Back at Jack London Square this Friday afternoon, Saturday, and Sunday, the Eat Real Fest will be a comfortable, outdoor activity with temps in the 70s. Hooray! Past years have featured melting ice cream and high demand for water.
Intended to promote our awareness of how wonderful fresh, homemade food can be, Eat Real Fest will introduce attendees to amazing new places to eat. Street food and small restaurant vendors set up trucks and offer their wares for $1 to $10 each (some offer small portions in order to do that). Expect lots of booths named “Dirt to Dish”, “Ocean to Table,” “Farm to Fridge”, or “Vineyard to My Wine Glass.” Cooking demos abound.
Is the Eat Real Festival good for kids?
“It has been great for kids in the past,” says our co-founder, Heather Flett. “Crowded and absolutely delicious with hands-on kids activities and tasting to promote eating real food.”
I'm not so sure if it's good for my kids, but if yours like to eat, consider this free weekend outing!
Expect a gajillion food trucks, live demonstrations, classes, tastings, tiny food samples, and other activities to let your kids know that REAL food is GOOD food.
Admission is free, food is available for purchase, and select classes require pre-registration and payment. (Fermenting Rainbows is designed for kids)
Parents should start at Harrison Street
A Family Zone will be found on Saturday and Sunday with the following activities
- 12pm-4pm: Instacirque workshop (circus workshop for kids/all ages) with Circus of Smiles
- 2:30pm-4:30pm: Prescott Circus performers (An exciting and innovative after school program for Oakland youth)
- All day: Fun for the whole family…Lawn games, Giant Jenga and Giant Connect 4!
Date Night opportunity
Want to go without kids? The festival is held at Jack London Square Friday through Sunday.
Friday 3pm to 9pm
Saturday 10:30am to 9pm
Sunday 10:30am to 6pm.
Pro tip: Bring your own water bottle for free refills.
Did you go in past years? Did you love it enough to go back?
[Photos: Eat Real Fest, Anna Azimi, and Heather Flett]