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Your Guide to Taste of Vienna

Saturday festival features 30 local restaurants, benefits Vienna Volunteer Fire Department

Vienna has its fair share of the region's best food; so much, it can be daunting to try to taste it all.

But on Saturday, residents will come close to accomplishing that feat at the first ever , an all-day festival that will feature 30 local restaurants and their best or most-loved dishes. It will also feature beer and wine, music and entertainment.

All proceeds benefit the , the organizers of the event.

We've compiled a guide to getting around and enjoying the day.

When and Where to Go:

Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot next to the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center Street S. Beer and wine will be sold until 7:30 p.m.

How Much Does It Cost?

It's free to enter the festival, but food is purchased directly from restaurant booths. Most items are priced around $5.

Who Will Be there?

CREPE AMOUR (opening soon)

YIRASAI SUSHI & GRILL (Japanese & Korean Cuisine)


For a map, see the PDF attached to the article.

Music: There's also a full lineup of live entertainment.

noon -  Tom Lohrmann
1 p.m. -  Overland 
(Formerly - Ray Bennett & Band)
2 p.m. -  Natalie York
3 p.m. -  Natalie York
4 p.m. -  Terry Lee Ryan
5 p.m. -  School of Rock
6 p.m. -  Shenandoah Run
7 p.m.-  Overland

Other Entertainment: There will be a moon bounce and face painting for kids.

Prizes: Festival sponsors will offer some free giveaways. The VVFD will also host a raffle. Tickets are $1 each, or six for $5 at the welcome booth. Winner could win up to $6,000.

Pets: Not allowed.

How Do I Get There?

If you live within a mile or two, walk! You won't sit in traffic or take time trying to find parking. Biking is an option, too.

Cherry Street will be closed to traffic one way between Center and Mill Streets SE.

If you're driving, park at :

  • , 128 Center Street SE
  • , 127 Center St. SE: Open to the public after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and anytime on weekends. 
  • Caboose Parking Lot, 132 Church St. NE
  • Town Green/W&OD Trail Parking, Between Church St. NE and Maple Ave. E: Open to the public anytime. Parking accessible from one-way entrance on Maple Avenue East; public parking spaces face the W&OD Trail. 
  • Vienna Shopping Center/Next to 116 Maple Ave. W: Public parking spaces are available on far eastern corner of the parking lot next to the Sunoco Station at 102 Maple Avenue West

Parking information taken from Taste of Vienna and  Town of Vienna parking map

What if it rains?

Bring your umbrella. The festival is rain or shine. Weather predictions show sun until about 3 p.m. with rain and clouds moving in around 4 p.m.

How Will I Keep Up-To-Date On Festival Happenings?

Maybe that's not in the FAQ ... but we'll answer anyway. Vienna Patch will be tweeting and updating Facebook on Saturday.

You can also follow the festival organizers on Twitter and Facebook 
or on Twitter.

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