Taste of Winter Park
Winter Park’s Ultimate Foodie Festival
The 32nd Annual Taste of Winter Park takes place on Wednesday, April 19, 2017!
Taste of Winter Park showcases more than 40 of Central Florida’s top chefs, bakers, caterers and confectioners for a fun evening at the Winter Park Farmers’ Market. All-inclusive tickets feature unlimited samples of signature dishes, refreshing beverages and decadent desserts.
Top off the evening with live entertainment from saxophonist Johnny Mag Sax, raffle drawing and more!
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
5 – 8 p.m.
Winter Park Farmers’ Market, 200 E. New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
Taste of Winter Park features popular eateries and new destinations sure to become your new favorite. Vendors must be members of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce in order to participate.
32nd Annual Taste of Winter Park Participants
Another Broken Egg Café
Bailey’s Coffee Service
Barnie’s Coffee & Tea
Ben & Jerry’s
Boi Brazil Churrascaria
Brewstillery/ The Bear and Peacock Brewery
Create Your Nature
Gator’s Dockside Baldwin Park
Heathrow Country Club + Legacy Club
Hunger Street Tacos
Jeremiah’s Italian Ice
John and Shirley’s Catering
Maestro Cucina Napoletana
New Moon Market
Olde Hearth Bread Company
Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park
Publix Supermarkets Inc.
Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar
Rubio’s Coastal Grill
Scotchie’s “Delivering Celebrations”
T.R. Fire Grill
The Gourmet Cuisine at Rollins College
Tijuana Flats Tex-Mex
Umi Japanese Restaurant
Whole Foods Market
4 Rivers Smokehouse
This year our raffle prizes include 2 Dine Around Winter Park packages, featuring discounts and gift cards for our participating vendor restaurants. More information and additional prizes coming soon!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Taste of Winter Park held?
The event is held at the Winter Park Farmer’s Market, 200 West New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789. Map link. Participants will have booths both inside and outside the Farmers’ Market building, as well as along portions of New England and New York Avenues.
Where should I park?
There are a several public parking lots available in downtown Winter Park. Parking Map.
SunRail is also an excellent option to consider. The Winter Park station is located about one block north of the event venue.
Is the event 21+?
Yes, the event is 21+ and it is not family-friendly. However, we will not turn away younger attendees. Guests under 21 will receive a different colored wristband.
What does the ticket price include?
Taste of Winter Park tickets are all-inclusive. Unlike other festivals, the admission fee includes all of your food and beverages samples from 40+ vendors plus entertainment. There is no need to purchase additional tickets.
Is re-entry allowed?
Re-entry is allowed, as long as you keep your wristband on.
What if I don’t want to drink but still wish to attend?
We have a variety of non-alcoholic beverages available. The admission price remains the same.
What payment options do you accept for the Taste of Winter Park?
Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. Map link. Tickets will be available at the gate beginning at 5 p.m. on event day.
I purchased a ticket and am unable to attend. Can I get a refund on my ticket purchase?
Tickets cannot be returned, refunded or exchanged.
What if it rains?
Event held rain or shine.
What are the rules for the raffle drawing?
Taste of Winter Park drawing of chance takes place on April 19, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Winter Park Farmers’ Market (200 W. New England Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789) during the Taste of Winter Park event. The drawing is for a suggested minimum donation of $10 per ticket or $25 per three tickets. Entries limited to 30 per person. Tickets are available from March 16, 2017 to April 19, 2017. The winner will be selected at the event via a random drawing, although the winner need not be present or purchase an admission ticket to the event to win. Admission to event is sold separately. Prizes awarded courtesy of Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. Official rules are available at Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, 151 W. Lyman Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789, 407-644-8281, winterpark.org. No purchase or contribution is necessary.
Can I bring my dog?
For safety reasons we ask that you leave your pets at home.
Is smoking permitted at Taste of Winter Park?
Taste of Winter Park is a smoke-free event. We’ve partnered with Breathe Free Winter Park, an initiative of Healthy Central Florida.
Are tables/chairs provided?
The Taste of Winter Park provides cocktail tables and limited seating to encourage attendees to move throughout the Farmers’ Market and sample a variety of food and beverages. There is no reserved seating. Please do not bring your own tables/chairs to the event.
I have a special diet. Can I review the menu in advance?
The menu is not made public in advance. Participants get to choose the dishes they serve at Taste of Winter Park. There is no requirement for gluten-free options, vegan or other dietary needs. Due to availability of fresh ingredients, the menu is often revised the week of the event. During the event, participants compete for awards from a panel of judges so there is an element of surprise to maintain as well.
Does the event benefit a charity?
The Taste of Winter Park is a fundraiser for the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is a non-profit organization that serves the local business community throughout the year. The organization also hosts several free events for the community including the Winter Park Autumn Art Festival and Christmas Parade, among others.
How can I be a vendor?
Food and beverage participants must be current Winter Park Chamber of Commerce members. Showcasing our local businesses is something the Chamber is proud to do all year long. Learn more about joining the Chamber or call 407-644-8281. Invitations are sent to members in early January and spaces are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
If I’m not a food or beverage vendor, how can I get involved?
Sponsorship opportunities are available to showcase your company or organization. Additional opportunities include donating your product/service to enhance the event, or providing an item for the silent auction. Contact Ally Stricker at 407-644-8281 to learn more about upcoming opportunities.
The admission fee is $40 for Winter Park Chamber members and $50 for general admission.
Option to purchase a group of 10 tickets at a discounted rate for $350.
Tickets ordered in advance will be available at Will Call beginning at 5 p.m. on the day of the event. Prices are all-inclusive and tickets cannot be returned, refunded or exchanged. Event held rain or shine. Must be 21 and up to attend.Buy Tickets Here
Keep up with Taste of Winter Park and participating restaurants year-round, plus receive advanced notice for ticket sales on our social media channels. #WinterParkTaste
For additional information on this event, contact Ally Stricker at email@example.com or 407-644-8281.