Event Details


Join us for The Emporiyum, November 9-11, 2018 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.

Friday Night Preview Party Presented by @DCFOODPORN

  • This ticket includes first access to The Emporiyum on Friday, November 9 starting at 6pm.

  • Meet and learn from Justin Schuble, the man behind @DCFOODPORN, the DMV's most prolific food account.

  • The Friday Night Preview Party includes access to ALL Emporiyum vendors before anyone else, free drinks, passed bites, and special interactive activities from vendors. Decorate cakes with Buttercream Bakeshop, mix drinks with Modern Bar Cart, and learn how to select and identify wines with Siptip (and more)!

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

VIP Tickets:

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

  • The special VIP hour from 10-11am includes passed bites, cocktail sips, and a gift bag filled with fun food treats.

  • VIP is limited to 750 people in that exclusive hour, meaning shorter lines, less crowds, and more time for you and your friends to MEET, EAT, and SHOP.

General Admission Tickets:

  • General Admission 11 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 9th - 6-8pm

Saturday, November 10th - 10am-4pm

Sunday, November 11th - 10am-4pm


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 our various vendors in order to avoid any issues. There are a few 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. Meet the people behind the brands, sample and try their various 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 [email protected]

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

What time does the event end?
The event ends at 8pm on Friday and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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 11:00 ticket you can enter in at 11:00 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.

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?

Most vendors as well as The Emporiyum box office 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 [email protected]

  • When: Fri Nov. 9 - 6:00 pm
    Sun Nov. 11 4:00 pm

  • Address: 1309 5th St NE
    Washington DC,US 20002

  • Web: Visit Website