November 14-16, 2014 • I-X Center Cleveland, Ohio

FAQs

WHAT IS THE FABULOUS FOOD SHOW?
The nation's largest presentation of fine food, fine art, craft breweries, wineries, restaurants and purveyors all under one roof! Guests can taste, try & buy their way through the expansive 400,000 square foot show floor with over 450 exhibiting companies just in time for the holidays. nearly 100 live demonstrations on 6 different high performance stages will host demonstrations by world renowned celebrity chefs and culinary professionals having you cooking, entertaining and saving money like a pro this holiday season.

HOW DO I ACCESS THE INTERNATIONAL BEER FEST FEATURE?

The International Beer Fest will be accessible in the Grand Tasting Pavilion during show hours, 10am - 6pm daily:  If you choose to enjoy the International Beer Fest during the day along with the features of the Fabulous Food Show, you will need to purchase a general admission or chef show ticket to enter the Fabulous Food show in advance online or at any of our advance discount ticket outlets. You can also purchase them at the I-X Center Box office the day of the show; however, pricing will go up $5 per ticket when purchased at the Box Office the day of the event. This ticket will give you access to the Fabulous Food Show features and vendors, including elevated seating to all chef shows on a first-come, first-served basis. To sample alcohol during the Fabulous Food Show from 10am - 6pm, you will then have several Tasting Passport sampling options available to you for purchase:

Tasting Passports for $15.00 each include: Six (6) tasting tickets to use for sampling or in the Wine Theatre Wine tasting glass or collectable International Beer Fest tasting cup Grand Tasting Passport to help guide you through various countries and delicious wines and beers

Tasting Passports for $25 each include: Twelve (12) tasting tickets to use for sampling or in the Wine Theatre Wine tasting glass or collectable International Beer Fest tasting cup Grand Tasting Passport to help guide you through various countries and delicious wines and beers

International Beer Fest Grand Tasting Session for Saturday Evening: The International Beer Fest Saturday evening session (7:30 - 11:00 pm) is exclusively held for alcohol sampling in the Grand Tasting Pavilion, which includes the International Beer Fest featuring craft beers, meads & ciders and much more.  All other Fabulous Food Show features will be closed during this time. For this option, you will just need to purchase one International Beer Fest Grand Tasting Session ticket which includes more sampling tickets than the daytime passports (since the Fabulous Food Show is not included). The Main Kitchen Theatre will then be transformed to hold a "Concert in the Kitchen" with G. Love & Special Sauce.  Here are the ticket purchase options for this evening tasting session:
 

General Admission - $45, Includes Beer Cup or Wine Glass for sampling, 24 sampling tickets, and "Concert in the Kitchen" with G. Love & Special Sauce.

VIP Admission - $75, Includes Beer Cup or Wine Glass for sampling , 36 sampling tickets, VIP Room access, appetizers, special programming/beers, and "Concert in the Kitchen" with G. Love & Special Sauce.
 

You can also purchase additional sampling tickets, if you wish, for either the daytime or nighttime sessions.


WHERE WILL IT TAKE PLACE?
The International Exposition (I-X) Center located adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport at One I-X Center Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44135. Click here for Directions

WHERE DO I PARK?
There are over 7,500 convenient secured parking spaces surrounding the I-X Center. Handicap parking with wheel chair access is available. Parking is $8.00 per standard sized vehicle per day.

WHEN IS THE SHOW?
FABULOUS FOOD SHOW EVENT HOURS
Friday, November 8, 2013: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 9, 2013: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 10, 2013: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENT: CLEVELAND CULINARY AWARDS GALA (Does not include Fabulous Food Show)
Friday, November 8, 2013: 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENT: GRAND TASTING SESSSION FEATURING INTERNATIONAL BEER FEST (Does not include Fabulous Food Show) Saturday, November 9, 2013: 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

HOW DO I PURCHASE TICKETS?
Tickets are available online .  You can also purchase discounted tickets at at all Ohio Discount Drug Mart locations. 
Note: Grand Tasting Pavilion sampling tickets are sold separately online and at the event.
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WHAT DO I GET?
Each ticket purchase includes access to:
  • All day admission into the show. You may come before your selected celebrity chef performance and stay until the event closes if you wish. The show opens at 10:00 a.m. daily!
  • Access to ALL celebrity chef demonstrations in the Main Kitchen Theatre via elevated seating. 
  • The Market Place
  • Culinary Celebration Theatre
  • Celebrity Autograph Pavilion
  • Taste of the Neighborhood
  • Wine Theatre
  • Grand Tasting Pavilion
  • International Beer Fest 
  • Bubble Lounge
  • Shop & Drop with free gift wrapping
  • Fabulous Bistro
  • 2013 Official Fabulous Food Show Program (while supplies last)
  • Free admission into the Cleveland By Hand Fine Arts and Craft Festival
  • much more!

Note: Event tickets DO NOT guarantee free autograph(s). Performance schedules are subject to change.


HOW DO I OBTAIN A FREE CELEBRITY AUTOGRAPH?
Autographs are first come first served while time permits in the Autograph Pavilion. Celebrities will greet as many guests as possible; however, due to demand and performance schedule time constraints, everyone in line may not be accommodated during each session.
Note: Purchasing event tickets to any performance DOES NOT guarantee an autograph

HOW DO I SAMPLE WINE, BEER, AND SPIRITS?
Sampling passports start at $15.00 each.
Tickets are available online and onsite at conveniently located kiosks. Each passport entitles attendees to six (6) tasting tickets and a Fabulous Food Show collectible wine glass or beer cup.  Additional sampling tickets and glassware will also be available for purchase.
Guests must be 21 or older to participate and adhere to all State of Ohio Liquor Laws (valid ID required at time of ticket redemption). 
 
If you plan to purchase Sampling Passports online in advance - please bring your printed ticket with valid identification to one of the conveniently located kiosks onsite in the Grand Tasting Pavilion to expedite exchange for tickets and glassware.

MY COMPANY/BUSINESS WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT – WHO DO I CONTACT?
For information on becoming an exhibitor contact: Judy Michaels 216-265-2611 jmichaels@ixcenter.com  
For information regarding sponsor opportunities contact: Brooke Cuevas 216-265-2619 bcuevas@ixcenter.com

HOW DO I VOLUNTEER?
Fill out and submit the Fabulous Food Show Volunteer Form