Carlyle Hosts Food & Wine Festival on June 21st

The popular Alexandria Food & Wine Festival is set to return to Carlyle on Saturday, June 21st from 12:00PM -5:00PM. Delectable bites and delicious wines will transform John Carlyle Square Park into a lively festival, complete with live entertainment, children’s corner, and local vendors. Attendees will be able to sample food and wine from a variety of local restaurants and Virginia’s wineries.  John Carlyle Square Park is located at 300 John Carlyle Street. Local restaurants will compete for the best appetizer, the best main course and the best dessert – judged by notable DC foodie judges.

Participating restaurants and wineries include:

Wineries: Democracy Vineyard, Lake Anna Winery, Mattaponi Winery, Horton Winery,Unicorn Winery (more to be announced)

Restaurants: Walker’s Grille, Alexandria Cupcake, Las Tasca, Hilton Old Town, Rita’s Ice, Trademark, Wholefoods, Delia’s, Rice & Spice. (more to be announced)

Food Vendors: Olio Tasting Room, JD Gourmet, Scratch DC and Kerry Gold Butters & Cheese from Ireland (more to be announced)

Children’s Corner: This year’s children’s activities are sponsored by Community Fork Lift who will provide arts and crafts activities for children and educate kids about the importance of recycling. The festival will also have David Camero: IL Troubadour Macaroon, who will have a show for children and a variety of other kid activity fun.

Every year the festival donates a portion of the festival proceeds to a local non-profit. This year’s charity of choice is Volunteer Alexandria. Volunteer Alexandria is in the business of helping Alexandrians give back to this City with their whole heart, through volunteering. Volunteer Alexandria are essentially matchmakers providing connections between volunteers and nonprofits or City agencies needing assistance the most. This is a free event to attend; however tickets are needed to sample food and beverages.

Tickets are $15 (per area, wine area + food area) until June 6 and can be purchased online at the festival website. After June 6, the price is $20 (each area) on site. This year’s top festival partners includes: City of Alexandria, Carlyle Community Council, Alexandria Convention & Visitors Association, Washington Parent Magazine, Northern Virginia

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