2019 Press Releases

August 29, 2019  |  Celebrate Food + Drink at Cornucopia’s Signature Events
July 17, 2019  |  Cornucopia: So wild you can taste it

View Press Releases from previous years here.

Media Accreditation

Interested in covering the 23rd annual Cornucopia Food + Drink Festival? Apply for 2019 accreditation here.

Please complete the form and submit by Friday, September 27. You will be advised of accreditation status by October 4. To stay up-to-date on the event programming, chef bios, seminar presenters, drink experts and press releases, please check our website frequently.

Media Accreditation Rules + Regulations

Credentials will be evaluated based on a number of factors and are not guaranteed by submission of this application. Complimentary or discounted media accommodations, access to festival events and seminars are handled on an individual basis and are at the discretion of the Festival’s media team. In the case of third-party events, we do approach our restaurant/hotel members however ultimately it is at the host establishment’s decision.

PLEASE NOTE: Not all events will have media seats available. Moving and still camera crews may be granted access but not seats to some events.


If you are a freelance writer or photographer interested in attending – assigning media outlet, scope of coverage, outlet circulation/reach, story angle, confirmed story assignments, previous event coverage and timing of publication will be required.


Regional in-studio interviews and activations can be arranged as well as on-site “live” productions. Please contact Mary Zinck at direct to discuss broadcast opportunities.


Bloggers will be considered on a case-by-case basis but should be able to fulfill the following requirements: established professional blogger, must be able to show verifiable proof of site statistics and links to examples of relative produced content. Blogs must cover industry-related news, lifestyle and/or travel and must be updated on a regular basis with up-to-date and original news and content.


Influencers will be considered on a case-by-case basis but should be able to fulfill the following: established, engaged base of followers (minimum 8,000) ideally with more than one active social channel; an established blog (proof of analytics to be provided) and social channels should include well-rounded destination coverage – food, accommodation and experiences.


Due to the high public attendance at Cornucopia, please note that advertising, sales and marketing associates, publishers, spouses and “plus ones” are not eligible for accreditation, tickets and passes. Please understand that our primary concern is to assist working media.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Zinck at