The 4th Annual Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival is set to return this summer at a new waterfront location on Saturday, June 27th. This year’s event will take place from 12:00PM -6:00PM on Old Town’s waterfront at Oronoco Bay Park.
The festival is a community-based event featuring tastes of local foods and wine, as well as artisans, a Children’s Corner, and live entertainment. The event will transform Oronoco Bay Park into a lively festival easily accessible by car, Metrorail or Dash Bus.
Attendees will be able to sample food and wine from a variety of local restaurants and Virginia’s wineries. Local restaurants will compete for the best appetizer, the best main course and the best dessert – judged by notable DC foodie judges (to be announced soon). There will also be food demonstrations sponsored by Sur La Table in which they will provide demos throughout the day.
Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival 2015 participating restaurants and wineries include:
Wineries: Democracy Vineyard, Mattaponi Winery, Horton Winery, The Williamsburg Winery, Rogers Ford, Rebec Vineyards, James River Cellars, Desert Rose, Lake Anna Winery, and Athena Vineyards. (more to be announced)
Restaurants/Food Vendors: Mum Mum Thai Restaurant, La Tasca, Wholefoods Market, Ben & Jerry’s, Delia’s Mediterranean Grill, Uno Pizzeria & Grill, Cupcaked Bakery, Talk of Di Town, A La Lucia, Hunting Creek, Olio Tasting Room, The Peppers, Popcorn Queens, Passanante’s Home Food Service, The Capital Candy Jar, Juicie, Robeks Fruit Smoothies, and Laconiko.
Every year the festival donates a portion of the festival proceeds to a local non-profit. This year’s charity of choice is SB Productions. SB Productions is a Virginia non-profit corporation that exists to give back to the local community through grants available for local non-profit organizations involved with but not limited to environment protection, women’s rights, children, poverty, and health.
This is a free event to attend; however tickets are needed to sample food and beverages.
Tickets are $15 (per area, wine area + food area) and can be purchased online at the festival website. After June 13, the price is $20 (each area) on site.
This year’s festival partners includes: City of Alexandria, Visit Alexandria, Post Properties, ESI Enviro Solutions, Wholefood Markets, Sur La Table, The Parker at Huntington, The Bradley Apartments, Uber, Maid Brigade, Northern Virginia Community Council, Inova Medical Group, Washington Parent Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, ABC7/WJLA-TV, News Channel 8 and 94.7 Fresh FM. For a complete schedule of activities visit www.alexandriafoodandwine.com.
EVENT DETAILS What: 4th Annual Alexandria’s Food and Wine Festival When: Saturday, June 27, 2015 Where: Oronoco Bay Park Alexandria, VA 22314 Time: 12p.m. – 6p.m. Website: http://www.alexandriafoodandwine.com/ Past Event Photos: http://alexandriafoodandwine.com/gallery/
Cost: This is a FREE event to attend; however tickets are needed to sample food and beverages.
Tickets are $15 (each area) until June 13 to be purchased online. After June 13, the price is $20 (each area) on site.
Food Samples (only) – $20 for 8 taste tickets
Wine Garden (only) – $20 per person. Guest receive a wine glass and a bottled water. Ticket gives access to the wine garden with tasting samples from the wineries.
Food + Wine Tasting – Includes 8 tickets for food tasting + wine tastings from Virginia wineries
All Sales Final.
Transportation: Easily accessible via car, Metro rail and Dash Bus