finest of food and wine, while experiencing great entertainment.

Make reservations right away to attend this unforgettable weekend. 

** This year a $1,000.00 Scholarship will go to both the Mississippi Tourism Association and the Mississippi Hospitality & Restaurant Scholarship Funds for future Culinary and Hospitality students.

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** For more information contact:  Rene’ Adams at 601-660-7300.

Special "thanks" to our Sponsors:


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