Frequently Asked Questions

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General Information

What is NYCWFF?

The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (NYCWFF) is NYC's premier wine and food festival. The four-day annual Festival showcases the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs, culinary personalities and America’s most beloved television chefs while supporting New York City metropolitan area's leading provider of life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for New Yorkers living with severe illness, God’s Love We Deliver.

Who is NYCWFF’s charitable partner?

We’re honored to partner with the New York City metropolitan area’s leading provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition counseling for people living with severe illness, God’s Love We Deliver. 100% of the Festival's net proceeds goes to God’s Love We Deliver to help them feed and nourish ailing New Yorkers. Over the past 15 years, NYCWFF has generated $14.8 million to support those in need. To learn more, visit

What are the dates of the 2023 Festival?

The 16th annual Festival will be held on October 12-15, 2023. To receive the most up-to-date information, click here to sign up for our newsletter and follow us on our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.

What is NYCWFF’s COVID-19 Health & Safety Policy?

The safety and health of our attendees and participants is our number one priority. We are in close contact with local and state officials and continue to closely monitor and adhere to laws, regulations and executive orders and learn from best practices as they are implemented across the events industry to provide the best in class and safest experience possible. Our regulations, policies and protocols will be continually updated and revised in accordance with on-going public health information and official guidance from the CDC, New York State Department of Health, New York City Department of Health and with advice from the Mayor’s Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management.

Where does NYCWFF take place?

NYCWFF consists of over 80 different events throughout New York City. Our events are located all throughout Manhattan in many quintessential event and outdoor locations.

Does the Festival have a Bag Policy?

Yes, the Festival has a bag policy for events taking place at certain venues and that all guests must adhere to. Please review our policy here to ensure you do not get turned away at the door.

Is there a dress code?

As a general guideline, we suggest “smart casual” attire for our daytime events. For our late-night events and dinner series, we suggest cocktail attire, though “smart casual” is also acceptable. Please refer to the event page for specific details, and we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes when attending our larger, walk-around tasting events.

Are NYCWFF tickets tax deductible?

NYCWFF tickets are priced at fair market value and, therefore, are not tax deductible.

What happens in the case of bad weather?

While many of our events are indoors, those that are outdoors will happen rain or shine! All tickets are non-refundable.

What items are prohibited from the events?

Security will check all bags at the entrance of all events. Prohibited items include but are not limited to: outside food and beverages, drugs, weapons, backpacks, large bags and suitcases.

Is NYCWFF ADA accessible?

Yes, all event venues are ADA accessible unless otherwise noted on the individual event pages. To request materials in accessible format, sign language interpreters and/or any disability accommodation, please contact 646-213-5401 or [email protected] at least five days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call the box office at (800) 764-8773 to purchase tickets.

Is NYCWFF able to accommodate my dietary restrictions?

We cannot guarantee that participating chefs and restaurants will prepare dishes without common allergens, including nuts, dairy, gluten, etc. Additionally, not all events will have vegetarian options available. It’s important to always ask the chef whether or not certain allergens or food items are in the dishes you are going to consume, as well as consult the tabletop menus.

Are animals permitted at the Festival?

NO PETS ALLOWED. ONLY SERVICE ANIMALS PERMITTED. Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. For more information, please refer to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Tickets & Events

When will tickets go on sale?

The Capital One Pre-Sale, offered exclusively to Capital One Cardholders, begins on June 14th, 2023. General tickets are on sale starting June 21st, 2023.

How much are tickets to NYCWFF?

Our tickets range from $99-$400, and ticket prices vary depending on the type of event you choose to attend. We also offer several different ticket packages, each including a unique selection of events. More information about ticket packages can be found here.

The Festival offers a payment plan option to allow you to pay for your tickets over time. Select the "monthly installment payment plan" option at checkout. Payment plans are available through September 1st.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Tickets can only be purchased at the door for pier events at Piers 76 and 86. Box Office information will be posted closer to NYCWFF. Events do sell out quickly, so we encourage you to purchase your tickets online early!

Are there wait lists for sold-out events?

Unfortunately, we are unable to create a waitlist for any of our events.

What is NYCWFF’s refund policy?

All ticket sales are final. We do not offer refunds or exchanges. Tickets are transferable, the name of the ticket does not have to match the name of the ticket holder.

Do I have to pay for food and drinks once I’m inside the event?

No, your ticket covers all food and beverage consumed at the event. Just bring your appetite and enjoy!

Can I bring my child?

The full list of family-friendly events can be found here. Most NYCWFF events require that guests are 21 or older unless otherwise stated on the event page.

Where do I exchange my ticket for a wristband?

Tickets are scanned and taken at the door in exchange for a wristband. If you are unsure about which line you should go through, please ask one of our volunteers.

Can I get in with a mobile ticket?

Yes! Guests can enter a Festival event using a mobile based ticket. Accessing your mobile ticket is simple by downloading the SquadUp App or visiting and logging in with your SquadUp ticket account email address and password.

Do you offer a discount for veterans or first responders?

We do! NYCWFF is pleased to partner with GovX to provide a special offer to all veterans and first responders. Please email us at [email protected] for additional information.

Travel & Lodging

Where should I stay?

NYCWFF offers special rates on a selection of terrific NYC hotels. To take advantage of our rates, we are pleased to offer our guests access to NYCWFF’s travel agent. More details can be found here.

Which airport should I fly into for the Festival?

Public transportation to the city is available to and from JFK, LaGuardia and Newark airports. We suggest picking the airport that is most convenient for you.

Where can I park?

There are a few parking options near the Festival’s Culinary Campus at Pier 86, Home of the Intrepid Museum. Unfortunately, we do not offer discounts at any of these locations.

  • Rapid Park, W 55th St btw 9th & 10th Aves

  • GMC Parking, W 45th St btw 10th & 11th Aves

  • Central Parking, 57th St at 11th Ave

Getting Involved

How can I find out more about becoming a sponsor?

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please visit our sponsorship page and contact [email protected] for more information.

How can I find out more about exhibiting my product at NYCWFF?

To find out more about becoming an exhibitor, please find more information and an interest form here. You may also contact us directly at [email protected].  Sign up by July 31 and take advantage of a special rate.

How can I find out more about becoming a vendor at NYCWFF?

NYCWFF has a list of preferred vendors for all of our events. If you have a unique service, please send a brief description of your company as well as any additional materials to [email protected].

Can press attend events?

Yes! To request credentials, please check our Press Room after July 1. For any questions on press access and coverage, please contact Andrea Moreno at [email protected].

Can I volunteer at NYCWFF?

Yes! NYCWFF is always looking for volunteers to assist in setting up, checking in guests, giving directions, ticketing and other event support tasks. We also look for experienced culinary volunteers to support our participating chefs. Click here for more information about volunteering during NYCWFF or year-round with God’s Love We Deliver.

I’m interested in participating as a chef. Who do I contact?

Thank you for considering participating in NYCWFF! We receive hundreds of requests every year and we do our best to consider everyone. Please let us know you're interested by filling out this form or contacting us directly at [email protected].

Be In the Know!

Is NYCWFF on social media?

NYCWFF has very active and exciting social media channels, and we love our community! Follow us to get the inside scoop about your favorite events, chefs and culinary personalities and for special chances to win tickets. During the Festival, don’t forget to tag all of your photos with #NYCWFF. Your photo just might be shared on our pages!

More Questions?

Any other questions?

Please send all other questions and inquiries to [email protected].