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The Emporiyum DC 2019

November 8, 2019 - 6:00pm to November 10, 2019 - 4:00pm


The Emporiyum is back and better than ever! Join us on November 8 - 10, 2019 at Dock5 @ Union Market in Washington, DC. 

Grab all your savvy foodie friends and join us for this one-of-a-kind food marketplace featuring the tastiest treats from around the country. Discover delicious foods and purchase thoughtful gifts and top-quality products from a lineup of artisans you won’t find anywhere else. There will be tunes, sips, and samples. 

Tickets on sale now! More details to follow!

Friday Night Preview Party

  • This ticket includes first access to The Emporiyum on Friday, November 8 starting at 6pm.

  • The Friday Night Preview Party includes access to ALL Emporiyum vendors before anyone else, free drinks, samples, and special interactive activities from vendors.

  • The Friday Night Preview Party is limited to 750 people. Shorter lines, smaller crowds, and more time for you and your friends to MEET, EAT, SHOP. 

VIP Tickets:

  • This ticket includes first access to The Emporiyum starting at 10:00am on either Saturday or Sunday.

  • The special VIP hour from 10:00 - 11:00AM includes samples, cocktail sips, and a gift bag filled with fun food treats.

  • VIP is limited to 800 people in that exclusive hour, meaning shorter lines, smaller crowds, and more time for you and your friends to MEET, EAT, SHOP.

General Admission Tickets:

  • General Admission 11:00 gives you access to The Emporiyum starting at 11:00AM.

  • General Admission 12:30 gives you access to The Emporiyum starting at 12:30PM.

  • General Admssion 1:30 gives you access to The Emporiyum starting at 1:30PM.

General Event Hours:

Friday, November 8th - 6:00 - 8:00pm

Saturday, November 9th - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday, November 10th - 10:00am - 4:00pm



What types of vendors can we find at The Emporiyum?

The Emporiyum’s 90+ highly curated vendors range from artisans and producers of pantry and food products to chefs preparing incredible foods to be enjoyed on site. There are a wide variety of foods showcased in our marketplace from sweets and condiments to beer and cocktails, plus prepared dishes to be enjoyed right on site, and so much more.

Are the food vendors gluten-friendly? Vegan-friendly? Allergen-friendly?
Each and every vendor is an expert in their food category and will be able to help guests navigate dietary and allergy restrictions. Please be sure to state your allergy or dietary restriction upon meeting the vendors to avoid any issues. There will be vendors serving dedicated gluten-free and vegan-friendly items. Please refer to the Marketplace on our website to learn more about the vendors.

What do I get for the price of admission?
Admission gets you entrance into our curated marketplace, where you will have access to various samples, foods and beverages, plus will be able to purchase a wonderful selection of products from our 90+ vendors that gather from all over the Mid-Atlantic and the nation. Meet the people behind the brands, sample and try their creations, and shop for the best foods and products from around the country.

I make artisanal/hand-crafted (products). How do I become a vendor?

All vendor inquiries may be sent to

Do I have to buy a ticket for my kids?
Kids 12 and under get in free!

What time does the event end? 
Friday: 8pm; Saturday and Sunday: 4PM

Can I enter the event after my ticketed time?
You can enter the event any time AFTER your ticketed time. For example, if you have an 11:00AM ticket you can enter at 11:00AM or any time after but before the event ends.

Will tickets be sold at the door?
Door tickets are sold base on availability of space. There are limited general admission tickets sold day-of. It is recommended that you buy tickets online before they sell out as VIP and early general admission tickets have a habit of selling out.

I’ve bought a ticket and I can no longer attend. Can I get a refund? Can I come on a different day? Can I give my ticket to someone else?
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Is this event cash-only? Is there an ATM?

The Emporiyum box office and many vendors accept both cash and credit cards. There will be ATMs available on-site.

How can I get involved with The Emporiyum?
We love volunteers with a passion for all things food! If you are interested in joining The Emporiyum Team please email

Dock5 @ Union Market | 1309 5th Street NE, WDC 20002