Forks, Corks and Kegs Event in Deadwood, South Dakota

Check Lodging Availablility

View Hotels, Motels, Cabins and More In and Around Deadwood.

Request A Free
Vacation Guide

Forks, Corks and Kegs

Image of four beers

Forks, Corks and Kegs

April 10-12, 2014

Come to Historic Deadwood for the Forks, Corks and Kegs Food and Wine Festival. This event features city-wide tastings at various venues in town, where ticket holders will taste a variety of Brews and Wines from different parts of the United States. Special guest Andrew Zimmern from Bizarre Foods and Taste of Homes Magazine will also host his own special tastings! For more information, call (605) 578-1876!

In 1876, it wasn't uncommon for fortune seekers to consume beverages with names like Deadwood Lightning, Red Eye and Coffin Varnish. They also choked down foods like squirrel, rabbit, mutton and goat. 

Since then, fortune seekers continue to flock to Deadwood looking for good luck, great drinks and incredible food. We're happy you can join us for the first annual Forks, Corks and Kegs Food and Wine Festival. 

Come eat, drink and be merry in the footsteps of legends, and release your inner outlaw!

GOVERNMENT WARNING: (1) According to history, the consumption of alcohol in Deadwood may cause Mild Bill to behave like Wild Bill. (2) Consumption of alcohol in Deadwood can be the cause of, and solution to, all the world's problems.  


Thursday, April 10   3p.m. Doors open for the Taste of Home Cooking School’s Trade Show



Taste of Home Cooking School


Friday, April 11 6p.m. VIP Reception & Book Signing with Andrew Zimmern
  7 p.m. Andrew Zimmern

9 p.m. - 10 p.m.  


Appetizer Crawl locations: Deadwood Social Club, Oyster Bay, Buffalo Bodega, Deadwood Mountain Grand, and Mustang Sally's 


Saturday, April 12     All day Executive Chef Kristian Morgan of the Fontanel Mansion, Nashville, TN, at Deadwood Mountain Grand
  11 a.m. -4 p.m.    Deadwood Dine Around

11 a.m. 



      Venue 1-Deadwood Social Club

      Venue 2-Cadillac Jack's

      Venue 3-Silverado




      Venue 1-Lodge at Deadwood

       Venue 2- Four Aces

       Venue 3-Celebrity

1 p.m.



       Venue 1-Deadwood Social Club

       Venue 2-Cadillac Jack's 

       Venue 3- Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort

2 p.m.



       Venue 1-Lodge at Deadwood

       Venue 2-Four Aces

       Venue 3-Celebrity Hotel

3 p.m.



       Venue 1- Deadwood Social Club

       Venue 2- Cadillac Jack's 
       Venue 3 - Deadwood Gulch Gaming Resort
  4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Grand Tasting-Deadwood Mountain Grand
  6 p.m. Deadwood Tobacco Company Cigar and Beer Tasting

Andrew Zimmern to host "Forks, Corks & Kegs" in Deadwood April 10-12

DEADWOOD (3/24/14) – Satisfy your inner chef by learning from industry pros during Deadwood’s Forks, Corks & Kegs event April 10-12. The event is hosted by Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods and Bizarre World on the Travel Channel.

Forks, Corks & Kegs will kick off on Thursday, April 10 with the Taste of Home Cooking School. This event at Deadwood Mountain Grand is America’s leading cooking school program, where attendees will experience a two-hour demonstration of exciting recipes. Taste of Home Culinary Specialists show step-by-step instructions on how to create satisfying and flavorful dishes. Everyone receives a gift bag and a Taste of Home cookbook, as well as the chance to register for door prizes, including the recipes created on stage that night.
On Friday, April 11, Andrew Zimmern - a James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, food writer and teacher – will take the stage for a demonstration at Deadwood Mountain Grand. Zimmern is widely regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world. As the creator, host and co-executive producer of Travel Channel’s hit series, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World and his new series, Bizarre Foods America, he travels the globe, exploring food in its own terror. From world class restaurants to street carts and jungle markets, Zimmern is all about discovering and sharing the authentic experience as a way to interpret the way we live our lives so we can make better choices for our future. Prior to him taking the stage, event goers can visit with Zimmern during a reception and book signing.
After Zimmern’s performance on April 11, attendees can make their way to a variety of Deadwood restaurants as part of the Forks, Corks & Kegs appetizer crawl.
Saturday, April 12 features a Deadwood Dine Around, where chefs around Deadwood will demonstrate their favorite meal along with wine, beer and cocktail pairings in their kitchens. A Grand Tasting will feature all participating wineries, breweries and restaurants top choices at one location, and a cigar and beer tasting will also be held. The day also includes Executive Chef Kristian Morgan from the Fontanel Mansion in Nashville donning the chef’s hat at Deadwood Mountain Grand.

The Ultimate Festival Pass, which is $50, includes all Forks, Corks & Kegs festivities, includingthe Taste of Home Cooking School, Andrew Zimmern, City wide Dine Around, Grand Wine Tasting, Cigar Party, ultimate late night appetizer pub crawl and more. A single day pass, at $25, includes all events on Saturday, April 12. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster or at Deadwood Mountain Grand, 1-877-907-4726.



Live Chat Support Software