• TENTH ANNUAL

    CRUSH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

    September 2024

    Downtown Huntsville, AL. - Big Spring Park West 

     

    "It's with a mix of sadness and hope for the future that we announce the postponement of Cush Wine & Food Festival's 10th annual event.
    While the city's decision to prioritize a new music festival on our
    traditional weekend is disappointing, we remain committed to our mission
    of fostering community and supporting local businesses. We're exploring
    new opportunities for Crush and are excited about the potential for
    growth and positive impact elsewhere." -Ashley Ryals, owner

  • More to taste, more to see, more to experience, more bragadocious swag, more instagrammable photo opps, more wildly sophisticated FUN!

    See all ticket options below

    Friday Night VIP Tasting
    Saturday General Admission

     

    Saturday VIP Admission

     

    VIP Weekender

     

    Friends of the Festival
  • Celebrity Chefs

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    CHEF "PANINI"

    PETE BLOHME

    PANINI PETE'S OF

    FAIRHOPE, AL

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    CHEF BRUCE KALMAN

    SOULBELLY BBQ

    LAS VEGAS, NV

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    CHEF KAYLA ROBISON

    ARNOLD'S BAR & GRILL

    CINCINNATI, OH

  • Experiences

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    ASHLEY HUNT

    MOCKTAILS FOR MOMMY

    Huntsville, AL

     

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    CHEF RENÉ BOYZO

    FUSION BBQ

    Huntsville, AL

     

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    Harpist

    Huntsville, AL 

     

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    KRISTIN & ANDY BERNARD

    Cotes de Femme

    Huntsville, AL 

     

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    Chandlers Ford Brewing

    Huntsville, AL 

     

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    Noella's Flowers

    Huntsville, AL

     

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    Gallant, AL

     

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    Huntsville, AL

     

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    Ogden, UT

     

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    Sugar Hill, GA

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    Huntsville, AL

     

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    Huntsville, AL

     

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    Mary's Wine & Spirits

    Brownsboro, AL.

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    Southern Wagyu

    Huntsville, AL 

     

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    Huntsville, AL 

     

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    Huntsville, AL

     

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    Friday Night VIP - Sangria Classes 

    Madison, AL 

     

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     Live t-shirt printing 

    Huntsville, AL 

     

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    Baton Rouge, LA

     

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    Friday & Saturday VIP Area

    Chattanooga, TN 

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    Wine tasting & sales

    Huntsville, AL

     

  • Where To Stay

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    AC Hotel Downtown -

    Located across the street from Big Spring Park in the heart of downtown Huntsville.

     

    BOOK HERE

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    Hampton Inn & Suites -

    Downtown Huntsville

     

    BOOK HERE

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    106 Jefferson -

    Downtown Huntsville

     

    BOOK HERE

  • Sample flights from bold rich reds, to fun light whites and everything in between.

     

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    Our festival partners are the industry's best of the best!

    You'll find charcuterie boards, chocolatiers, gourmet sandwiches, chef demo stages, hands-on classes, local artists, live music, grape stomping, and some super fun surprises you won't want to miss!

  • ANY QUESTIONS?

     

    Can I bring my baby/children?

    Although cute, given the nature of the Crush Wine & Food Festival, we are required by the state of Alabama to check IDs for all attendees to verify that they are of legal drinking age to gain access to our event.

     

    Can I bring my pet?

    Also cute but sorry, no dogs (excluding service dogs)

     

    How do I sign up to volunteer?

    For more information regarding volunteer opportunities, email Sonia at sonia@spurstaffing.com

     

    Can I smoke?

    We will have designated smoking areas that are not near the tasting tents. Please be conscious of this so that you do not disturb the guests tasting wine.

    Is there a “non-drinking” ticket price?

    No, we do not offer a separate “non-drinking” ticket price.

     

    Is it rain or shine?

    Yes, tickets are non-refundable. However, they are transferable so if last minute you’re unable to attend, feel free to sell or give your ticket to a friend.

     

    What about food?

    Food tastings throughout the park are included in your ticket. Any of the gourmet specialty food vendors do offer small free samples of their products as well so you can taste before you buy. For meals, we have a fine selection of food trucks. No outside food or drinks will be permitted. Free bottles water is available at the water tent.

     

    No weapons/firearms

    No outside food/drinks

  • Have Questions?

  • Latest Updates

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    Crush Wine & Food Festival

    Presented by Progress Bank

    Our staple event of the week! Enjoy over 100 wine labels from all over the world, live music, grape stomping, wine inspired food items and more! VIP tickets are available that include 30 additional high end wines to taste and our packages are the only way to experience the exclusive partner events throughout the week.

     

    Saturday, Sept. 25th, 4:00-7:00pm | VIP access at 3pm

    Big Spring Park East, Downtown Huntsville

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    Whiskey & Wild Game

    VIP Area Hosted by SiP

    Introducing our newest experience to Crush! This high-end VIP area will feature 10-12 spirits - throughout four tasting tents and each tent will feature a wild game tastings to pair with your pour. Chef Rene & SiP Lounge will be partnering to bring you an unforgettable experience in Big Spring Park!

     

    Saturday, Sept. 25th, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

    Big Spring Park East, Downtown Huntsville

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    Thursday Regional Wine Pairing

    Partner event by CSWS

    Church Street Wine Shoppe on Gates will host a tasting with three different varietals of wine from three different regions so you can learn the difference in aromas and taste from each region. Each varietal tasting will also be paired with meats and cheeses along the way to compliment each varietal. It will be a beautiful evening set up outside in the park behind the wine shoppe and a great way to touch up on your tasting pallet so you look like an expert at Crush!

     

    Thursday, Sept 23rd 5:15-7:15pm

    Church Street Wine Shoppe on Gates

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    Friday Meritage Chef Dinner

    Partner Event by Revivalist

    This VIP experience will showcase Chef Mohler, executive chef at Revivalist, as they prepare a 5 course Meritage dinner paired with wine and spirits along the way.

     

    Friday, Sept. 24th | 5:30pm and 8pm seating available

    Revivalist at 106 Jefferson

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    Sunday Brunch

    Partner Event by BarVista

    Enjoy the best brunch in town with Chef Lee and an amazing rooftop view of Big Spring Park while enjoying live music, a sparkling wine tasting and a Tito's bloody-mary bar! It's set to be the Ultimate Funday for sure!

     

    Sunday, Sept 26th 12-2pm

    BarVista and The Wescott

     

  • Shop

     

    Pre-Sale Available - Avoid lines at the festival and order today!

    Teal Ice Tee

    Blue Tie Dye Tee

    Featuring the 2022 Crush Festival Logo in PINK

    Charcoal Gray Tee

    Light Grey Tank

    Featuring the 2022 Crush Festival in WHITE

    Unicorn Tie-Dye Tee

    Coral Tee

    Featuring the 2022 Crush tagline in WHITE

  • Event Map

    2022 Map Coming Soon!

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  • Covid Guidelines

    The health & wellbeing of our guests and employees is our top priority. All CWFF events will be following and practicing CDC & City of Huntsville COVID-19 mandates to ensure the safety of our staff & guests.

    Each event has a limited capacity following City Guidelines that allows attendees to social distance. Masks are highly recommended for all guests, vendors, staff, and volunteers. Hand sanitizer stations will be provided at entrances, inside portable restrooms, and other locations to encourage frequent use.

    All employees, volunteers and vendors will complete a health check before starting their shift and will go home immediately if they experience any symptoms.

    We ask that any guests who feel unwell or have recently been in close contact with a person with COVID-19 to stay home.

     

    We are all in this together. Like cities and communities across state, country, and the world, the COVID-19 virus has forced us to readjust our routines to a new normal. But Huntsville is resilient. We’ll get through this. We’re not as powerless as we might think. As individuals and as a community, we can make smart choices that will alter the course of this virus, keep our most vulnerable safe, and give our health care partners time to combat the illness. Personal responsibility is everyone’s responsibility. Please get the vaccine and help us protect each other. When in public, remember to separate, sanitize often, and wear a face cover when you can’t be assured everyone around you is vaccinated. – Mayor Tommy Battle