The 2022 Hey Stamford! Food Festival takes place over two weekends Thursday, August 11 – Sunday, August 14 and Thursday, August 18 – Sunday, August 21 at Mill River Park in downtown Stamford, CT.

The Hey Stamford! Food Festival is a Rain or Shine Event. Admission to the Hey Stamford! Food Festival does not include food or beverages. Artist lineups are subject to change without notice. No refunds issued.

Can I purchase tickets at the door? Yes, tickets will be available at the door on event days when gates open. To ensure the most efficient method of entry, guests are encouraged to purchase online in advance. Day of event admission at the door is cash only. Participating vendors at The Hey Stamford! Food Festival will be accepting credit cards as a form of payment; others will be on a cash-only basis.  Beer, water and soft drink sales are cash only. ATM’s will be available within the festival grounds.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Print your ticket or display on your IPHONE/ANDROID device for entry.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? All ages event. Children under 10 are admitted free (with a ticket holding parent/guardian). All other patrons must purchase a ticket for entry. Guests 21 years of age or older wishing to purchase alcohol and enter The Blind Rhino Beer Garden must provide valid identification.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? There is one entrance to the festival area, located on WASHINGTON BLVD and BROAD STREET.

Mill River Park is located steps within Stamford’s Downtown, offering more than 9,500 parking spaces in 15 locations. Map of Stamford Downtown Parking Locations

What can I bring into the event?


  • Purses/bags larger than 14x11x 5 and any backpacks are not allowed. ALL bags are subject to search.
  • Coolers, Containers, Liquids, Outside Food & Beverage of any kind.
  • Animals/Pets (except visibly documented service animals).
  • Bicycles, Skateboards, Roller Blades, Hover Boards, Drones.
  • Firearms, Fireworks, Knives, weapons.
  • Illegal substances/drugs.
  • Sporting equipment of any kind.
  • Video cameras, professional/long lens cameras, recording equipment, drones/flying devices.


  • To ensure the highest level of safety, all entrants will be subject to a courteous screening of personal items and patdowns, wanding, and bag check via professional private security.
  • No Re-entry into the event. Guests may not re-enter the festival grounds upon exiting.
  • Police reserve the right to limit entry due to crowd control, regardless of whether or not a patron has a ticket (City policy).
  • Any guest that shows signs of intoxicated or belligerent behavior will be escorted from the festival grounds not be granted re-entry.
  • Private Security and Stamford Police will be on hand to ensure the safety and security of all patrons.


Please send questions only to addresses with associated topics. If you are unsure which e-mail to use, please send your questions to the general info address.

INQUIRIES REGARDING PURCHASED TICKETS: Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/support/contact-us

BECOME A SPONSOR: Email ilario@parachuteconcerts.com

BECOME A FOOD VENDOR: Email pj@heystamford.com

SUBMIT AN ARTIST TO PERFORM: Email info@heystamford.com

PRESS & EDITORIAL INQUIRIES: For any questions related to press/media at the festival, contact info@heystamfordfoodfest.com

MARKETING & MEDIA PARTNERSHIPS: Email info@heystamfordfoodfest.com

GENERAL INFO & QUESTIONS: Email info@heystamfordfoodfest.com

Please have patience – we receive a large number of emails each day and will answer questions in the order in which they are received.

COVID-19 SAFETY PLEDGE: The Hey Stamford! Food Festival is fully dedicated to providing consumers with enhanced health and safety measures. All CDC Guidelines shall be implemented and adhered to.

COVID-19 WARNING/LEGAL DISCLAIMER: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and Guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By visiting The Hey Stamford! Food Festival you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. By entering The Hey Stamford! Food Festival, you are confirming that you and all persons in your party are not experiencing any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at CDC.gov, including Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea. You have not been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms without completing a 14-day quarantine. You are not under any self-quarantine orders.

Patrons who cannot confirm all of the above criteria must not enter The Hey Stamford! Food Festival. If at any point during their visit a patron does not meet all of the above criteria, they and their traveling party will be required to leave the property.

Each ticketed day is an individual rain or shine event. Artists may cancel their scheduled performance due to any COVID-19 pandemic related occurrence. Artist performance cancellation is not grounds for a ticket refund. The ticket is a revocable license for the time/date listed on the ticket. Mill River Park is a NON-SMOKING venue. “Management” means Parachute Concerts LLC., and their affiliates. Management reserves the right without the refund of any portion of the ticket purchase price, to refuse admission or to eject any person who fails to comply with the stated rules of the venue, local, state or federal law or whose conduct is deemed illegal, disorderly, or offensive by Management. Persons entering the facility are subject to search for contraband. Ticket user bears all risks of personal injury incidental to the event, whether occurring before, during or after the event. Ticket user bears all risks, including cancellation of the event and of inclement weather. The resale or attempted resale of the ticket for a price higher than that appearing on the ticket is prohibited and if discovered will result in the ticket being voided without refund. The ticket may not be used for advertising promotion (including contests and sweepstakes), or other trade purposes without the express written consent of Management. Ticket user consents to Management’s use of their image or likeness incidental to any video display, transmission, or recording of the event.