Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Beard in Baldwin held?
Beard in Baldwin is held in Baldwin Park, overlooking Lake Baldwin at 4899 New Broad Street Orlando, FL. The festival is contained on Broad Street. Only ticket holders are permitted within the gated area.
Where can I park?
Baldwin Park offers a variety of public parking options, including nearby parking garages and street parking. There is no specific parking lot for Beard in Baldwin attendees.
Is this a 21+ event?
Yes, all attendees must be 21+ to attend. This is not a family-friendly event.
What is included with VIP access?
VIP attendees receive early admission to the festival beginning at 6pm to enjoy Chef selections and beverage pairings. From 7-9pm VIP ticket holders are invited to a cocktail reception inside The Osprey Tavern to experience dishes prepared by our VIP Chefs, along with craft cocktails and wine. The reception includes a Chef meet & greet along with private lounge access for guests to enjoy the live music.
Are dogs allowed?
We ask you leave your furry friends at home; for safety reasons and food preparation restrictions, dogs are not allowed unless they are service animals.
Is smoking allowed?
We ask that you do not smoke near any of the food and beverage tents.
Are there gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan options?
Our Chefs prepare and select their own dishes as an expression of their restaurant's cuisine; we do not guarantee gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan options at the festival. Attendees may inquire at each tent if the specific dish is friendly to their diet the day of the event.
Are tables and chairs provided for dining?
A very limited amount of tables and chairs are provided at the event.
Will the weather impact the event?
Our event is held rain or shine!
Is Beard in Baldwin ADA accessible?
Yes, our event is held on the paved street and can provide ADA bathrooms upon request.
How can I get a refund for my ticket?
As we are raising money for the JBF Scholarship Fund, we do not offer refunds for tickets.
What does Beard in Baldwin benefit?
Beard in Baldwin benefits the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Fund which empowers the next generation of aspiring chefs with culinary scholarship support. The James Beard Foundation's mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.