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Foodlink "Festival of Food" set for Monday

The annual Foodlink "Festival of Food" is set for Monday at Rochester's Public Market.
The annual Foodlink "Festival of Food" is set for Monday at Rochester's Public Market.

The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. and feature over 125 vendors, including restaurants, breweries, bakeries, food trucks, specialty shops and farms.  It's in its 10th year and is the largest tasting event of its kind in the region.  Wegmans is the title sponsor for the festival.

Foodlink Executive Director and Founder Tom Ferraro and Wegmans Senior Vice President of Consumer Affairs Mary Ellen Burris discussed the "Festival of Food" Friday on News 8 at Noon.  "This year they can expect bigger and better than ever," said Ferraro.  "They'll get their fill and the ambiance of the market is just tremendous."

Wegmans restaurants "Next Door Bar and Grill" and "Amore" will be featured at the festival as well.  "They be each featuring particular food that they're proud of," said Burris.  "We've been involved with the festival since it began."

Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door.  Advance tickets can be purchased online through the end of business Friday only, click here.

Tickets will also be available at Wegmans throughout the weekend.

All of the proceeds benefit Foodlink, the region's food bank.
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