NYC Dumpling Festival 2015

Calling all dumpling fans! Come and join us at the NYC Dumpling Festival taking place this Saturday, September 26th – which happens to be the first annual National Dumpling Day.

NYC Dumpling Festival

This fun festival offers free admission, but a $20 ticket will accommodate a selection of dumplings from cultures around the world.  From pirogies to potstickers and everything in between – expect offerings from China, Italy, Korea, Poland and more!

With belly dancers and beat-boxers – live cultural performances will be woven throughout the festival – along with a Dumpling Mama mascot, raffles (hello round-trip airfare!), dumpling-making classes, and the highly anticipated Chef One’s 12th Annual Dumpling Eating Contest. Slots to participate in the contest are already at capacity, but be sure to watch along at 1 pm to see who will take home that grand prizes of $2,000 in both the female and male categories.

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Interested in how competitive eating is done?  World Famous competitive eater, Takeru Kobayashi will be performing a 30-second demo of dumpling eating before sitting down to serve as a judge in the contest.

Best of all, a ticket purchase provides fun you can feel good about – with 100% of all proceeds from ticket sales directly donated to Food Bank For NYC which warehouses and distributes free food to over 1.5 million hungry New Yorkers each year.

For more info visit the official Dumpling Festival website and Facebook Page.  Find details below – we hope to see you there!

  • Date: Saturday, September 26th, 2015
  • Location: Sara D. Roosevelt Park at E. Houston St (next to Whole Foods Bowery location)
  • Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm (Dumpling Eating Contest at 1:00pm)

This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own.  Images via NYC Dumpling Festival. 



  1. I’ll admit it, I’m not a huge dumpling fan however, this looks like such a fun event! I wonder if anyone has come up with gluten-free dumplings??!! 😉


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