Philadelphia, PA - Philly's Premier Culinary Arts Festival is Back with Enhanced Arts and Entertainment, plus new and returning restaurants, for the first time Since 2019. As, Audi FEASTIVAL, one of Philadelphia's top-tier culinary events of the year, celebrates its 12th anniversary on Thursday, October 21.
Philadelphia's Premier Culinary Arts FEASTIVAL is Back
This year's event will focus on diversity and cuisine and the resilience and perseverance of the culinary arts scene at a brand new venue, The Budd, located in the East Falls neighborhood. More than 40 of Philadelphia's restaurants and bars will join forces with FringeArts for elaborate, one-of-a-kind performances and culinary fare.
Audi FEASTIVAL is the annual fundraiser for FringeArts, which brings together the city's business, culinary, and arts scenes into one exclusive, unforgettable party.
To keep in tradition with previous years, new and returning restaurants and bars will participate in the celebration, boasting an extensive selection of signature fare, brews, craft cocktails, and more for attendees to snack and sip on during the event.
Some of the noted Philadelphia locales participating in Audi FEASTIVAL include Mission Taqueria, Oyster House, a. kitchen, Cheu Fishtown/Nunu, Hardena, Mike's BBQ, La Chinesca, Urban Farmer Steakhouse, The Twisted Tail, Square 1682, Bing Bing Dim Sum, and Irwin's.
"We couldn't be more excited to be back in person this year. Food is meant to be enjoyed together," said Nick Stuccio, FringeArts President and Producing Director. "Philadelphia has been and continues to be fortunate in having exciting and talented culinary and artistic communities that are constantly expanding and pushing boundaries."
In 2021, Audi FEASTIVAL is looking to showcase the new landscape of the Philadelphia culinary community post-COVID and engage the new generation in the culinary arts world. This year, Audi FEASTIVAL presents a new mentorship program designed for local students who are culinary hopefuls to pair with noted chefs who are participating in the event.
In addition to a bevy of food and beverage components, live entertainment and performances will occur throughout the evening, including Philadelphia-based choreographer and performance artist Gunnar Montana, acclaimed theatrical local dance company Brian Sanders' JUNK, spirited drag performances from the moon baby, and much more.
Audi FEASTIVAL takes place on Thursday, October 21, from 7 – 10 p.m., located at The Budd, 3431 Fox St, Philadelphia, PA 19129. The Budd is an industrial, expansive building that previously was used as a train manufacturing warehouse. The venue is 150,000 sq. ft. and is ideal for hosting a socially distanced and safe event.
General admission tickets will be available for $250, with doors opening at 7:00 p.m. This year VIP tickets will be available for sale for $400, allowing guests to enjoy the festivities one hour before the general admission entry. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 13, and can be purchased by clicking here. Audi FEASTIVAL requires proof of vaccination for all participants and attendees.