The Ashland Culinary Festival, produced by Ashland's Visitor and Convention Bureau, celebrates Southern Oregon's food, drink, talent and creativity. Enjoy a delicious culinary weekend in Ashland where twelve local chefs and restaurants compete in the Chef Showdown. Savor local wines, food and brews while watching chefs compete for the Top Chef title. The four-day festival includes a Top Chef Dinner Thursday evening, a Friday night kickoff celebration and mixology competition, hands-on culinary workshops, a junior chef competition, samples from over 30 vendors, the Top Chef Showdown and activities throughout town. Save the date to make Ashland the destination of your next culinary adventure!