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Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

What is NYCWFF?

The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival (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 glwd.org.

What are the dates of the 2024 Festival?

The 17th annual Festival will be held on October 17-20, 2024.To receive the most up-to-date information on this year’s Festival and future dates, click here to sign up for our newsletter and follow us on our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok.

 

 

Where does NYCWFF take place?

NYCWFF consists of over 80 different events throughout Brooklyn and New York City,  located  in many quintessential event locations. The 2024 Festival’s signature Pier Parties and Grand Tasting will be hosted at Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park.

 

 

Does the Festival have a Bag Policy?

Yes, the Festival has a bag policy for all events taking place at certain venues and that all tickets guests must adhere to. Please review our policy and 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 a majority of our events are held indoors, our expansion to the Brooklyn Army Terminal allows for increased tenting, so that we can celebrate in 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 [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 consulting 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.

Brooklyn Expansion

How do I get to the Brooklyn Army Terminal?

Situated on the waterfront, Brooklyn Army Terminal is easily accessible—by train, bus, car and NYC Ferry—from Manhattan and the other boroughs, major highways and metro-area airports. NYCWFF is also partnering with NYC Ferry to provide Festival guests with a seamless way to get to and from Lower Manhattan to the Brooklyn Army Terminal, where our signature Pier Parties and Grand Tasting will be hosted. Stay tuned for more information.

Tell me more about the Festival’s move to Brooklyn.

We are expanding the Festival from Manhattan to the dynamic borough of Brooklyn, with our signature Pier Parties and Grand Tasting now hosted at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park. This expansion allows us to embrace the energy and diversity of this culinary community while preserving the essence of the NYCWFF you know and love.

Where does NYCWFF take place?

NYCWFF consists of over 80 different events throughout Brooklyn and New York City,  located  in many quintessential event locations. The 2024 Festival’s signature Pier Parties and Grand Tasting will be hosted at Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park.

 

 

What happens in the case of bad weather?

While a majority of our events are held indoors, our expansion to the Brooklyn Army Terminal allows for increased tenting, so that we can celebrate in rain or shine. All tickets are non-refundable.

Tickets & Events

On a Budget?

The Festival now offers a payment plan option to allow you to pay for your tickets over time. Select the “monthly installment payment plan” option at check out. Payment plans are available only for a limited time.

How much are tickets to NYCWFF?

Our tickets range from $95-$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 now 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 only for a limited time.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Tickets for Brooklyn events only be purchased at the Box Office located at the Brooklyn Army Terminal.  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 www.squadup.com and login 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. Sign in with your GovX account for a buy one, get one free offer on this event.

Travel & Lodging

How do I get to the Brooklyn Army Terminal?

Situated on the waterfront, Brooklyn Army Terminal is easily accessible—by train, bus, car and NYC Ferry—from Manhattan and the other boroughs, major highways and metro-area airports. NYCWFF is also partnering with NYC Ferry to provide Festival guests with a seamless way to get to and from Lower Manhattan to the Brooklyn Army Terminal, where our signature Pier Parties and Grand Tasting will be hosted. Stay tuned for more information.

Where should I stay?

NYCWFF will offer preferred pricing at a selection of terrific NYC hotels through our partner Crewfare. Check back for our preferred hotels this summer.

 

 

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.

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 let us know you are interested via this form.

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

NYCWFF has a preferred list of 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, absolutely! To request credentials please submit here. For any questions on press access, please contact Andrea Moreno [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.Yes Click here for more information about volunteering and here to directly sign up with God’s Love We Deliver.

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

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

Be In the Know!

What is the best way to receive information about the Festival?

Sign up for our newsletter here and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Plus, opt in here to get timely notifications via text message for exclusive announcements.

Is NYCWFF on social media?

NYCWFF has very active and exciting social media channels @NYCWFF. Follow us to get the inside scoop about your favorite events, chefs and culinary personalities. Keep an eye out for special chances to win tickets and during NYCWFF and don’t forget to tag all of your photos with #NYCWFF to join the conversation.

More Questions?

Any other questions?

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

Other

When will the 2024 Festival program be on sale?

We will announce the 2024 lineup on June 17 with ticket sales beginning June 24. Stay tuned for more information and get the latest information by signing up for our mailing list, here, and on social media; @NYCWFF!