Lynchburg Events: Lynchburg Food Fest

Karl Miller
Published on May 4, 2017

Lynchburg Events: Lynchburg Food Fest

Lynchburg Food Fest ( website ) is being held for the first time May 20, 2017 from 11 am – 5 pm in downtown Lynchburg VA, hosted by Downtown Lynchburg Association. The location is 1100 Jefferson St. Lynchburg, Virginia 24504. The $5 general admission gives you access to this all day event featuring nearly 50 of the best food and drink vendors of the region in ONE spot.  Live music entertainment and fun for the whole family – insert KIDS ZONE – will be had at the Lynchburg Food Fest!

Ultimate Foodie Tickets

General admission tickets for the Lynchburg Food Fest are purchased at the gate, no advanced purchase is necessary but if you want the Ultimate foodie experience, for only $20 you get a VIP pass which includes admission, a tasting band, a tasting glass and a food tray.

You can buy the Ultimate Foodie tickets here 




Looking to Volunteer at Lynchburg Food Fest?

help needed: ticket-taking, directing patrons, working the merchandise table, set-up, tear down, clean up, and more!

Morning (7am-1pm ) & afternoon (1pm-7pm) volunteer shifts are available.

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Frequently asked questions about Lynchburg Food Fest 

Is this event free?

Nope-it’s not free (hint-it’s a fundraiser. See below). Admission to the Lynchburg Food Fest just $5 (kids under 12 are free) so it is affordable for the whole family. Food will be available for purchase at all the vendors.

Ride your bike and get $1 off admission and park at the free bike valet area. Special thanks to Ride Solutions and Greater Lynchburg Offroad Cyclists.

*FREE admission to active military and veterans with military ID in honor of National Armed Forces Day.

What’s the admission fee get me?

The $5 general admission to the Lynchburg Food Fest gives you all day access and it features nearly 50 of the best food and drink vendors from Central Virginia in ONE spot.  Live music entertainment and fun for the whole family.

How’s this food thing work? 

Great question! Each vendor will be providing a sampling of their menu items in a small portion sizes between $1-3. We want you to be able to try as much as your heart desires. Full menu items will still be available. You pay for the food at each vendor.

Is it dog-friendly?

While we love a good pup, pets are not permitted in the parks during special events. Doesn’t mean you can sneak some treat home for them.

It’s family friendly? 

Yep! the Lynchburg Food Fest has plenty of food for your kids, a kids zone, ice cream, and there’s even a few coffee vendors to fuel the parents.


Downtown Lynchburg has free public parking on the weekends. A parking map will be published soon so you have a wonderful experience at the Lynchburg Food Fest.


No advance ticket purchase for the Lynchburg Food Fest is necessary, just get them at the gate. If you want  the Ultimate Foodie experience we have a great package for you. Click here to check out this awesome package that gives you all the things you need to have the best experience at the event.

Where’s the money go?

This event is a fundraiser for the Downtown Lynchburg Association. All proceeds help support downtown projects and programs to better our downtown area and keep it beautiful and growing.

Who is the Downtown Lynchburg Association? 

Downtown Lynchburg Association (formerly Lynch’s Landing Foundation)  is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and an accredited program of the Virginia Main Street and the National Main Street Center™, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For over 20 years, the organization and the City of Lynchburg worked together to develop the downtown economically, culturally and continue to improve the historic value for our community.

 What kinds of beer?

There will not only be beer but there will be some of the BEST craft beer from our region. 9 breweries, 22 different kinds of beer. Tasting bracelets will be available for purchase at the beer ticket tent as well as pint tickets. Virginia Distillery will be serving samples of their whisky as well For wine enthusiasts, Devault Family Vineyard will be there serving a variety of fresh Virginia wines!  

Looking for other family friendly things to do this summer in Lynchburg? Check out this list of 10 + 1 things to do that get you out of the house and are easy on the wallet here


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