June 8-9, 2018
Friday:  5 pm - 10 pm 
Saturday:  11 am - 10 pm

The Details

Questions?  Want to join us?
Date, hours, location, cost:
Date:  June 8, 2018     5 pm - 10 pm
              June 9, 2018    11 am - 10 pm

Location:  Marina Auto Stadium
                       460 Oak Street
                       Rochester, NY 14640

Admission:  Adults-$5
                          Children 17 and under-FREE

What's going on?

Restaurants sampling and selling food, wineries sampling and selling bottles of wine, craft beers sampled and sold.  Music.  Free Kidz Zone.  

Frequently asked questions:

Q:  What is The Taste of Rochester?

A:  It is a food festival.  It features restaurants, food trucks and other food companies sampling food for $1 per sample and selling full platters. 
       It is a wine sampling event.  Sample wines all weekend long for $1 per sample.  On Saturday from 2 pm - 5 pm we'll have 10-12 more wineries join the fun.
       It is a craft beer sampling event.  All weekend long you can sample any of our 12 craft beers for $1 per sample and purchase 12 ounce servings for $5.
Q:  Is this the event that used to take place on Main Street in downtown Rochester, NY?
A:   Yes.

Q:  How much is it to go?
A:  Adults are $5 and children 17 and under are free.

Q:  Why do I have to pay to get in to buy food?
A:   Charging adults $5 allows us to keep costs down.  The vendors bear the expense of a free festival (they pay high rates to be there).  With lower rates for food sellers we are getting a better mix of vendors.  This lower exhibitor rate is why we have a dozen food trucks and dozens of restaurants participating this year.  Secondly, we visited another "Taste of......" event in the summer of 2017.  A 12 ounce cup of beer was $8.  That same beer at our festival will cost $5.  

Q:  Will there be any ticket deals?
A:   Yes.   A special 4-pack is now on sale on this website.  Wegmans will have this ticket package beginning on March 1, 2018:  buy 4 tickets for $15, a $5 savings.

Q:  Will there be music?
A:    Yes.  We will announce what we're doing closer to the event.  We