*When: Friday, June 15, 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, June 16, 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, June 17, Carnival Only, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
*Where: Reston Town Center, 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190.
*Beverages: Beers on tap include Bud Light, Dominion Ale and Starr Hill Northern Lights India Pale Ale. Wine provided by Market Cellars and The Wine Cabinet.
Restaurants: Big Bowl; Buffalo Wing Factory; Clyde's of Reston; The Counter; Hyatt Regency Reston; Il Fornaio; La Sandia Mexican Restaurant; Mamma Lucia of Reston; Milwaukee Frozen Custard; Midtown Kabob; Melting Pot; Mon Ami Gabi & Community Canteen; Obi Sushi; Paolo's Ristorante; Paradise Ice Cream; Pitango Gelato; Pollo Peru; Robeks Fruit Smoothies; Sweetgreen; UNO Chicago Grill; Vie de France; Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro.
*Entertainment: The Fabulous Dialtones; Abby Miller; School of Rock; The Fuzz; Almost Journey.
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Taste of Reston, recently voted 2012 Best Food Festival of Northern Virginia by Virginia Living, is expected to draw record crowds to Reston Town Center. Produced by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, this event features the region’s best cuisine, family activities, live entertainment, a weekend-long carnival and a new Wine ‘n Dine section with cooking demonstrations from local chefs. For the first time in the festival’s 20 plus year history, non-perishable food donations will be collected in support of the Capital Area Food Bank as part of the 2012 Governor’s Bowl Chamber Challenge Food Drive.
Beginning on Friday, June 15 at 3 p.m., restaurants and vendors will line the streets of the Reston Town Center. Live music will fill the air with favorites such as The Fabulous Dialtones, the Fuzz and Almost Journey. Guests can learn how to cook with wine and re-create their restaurant favorites at home in the new Wine ‘n Dine section. The YMCA Fairfax Reston will offer games and prizes, Fear Factor and Man vs. Wild in the Family Fun Zone!. Kids can enjoy the Taste of Reston Carnival open during event hours on Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16 with a bonus carnival day on Sunday featuring all-you-can-ride from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for $25.
Taste of Reston event admission is free. Food tickets are $1 per ticket or $20 for 24 tickets. Carnival tickets are $1 per ticket or $20 for 24 tickets. Advance tickets on sale online, www.RestonTaste.com, or at the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, 1763 Fountain Drive, Reston.