Frequently Asked Questions

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 by world renowned celebrity chefs and culinary professionals will have guests cooking, entertaining and saving money like a pro this holiday season.

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.

I WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER – WHO DO I CONTACT?

Volunteers are needed to help at the Fabulous Food Show in a variety of areas.

Check back for volunteer opportunities!

MY COMPANY/BUSINESS WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT – WHO DO I CONTACT?

For information on becoming an exhibitor contact: Mike Halloran 216-265-2541 mhalloran@ixcenter.com
For information regarding sponsor opportunities contact: Allison Kimbrough 216-265-2639akimbrough@ixcenter.com

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 $10.00 per standard sized vehicle per day.

WHEN IS THE SHOW?

Check back for 2017 show hours!

HOW DO I PURCHASE TICKETS?

Check back for ticketing information.

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SEND US YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS: CLICK HERE

WHAT DO I GET?

Each ticket purchase includes:

  • All Day Admission Into The Show.
  • Access To ALL Celebrity Chef Demonstrations
  • The Market Place
  • Giant Eagle Market District Theatre
  • Culinary Celebration Theatre presented by Vitamix
  • Celebrity Autograph Pavilion & Bookstore
  • Street Scene
  • Taste Of The Neighborhood Stage
  • International Wine Pavilion
  • International Beer Pavilion
  • Spirits Lounge
  • Brew U & Wine Store
  • Food & Wine Pairing Theatres with Finger Lakes Wine Country
  • Shop & Drop
  • The Hot Spot Pavilion
  • Local Roots Pavilion
  • Art of Food
  • 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.

ARE THERE HOTEL OPTIONS AVAILABLE?

Yes. Click HERE to book your reservation at Sonesta ES Suites.

HOW DO I SAMPLE WINE, BEER, AND SPIRITS?

Tickets are available onsite at conveniently located kiosks. Sampling passports start at $15. Each passport provides six (6) tasting tickets (for wine, beer or spirits), collectible wine glass or beer cup and custom program. Additional individual tickets ($2 each) and glassware will be available for purchase onsite.

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).

The I-X Center is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building. Designated smoking areas are located outside the venue. Smoking is also defined to include any and all electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes.

In accordance with Ohio’s “concealed carry” law and the right for private entities to ban handguns on their premises, firearms and other weapons of any kind are strictly forbidden on the premises of the I-X Center.

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