Look no further than Natchez, Mississippi.

High on the banks of the majestic Mississippi River, Natchez offers visitors from around the world an unforgettable experience of the American South. As the oldest continuous settlement on the Mississippi, Natchez is known internationally as a quaint, yet sophisticated Southern town, with a rich, diverse heritage shaped by people of Native American, African, French, British, and Spanish descent. At over 300 years old, Natchez offers visitors an experience of fascinating history, one-of-a kind architectural treasures, magnificent sunsets, delicious cuisine, a vibrant art and music scene, all coming together in a unique, and unforgettable blend of old and new.

One aspect of the cultural diversity of this “jewel of the Mississippi” is showcased every year during the Natchez Food & Wine Festival. Now in its 18th year, the Festival has become one of the most anticipated culinary events gathering some of the region’s most prominent chefs and restaurateurs, to present memorable dining experiences in unforgettable historic surroundings.

From Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5, culinary enthusiasts will have the unique opportunity to taste some the South’s finest food and wine in some of the nation’s stateliest historic National Landmarks. The choices of dining options range from simple to traditional, from classic to contemporary, all accompanied by unparalleled, genuine Southern hospitality. Round out the weekend with shopping, music, and tours, including our distillery, micro-brewery, and winery, and so much more — and you will have once-in-a-lifetime memories to take home. For information and tickets, go to natchezfoodandwinefest.com

And since Natchez is also known as the Biscuit Capital of the World, make your plans to come back for the Natchez Biscuit Festival, Saturday, September 29. You’ll soon find yourself returning again and again so you can experience it all — as you fall in love with Natchez and all her flavors. It all starts at visitnatchez.org.