Freedom Food Festival

July 03, 2020

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Downtown Lexington
Main Street
Lexington , VA 24450



Would your non-profit organization like to participate in the 2020 Freedom Food Festival?

>> Complete the online Non-profit Application to be considered.


The Freedom Food Festival relies on sponsorships, which enables festival proceeds to be distributed to our local non-profits. Being a sponsor is a great way to increase your exposure and to support our local community, friends and neighbors.

>> Learn more about Sponsorship Packages.
>> Complete the online Sponsorship Application.


The Freedom Food Festival couldn't happen without the help of volunteers. It is a fun way to get involved with the community! If you or your organization would like to volunteer, there are various activities and shifts available.

>> Sign-up to be a Volunteer.


The inaugural Freedom Food Festival was a hit and we are planning for a bigger and better event in 2020! Thank you to the Non-profits, Sponsors and Volunteers who worked so hard! Mark your calendar for Friday, July 3, 2020.

Inaugural Freedom Food Festival Dishes Out $18,000 to Local Non-Profits

The first annual Freedom Food Festival was held July 3, 2019 on Main Street in historic downtown Lexington. An Independence Day themed celebration of food and community, the event’s primary purpose was to raise money for local charities, and it delivered.

Chefs Jenny Elmes of full circle catering, George Huger of Southern Inn Restaurant, Troy Sheller of The Georges, and John Stallard of C.H.E.F.S. Catering worked with “Celebrity Chefs” representing area non-profits to prepare picnic-style meals that were tasted and judged. Proceeds from meals and drinks directly benefited the participating charities as well. In total, $18,000 was awarded to the non-profits, each receiving $2,000 from the Freedom Food Festival Steering Committee.

Freedom Food Festival Winners

"As the festival winner, we were thrilled to take home the highly coveted 2019 Freedom Food Festival Spatula, however, it was equally fulfilling to share the stage with such worthy non-profit organizations," said Lexington Chief of Police Sam Roman. "It was a pleasure to participate in an event that raised money which will be allocated to enhancing the resources available to this great community."

Judy Casteele shared in the warmth stating, "Project Horizon was pleased to be a part of the first Freedom Food Festival. This community has always been supportive of our work and mission. When George Huger pitched the idea, we were happy to sign up. Thanks to the amazing Jenny Elmes, owner of full circle catering, we were honored to win the People’s Choice Award. We’re already looking forward to the 2020 FFF!"

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