Iowa's Premier Beer, Wine, & Food Expo  //  Nov. 11–12

Iowa’s Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expo, presented by Hy-Vee, is a melting pot for culinary enthusiasts throughout the Midwest. Stroll through The Emporium and experience food and beverage options like never before in Des Moines. This unique shopping and sampling area will include a large range of items including wine, beer, cheese chocolate and much more. Exhibitors will be on-site dishing up the secrets of their success. Also, alcohol and food will be available for purchase and attendees will be able to engage with more than 120 exhibitors.

Exhibitor booth space is available now, please contact [email protected] for more information!

Show Hours

Friday, November 11: 4pm - 9pm
Saturday, November 12: 1pm - 8pm

Tickets

Click here to purchase tickets!

General Admission Ticket: $35

GA ticket gives you access to the show floor, samples from vendors and restaurants, and access to all three stages for demos. 1-day Pass (including alcohol).

Gourmet Pairing Experience Ticket: $50

Enjoy a tapas-style multi-course meal with select wine or beer presented, paired and served by one of Des Moines' top chefs! Reservations can be made in advance on a first-come, first-served bases. Limited seating for 20 is available for each experience and is located on Level 1 of Hy-Vee Hall.

General Admission & Dinner Package Ticket: $70

Package ticket gives you access to the show floor, samples from vendors and restaurants, and access to all three stages for demos. 1-day Pass (including alcohol). Also reserves a spot in the Gourmet Pairing Experience dinner of your choice.

Group Sales

Groups of 10+ SAVE!
  • $10 off of the $35 Sampling Pass Through Sept. 2nd at 5pm
  • $7 off of the $35 Sampling Pass Through Oct. 10th at 5pm
  • $5 off of the $35 Sampling Pass Through Nov. 11th at 5pm

To purchase, Contact Carrie Fick at 515-564-8146 or [email protected]
Deadline for purchase is Nov. 10 at 5pm. Tickets Based on Availability, Order Fees May Apply

Location

Iowa Events Center
730 3rd Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

Show Features

RM Haskins Kitchens & Baths Food Stage

Visit the RM Haskins Kitchens & Baths Food Stage, featuring 60 minute demonstrations from local chefs. Stop by this stage to see how your favorite local dishes are prepared and paired with beer or wine.

Wine Stage

The Wine Stage features 60 minute wine tasting education. Stop by this stage to hear about your favorite wines from local, regional and international winemakers.

Beer Stage

The Beer Stage is located inside the Beer Garden. Stop by this stage to hear more from your favorite Brew Masters, sample craft beer and listen to beer education.

B.L.T. (Buy it, Leave it, Take it Home)

When attendees purchase items on-site at Iowa’s Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expo, they can leave those items at our convenient, on-site drop-off location at no charge. Continue to peruse hands free and pick up your items when you’re through. Curbside pickup will also be available at checkout with help from volunteers.

Gourmet Pairing Experience

This unique, exclusive dining experience pairs a tapas-style multi-course meal with select wine or beer presented, paired and served by one of Des Moines’ top chefs! Wine and beer pairing education presented by various wineries and breweries. Reservations can be made in advance on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited seating for 20 is available for each experience and is located on Level 1 of Hy-Vee Hall. 

Tickets are $50 for the dinner alone, or puchase a $70 ticket package to include the gourmet pairing experience and admission into Iowa's Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expo.

Event Schedule

Click here to view this year's schedule.

Gourmet Pairing Experience

This unique, exclusive dining experience pairs a tapas-style multi-course meal with select wine or beer presented, paired and served by one of Des Moines’ top chefs! Wine and beer pairing education presented by various wineries and breweries. Reservations can be made in advance on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited seating for 20 is available for each experience and is located on Level 1 of Hy-Vee Hall.

Tickets are $50 for the dinner alone, or purchase a $70 ticket package to include the gourmet pairing experience and admission into Iowa's Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expo.

Click here to learn more and to purchase tickets.

Chefs & Speakers

Click here to see a list of Chefs & Speakers that will be attending this year's Expo.

Exhibitor Listing

Click here to see a list of Exhibitors that will be attending this year's Expo.

Exhibitor Information

Thank you for taking the time to consider being a part of Iowa’s Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expo! We are excited to partner with you in showcasing your product or business in the best way possible to our attendees. For more information, please contact Cyndi Lorenzen at 515.564.8141 or [email protected]

  • Move-in Times: TBD
  • Show Dates: November 11 & 12, 2016
  • Show Hours: Friday, November 11: 4:00–9:00 PM  / /  Saturday, November 12: 1:00–8:00 PM
  • ‚ÄčEach booth will have 3′ pipe and drape on the sides as well as behind the booth.
  • Upon arrival please check-in at the Exhibitor Services desk to pick up your Exhibitor Badges and parking passes. (note: Thursday parking is free).
  • Exhibitor Badges may be left at the Show Office for those that are working the next shift.
  • All booths include one (120v) electrical drop if it was requested on your order form. Please note on your form if electric is needed. Internet is complimentary.
  • Please note if you need to purchase the table upgrade, you may bring your own or you can purchase on your form a package of 2 chairs and 2 skirted tables for $150.
  • There will be an Exhibitor Lounge, location TBD.
  • Move-out Time: TBD.
  • As in previous years, we require all booths to remain open until the show closes. Early tear-down will not be permitted due to safety of the attendees and congestion on the show floor.

Exhibitor Policies & Procedures

Exhibitor Brochure

Exhibitor Space Agreement

Sponsorship Opportunities

Don’t miss the opportunity to gain visibility and target thousands of key attendees by becoming an event sponsor.

The following Sponsorship Opportunities are available on a first, come first served basis.

  • VIP Lounge
  • The Atrium (Entrance)
  • Beer Garden
  • Food Stage
  • Wine Stage
  • Beer Stage
  • Gourmet Pairing Experience
  • Tasting Glass
  • Wristbands
  • Other Sponsorship Opportunities: multiple sponsorship opportunities are available upon request to fulfill your specific needs—your ideas are welcome! Other sponsorships opportunities include but are not limited to: program ads, event bags, lounge areas, education, and much more!

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a corporate partner at Iowa’s Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expo, please click here to fill out a form.

Parking

Click here for parking instructions

Hotels

Need a place to stay? Des Moines has more than 100 hotels and 10,000 hotel rooms. For more information, click here.

Taxi & Limousine Service

Need a ride home? Please call (515) 243-1111 for Taxi Service.

Uber

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Group Sales Offer