Hey Stamford! Food Festival Returns for Two Amazing Weekends in August!

The 6th Annual Event will Focus on Food & Community and Feature a Food Truck Frenzy, CT’s Ultimate Pizza Party, a Taylor Swift Dance Party, Reality TV Star, Local, Live Music and More!

Stamford, CT. – The Hey Stamford! Food Festival returns to downtown Stamford for TWO BIG WEEKENDS: August 11-13 and 18-20. Presented by Co Create, First County Bank & Minchin GMC, the highly anticipated 6th annual event with a focus on food and community and will feature a Food Truck Frenzy, featuring close to 50 food trucks & vendors each weekend! Pizzapalooza; CT’s Ultimate Pizza Party, Taylor Made; a Taylor Swift Dance Party, Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice and more! 

Tickets are now on sale at www.heystamfordfoodfest.com

Joining the event this year is television personality, podcaster, Youtube sensation, and New York Times Bestselling author Teresa Giudice! Giudice rose to fame as an original cast member of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, on which she has appeared for 12 seasons. She's also written four New York Times bestselling cookbooks and a memoir, and appeared on The Apprentice, Dancing with the Stars, and more! Teresa also hosts a popular podcast - Namaste B$tches - with Melissa Pfeister and highlights her love of food and cooking on her Youtube series Cook with Love.  Giudice will host a meet & greet, special Q&A, and more on Saturday August 12th. 

Daily Schedule:

Friday August 11: PIZZAPALOOZA: “CT’s Ultimate Pizza Party!” For just $25, attendees will embark on a pizza adventure like no other, enjoying slices from some of our area's best pizza restaurants, delivered right to Mill River Park. Plus, the Blind Rhino Beer Garden, live music and more! Ticket includes admission, up to four slices of pizza & a complimentary beverage (21+ w/ valid ID). 

Friday, August 18: TaylorMade: Are you ready for it? Calling all ‘Swifties” this night is “Taylor-made” for you! Experience a Dance Party of your “Wildest Dreams”! Indulge in some of Tay Tay's favorite eats and sip on specialty drinks, inspired by Taylor. Featuring fun photo opportunities, local vendors and more! 

August 12-13 & 19-20: Get ready for a frenzy of over 50 of the region's top food trucks and restaurant vendors sure to satisfy your every craving. Plus, 

  • Saturday, August 18 - TROPICAL VIBES; Savor the Island Vibes with a pig roast, tropical drinks, and island music 

  • Sunday, August 19 - BBQ SUNDAY IN THE PARK: a smokin’ hot BBQ featuring Avellino Family BBQ and pitmaster friends. 

The Hey Stamford! Food Festival will also see great local & regional talent performing on the stage over both weekends, featuring everything from pop and rock from the 80's, to country-leaning, classic rock, danceable rock and acoustic. A full lineup of performances is forthcoming. 

Over two weekends attendees can quench their thirst at the Blind Rhino Beer Garden with a refreshing drink lineup that includes Grey Goose Lemonade, Bacardi Punch, Patron Paloma, Angel's Envy Smash, Canteen Spirits, Bad Sons Beer Co. Dole Whip Mimosas, and Jarritos. 

The festival also offers fun entertainment for attendees of all ages, from food eating contests and mechanical bull rides, to ax throwing, there’s something for everyone. Younger kids will be delighted with balloon artists, bounce houses, face painters, and more. 

“Hey Stamford! Food Festival is truly what summertime is all about — coming together with friends and family to celebrate and enjoy delicious food and great music,” said PJ Kennedy, founder & editor at Hey Stamford! 

“We are thrilled to spread out the fun over two weekends once again with more food and drink, amazing live, local music and more excitement than ever this summer” said Ilario Altamura of Parachute Concerts.

The Hey Stamford! Food Festival is co-produced by Hey Stamford! and Parachute Concert and presented by Co Create, First County Bank, & Minchin GMC. Additional sponsors and partners include Bad Sons Beer, Fine Fettle, Jarritos, Residence Inn by Marriott Stamford Downtown, Staci Zampa Team - Compass, and Stamford Town Center 


Fridays   4:00 pm - 9:00pm 

Saturdays & Sundays   1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For more information on the 2023 Hey Stamford! Food Festival, including vendor listings, ticket pricing and a full list of F.A.Q.’s, please visit heystamfordfoodfest.com


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