About the Williamsburg Taste Festival

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The Williamsburg Taste Festival is a celebration of fresh, local food and craft beverages.


Greater Williamsburg is the birthplace of America and where the American food movement – first gardens, vineyards, free range, Chesapeake-to-table and even first brewed beer -- all started. This is the soil and water where Pocahontas and John Smith ate oysters and venison.  And the appetite for fresh and local foods and spirits has never stopped. It’s now evolving, morphing and adapting to the modern palate for today’s food enthusiast. (We're still looking for volunteers. Click here for more info.)


Combine original culinary authenticity with Southern hospitality and you have the ingredients for an amazing series of events, all happening April 19 - 22, 2018.  The Williamsburg Taste Festival was founded in 2015 by Patrick Duffeler, Chairman of the Williamsburg Winery. It is supported by the City of Williamsburg, James City County and York County, and managed by the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance.

Parking & Transportation:

The 2018 Williamsburg Taste Festival Culinary Village is located in and around the Williamsburg Community Building at 401 N. Boundary Street in downtown Williamsburg near the Williamsburg Community Library. 


Limited handicap parking will be available behind the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance located at 421 N Boundary Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185. 

The main parking area for the event will be at the City of Williamsburg Public Parking Garage (230 N. Henry Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185). Cost is $1 an hour (first 30 minutes free, maximum of $12 a day). This lot includes two EV (electric vehicle) charging stations.

Additional Parking is available at the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center (101 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg VA 23185). There is a $2 shuttle from the Visitor Center to Merchants Square, just a few blocks from the Festival.

Bus and Car Service:

Williamsburg Area Transit Authority (WATA) has a variety of shuttles throughout the Williamsburg Area.  An all-day standard fare is $3.00 per person, or $1.50 for one ride.  Several of the routes include stops close to the festival.  To determine the route best for you please visit click here

The Williamsburg Transportation Center is located just one block away from the festival culinary village and offers access to Amtrak, WATA bus routes, Greyhound and other transportation options.  Here are some additional helpful links: 

  • Marrow Transportation                 757-564-5455
  • Cardinal Cabs of Williamsburg     757-345-5557
  • Colonial Capitol Cabs                      757-345-2224
  • Historic Taxi                                        757-258-7755
  • Triangle Taxi                                       757-564-6969
  • Williamsburg Taxi Service             757-221-0004

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