The Taste of Annandale will be back this fall – bigger and better than ever.

The 2021 festival will be Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on Tom Davis Drive.

The Taste of Annandale didn’t happen in 2020 due to the pandemic. The organizer, the Annandale Roundtable, hopes that by the time October 2021 rolls around, everyone who wants a COVID vaccination will have one and people will be able to gather in large crowds safely.

After spending the past year mostly home at home, a community celebration will be a great way to celebrate the end of the pandemic. Of course, if there are any lingering issues with the pandemic next fall, we take appropriate precautions.

The last Taste of Annandale in 2019 drew at least 5,000 people – and this year’s Taste is like to be even bigger.

As in past years, the 2021 Taste of Annandale will have restaurants, food trucks, live entertainment, a special program just for children, a 5K race, best-dressed pet contest, beer garden, and vendors.

The Taste of Annandale is a celebration of the community’s diversity, and what better way to do that than highlight the area’s diverse culinary and cultural traditions.

The top priority for the organizers, the Annandale Roundtable, is securing sponsorships.

For local businesses and organizations, becoming a sponsor of the Taste of Annandale is a great way to attract new customers and enhance your reputation as a leader in the community.

Planning is still in the early stages, but there are likely to be three levels of sponsorships: Platinum, Gold, and Silver. More details will be coming soon, as well as a signup form. Meanwhile, if you are interested in learning more about sponsorships, send an email to

More information and signup sheets for restaurants, food trucks, and other vendors, will also be available soon, along with details on the 5K Race and other elements of the Taste of Annandale.

To all the new restaurants that have opened or are opening soon in Annandale and surrounding areas: please consider joining the Taste to introduce yourselves to the community.

The Taste of Annandale is a joint effort of the all-volunteer Annandale Roundtable, Fairfax County Police Department, Department of Community and Neighborhood Services, the ACCA Child Development Center, and Fairfax County Communities of Trust Committee.

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