FOOD

Charlottesville is home to a vibrant local food movement of restaurateurs, artisans, mixologists, farmers and committed activists. During Tom Tom, this locavore capital of the country showcases the culinary art that makes the town such a draw.

 

FOOD

Charlottesville is home to a vibrant local food movement of restaurateurs, artisans, mixologists, farmers and committed activists. During Tom Tom, this locavore capital of the country showcases the culinary art that makes the town such a draw.

 

Explore all Festival Programming by event type or check out the full schedule.

 

FARM TO TABLE RESTAURANT WEEK

 

ALL WEEK

Charlottesville’s top chefs highlight local farms and artisans through exclusive menus.

 

CRAFT COCKTAIL COMPETITION

 

ALL WEEK

Charlottesville’s top mixologists create “Tom Tom Cocktails” highlighting locally sourced aromatics, liquors, and artisanal products. The judges choice will be crowned top mixologist.

CVILLE’S SIGNATURE DISH

Iconic cities have iconic dishes, and Charlottesville is no different. We’ve got the talent, we’ve got the innovation, let’s get our collective imagination going and envision Charlottesville’s signature dish!

IRON CHEF COMPETITION

SATURDAY

Six contestants will have an hour to buy ingredients at the Farmers Market and create a special brunch dish to be judged by a panel.

COMMUNITY POTLUCK

MONDAY

Share a meal with Charlottesville neighbors and help kick-off the Tom Tom Founders Festival at a special all-local showcase.

FOOD TRUCK RALLY

FRIDAY / SATURDAY / SUNDAY

The best local and regional food trucks gather in Emancipation Park bringing delicious food to the block parties.

FOOD TRUCK RALLY

FRIDAY / SATURDAY / SUNDAY

The best local and regional food trucks gather in Emancipation Park bringing delicious food to the block parties.

COMING SOON!

Stay tuned for more food news including this years Craft Cocktail and Iron Chef Competitors, the full list of 2018 block party food trucks and the announcement of Cville’s Signature dish! Don’t forget to check out the schedule to see all Tom Tom Community Events as well as the Food & Agriculture sessions at the Hometown and Founders Summits.