For one magical weekend, Union Market comes alive as The Emporiyum Food Market, showcasing the best that the Mid-Atlantic has to offer.

Join your foodie brethren as you sample your way through The Emporiyum Food Market, one of the best festivals in the city. Purveyors of gourmet food, drinks, and pantry items from all over the East Coast will be on hand to tempt you with their products. Insta-famous items like the cotton candy/ice cream burrito have been known to make an appearance, but it isn't all about the gimmicks. Get your ticket now to see what's up and coming in the food world.

Emporiyum, crowd

Event Details

WHEN: November 8–10, 2019 | Times vary by ticket type.
WHERE: Union Market | 1309 5th Street NE | Washington, D.C.
TICKETS: Purchase online | $15 and up for General Admission | $40 for VIP tickets
PARKING: Limited surface lot parking and nearby street parking
WEBSITE: Emporiyum

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It's all about finding new flavors at this epic food and beverage showcase. Once you get in, you'll have to beat the crowds to explore, but that's part of the fun. VIP tickets get you early admission, and only a limited number are sold, so they may be your best bet if you're not into waiting in line.   

In addition to the edible treats, DJs will be providing music throughout the weekend to keep you entertained. Come hungry and ready to eat, meet, and shop!

ice cream, Emporiyum

Know Before You Go

  • Aside from the samples, there will be food and drinks for sale. Hit the Union Market ATMs if you need some extra cash.
  • Parking will be extremely limited, so consider taking public transportation or catching a ride in.
  • Admission is FREE for children 12 and under.
  • A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Buy your tickets online to ensure the day and time you want.

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**All of the photos in this article are courtesy of Emporiyum DC.

For more information, check out the event's official website. You can also check the Emporiyum Facebook page for announcements and updates.

Are you planning to go? Tell us in the comments!