FORK & CORK 2015

We have a menu of options for you!

Fork & Cork, May 15 & 16, is a unique and innovative destination that introduces the culinary minded to local celebrated chefs, assorted breweries, wineries and spirit makers. An authentic, one-of-a-kind experience that satisfies the epicurious, Fork & Cork is an interactive atmosphere that serves up tasteful artist demonstrations and live Music, as well as tasty dishes. It’s casual, yet sophisticated. Busy, yet intimate. Personal, yet communal.

Tickets may be purchased online at Limited quantities available. Please print your e-tickets ahead of time and have them ready for display to expedite the entry process. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate. Connect with us on Facebook for the latest updates.

Friday, May 15, 2015

  • Friday, May 15, 2015
  • 6 p.m. – 11 p.m
  • Ages 21+
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The EPICURIOUS experience in an intimate evening of all inclusive food & beverage pairings brought to you by our featured restaurants, plus a full line-up of local entertainment, chef demonstrations, and a live Fire Pit with Tim Byers!

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The Epicurious Ticket will also include the Taste Ticket for general admission on Saturday.

  • 10 unique restaurants/dinning options with Chef suggested pairings/samples Included
  • Full size beverages available for purchase
  • Live Music
  • Addison Draft House Beer Garden
  • Live Fire Pit with Chef Tim Byers
  • Arts Stroll with live artist demonstrations
  • Tasting & Seminars throughout the evening

Saturday, May 16, 2015

  • Saturday, May 16, 2015
  • Noon- 11 p.m.
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TASTE a bit of everything with this a la carte ticket option. The TASTE Ticket allows guests to create their own menu of food, arts, and entertainment experience with a pay as you go format and a variety of add-on options to top it off! This ticket option is open to all age.

  • Tasting & Seminar Tents, offering more opportunities for guests to learn from area chefs and mixologists
  • 20 unique dining options with both chef suggested pairings and a la carte options available for purchase
  • Full size beverages available for purchase
  • Live Music throughout the day
  • Addison Draft House Beer Garden
  • Live Fire Pit with Chef Tim Byers
  • People's choice for favorite restaurant
  • Arts Stroll with live artists demonstrations
  • HANDS-ON GRILLING EXPERIENCE $35 (limited Availability)
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Local chefs team up to bring you your very own backyard grilling lesson

Saturday, May 16, 2015

  • Saturday, May 16, 2015
  • Noon- 11 p.m.
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INDULGE in the full experience of Fork & Cork Saturday with a day of VIP treatment.

  • Includes all experiences included in Taste Ticket plus:
  • All-inclusive food and beverage pairing samples from each our participating restaurants
  • Scheduled Hands-on Grilling Experience
  • Early admission to any seminar tents (upon availability)
  • Fork & Cork Swag Bag including a commemorative Fork & Cork wine glass


Festival grounds are accessible with paved pathways throughout Addison Circle Park. Ample seating is available for festival patrons; however, guests who require special accommodations may contact the event staff at the Information Booth for assistance. Wheelchairs and electric carts are not available for rent.

Admission Policies & Procedures

All bags will be searched. If possible, please leave bags and purses at home to avoid delayed entry.

Patrons may get their hand stamped upon exit and return free of charge on the same day. Normal admission policy applies for re-entry.

Alcoholic beverage sales end thirty minutes prior to event closing. No alcoholic beverages may enter or leave the festival grounds.

Fork & Cork is a rain or shine event. Music acts may be postponed due to inclement weather, but will not be rescheduled for an alternative weekend. Refunds are not provided.

Animals, coolers, lawn chairs, laser pointers, weapons, bicycles, rollerblades, or skateboards may not be brought on to the festival grounds.

A limited supply of complimentary sunscreen and bug spray is available to patrons at the Festival Command Post. Additional necessities can be purchased at the Albertsons store located on the Festival grounds.


All cooking demonstrations and concerts are presented free of charge to festival patrons with paid admission. It is standing room only, so come early for the best viewing. Increased tasting and seminar tents offer more opportunities for guests to learn from area chiefs and mixologists. If you are more of a hands-on type of person, you can purchase the Indulgence Package and participate in the demonstrations and classes.


View this year’s participating chefs and restaurants.Click here.


Participating food and beverage vendors accept festival coupons ONLY for food and beverage items. One ticket equals $1. Arts & Crafts Vendors accept Cash and/or Credit/Debit Cards. Several Automated Teller Machines (ATM’s) are available throughout the festival grounds. Please look in the event brochure for specific locations.  Nominal service charge fees apply.


Barbara Kovacevich

General event inquiries, sponsorship and community engagement (972) 450-6221
Kelia Fairbanks

Senior Special Events Coordinator
Chef/restaurants, promotions, ticket sales, volunteers (972) 450-6281
Shelbi Stofer

Operations, Special Event Coordinator
Entertainment, Specialty Food Vendors (972) 450-6231
Yesinia Saldivar

Department Assistant
Insurance, vendors, general assistance (972) 450-6251
Stacy Love

Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteers (972) 450-2874
Autumn Rose Reo Media Relations (940) 367-0295
Audra Staton Sponsorships (972) 388-5303


All events are held at Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Drive. The main entrance is located at the corner of Quorum Drive at Addison Circle near the large Blueprints sculpture. Caution: Temporary fence is used on the festival grounds and is subject to collapse in high winds.


FREE self-parking is located in the parking garages located on Arapaho Road at the Dallas Parkway and Addison Circle Drive at Dallas Parkway. Handicap parking is available at the DART Transit Center, 4925 Arapaho Road.


Make it a weekend getaway. Special Fork & Cork hotel packages include festival rates at Addison hotels, a souvenir glass and more. Learn More.


Friday, May 15 from 3PM to Saturday, May 16 at Midnight

  • Addison Circle Dr from Addison Rd to Witt Place
  • Festival Way from Addison Rd to Quorum Dr
  • Quorum Dr from Arapaho Rd to Morris Ave
  • Addison Circle Dr from Witt Place just west of Lewis Place
  • Witt Place (south of the parking garage entrance/exit) to Addison Circle Dr
  • Spectrum Dr from Arapaho Rd to McEntire Place


Video surveillance cameras are used in Addison Circle Park. An official photographer will be taking photos throughout the festival grounds so patrons attending the event may be pictured in event marketing materials. Patrons may not photograph or videotape the headline culinary chefs or Musical acts.

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Addison Fork & Cork. Your time and support is greatly appreciated in helping us present an unforgettable weekend for the epicurious. It’s also a way for you to enjoy the festival!

For volunteer inquiries contact:
Stay Love
Addison Volunteer Coordination
(972) 450-2874


The Gin Blossoms are our headliner on Saturday night. Read more.