Taste of DC – Washington, DC Saturday, October 7

First held in 1989, Taste of DC is a culinary delight with a great mix of food, beverages and music. Participants will enjoy tasty delights, partake in various interesting events and mix with fellow foodies, food lovers and industry experts.

Taste of DC

The 2017 version of Taste of DC will see various events hold from Saturday October, 7 to Sunday, October 8.

World class chefs will show participants how to create culinary delights on the ABW Culinary Stage. Zivarra, Milton’s Local, Chef Jason, Chef Mark Bucher and others will be teaching participants how to cook various dishes like local bacon sausage, Mozzarella Burrata and more!

Oktoberfest Included!

You do not need to go to Germany for the Oktoberfest, as it will be part of the Taste of DC event. DC’s biggest Oktoberfest will feature unlimited tasting of over 75 German-style beers. Beers will include USA brews and classics from Germany like Pilsner, Hefeweizen and more. There will be live oom-pah music, backyard games and lots of food vendors selling special German treats.

There will also be a Wine Walk where you can taste varieties of wine. Other beverage stations will be spread all around the festival serving water, beer, soda and wine.

Feel free to bring your kids along. There will be a Kid Zone for them.

Local businesses will be showcasing their products at the artisan market. There, attendees can buy lovely gifts and goods at unbeatable prices.

4th annual World Chili Eating Championship

At the Taste of DC, Ben’s Chili Bowl will hold its 4th annual World Chili Eating Championship. Watch Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, champion of 33 World Eating Championships, defending champion ‘The Notorious BOB’ Bob Shoudt, Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas and other competitors consume jaw dropping amounts of chili in record time.

Performances will be given by:

  • DJ Julian Rivera
  • Heather Larose
  • Treble in Paradise
  • Fellowcraft
  • Beyond Limits Dance Ensemble
  • World Beats and Life
  • DJS Pork n Beans
  • Dan McGuire Group
  • Batala Washington
  • Cheaper Than Therapy
  • Georgetown Phantoms
  • Take Note Acapella
  • Billy Winn
  • The Fishermen Band
  • The Piranhas
  • DC Bhangra Crew
  • 7 Deadlies
  • Beyond Limits Dance Ensemble
  • N2N
  • Capitol Hillbillies
  • and Chute

Restaurants and food trucks that will be at the event are:

  • 4K Restaurant
  • Agora Restaurant
  • Andé Charles Slider Bistro
  • Arepa Zone
  • Ben & Jerry’s (DC)
  • Capital Chicken & Waffles
  • Capitol Hill Crab Cakes
  • CapMac, LLC
  • Captain Cookie & The Milkman
  • Carmen’s Italian Ice & Cafe
  • Cookie Dough & Co.
  • Crave
  • Crepe Love, LLC
  • District Doughnut
  • Flama DC
  • Gordon Biersch Brewery and Restaurant
  • Grub Rockstar
  • Hometown Harvest
  • La Autentica Inc
  • Letena Ethiopian Restaurant
  • LuvPlates
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy
  • Maki Shop Commissary LLC
  • Milton’s Local
  • Mulan Dumpling Truck
  • Myra’s New Orleans Food
  • New Orleans Style Sno-Balls
  • Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar
  • People’s Bao
  • Pinch Gourmet Chinese Dumplings
  • Proper 21
  • Rock Creek Food Company
  • Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company
  • Seylou
  • Smoke-N-The-City
  • South Mountain Creamery
  • Sprinkles Cupcakes
  • Tapas Truck
  • Teak Wood
  • Texas de Brazil
  • The Capital Grille
  • The Oyster Truck
  • Uncle Dave’s Kettle Korn
  • and Upper Crust Pizzeria


The Festival Grounds at RFK Stadium,
2400 East Capitol Street SE,
Washington, DC 20003

Event Date & Hours:

Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:00am to 7:00pm

Tastes After Dark
7:00pm to 10:00 pm

Sunday, October 8, 2017
11:00am to 6:00pm


General Admission: $9.99 (valid for one day)
Tastemaker Ticket: $49.99 (valid for one day)
Drink Lovers Package: $29.99 (valid for one day)
Oktoberfest Package: $35.99 (valid for one day)

When you purchase your ticket, you get a wristband with RFID technology that you purchase food and drinks.

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