Welcome to the Annual Rockport Festival of Wine and Food

Featuring over 100 varieties of wines, Food demonstrations, Vendor booths, and music!! All on the grounds of the Texas Maritime Museum!

Join Us

May 26th and 27th


The Rockport Festival of Wine and Food started in 1997 as an annual fundraiser for the Texas Maritime Museum, and is the largest fundraiser for the year.  The festival helps raise the needed operational funds for the Museum, but also provides a venue for entertainment and fun.  Over 2,500 visitors from 26+ states are welcomed on the grounds of the Museum to experience wine, VIP wine tasting, lectures, food vendors, live bands, shopping vendors and beer booths.  Wine may be purchased by the taste, glass, bottle or case and this is the only festival of its kind that allows you to try expensive vintage wines by the glass.


General Admission: $25/ one day or $40 for a two-day pass.  General Admission includes one commemorative wine glass, four (4) taste tickets plus one champagne, an event program, and access to great wines, beers,shopping and music!!!

VIP Experience: $60/ one day or $100 for a two-day.  The VIP Experience includes admission to special tent,  20 taste tickets, commemorative wine glass, event program, special seating at demos, one dinner plate, and appetizers.  ONLY 125 VIP admissions per day.

Children age 12-21 are $11. Under 12 are free.


* Additional drink tickets can be purchased on the grounds for $1 each.

**All proceeds go to support the Texas Maritime Museum…the Official Maritime Museum for the State of Texas

Festival Sponsors

The Texas Maritime Museum would like to thank all of our Festival Sponsors!

Each year, Sponsors are sought to aid in the financial aspect of the Festival of Wine & Food. A variety of donation levels are available.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Featured Wines

You will be guaranteed an opportunity to taste wines from around the globe in a variety of price ranges.

2018 Featured Wine List

Featured Beers

For those guests interested in something cold to drink on a hot summer day, we will also feature a variety of beers.


2018 Featured Beer List 

Live Music

What goes better with good wine, food, and company than live music! The Festival of Wine & Food provides several bands
throughout the event for your enjoyment.

2018 Rockport Festival of Wine & Food LIVE Music Schedule


The Festival has many shop and food vendors to temp your palate and shopping bag! Handmade crafts, gourmet food and one of a kind artwork are all available at the Festival.


2018 Rockport Festival of Wine & Food Featured Vendors

Find Out More About Us

The Mission of the Texas Maritime Museum is to excite and educate the public about Texas Maritime history and artifacts. The Museum’s purpose is to offer a variety of experiences to children and adults by collecting, preserving, and interpreting items of historical interest for educational purposes; to recount Texas maritime history through artifacts, documents, and other materials of unique or historical value; and to exhibit items to further the public interest, knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of such material and related historical background.

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