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Taste. Sip. & Repeat.

$40 Advance (includes souvenir stemless tasting glass + Festival entry all 3 days)
$45 Door (souvenir stemless tasting glass $5 at door until supply runs out. Ticket includes Festival entry all 3 days)

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Saturday, April 28, 2018
Sunday, April 29, 2018

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day

Linn Park (look for the large white tent in front of City Hall on Short 20th Street)

2018 Line Up
Click here to see 2018’s restaurant line up.
Click here to see 2018’s wine, craft beer, and cocktail features.
Click here to see the Center Room Seminar schedule and line up.


The 21st 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.
  • wine, craft beer, coffee & tea sampling
  • craft cocktail sampling
  • guided tastings, seminars, demos & other special features. They are fun, informative, and fill up fast.
  • patio lounging with the Festival as your backdrop

Purchase Deadlines
Advance tickets: 
Friday, April 27 @ 4:30pm
Online Purchases Only – No tickets will be sold at the park Friday.
Door tickets:
Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29:
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.
Ticket must be printed on paper, or presented on a smart phone using your InstaGift link.


Festival Entry Gates will be located at 2 entrance points in Linn Park:
Northwest Gate – Northwest corner of Linn Park at Rev Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (formerly 8th Ave North) & Short 20th Street
South Gate – Park Place & 20th Street

Check in – Will Call
Corks & Chefs ticket(s) will be scanned / redeemed at the Festival Entry Gates.

Please bring a valid picture ID or driver’s license. All patrons will be carded. 

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.

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