Show Features

What's Cooking Food Stage

Visit the What's Cooking 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.

DI-Wine Stage

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

Pub Crawl Beer Stage

The Pub Crawl 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.

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.

Mercedes Benz of Des Moines VIP Reception Area

See the new Mercedes Benz of Des Moines models in this interactive area of the show floor. Brand-new models will be on display throughout the show. Brian Congdon will perform Friday from 5-7 PM. Richard Arndt will perform Saturday from 5-7 PM.

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.

Namaste for Champagne

Grab your friends and Namaste for Champagne with us as we partner with Power Life Yoga on a brand new addition to the show! Saturday morning inside the Beer Garden, join us for an hour of yoga taught by instructor Caryn Lee Meeks beginning at 11am, followed by a giant champagne toast! After yoga, check your mat and enjoy the show beginning at 1pm! Purchase tickets here!

Variety the Children's Charity

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