Taste Addison serves up the best bites and beats at Addison Circle Park from May 18 – 20, 2018. The festival features a variety of family-friendly activities, many of which are included with your admission ticket. Guests can attend cooking demos, enjoy the carnival and games, sips drinks from the Craft Beer Hall and Wine Garden, and of course, catch live entertainment from today’s hottest country artists. It’s a jam-packed weekend celebrating food, music and fun!


Restaurant lineup

No matter what you’re craving, Taste Addison has it all! Enjoy bites from Addison newbie Zoli’s NY Pizza and classic favorites like Cantina Laredo and The Melting Pot. Click here to see the full list of participating restaurants and their menus.


Wine Garden and Craft Beer Hall

In the exclusive Wine Garden presented by The Wine Group, sample vibrant wine from varied appellations. Whether you have an affinity for bubbly Prosecco from Italy or a zeal for the zing of Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma, your taste buds will dance with delight as you tour the garden. Check out the Craft Beer Hall, presented by Anheuser-Busch, inside the Addison Conference Centre. From Chicago’s award-winning Goose Island IPA to Seattle’s Space Dust IPA from Elysian Brewing Co., experience a wide array of craft beers from across the country. There’s a TASTE for every beer lover!

Sampling hours:

Friday, 5/18                        7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Saturday, 5/19                   2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Sunday, 5/20                      1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Note:  VIP tickets have 30 minutes early access for all three days of Taste Addison.

Guests must be 21+ to enter both sections. Samples are complimentary.


Cooking Demos

Several of Addison’s most popular chefs will show you how to recreate your Taste Addison experience at home. See the shows and stay for the samples! All cooking demos take place on the Albertsons Tom Thumb Cooking Stage located inside the Addison Conference Centre. The demos are included with a Taste Addison admission ticket.

Cooking Demo Schedule:

Saturday, 5/19:

2:30 p.m.: Francesco Secchi – Ferrari’s Italian Villa & Chop House

4 p.m.: Jake Magruder – On the Border

5:30 p.m.: Joe Chow – May Dragon

7 p.m.: Mike McRae – Table 13


Sunday, 5/20:

1:30 p.m.: Rambo Saucedo – Cantina Laredo

3 p.m.: Lee Hunzinger – Zoli’s NY Pizza


Band lineup

On Friday, May 18, hear Southern sounds by Whiskey Myers followed by North Texas’ very own Casey Donahew. Headlining the festival on Saturday night, May 19, is the Academy of Country Music award-winning group, Eli Young Band with opening act Cory Morrow. On Sunday, May 20, take your family on a trip down memory lane with classic hits from great tribute bands.



Tickets are on sale NOW online and will be available at the gate for $20. Children 11 and under and free every day of the festival. The new VIP package is $95 and gets you admission into the park all weekend, premium concert seating, VIP access, private bathrooms and more. Check out all ticket options here.

(Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post.)