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Old Town Walkabout & VIP Venue 244


April 26, 2018

On Thursday, April 26th 2018, the Old Town Walkabout launches the annual Midwest Winefest. It kicks off three days of events for wine lovers with a stroll through Wichita's premier entertainment district - historic Old Town. The festivities begin at 5:30pm in the Old Town Square. 

The 2018 participating venues include restaurants, bars, businesses, and a museum scattered from Douglas Street along Rock Island and N. Mead up to the plaza north of Second Street. At each stop, you can taste two wines and sample delicious, wine friendly appetizers while enjoying a variety of local musical talent.

A new addition to Walkabout this year is VIP 244 which includes access to all other Walkabout venues. VIP attendees will have private check-in beginning at 5:00pm. They will receive a souvenir Riedel wine glass and enjoy tasting premium wines along with Greystone Steak & Seafood appetizers. Distillery 244 will serve two signature cocktails made with their limited Guadalupe Vodka and Bourbon, available for purchase. Live music will be provided by ROAD 23. All of this can be enjoyed in a relaxed comfortable setting with come and go privileges to all other Walkabout venues throughout the evening until 9:00pm.

A Walkabout trolley is available throughout the evening for your convenience.

Old Town Walkabout is very popular and sells out quickly, so mark your calendars and buy your tickets early beginning March 12, 2018.

Tickets for Walkabout are $50 plus fees with limited availability
Tickets for VIP 244 are $95 plus fees with very limited availability

For ticketing details please contact Andrie Krahl (316) 264-8974 ext 204 for details.

Oldtown Walkabout History…

More than 15 years ago, six Wichita residents took a trip to the New Orleans wine festival.  While there they participated in the Royal Street Stroll.  Participants in this event stroll from business to business in a four-block area in the French Quarter to sample wine and food.

The group thought this would be a wonderful addition to the Midwest WinefestSM and brought the idea back to the Winefest Committee… and, as they say, the rest is history!

2017 Participating Establishments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
 
   

 

     
 

 

 

Walkabout Sponsors

 

  

 

Michelle and David Gear
Judy and David Haglund
Caroline and William Hayes
Brenda and Phil Nelson
Kathryn and John Newsom
Jane Nelson and John Paladino
Kathy and Jim Siebert