To taste! The Lancaster Food, Wine and Spirits Festival returns to the convention center this fall; here’s how to get tickets | Food

After being canceled for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an annual food festival that features tastings from food and drink vendors, as well as celebrity chef demonstrations, returns to Lancaster this fall. .

Tickets are now on sale for the Taste! Lancaster Festival of Food, Wine & Spirits, to be held Friday and Saturday, November 11-12, at Freedom Hall at Lancaster County Convention Center, 25 S. Queen St.

The festival features cooking demonstrations on two stages throughout the festival, as well as free food and beverage samples from a wide variety of local and regional restaurants, food businesses, breweries, establishments wineries and distilleries. Dozens of vendors from across the country have brought their wares to the festival over the past decade.

Chef Eddie Berner has been a frequent special guest at Taste! Lancaster Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits. In this file photo from 2015, Berner, who has worked as an executive chef, host of a cooking reality TV show and guitarist – he toured with the band A Flock of Seagulls – entertained the crowd at the Lancaster County Convention Center by cooking, offering sample tastings and playing a few licks on the guitar.

Past taste! festivals have brought culinary luminaries such as Bill and Giuliana Rancic, musicians G. Love and Eddie Berner to Lancaster; chefs Nicholas Elmi and Fabio Viviani of Bravo’s “Top Chef” competition; and Food Network personalities Robert Irvine, Tregaye Fraser and Ayesha Curry.

Tickets are available for one of three tasting sessions, or “markets”: 6-10 p.m. Friday, November 11 and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. Saturday, November 12. Each ticket costs $95 per person, plus an online processing fee.

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In this November 2015 file photo, samples of chicken parmesan toast are offered to participants of the Taste! Lancaster Festival of Food, Wine & Spirits at the Lancaster County Convention Center.

The show, along with the Philadelphia Taste! show – scheduled for October 21-22 at the Valley Forge Casino & Resort in King of Prussia – is produced by One Step Events of Ocean City, New Jersey, led by Manheim Township High School alumnus Chris Myers.

The program of guest chefs and demonstrations has not yet been published for Lancaster Taste! festival.

Actor Kurt Russell is expected to sign bottles of his GoGi wines at the Philadelphia festival.

For more information on both festivals as they become available, visit

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