The 2nd Annual Missouri Food & Wine Festival returns to Chateau on the Lake April 24 & 25, 2010. This festival is a celebration of food & wine from around Branson, Missouri and the world. Guests will be treated to food and beverage samples all day, along with informative seminars, live entertainment and full dining opportunities. Admission also includes educational seminars regarding food & wine, cooking classes from award-winning chefs, and an exclusive Wine Makers Dinner in the award winning Chateau Grille Restaurant. Every attendee will also receive a souvenir tasting journal and imprinted wine glass.

The festival theme will emphasize the uses of food, wine, beer and gourmet ingredients working in conjunction to please the palate of food lovers everywhere. The event is also a charitable one, as a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Branson Arts Council. New for this year’s event is a Barbeque and Burger contest, as well as an outdoor area for smokers and barbeques.
A few of the food vendors that will be present include the Andy Williams Moon River Grill, Bleu Olive Mediterranean Restaurant, Chateau Grill e Restaurant, Chocolat, Florentine’s & Fall Creek Steakhouse. Planned wine vendors include Keltoi Vineyard and Winery, Le Cave Winery, Lindwedel Wine Garden, Stone Hill Winery, Whispering Oaks Vineyard & Winery, Mount Pleasant Winery & Andy Williams Private Label. Non Food/Wine Vendors include 417 Magazine, The Vacation Channel, Branson Show League, KSFX and many others.
Tickets are available in advance or at the door. A one day pass is $20 and a two day pass is $30. The hours for the event are 10am-9pm on April 24 & 10am-6pm on April 25.