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Iowa's Premier Beer, Wine and Food Expo will be taking over Des Moines this weekend.

The expo is presented by Hy-Vee Friday and Saturday and is celebrating its 12th anniversary. Tickets include food, beer and wine samples from some of Midwest's restaurants, breweries and wineries.

With over 120 vendors scheduled, the Register has what you need to know for the upcoming exhibition. 

Chefs and speakers

Chefs and speakers will include Marc Carrigan of Foley Family Wines, Jordan W. Brooks of Bottle + Bottega Des Moines and award-winning cake designer Sara Vanderheyden, who is featured on Hy-Vee’s HSTV series “Cake This!” 

Other chefs & speakers include:

To learn more about the chefs and speakers, click HERE.

Exhibitor listing

Beer and Wine 

Restaurants

Other

Event schedule 

Friday 

Hy-Vee Food Stage

  • 6-7 p.m.: Hy-Vee Chef & Sommelier Edi Cucurullo, host of HSTV series "EDItalian"  
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Master Mixologist Jeff Naples, host of the HSTV series  "The Beard Behind the Bar" 

Bottle &  Bottega Des Moines Stage

  • 4-6 p.m.: Entertainment by Geneviéve Salamone
  • 6-7 p.m.:  Joel Magad & Marc Carrigan, Foley Family Wines
  • 7:30-8:30 p.m.: Eric Selander, Confluence Brewing Company 
  • Cheers, Iowa! A VIP Experience
  • 5–7 p.m.: Chef Jonathan Cook & Chef Raul Murillo, Iowa Events Center 

Saturday

Namaste for Champagne presented by Soleil Mimosa

  • 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Namaste for Champagne includes an hour of yoga taught by Powerlife Yoga, unlimited Soleil Mimosas, champagne, unlimited brunch bites provided by Fresh Café & Market, and more. 

Hy-Vee + Food Stage

  • 2–3 p.m.: Hy-Vee Cake Designer Sara Vanderheyden, featured on the HSTV series "Cake This!" 
  • 3:30–4:30 p.m.: Hy-Vee Chef & Sommelier Edi Cucurullo, host of HSTV series "EDItalian" 
  • 5–5:30 p.m.: Cake / Floral Winner Announcement
  • 5:30–6:30 p.m.: Master Mixologist Jeff Naples, host of the HSTV series "The Beard Behind the Bar" 

Bottle + Bottega Des Moines Stage

  • 2–3 p.m.: James E. Neely & Jordan W. Brooks, Bottle & Bottega Des Moines 
  • 3:30–4:30 p.m.: Iowa Wine Grower's presents Grape Stomping Competition with Luke & Amy of KIOA Morning Show and Wheel of Meat with Moose & Nadia of LAZER 103.3
  • 5:30–6:30 p.m.: Tony Schubert & Stu Hemesath, Iowa Brewers Union 
  • 6:30–8 p.m.: Entertainment by Joshua Sinclair 

Cheers, Iowa! A VIP Experience

  • 2–4 p.m. Chef Matt Drennan, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 
  • 5–7 p.m. Chef Matt Drennan, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Ticket Prices 

Tickets are still available for purchase. 

Location

Hy-Vee Hall at the Iowa Events Center, 730 Third St., Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Parking 

Parking for the event is available north of the Iowa Events Center with entrances off of Third Street, Crocker Street, and Fifth Avenue. The center provides easy access to I-235 and other major routes. Americans with Disabilities Act parking is available at the Iowa Events Center by entering the lot south of Crocker Street, next to the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. 

The cost for parking is $10 for cars and trucks, $20 for large trucks like snow blades, and $40 for RVs and buses. Overnight parking is not available in Iowa Events Center lots. Vehicles will be towed. 

Street parking downtown: 

Street parking is accessible throughout downtown with parking meters. Be mindful of the location and rates as meters have various time limits and parking restrictions during certain times. 

Parking garages:

City parking garages are located throughout downtown with skywalk access to the center. Payment for city garages is collected each time of entrance to the garage.Cost varies. 

For directions, click HERE. 

Sierra Porter covers entertainment for the Des Moines Register. She can be contacted at sporter@registermedia.com.

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