The Isthmus Food & Wine Festival takes place Oct. 19 and 20 from the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall in Madison, Wisc.
The festival, which runs Friday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., features presentations, demos, tastings and shopping. Here is the full list of exhibitors. Tickets are $40 (plus $1.99 service charge) or $65 (plus $2.62 service charge) for both days.
For the wine connoisseurs based in Chicago, the venue is around a three-hour drive from downtown Chicago.
The Isthmus, an alternative weekly newspaper in Madison, will hold another food festival, The Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest, on Jan. 19, 2013.