The Arizona Bao and Dumpling Festival is coming to Downtown Chandler. Explore all the different varieties of baos and dumplings from traditional to creative interpretations. What is a bao? From Food Republic, a bao or known as a steamed bun or baozi is a "complete meal conveniently packed away in a white, warm, soft bun." Or what we like to say, an amazing delicious experience. Baos are a form of dumplings and you can try different dumplings from various cultures from takoyaki to potstickers.
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Dr. A.J. Chandler Park
3 S Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225
Saturday, Sept 25th // 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Early admission at 10:30 AM available for early admission tickets only.
Most bao or dumpling businesses will have at least one bao or dumpling on their menu that is $5 or under. We will have games free to play. We will also have a curated marketplace with local artists. Boba, desserts, and other Asian dishes will be available too. Children 6 and under are free. Parking is free in in the parking lots and parking garages in Downtown Chandler.
Every attendee will require a ticket for entry. No refunds are available. The ticket cost is for admission only. All food and drink is sold separately. All of the local businesses will be collecting their own sales. They do not offset the event production costs. Most vendors will accept both cash and card. We do recommend bringing cash for this event and coming with a group of your friends and families to try a little bit from everywhere!
Vendors will sanitize their booths regularly. A cleaning company is hired to sanitize the tables and chairs. A face mask or cloth face covering is required per City of Chandler. When eating, the face mask or cloth face covering can be removed, but we ask when standing in line is when to use a face mask or cloth face covering. Event times will be staggered. Due to the staggered times and the number of tickets allocated to each time per the park capacity, you must arrive during the following times for admission or you may not be able to enter if the event is at capacity.
Early admission tickets - Please arrive at 10:30am and no later than 11:30am
General admission tickets - Please arrive at 12:00pm and no later than 1:30pm
Happy hour admission tickets - Please arrive between 2:00pm and until end of the event
Refunds are unavailable if you miss your admission time. If you need to switch tickets for a different admission time, you can email us at [masked] and we will accommodate if tickets are not sold out online. Happy hour admission is at a discounted price, but we do not guarantee all food and drink choices will be available from vendors. Vendors may have some menu items that are limited and due to supply, may not carry every choice featured below during happy hour admission. There will be food available during the event for happy hour, but there may also be a couple vendors who may be sold out. If there is something that you would like to eat specifically, we encourage you to purchase early admission or general admission tickets.
Menu list and vendor list subject to change due to the pandemic. We appreciate your understanding.