Festival hours are Friday from 3 to 11 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. The carnival rides will also be open Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admission is free, but patrons will need tickets to purchase food and beverages and ride the rides. Discount advance purchase food/drink tickets are $24 for $20. Advance purchase ride tickets are $24 for $20. You can also purchase an all-you-can ride wristband for $20. Visit the ticket section of the Taste of Reston website to buy.
Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Taste of Reston.
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.
More than 20 restaurants will offer tastes of their 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.
Other highlights of the Taste of Reston:
- 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.
- 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.
Photo: Taste of Reston/Credit: Reston Town Center