Northern Virginia’s largest outdoor spring festival to feature nearly 30 restaurants, carnival rides, food donations, YMCA Family Fun Zone!, cooking demos and live entertainment
(June 5, 2012 – Reston, VA) Taste of Reston, recently voted 2012 Best Food Festival of Northern Virginia by Virginia Living, is expected to draw record crowds to Reston Town Center. Produced by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, this event features the region’s best cuisine, family activities, live entertainment, a weekend-long carnival and a new Wine ‘n Dine section with cooking demonstrations from local chefs. For the first time in the festival’s 20+ year history, non-perishable food donations will be collected in support of the Capital Area Food Bank as part of the 2012 Governor’s Bowl Chamber Challenge Food Drive.
Beginning on Friday at 3:00 PM, restaurants and vendors will line the streets of the Reston Town Center. Live music will fill the air with favorites such as The Fabulous Dialtones, the Fuzz and Almost Journey. Guests can learn how to cook with wine and re-create their restaurant favorites at home in the new Wine ‘n Dine section. The YMCA Fairfax Reston will offer games and prizes, Fear Factor and Man vs. Wild in the Family Fun Zone!. Kids can enjoy the Taste of Reston Carnival open during event hours on Friday and Saturday with a bonus carnival day on Sunday featuring all-you-can-ride from 10 AM - 2 PM for $25.
Taste of Reston event admission is free. Food tickets are $1 per ticket or $20 for 24 tickets. Carnival tickets are $1 per ticket or $20 for 24 tickets. Advance tickets on sale online, www.RestonTaste.com, or at the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, 1763 Fountain Drive, Reston VA.
Friday, June 15, 3 PM – 11 PM
Saturday, June 16, 12 PM – 11 PM
Sunday, June 17, Carnival Only, 10 AM – 8 PM
Reston Town Center, 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190
Beers on tap include Bud Light, Dominion Ale and Starr Hill Northern Lights India Pale Ale.
Wine provided by Market Cellars and The Wine Cabinet.
Big Bowl - Buffalo Wing Factory - Clyde's of Reston - The Counter
Hyatt Regency Reston - Il Fornaio - La Sandia Mexican Restaurant
Mamma Lucia of Reston - Milwaukee Frozen Custard
Midtown Kabob - Melting Pot - Mon Ami Gabi & Community Canteen
Obi Sushi - Paolo's Ristorante - Paradise Ice Cream - Pitango Gelato
Pollo Peru - Robeks Fruit Smoothies – Sweetgreen - UNO Chicago Grill
Vie de France - Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro
The Fabulous Dialtones – Abby Miller – School of Rock – The Fuzz – Almost Journey
For a complete entertainment lineup visit http://www.restontaste.com/music.