Freedom Food Festival Kicks Off the 4th of July Holiday


Main Street in downtown Lexington is converted into a community street and music festival featuring live music, beer/wine sales, desserts, and tasty July 4th picnic-style fare. FREE admission.



Reserved Tables

Pre-purchase ONLY: $300. Sales end June 26, 2023.
Reserved Tables are located in the general seating area.
Includes 8 meal tickets.

Individual "Cook-off" Meal Tickets

Pre-purchase: $15 each (+ $2.08 fee = $17.62)
Pre-purchase online pricing end July 2, 2023 at midnight.

Day of Event: $20 (cash or credit)
Day of Event online pricing starts July 3, 10am
1) Purchase tickets online and bring your QR Codes (printout or digital) to a food tent of your choice.
2) Purchase meal directly at a food tent with cash or credit card.


BBQ Chicken Leg Quarter, Texas Caviar, Mac n Cheese, Buttermilk Biscuit
Friends of Natural Bridge State Park + CHEFS Catering

Wildcat Beef Burger Sliders, Potato Salad & Macaroni Salad, Deviled Eggs, Donut Hole
Rockbridge County High School Baseball Team + Pure Eats

Blue Heron Cafe Spicy Fry Noodles, Lime Asian Slaw topped w/ Savory Grilled Tofu
ConnectionsPlus Healthcare + Hospice + Southern Inn Restaurant

Island Shrimp Rolls (2) with Coconut Pineapple Cilantro Slaw, Jasmine Rice
Rockbridge Area Habitat for Humanity + Lex Vegas Bistro

Pulled VA Pork w/ Signature Sauce, Brisket Mac n Cheese w/ Bourbon Sauce, Cheddar Corn Bread, Vinegar Based Slaw
Lexington Police Foundation + CHEFS Catering

Slow-Cooked Kentucky Mustard Pulled Pork BBQ Sliders, Chilled 5 Bean Savory Medley, Marinated Garden Veggie Salad
Yellow Brick Road Early Learning Center + Southern Inn

Burrito w/ Chicken, Yellow Rice, Black Beans, Guacamole, Hot Green Salsa, Tortilla Chips & Nacho Cheese
Project Horizon + Sweet Treats Bakery

Korean BBQ Gochujang Pork Ribs, Apple Mint & Cabbage Slaw, Grilled Poundcake & Orange Macerated Strawberries
Rockbridge Area Transportation System, Inc. (RATS) + Devils Backbone Brewing Co.

Kid's Meals by Hull's Drive-in, Desserts by Friends of Rockbridge Swimming & Non-Alocholic Beverages by Team Na-Na Sports


The stage is located at the intersection of Main and Washington Streets, in front of the old Courthouse.
Matt Koziol
East Nash Grass

Cris Jacobs Band

Music and stage arranged by Lime Kiln Theater


Alcohol sales will be available at participating restaurants for both INSIDE and OUTSIDE consumption within the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area.
– Purchase a $3 wristband at any participating restaurants.
– Order the beverage of your choice. Options, pour sizes, and prices are set by the individual restaurants.
– Enjoy your beverage inside the restaurant. OR take your beverage outside (must be in a branded plastic cup) and enjoy the festival!
– Please sip responsibly.

        1. Heliotrope Brewery
        2. Brew Ridge Taps
        3. Southern Inn Restaurant
        4. Juniper Lounge
        5. Haywood's
        6. The Patton Room
        7. TAPS


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