Been to the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival?
I went the first year, thanks to a buddy who helped out and had passes. It was a blast. My wife and I also went to one of the dinners leading up to it and had a great time. I didn't go last year due to a trip that had been booked before the dates were even announced.
It's very much a splurge, as it's insanely expensive. But I was ready to pony up last year. Think tickets either just went on sale or do this week, so I need to see whether I'm going to try to go this year.