Forks, Corks and Kegs
April 8-9, 2016
If you love fine food, wine and distinctive brews, don’t miss the Forks, Corks and Kegs Food and Wine Festival, April 8th and 9th in Historic Deadwood. Sample a variety of beer and wine from all across the country as well as your Black Hills favorites as you make your way to various tasting venues across town. Each location will feature their chef's finest culinary creation paired with the perfect complimentary beverage. Then head to the grand daddy finale, a Grand Tasting, featuring dozens of beer and wine varieties, light hors d'oeuvres, and even dessert samples!
* Must be 21 to participate*
Purchase festival pass online through Ticketmaster or call the Deadwood Mountain Grand box office at 605-559-1188.
Forks, Corks & Kegs Festival Pass (April 8-9)
Festival Passes Include: Commemorative Glassware; Trolley Transportation (within City limits); Event Kickoff Celebration featuring: Flair bartending demonstrations, Abbey Road Band Performance, Light Hors d'oeuvres and a Beer & Wine Tasting; Deadwood Appetizer Crawl; Coffee Tasting and Seminar; Deadwood Dine Around; Grand Tasting; and Cigar Tasting. CLICK FOR TICKETS
April 8th (Friday)
2 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Event Registration - Pickup your Festival Pass lanyard (your VIP pass to all the weekend's events and trolley transportation) event guide and welcome packet at the registration table in the main lobby of the Deadwood Mountain Grand.
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Rodney Strong Wine Tasting - Head to the Deadwood Social Club (above the Old Style Saloon No. 10) for a wine tasting devoted to exploring the opulence, the density and the unexpected finesse of these wines. All are complemented by robust meats and cheeses.
7 p.m. - Kick-off Celebration - The Deadwood Mountain Grand hosts an event kickoff party in Santana's Bar & Lounge. The celebration includes: flair bartending demonstrations, live entertainment by the Abbey Road Band, beer & wine samples and light hors d'oeuvres.
8 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Appetizer Crawl - After the Kick-off Celebration, festival participants are given the opportunity to sample bite-sized masterpieces, each paired with a wine or beer sample, created by local chefs. Drop by their respective restaurants located throughout town during the Deadwood Appetizer Crawl. A list of participating restaurants will be provided at registration.
April 9th (Saturday)
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Event Registration - Pickup your Festival Pass lanyard (your VIP pass to all the weekend's events and trolley transportation) event guide and welcome packet at the registration table in the main lobby of the Deadwood Mountain Grand.
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Deadwood Dine Around - Stop at many Deadwood locations throughout the afternoon for the Deadwood Dine Around. Local chefs prepare samples of their favorite meals paired with wine, beer and speciality cocktails. A list of participating restaurants will be provided at registration.
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - South Dakota Bartending Championships - While enjoying the Deadwood Dine Around, stop by Santana's at Deadwood Mountain Grand and watch South Dakota's top bartenders compete for the championship title. Awards are presented at 3 p.m. If you are interested in entering the competition call 605-559-1188 for more information.
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Grand Tasting - On Saturday evening, the Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center will host A Grand Tasting. Festival pass holders pick up their 2016 commemorative glassware upon entering, which is the perfect accessory for sampling dozens of top choices from participating wineries, breweries and speciality food vendors, all in one location. Light hors d'oeuvres will be provided. The event features demonstrations by flair bartenders.
6 p.m. - Cigar Tasting - If you're a cigar lover, you won't want to miss this one. The Deadwood Tobacco Co. hosts a sampling of their Sweet Jane Limited Edition Cigars, by Drew Estate, made exclusively for the Deadwood Tobacco Co.