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ADVANCE TICKETS ARE CLOSED. Please purchase yours at the park Saturday & Sunday. Thank you!

Purchase Corks & Chefs Tickets Now

$35 Advance
$45 at Festival Gate
NOTE: All Corks & Chef tickets include entry into the Festival.
Kids Admission (ages 8 & under): Free
Children are allowed to accompany parents and eat off their plates.
Kids Admission (ages 9 to 20): $15
Includes 8-10 Food Tastes.

Saturday, April 29 & Sunday, April 30, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day
Linn Park, under the big tent in front of City Hall on Short 20th Street

2017 Line Up – TBA
Click here to see 2017’s restaurant line up.


The 20th annual Corks & Chefs is an explosion of flavors and the place where art is paired with food, beer, wine, spirits, cocktails, and special seminars, demos & tastings.

General Admission Features include:

  • delicious culinary creations from many of Birmingham’s favorite restaurants and eateries.
  • unlimited sampling of wines, craft beers, coffee & tea
  • limited sampling of spirits and featured craft cocktails
  • guided tastings, seminars, demos & other special features. They are fun, informative, and fill up fast.
  • patio lounging with the Festival as your backdrop

Purchase Corks & Chefs Tickets Now

Purchase Deadlines
Advance tickets: 
Friday, April 28 @ 4:30pm
Online Purchases Only – No tickets will be sold at the park Friday.
Door tickets:
Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30:
Purchase at one of the 2 Festival Gates.

All ticket holders must present InstaGift voucher with bar codes at one of the 2 Entry Gates, either as a printout with bar code or on a smart phone from your email account.


Festival Entry Gates will be located at Linn Park’s central entrance points:
North Gate – Rev Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (formerly 8th Ave North)
South Gate – Park Place & 20th Street

Check in – Will Call
Corks & Chefs ticket(s) will be scanned at the Festival Entry Gates.
Wristbands can be picked up at the Corks & Chefs tent Will Call starting at 10am.

Please bring a valid picture ID or license. All patrons will be carded at entrance.

No pets are allowed under the Corks & Chefs tent. Thank you.

Stroller Hub
We have set up a designated area for parking strollers while parents enjoy Corks & Chefs.

Rain Policy
Rain or Shine

Refund Policy
No refunds are offered due to severe weather cancellations. However, C&C will honor Saturday tickets at Sunday’s Corks & Chefs event. If you wish to receive a donation form for any ticket revenue due to cancellation, please contact us directly at or 205-595-6306. Thank you!

Proceeds Benefit:
MCAC is a 501c3 non-profit festival and sole recipient of all funds received through grants, donations, fees, ticket revenues and in-kind support. Corks & Chefs profits specifically help support the free art-field-trip for 1200 Bham School 3rd & 4th graders Friday, and hundreds more children who, over the 3 day weekend, experience Imagination Festival’s interactive workshops and art experiences that engaged their imaginations and cognitive skills.