What is Alexandria’s Food and Wine Festival 2013?
It is an annual signature event that transforms the Carlyle District into a lively festival, complete with live entertainment, a children’s corner, food and wine tasting, a food demonstration showcase area and a VIP networking reception for our sponsors. Over 10,000 people are anticipated for this community event. Local restaurants will compete for the best appetizer, the best main course and the best desert. People will be able to sample food and wine from diverse local restaurant and Virginia’s wineries.
S and B Event Management LLC is the host and owner of the event and is organizing it in partnership with the City of Alexandria and Carlyle Community Council.
Saturday June 22, 2013 from 12 Noon to 7pm, rain or shine.
How can I get more information?
Call the City of Alexandria’s Event Hot Line at 703-746-5592 for any questions about the event.
Where is it located?
300 John Carlyle Street – Alexandria VA 22314
It is located in John Carlyle Square in the Carlyle District of Alexandria. It is easily accessible by car, Metrorail or Dash Bus. It is conveniently located just three blocks from the King Street Metro Station and four blocks from the Eisenhower Avenue Metro Station on Metrorail’s Yellow and Blue Lines.
Who benefits from the Alexandria’s Food and Wine Festival 2012?
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a Alive! Inc., a non profit organization active within the city of Alexandria.
Inc. ALIVE! is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of volunteers working together to help those in need in Alexandria, Virginia. Founded in 1969, ALIVE! is the largest private safety net for the needy in the city of Alexandria, addressing short-term to long-term needs for those less fortunate in the community. ALIVE! serves thousands Alexandrians annually with shelter; low-cost early childhood education and childcare; financial help for rent, utilities, medical care and other critical needs; emergency food; and deliveries of donated furniture and houseware.
Parking: Street or indoor parking
- 1925 Ballenger Ave: $5 flat rate on Saturday
- 1800 Diagonal Rd: $8 on weekend
- Westin Alexandria 400 Courthouse Square: Valet parking $10/day
- Marriott Residence Inn 1456 Duke Street: $10/Day
Is this a FREE event?
This is a FREE event to attend; however tickets are needed to sample food and beverages.
- Food samples: $15 for 8 taste tickets.
- Wine Garden is $10 per person. This gives you access to the wine garden with tasting samples from the wineries. (you’ll get a yellow wristband)
- People that won’t be drinking (i.e. Designated Drivers) will be allowed into the wine garden for $2 each. (you’ll get a stamp on your hand indicating that you cannot drink within the wine garden).
Where can I purchase tickets?
Food sample tickets are $15 for 8 tickets and $10 per person for the wine garden.
Wine garden CLOSES at 6pm.
Tickets can be purchased on-site on the day of the event until 5:30pm for wine and 6:30pm for food samples.
How are the tickets sold?
Each booklet is comprised of a total of 8 Taste tickets at the price of $15. Each food item costs between 1 to 4 tickets.
Can I bring my dog?
No, sorry. I am a pet lover too, but no pet are allowed.
What if it rains?
The event will take place rain or shine.
What is the children’s corner?
The children’s corner is an area of the event specifically set up for children. It includes a moon bounce and other activities for children. Please visit the children’s corner page for more information.
Will there be art and craft vendors?
Yes. Art and craft vendors will be at the event if you want to take the opportunty to shop for your family and friends.
Will there be entertainment at the event?
Yes. Please visit the entertainment page for programs and schedule