Show Features

Sip and sample from the Midwest’s best breweries, wineries and restaurants. Mingle, listen to live music and check out speakers and activities on the Pub Crawl, Vino and What’s Cooking Stages. Don’t leave before purchasing the beer and wine you sample to take home with you!

Blaze Pizza What's Cooking Stage

We'll be featuring interactive cooking classes on this stage, hope you come hungry! Click here to view this stage's schedule of events.

House Wine Vino Stage

The Vino Stage features 60-minute Wine Tasting Education! Click here to view this stage's schedule of events.

Confluence Brewing Pub Crawl Stage

Located in the Beer Garden, learn about award winning local brewers and how to mix unique food with your favorite brews. Click here to view this stage's schedule of events.

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. Click here to view this year's chefs, presenters and menus.

Tickets are on sale now and 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.

Namaste for Soleil

Grab your friends and Namaste for Soleil with us as we partner with Power Life Yoga and Soleil Mimosas! Saturday morning inside the Beer Garden, join us for an hour of yoga taught by a Power Life Yoga instructor beginning at 11am, followed by a giant mimosa toast.

Tickets are on sale now for $35 and include Namaste for Soleil and admission into Iowa's Premier Beer, Wine & Food Expo.

Live Music

Brian Congdon will perform to the invite-only VIP Party Friday from 6–8 pm. Saturday, the area transforms into a lounge open to all with live music from Richard Arndt from 5–7 pm.

Bottle Check + Coat Check

All attendees who wish to purchase beer and wine at the show are invited to leave their selections at our Bottle Check at no charge so they can freely roam and enjoy the rest of the event. Once ready to leave the show, simply head back to the area and check out. Curbside pickup will be available with help from volunteers. Purchase 6 or more 6-packs of beer or bottles of wine and get 15% off your order!

Fan Favorite Tailgate Challenge!

New this year, vote for your Fan Favorite food item throughout the show with a charitable donation! Proceeds go to Variety—the Children's Charity!

Specialty Checkout Area

Located in front of the checkout, walk through our new specialty area and grab some cans of wine and individual small cocktails to add to your order!

Variety—the Children's Charity

A portion of this event's proceeds will be donated to Variety, thank you for supporting!