Reston Town Center will be the place for food, fun and live entertainment when the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of Reston returns June 13-14.
Taste of Reston is the largest outdoor food festival in the area and was voted 2012, 2013, and 2014 “Northern Virginia’s Best Food Festival” by Virginia Living magazine.
The Taste of Reston will run Friday, June 13 from 3 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, June 14 from noon to 11 p.m. The carnival rides will also be open Sunday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
More than 20 restaurants will offer tastes of their delicious menus in the booths along Market Street. Among the booths: Clyde’s, Big Bowl, The Counter, Il Fornaio, M & S Grill and more. Visit Taste of Reston online for a complete list. Hooked Seafood & Sushi, whose crab cake sliders won first place in the 2013 Taste, will also be returning to the festival.
The Taste of Reston will also offer wine and beer for patrons 21 and over. Among the brews on tap: Fat Tire, Blue Moon and Sierra Nevada.
Admission to the Taste of Reston is free, but food and beverages are purchased with tickets. Click here to purchase tickets in advance.
This year’s festival will also include a Wine n’ Dine section, where some of the area’s top chefs will demonstrate their favorite food and wine recipes. Wine n’ Dine participants include Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro, Paradise Springs Winery, Paolo’s Ristorante and The Melting Pot.
On Saturday from noon to 11 p.m., the Wine ‘n Dine section will feature a Market Place, where vendors will sell cooking-related products.
Other highlights of the Taste of Reston:
Live entertainment on four stages, including the Main Stage in the Pavilion and a a family fun stage at Market and Presidents Streets. See the full entertainment schedule on the Taste of Reston website.
A Family Fun Zone! sponsored by the YMCA Fairfax County Reston and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. The Family Fun Zone! will feature fun activities, interactive games, demonstrations, arts and crafts for all ages. On Saturday from noon to 6:30 p.m. there will be food, fit and fun demonstrations.
Carnival rides for all ages. Tickets must be purchased for rides (most are 3-5 tickets). Advance purchase all-you-can ride wristbands are now on sale for $20 on the Taste of Reston website or at the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce offices, 1763 Fountain Dr. Wristbands will be $25 at the gate.
Online tickets can also be purchased ($24 for $20).
There will also be a bonus carnival day on Sunday, June 15 (Father’s Day), with all-you-can-ride from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.