Frequently Asked Questions

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General Information

What is NYCWFF?

The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCWFF) is a star-studded, four-day annual event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs, culinary personalities and America’s most beloved television chefs while raising awareness and support for New Yorkers affected by terminal illness with God’s Love We Deliver.  Considered the largest food and wine festival in New York City with more than 80 events, NYCWFF is widely recognized for its tasting events that celebrate America’s favorite foods, intimate dinners with world-famous chefs, late night parties, hands-on classes, educational seminars, coveted wine tastings and more.

What charity does NYCWFF support?

We are honored to support New York’s leading provider of life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling, God’s Love We Deliver. To date, NYCWFF has raised $14MM to support those in need.

What are the dates of the 2022 Festival? 

The 15th annual Festival will be held October 13-16, 2022. To receive the most up-to-date information on this year’s Festival, click here to sign up for our newsletter and follow us on our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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 locations. This year's signature events will take place outdoors at Hudson River Park's Pier 76 and Pier 86, Home of the Intrepid Museum.

Are there COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place?

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 policy will be posted here, on our social media accounts and communicated to ticket holders.

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. Please review our Bag Policy and to ensure you do not get turned away at the door.

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 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.

Tickets & Events

When will tickets go on sale?

The Capital One Pre-Sale, offered exclusively to Capital One Cardholders, begins on Friday, June 10, 2022 at 9am ET. General tickets will be on sale starting Friday June 17, 2022 at 9am ET.

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. PLUS, The Festival offers a payment plan option to allow you to pay for your tickets over time.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Tickets cannot be purchased at the door at any NYCWFF event. 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?

Attendees at all NYCWFF events must be 21 or older, unless otherwise stated on the event page. The 2022 program will include several family-friendly event options, stay tuned!

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 login with your SquadUp ticket account email address and password.

Travel & Lodging

Where should I stay?

NYCWFF offers special rates at a selection of terrific NYC hotels. To take advantage of special NYCWFF rates, we are pleased to offer our guests access to NYCWFF’s travel agent. More details coming soon.

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, Sea, Air & Space Museum. Unfortunately, we do not offer any 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 contact us at [email protected].

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! Press Registration will open this summer. For any questions related to press coverage, please contact Andrea Moreno [email protected].

Can I volunteer at NYCWFF?

Yes! NYCWFF is always looking for volunteers to assist in setup, checking in guests, passing out materials, 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.

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 contact us at [email protected].

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More Questions?

For all other questions and inquiries.

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