The gates open Saturday at the Harker Heights Community Park for the ninth annual Food, Wine and Brew Fest hosted by the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce.

The festival will run from 2 to 10 p.m. at the park located at 1501 East Farm-to-Market 2410.

Parking will be located at the Community Park. Overflow parking will be available at Harker Heights High School, 1001 E. FM 2410.

Chamber President and CEO Gina Pence said, “We recommend using the shuttle provided at the overflow lot. The shuttle will be providing service from 2 10 p.m. sponsored by the ASYMCA.”

Tickets are for sale online at

Pence said, “We want to emphasize that tickets will continue to be sold online the day of the festival. If people get their tickets at home or on their cellphone, they won’t have to wait in a long line at the gate.”

If ordered on the chamber website, general admission early bird tickets are $25. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $75.

DD tickets, which are adult general admission non-alcoholic, are $25. Tickets for kids, ages 13 and older, are $10. Children 12 and under get in free.

General admission tickets at the gate will be $30.

Wine tasting tickets and beer drinking tickets will be on sale at the festival.

The featured wine of the festival is a limited edition Festi-Vino bottled by the Georgetown Winery exclusively for the festival.

The Festi-Vino wine will sell for $15. per bottle.

More than 4,000 people attended the festival last year. Officials are predicting the crowd will total 5,000 this year.

According to information on the chamber’s website, the culinary side of the festival will feature delectable delights by top chefs from all across Texas. They will be showcased on the culinary stage where VIP ticket holders will have reserved seats and the opportunity to meet with the chefs; taste samples and even get autographs.

Musical entertainment will feature an opening act by country artist and U.S. Army soldier Adam Berry. On the main stage will be the George Strait Tribute performed by Derek Spence.

Pence said, “I promise he looks and sounds just like George Strait. He’ll be a crowd pleaser!”

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