Macon's Design, Wine & Dine Fundraiser

Design Wine & Dine is Historic Macon's largest fundraiser of the year. What better way to celebrate the layers of intrigue that Macon exudes than to bring some of the best in the design, drink, and food realms to one place for one week?

Check out all the awesome events happening at this year's festival: 

Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 23

Design House Debut
7-10pm • Design House at 1388 Calhoun St. • $75/ticket
See the Design House before it opens to the public during one of Macon's favorite parties. Tickets include a full bar, gourmet refreshments, live music, and of course, the chance to see the Design House first with Macon's finest.

Friday, June 24

Design House Open
11am -7pm • 1388 Calhoun Street • $20

Tamales and Tequila with Eddie Ross
Friday, June 24 • 8-10pm • Shannon Fickling's Home (155 Oak Haven Avenue) • $45/person or $80/couple • Limited to 50
Mix and mingle with designer Eddie Ross at one of Macon's beautiful homes. Ross will apply his "modern mix" approach to a beautifully decorated table using items from Shannon Fickling's collection. Enjoy tamales prepared by Juan Bravos and a casual tequila tasting with Pete Horne, owner of Forest Hill Wine and Spirits.

Saturday, June 25

Design House Open
11am -7pm • 1388 Calhoun Street • $20

Modern Mix Lecture
11am-1pm • Christ Church Great Hall (582 Walnut Street) • $85 • Limited to 100
East Coast Editor of Better Homes and Gardens and celebrated designer, Eddie Ross will come to Macon to share his design approach and tips for creating a "modern mix." Tickets include a presentation by Eddie Ross, copy of Modern Mix, and light refreshments.

Innovation and Preservation in the Southern Landscape: Impressions and Examples from the Work of Alex Smith Garden Design, Ltd.
2-4pm • Christ Church Great Hall (582 Walnut Street) • $20 • Limited to 100
Award-winning garden designer and native Maconite, Alex Smith, will speak on the innovation of preserving Southern landscapes. Tickets include presentation and light refreshments.

Sunday, June 26

Design House Open
1-4pm • 1388 Calhoun Street • $20

Calligraphy and Crumpets with Ginna Dunlap
2-4pm • Idle Hour Country Club (251 Idle Hour Drive) • $50 • Limited to 50
Calligrapher and Stationer Ginna Dunlap will teach a class that will demonstrates the basics of modern calligraphy. Tickets include class, tea refreshments, and starter calligraphy kit.

Monday, June 27

Design House Open
4-7pm • 1388 Calhoun Street • $20

Bourbon Tasting with Richie Jones
7-9pm • Design House (1388 Calhoun Street) • $40
Richie Jones of Downtown Grill shares his expert knowledge of the complexities of bourbon and whiskey. Attendees will experience fine bourbon in the beautiful setting of the Design House at 1388 Calhoun Street.

Tuesday, June 28

Design House Open
4-7pm • 1388 Calhoun Street • $20

Piedmont Cooks with Richie Jones and Brian Whitley
7-9pm • Design House (1388 Calhoun Steet) • $45/person • $80/couple • Limited to 25
Richie Jones and Brian Whitley serve up inspired dishes from their newest venture, Piedmont Brewery and Kitchen. Tickets include three courses of small plates with expertly paired beers, all proudly produced by Georgia craft breweries in the beautiful setting of the Design House.

Spent grain bread with local honey and butter;
paired with Three Taverns Prince of Pilsen

Black-eyed pea hummus with toast point;
paired with Three Taverns Prince of Pilsen
Mini andouille corn dogs with fresh beer mustard;
paired with Coastal Empire Southern Delight

Grit Fritters topped with pulled pork; served with Creature Comforts Tropicalia
Nashville Hot Chicken Fingers; served with Macon Beer Company Progress

Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding; served with Burnt Hickory Mudhoney

**All beers are proudly produced by Georgia Craft Breweries!

Wednesday, June 29

Design House Open
4-7pm • 1388 Calhoun Street • $20

What to do with Summer Produce
6:30-8pm • Robinson Home (470 First Street) • $40/person • Limited to 35
Norman King, contributor to Southern Living and author of The Way to Fry: Fresh, fabulous recipes for the modern cook, provides a quick guide to cooking the Summer’s most delicious produce. King will show you how to incorporate fresh produce into your cooking and provide new and inspired recipes that are filling and approachable.

Featured Recipes:

-Homemade Tagliatelle with Summer Vegetables and crispy Prosciutto
-Crispy Dry Fried Okra with Tomatoes, Cilantro, and Peanuts
-Molasses Brined Chicken with Stewed Squash and Onions
-Watermelon Salad with Pepper Jelly Vinaigrette, Cotija Cheese, and Fresh Herbs

Thursday, June 30

Design House Open
4-7pm • 1388 Calhoun Street • $20

College Street Crawl
7-10pm • Meet at the Design House (1338 Calhoun Street) • $35 • Limited to 40
Experience Macon's beautiful historic homes in the best way possible, with food and drink! This progressive supper down College Street includes 4 courses with cocktails in four of Macon's beautiful homes. The supper begins with appetizers at the Design House. Participants then board the trolley to enjoy courses at the homes of Matt and Kay McKenna, Josh and Leigh Glenn, and Wes and Barbara Boyer. The trolley provides transportation back to Beall's Hill.

After Party at the Brick!
10pm-until • The Brick (1305 Hardeman Avenue) • $10 • Limited to 100
Celebrate the end of Design, Wine and Dine under the stars at Macon's only rooftop bar. Tickets include drinks, light refreshment, and music.