The Smithsonian Food History Weekend Festival

A full day of free activities and experiences celebrating food history for visitors of all ages.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 

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The Smithsonian Food History Weekend Festival is a free day of hands-on learning, live demonstrations, talks, and stories exploring the past, present and future of food and community in America. Talented chefs, local organizations, experts, museum curators, students, and more will be on hand to spark conversation, lead activities, and dig into food history with museum visitors of all ages. All activities are free.

One important thing to know about The Festival: there are no food tastings available at this festival; just food history! There are however, lots of things to do and if you do get hungry while visiting, the museum has a cafe and cafeteria that will be featuring special dishes connecting to the theme of the 2018 Smithsonian Food History Weekend: Regions Reimagined.



The full schedule of activities and line up of participants will be announced in August 2018.



If you would like to support the 2018 Smithsonian Food History Weekend or for more information on how to get involved, please contact Kari Fantasia, Deputy Director for External Affairs, at 202-633-3302 or FantasiaKa@si.edu.