How much are you actually feeding me? Is there a menu I can look at?
The participating restaurants will provide unlimited sampling. We plan long and hard to ensure none of the restaurants run out of food. We guarantee you will not leave hungry.


Can I get a tour of the Test Kitchen?
Tours of the ATK Test Kitchens and sets are included in the Backstage ticket (Saturday night - includes admission to Main Event) and Kids Backstage ticket (Sunday).


I have a special diet or food allergies; is this event for me?
We try our best to accommodate all. We will denote on signage and in the printed guide which menu items are gluten free, vegetarian, or contains nuts.


What should I wear to the event?
Friday night’s ATK 20th Anniversary Celebration is indoors.

Saturday’s ATK Boston EATS and Sunday’s ATK Kids Fest are outdoors so please dress according to the weather in comfortable attire.

There will be a coat check at Friday night’s event but not on Saturday and Sunday. We do not have storage for any large bags or luggage.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
All events except ATK Kids Fest (Sunday, 10/27) are 21+. Please bring proper photo identification.

Will there be swag?
Yes! You can buy ATK cookbooks (get them signed by our cast and test cooks!), festival t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hats.


Will there be bathrooms and where are they?
There are accessible indoor bathrooms. The locations will be printed on the event map you will receive at registration. If you have trouble locating the bathrooms, please contact any member of the ATK team wearing a “Staff” shirt and they will be happy to point you in the right direction.


Can I bring my kids?
Sunday’s event is for the whole family, all ages are welcome. All other events are 21+.


I’m visiting from out of state – any tips for me?
Welcome to Boston! We have partnered with local Marriott hotels to offer you exclusive ATK EATS discounted rates. Please check out the directions and accommodations page for further details on how to book your room.