Visiting Huntsville in the fall must include the Crush Wine and Food Festival, a celebration of wine, cuisine, music, art and culture in the heart of the Rocket City.

Crush Wine and Food Festival was created nine years ago with the goal of becoming an event that the people of Huntsville and surrounding areas would be excited and proud to have in their own backyard. The festival has evolved over the years and this year, has been completely reimagined with new experiences that take this locally run event to an exciting new level.

The festival will feature grape stomping, celebrity chef demo stages, tethered hot air balloon rides for champagne flights, hands on workshops, custom souvenirs, unlimited wine tastings, food sampling, and a silent disco to name a few. Attendees can also add a whiskey tasting to their Crush Wine and Food Festival experience. 

While Crush Wine and Food Festival celebrates wine, cuisine, music, and the arts, it also has a foundation of philanthropy. The festival also supports the Brain Trust, a charity with the goal of starting a first of its kind center in North Alabama that focuses on brain diseases.


Festival day September 23, 2023 1-5pm


Big Spring Park downtown Huntsville


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There are several packages to choose from including weekend packages, VIP, and festival general admission tickets. 

VIP experiences include a VIP only area with open bar, higher end wines, lounge area and smaller crowds.

Join us and add some wildly sophisticated fun into your stay in Huntsville, Alabama.


Dine and Dash Food Tours 

Before Crush, Homegrown Events, started by local Hutsvillian Ashley Ryals, was curating local themed events around the city like the still popular Dine & Dash. Dine and Dash is a monthly food tour in Huntsville that rotates through three local restaurants with food and drink samplings, conversations with the chef or owner, and a trolley ride from each location.  Catch this tour monthly from April until September.