San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival Named Best Food Festival In United States By USA Today

March 22, 2019

It's our favorite food festival in the country, but we thought we could be biased. Today, the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival was named the winner of the 2019 USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest for Best General Food Festival in the United States.

The San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival was nominated by USA Today’s travel experts as a top 10 event, and listed in good company with a selection of the finest wine and food festivals from around the country. Following nominations, was a period of reader voting in which the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival was named the winner, and best food festival by the general public. USA Today’s 10Best provides unbiased and experiential travel content for top destinations around the world. No business can pay to be listed, and the expert panel is composed of well-traveled, well-educated locals who live in the city they write about.

The 16th annual San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival returns to America's Finest City this November 10-17, 2019. Each year, more than 11,000 food fanatics join the culinary showcase of food, wine, and culture, which features over 40 citywide events, including the iconic Grand Tasting, held on the picturesque San Diego Bay. Along with a collection of some of the country’s best chefs and restaurants, sommeliers and distillers, farmers, and fishermen, the weeklong event boasts over 200 wine, beer and spirit companies, 60 chefs and restaurants, and 30 gourmet food companies.

"We are thrilled to be awarded this distinction by USA Today 10Best,” said Michelle Metter, co-producer of the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival. "Every year, we work to design an unforgettable experience that brings San Diego and its culinary scene to life for travelers from around the country, and for a panel of travel experts and discerning readers to recognize our festival and the city of San Diego, is a true honor."

As a thank you to voters, and in celebration of winning the title of Best General Food Festival, for one day only - today, March 22 - a 10 percent discount is available for General Admission and Early Bird tickets to the Grand Tasting, held on November 16. Enter code 10BEST to receive the discount.

Tickets are currently available for the Grand Tasting with a full festival schedule to be available in July 2019. For more information, visit