International Taste Festival

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The 2nd Annual International Taste Festival will be held April 1, 2023 at the New York State Fairgrounds ~ Center of Progress Building!
With a focus on the tastes and traditions of many different countries and cultures, we invite you to attend with family and friends.

Enjoy foods from our diverse Regions:

* Foods of the Americas
* Asian Creations
* Middle Eastern Treats
* Pan African Cuisine
* Tastes of Europe

Enjoy family fun, local diverse entertainment, and all food vendors will offer $2 sample items, along with full priced items!

An International Taste Fest 5K/10K is also part of the event- please see attached details for separate registration.

Visit us here for updates and… we can’t wait to see you there!

International Taste Festival 2023 details:

April 1, 2023

11:00 am – 9:00 pm

NYS Fairgrounds ~ Center of Progress Building
581 State Fair Boulevard
Syracuse, NY 13209


Sponsor/Vendor Information

The International Taste Festival has a variety of Sponsor and Vendor opportunities.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2023 event!

Not sure if your business or organization is a good fit? We have a spot for all:


Race Information


5K/10K Race Information

Join us on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at the NYS Fairgrounds for the 2nd Annual International Taste Fest 5K & 10K running event, presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods. We invite you to make a whole day of it, starting with a run in the morning & food and drinks in the afternoon and evening at the event! All race participants will receive a FREE admission ticket to enter the International Taste Festival. Both the 5K & 10K race will start and finish at the Center of Progress -NYS Fairgrounds, with a portion of the run inside the Fairgrounds as well as on the Empire Trail.
An awards ceremony with over $4000 in awards certificates will kick off the inside of the International Taste Festival at 11:00 am. 



Advance sale tickets are only $5 per person (kids under 10 years of age free).
One ticket per person required.
Advance sale tickets are available: 2/1/2022 – 3/31/2022 only

Same day tickets are available at the door: $10 per person (kids under 10 years of age free).

One ticket per person required.

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