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    Scottsdale Culinary Festival

    Saturday, April 14 | 12-9PM & Sunday, April 15 | 12-6PM

    The Scottsdale Culinary Festival weekend brings together the many tastes of the Arizona culinary scene on acres of park bliss.

    We encourage all of our attendees to please drink responsibly.

    *Due to the high number of expected attendees, lawn chairs will not be permitted.*

    GENERAL ADMISSION

    $12 ONLINE | $15 DOOR

    Tickets include admission into the Festival, access to specialty areas (except the beer garden), and live music. Food and beverage sold separately. All ages welcome. 12 and under FREE.

    VIP EXPERIENCE

    $150 SATURDAY | $125 SUNDAY

    Tickets include everything in general admission plus premiere entertainment viewing, catered food inside the VIP tent, complimentary drinks throughout the grounds, exclusive demo seating, and access to the beer garden. MUST BE 21+.

    BEER GARDEN

    $42 ONLINE | $45 DOOR

    Tickets include everything in general admission plus 20, 4-oz beer samples and a souvenir tasting mug. Food sold separately. MUST BE 21+.

    WHAT TO EAT

    A ticket to the Scottsdale Culinary Festival will be your passport to explore its multiple districts, each offering unique restaurant discoveries for foodie explorers:

    LIVE MUSIC

    EVERCLEAR & EVE6

    We are throwing it back with 90’s megahit headliners who will be playing at the Stella Artois Stage of the Festival on Saturday, April 14th. 

    + OVER 25 BANDS ACROSS FOUR ENTERTAINMENT STAGES

    WHERE TO STAY

    Need a place to stay? Check out our partner hotels

    Scottsdale Culinary Festival is proudly hosted by Experience Scottsdale and the City of Scottsdale. Click the Experience Scottsdale logo below to plan your trip to Scottsdale and enjoy the 40th Scottsdale Culinary Festival!

    LIQUID ARIZONA

    SAT 12pm-6pm | SUN 12pm-5pm

    New to the Scottsdale Culinary Festival in 2018, the Festival’s Liquid Arizona lounge presented by Hensley Beverage Co. and Phoenix Magazine will showcase local wineries, spirits, and craft beer from around the state of Arizona. Must be 21+.

    VIP AT THE FESTIVAL

    SAT 12pm-9pm | SUN 12pm-6pm

    VIP Tickets include everything in general admission plus premiere entertainment viewing and catered food inside the exclusive VIP tent, complimentary drinks throughout the grounds, and access to the Beer Garden. MUST BE 21+.

    TEEN COOK OFF: CHALLENGE TO THE CHEFS

    PRELIMINARY ROUNDS SATURDAY
    FINALE SUNDAY

    Watch young chefs from around the Valley compete in this exciting culinary challenge sponsored by Trader Joe’s! Six teams compete, only one can win. FREE with admission.

    BEER GARDEN

    SAT 12-7 | SUN 12-6

    The beer garden presented by Four Peaks Brewing Company gathers 200 specialty beers and some of your favorite local establishments to create a party unto itself. Talk to craft brewers and distributors  as you enjoy superior sights, sounds and suds. Tickets get you admission into the Festival, 20 four oz. beer samples, and a souvenir tasting mug. MUST BE 21+.

    WINE GARDEN

    SAT 12-9 | SUN 12-6

    Relax as you taste different wine varietals in the serenity of the rose garden. MUST BE 21+.

    TITO'S HANDMADE VODKA STARDUST LOUNGE

    SAT 12pm-9pm | SUN 12pm-6pm

    Get the party started by heading to the Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stardust Lounge. In this district, you’ll find cocktails served in a popping chill zone for enjoying the beauty of spring the Tito’s Handmade Vodka way. MUST BE 21+.

    CHEF DEMOS

    SAT & SUN

    Watch local chefs showcase their talents with demonstrations inside the Virginia Piper Theatre in the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

    FAMILY ZONE

    SAT & SUN 12-5PM

    Brought the kids along? Make sure to stop by for fun at the bouncy house, games (with prizes!), crafts, and more! FREE admission with your Festival admission ticket. Kids 12 and Under free.

    CORPORATE CABANAS

    SAT 12pm-9pm | SUN 12pm-6pm

    PRIVATE CABANA SEATING Want a more private experience? Private cabana seating is available for groups with all the perks of VIP tickets plus your own private lounge space. Treat your family, friends or clients to this exclusive opportunity. Limited cabanas available. MUST BE 21+.

    WHEN & WHERE

    APRIL 14 & 15

    Saturday 12-9PM
    Sunday 12-6PM

    SCOTTSDALE CIVIC CENTER MALL

    7380 E 2nd Street
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    Scottsdale Civic Center Mall

    SPECIAL THANKS!

    HOST SPONSOR

    Experience Scottsdale
    City of Scottsdale

     

    SPONSORS

    Tap Local
    Common Ground Culinary
    Budweiser
    Stella Artois
    Tito's Handmade Vodka
    Four Peaks Brewing Company
    Hensley Beverage Company
    Phoenix Magazine
    Java Monster
    Stella Rosa Wines
    Riboli family wines
    Trader Joe's
    Purity Organics
    Johnnie Walker
    Ferguson
    Neighborhood Initiatives
    Three Amigos
    Lyft
    FIJI water
    Sub Zero Wolf
    Elite Restaurants
    Lincoln
    KIND
    Yelp
    Barefoot

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How much are tickets?
    One day General Admission Tickets: $12 Online/ $15 door
    VIP Tickets: $150 Sat/$125 Sun
    Beer Garden (included General Admission ticket): $42 online/$45 door
    Kids 12 and under: Free
    Tickets at the door are based on venue capacity.

    How do I pay for food and beverages?
    Cash and credit will be accepted at each individual booths. ATMs will be located around the grounds. This year we will NOT be using tickets.

    Are kids free?
    Children ages 12 and under will be admitted for free.

    Will the Festival be held rain or shine?
    Yes

    Are pets allowed?
    Per health department regulations, only service animals are allowed on site.

    Are there ATMs at the Festival?
    There are ATMs located throughout  the Festival grounds. All vendors will accept cash, but some will accept credit card as well.

    If we are driving by car, where can we park?
    Convenient, free parking is available at the following locations:
    Civic Center Library Garage – Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street
    Civic Center Lot and Garage – Wells Fargo Avenue
    Old Town Parking Corral – East Second Street and Brown Avenue

    What items are prohibited from being brought onto festival grounds?
    Alcoholic Beverages
    Fireworks or Explosives
    Illegal Substances & Weapons
    Large Coolers or Bags
    Pop-up Tents/Canopies
    Beach/Picnic Umbrellas
    Flag Poles
    All Pets (except Service Animals)
    Bicycles, scooters, skates/rollerblades may not be ridden on festival grounds
    Failure to comply with the above may result in entry being denied. All bags will be subject to search.

    Can I bring a folding chair and blanket into the festival?
    Folding chairs are prohibited. Blankets are allowed.

    Can I leave the Festival and return the same day?
    Yes, there is in and out entry with valid hand stamp

    Can I bring a tent into the festival?
    Personal tents and canopies are NOT allowed