*We’re Adding Sliding Scale Ticket Options*

April 12, 2024

As a diversity focused festival, accessibility is important to us. We also realize that it’s a rough time right now for many folks. But we all deserve joy and community connection. 

So we’re announcing our new Sliding Scale Ticket options for ALL festival events. Read more at the blog link below.

Our sliding scale ticket prices are “choose what you pay.” We invite you to kindly and honorably look at what is accessible to you.

So let’s make this simple.

If you feel compelled, moved, and inspired by our vision – PLEASE JOIN US AT THE TABLE. We will still have a minimum ticket price (as we need to cover costs of the festival, and trust us, it is not cheap), but we are creating significantly lower ticket options and making them open to ANYONE who needs them.

No need to request a code. We gotchu.

*Sliding Scale Ticket options will close on Friday April 26th at 11:59PM PT, so make sure to claim yours now.*

Read the blog

Ticket Notes:

  • All event attendees must be 21+. No children will be allowed. Must show valid ID.
  • By entering the event venues, you understand that photo or video of you might be taken while onsite at the event.
  • Please see below for the full Frequently Asked questions.
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Sliding Scale Ticket Options


General Admission & VIP Tickets

For those who are able to purchase our regularly priced tickets 🙌🏽 THANK YOU.

Discount Code Please!

  • We understand that times are tough right now for a lot of people.
  • Maybe you got laid off or are underemployed.
  • Maybe you have limited savings.
  • Maybe you don’t have much expendable income this month.
But maybe you still wanna come enjoy this kick ass festival and find some much needed joy and connection.
> USE DISCOUNT CODE: INDULGE30 for 30% off all Saturday tickets
Main Dish = $136.50, Brown is Beautiful Afterparty = $52.50, Family Meals = $140
> USE DISCOUNT CODE: INDULGE40 for 40% off all Saturday tickets
*Main Dish = $117, Brown is Beautiful Afterparty = $45, Family Meals = $120



Series Passes

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Saturday All-Access Pass GA
  • Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024
  • Location: Ciel Creative Space, 935 Carleton Street, Berkeley, CA 94707
  • Experience an entire curated day with us! Includes everything in The Main Dish GA Ticket PLUS a ticket to the Brown is Beautiful Afterparty. ALL FOOD & DRINK INCLUDED IN TICKET except Marketplace Vendors. // Save $20!
$ 245.00



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Thursday Palestinian Family Meal with Reem's California
  • Date: Thursday, May 2, 2024
  • Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Location: Four One Nine, 419 10th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
  • Signature Family Meal Experience highlighting the Palestinian Family Meal with Chef Reem Assil of Reem's California. An intimate multi-course Palestinian feast complete with Mezzes (small plates), Bread, Main Dishes, and Dessert all served Family Style (aka large shared plates) + Wine & Spirit Pairings provided by Palestinian women owned Terah Wine Co & Terra Sancta Imports.
$ 200.00
Saturday The Main Dish - General Admission
  • Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024
  • Location: Ciel Creative Space, 935 Carleton, Street Berkeley, CA 94707
  • Indulge in our signature "Palate Pass" Experience featuring 14 curated food & drink pairings from renowned Chefs, including wine, spirits, beer, and Zero Proof options. Enjoy over 20 beverage brands, two music stages, art installations, photo ops, food vendors, an Art & Retail Marketplace, and complimentary access to the R&B Soul Lounge. ALL FOOD & DRINK INCLUDED IN TICKET except Marketplace Vendors.
$ 195.00
Saturday The Main Dish - VIP Pass
  • Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024
  • Location: Ciel Creative Space, 935 Carleton, Street Berkeley, CA 94707
  • Includes everything in the GA ticket PLUS 1 ADDITIONAL special VIP Chef Tasting & VIP Beverage Pairing, VIP Express Entry Line, and access to exclusive VIP Lounge space with special performances. ALL FOOD & DRINK INCLUDED IN TICKET except Marketplace Vendors.
$ 250.00
Saturday Brown is Beautiful Afterparty
  • Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024
  • Time: 7:00 - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Ciel Creative Space, 935 Carleton Street Berkeley, CA 94707
  • Experience a fashion-forward culinary and cocktail event with signature cocktails celebrating brown and black culture, curated by renowned brands like Bacardi Ocho, D'USSÉ, and Kace Tea. Enjoy live entertainment by DJ Umami, RJ Kool Raul, and the GTC Band, plus delicious catered bites. ALL FOOD & DRINK INCLUDED IN TICKET.
$ 75.00
Sunday Closing Family Meal with Big Bad Wolf
  • Date: Sunday, May 5, 2024
  • Time: 6 - 9pm
  • Location: Four One Nine, 419 10th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
  • Family Meal Experience with acclaimed first-generation Korean American Chef Haejin of Big Bad Wolf SF for a 420 friendly dinner experience centered around family and love.
  • *Limited substitutions will be available for this dinner. Unfortunately we’re not able to accommodate vegan dietary needs.
$ 200.00




Which event should I attend? I can’t choose.

The Main Dish is our signature event! If you can only attend one event, we suggest that one 🙂 Otherwise, each event has its own vibe. 

  • Large festival vibes: The Main Dish, Brown is Beautiful Afterparty
  • Intimate sit down dinner with pairings: Family Meals

Is all food and drink included in the ticket price?

YES! All food & drink tastings are included in your ticket price from all our featured vendors.

The only thing NOT included are our Marketplace Vendors who will be selling a variety of pre-packaged goods, coffee, art, jewelry, massage/chiropractic services and more! 

What is POC Food & Wine Festival (POCFW)?

POC Food & Wine Festival is a celebration of the global majority and our allies in food, wine, music, and culture. Over a 4-day festival, we are showcasing some of the top POC (people of color) chefs, caterers, wine, spirits, and beverage brands including Zero Proof vendors, as well as DJs, creatives, and live musicians. 

Are all POCFW events 21+?

Yes, all POCFW events are 21+. A valid ID is required for admission at all festival events. If event staff can’t verify your age, you will not be admitted into the event. Anyone under the age of 21 will be refused entry and tickets will not be refunded.

Can I bring my child or baby?

All POCFW events are 21+ so no children or infants are allowed to attend any festival event.

Will there be a MOTHER’S ROOM available if I need to pump?

Yes! We will have a dedicated Mother’s Room available with a refrigerator available for storing milk. Inquire at Check In and we will show you the room.

Will there be a COAT CHECK?

  • Berkeley venue: Yes, on Saturday at the main festival there will be coat check available for a minimal fee all day. 
  • San Francisco venue: There will be coat racks available, but they will be unattended so we recommend only bringing what you need.

Will there be All Gender Restrooms?

Yes, ALL bathrooms at the venue are  all gender and mostly single stall.

What if I have special dietary needs?

POCFW will feature diverse culinary options, but we cannot guarantee being able to accommodate specific dietary requests, including preferences and allergies, at this event. Some chefs will be offering plant-based options, but not every booth will.

What is the DRESS CODE for the festival?


Do you, boo. There is no specific dress code, but we encourage you to take the opportunity to rock your flyest fit and honor our event values of celebrating your culture loud and proud! Come in whatever makes you feel like your best, as we’ll have a ton of photo opps for you as well.

If you’re planning on staying the whole day on Saturday from Main Dish to the Brown is Beautiful Afterparty, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes, or even bringing a change of clothes if you’d like to refresh yourself in between events. We’ll have glam rooms ready, and also will have paid Coat Check available for you to utilize.

All events are indoors, so no need to worry about the weather.


Are there any items that are prohibited to bring inside POCFW?

Yes, the following items are PROHIBITED.

  • ‍Outside food or beverage (including alcohol) of any kind
  • Illegal and illicit substances of any kind; drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Noise making devices: air horns, drums, whistles
  • Drones or any other remote flying device
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including flyers, stickers, giveaways, samples, etc. are allowed.

What should I do if I’ve had too much to drink?

Please enjoy responsibly. There are a number of transportation and rideshare options if you are not safely able to drive home. We will have water stations throughout the entire event to keep all our guests hydrated. 

Zero Tolerance Policy

POCFW wants to ensure a safe, inclusive, and respectful environment for all participants at our events, and we enforce a zero tolerance policy towards any form of unwanted behavior. This policy applies to all attendees, speakers, staff, volunteers, vendors, and any other individuals involved in our events.

POCFW is committed to a zero-tolerance approach to any behavior that is disrespectful, intimidating, or otherwise unacceptable. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Harassment – Unwanted comments, gestures, or actions based on race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, or religion.
  • Discrimination – Unfair or prejudicial treatment of individuals or groups based on personal characteristics or beliefs.
  • Bullying – Intimidating, hostile, or offensive behavior used to harm, control, or manipulate others.
  • Abuse – Any action that physically or psychologically harms another person.

Reporting and Response

All attendees, vendors, partners are encouraged to report any incident of unwanted behavior to Event Staff or Security immediately. All staff will have STAFF lanyards and T-shirts and our Registration table will be open all day for help.

All complaints will be taken seriously and investigated promptly and discreetly. Immediate action will be taken to stop the behavior and ensure the safety of the event participants.


Individuals found in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary measures, including but not limited to immediate removal from the event, banning from future events, and legal actions if applicable. The nature and severity of the disciplinary measures will be determined based on the specifics of the case and in accordance with legal requirements.

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