Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Q: What can I expect from the Kids Food Festival?

A: Lots and lots of fun activities and yummy food that will help educate children to make healthy choices and combat childhood obesity! More specifically, you can look forward to exhibits, hands-on cooking classes at the James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion, featured chef demonstrations, and live entertainment at the Community Performance Area. Also with the Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt for kids (with goody bag prizes!), family workshops and activities, and giveaway opportunities, the weekend of events proves jam-packed with family-fun!



Q: What is the difference between the James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion and the Community Performance Area?

A: The James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion hosts hands-on cooking classes for children with our featured chefs. Tickets for the hands-on classes cost $25 per child per class and include admission for a required adult companion. The Community Performance Area hosts a number of free family-friendly performances as well as cooking demonstrations from chefs.


Q: What is free and what do I have to pay for?

A: Most aspects of the festival are free of charge! But if you would like your child to participate in the hands-on cooking classes with our featured chefs in the James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion, tickets are available for purchase here costing $25. In addition to giving out free samples, some vendors will be selling products, so make sure to have your wallet with you!


Q: Do parents need to buy separate tickets for hands-on classes?

A: Each ticket for the hands-on classes is $25 per child per class, and grants access to two adult companions.


Q: Can I buy tickets for classes on the day of the festival?

A: Definitely! Tickets for the classes will be available for purchase at the event, but to ensure your child’s spot in class before they sell out, buy tickets ahead of time, here.


Q: How many kids will each class accommodate?

A: Each class hosts up to 50 children.


Q: What is the appropriate age range for the cooking classes?

A: Two year-olds through teens will be able to have fun, cook, eat, and learn at the classes.


Q: Can I drop my children off at the classes?

A: No. We require an adult companion to accompany the festival and classes with their children.


Q: Are the cooking classes nut free?

A: While there may be some classes and products that do not contain nuts, we stress that the Kids Food Festival is not an allergy free zone.


Q: Will there be someplace to park my stroller?

A: Yes! Strolling parking will be available.


Q: Will changing tables be available?

A: Yes, there will be baby-changing facilities on-site.


Q: What happens if it rains?

A: We’ll still be seeing you at the Kids Food Festival! All of our events will be happening rain or shine!