Flavortown may have begun as a mythical place, but Guy Fieri has done quite a bit to turn it into something tangible. From Flavortown Market and the Flavortown Kitchen app to the new NFL x Flavortown Collection, the Flavortown Fest is the next step in Fieri’s food empire. However, for those who are aware that he grew up in Ferndale, California, who are wondering, “Why Ohio?” Fieri has an answer. “I was actually born in Columbus, Ohio, so one might say it’s pretty much the birthplace of Flavortown,” Fieri said in a statement. “But in 2024, we’re making it official with the launch of Flavortown Fest.”
While guests and events to be featured at Flavortown Fest haven’t been announced, a schedule that includes musical performances, chef appearances, and other programming will be released soon. Anyone who purchases Early Bird tickets between now and December 9 will be entitled to VIP upgrades like special seating, experiences, and access unavailable to the standard Fest-goer.
Fieri has shown that he’s a fan of festivals, having been a staple of the Stagecoach country music festival in Indio for the past several years, doing Smokehouse demos and serving chicken wings, beef brisket, and ribs. With Flavortown Fest, Fieri finally gets to put all his talents into a unique signature event.