Since 2003, Birmingham Originals has hosted the Magic City's premier food and wine festival, Breakin' Bread. The annual festival is being promoted by the Alabama Department of Tourism as part of "The Year of Alabama Food" campaign, which highlights Alabama's burgeoning culinary scene. And last year, Breakin' Bread was selected as a Top 10 attraction in Alabama.
Breakin' Bread is a welcoming community event that keeps the entire family entertained. Food enthusiasts will be treated to signature dishes from Birmingham’s best local restaurants with beer, wine and soft drink selections. Unlimited food and beverages are included in your admission price. Live music and other activities will provide the perfect break from the feast. New this year will be a Beer Garden featuring local breweries and a Farmers Market coordinated by REV Birmingham's Urban Food Project offering local produce for purchase.
For children of all ages, there will be an expanded children’s area featuring live animal encounters chaperoned by The Birmingham Zoo, pumpkin carving, motorized boat racing and other interactive activities.
General admission tickets are $50 per person, $20 for 12-20 year olds and free admission for children under 12 years old. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available for $100 per person. VIP ticket holders will be granted access to the VIP area featuring a cooking competition sponsored by Alabama Cattleman's Association, a Jones is Thirsty No-Snobbery wine tasting, special drink selections and covered seating. VIP guests will also receive reserved parking and shuttle service to the event.
Over the years, Birmingham Originals has donated $85,000 to various local charities and once again, a portion of this year’s ticket sales will go to local charities. Proceeds will benefit Camp Smile-A-Mile and Make a Wish Alabama in association with Children's of Alabama. So come support the Birmingham Originals – locally owned restaurants giving back to our local community!
Breakin' Bread 2014, The Local Flavor Festival
Sunday, October 5, 1-5 p.m.
Birmingham’s Railroad Park
1600 1st Ave. S.
Birmingham, AL 35233
Tickets: All tickets include unlimited food, beer and wine tastings as well as all activities and live musical entertainment. (See additional VIP benefits below.)
1. General Admission Tickets (Age 21+)
2. Young Adult Tickets (12-20)
3. Children Under 12 – FREE
4. VIP Tickets- A limited number of VIP tickets are available. VIP guests will be granted access to the VIP area featuring featuring a cooking competition among 4 area chefs, a No-Snobbery wine tasting, special drink selections and covered seating. VIP guests will also receive reserved parking and shuttle service to the event.
Volunteers Click Here. (Volunteers are limited to referred member restaurant employees and charitable partner associates. Birmingham Originals will not be accepting unsolicited volunteers at this time. Thank you!)
Breakin' Bread 2014, The Local Flavor Festival
FOOD & BEVERAGE PRESENTERS
ALABEV / BIRMINGHAM BEVERAGE
BELLINIS RISTORANTE & BAR
BOB SYKES BAR-B-Q
BOTTEGA RESTAURANT & CAFE
BUFFALO ROCK COMPANY / PEPSI
CENTURY RESTAURANT & BAR
CHEZ LULU / CONTINENTAL BAKERY
DG RESTAURANT & BAR
HOT AND HOT FISH CLUB
JOHN'S CITY DINER
JOJO'S ON BROADWAY
LITTLE SAVANNAH RESTAURANT & BAR
MAFIAOZA’S PIZZERIA & NEIGHBORHOOD PUB
NABEEL’S CAFÉ & MARKET
OCEAN AND 26
REGIONAL PRODUCE DISTRIBUTORS
ROYAL CUP COFFEE
SLICE PIZZA & BREW
SOL’S SANDWICH SHOP & DELI
THE BRIGHT STAR RESTAURANT
THE J. CLYDE
THE PANTRY BY STONE HOLLOW FARMSTEAD
THE SILVERTRON CAFÉ
What is Breakin' Bread 2014, The Local Flavor Festival?
It is the premier food and wine fundraising festival of Alabama hosted annually in October by The Birmingham Originals. www.birminghamoriginals.org. Enjoy samplings from more than 40 independent Birmingham restaurants with wine and beer tastings.
When is Breakin' Bread 2014?
Sunday, October 5th from 1-5 p.m.
Where is Breakin' Bread 2014?
It will take place at Birmingham’s Railroad Park located at 1600 1st Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35233 www.railroadpark.org
Where can I buy tickets?
Tickets may be purchased online and at the door. Please remember the number of VIP tickets is limited.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes. Major credit cards and debit cards will be accepted.
What’s included in the General Admission ticket?
General admission tickets allow access to unlimited food and wine tastings, kid's Area with petting Zoo hosted by the Birmingham Zoo, face painting, clowns, pumpkin carving, motorized boats & inflatables, Beer Garden featuring our popular breweries, wine seminar by Jones is Thirsty, as well as all other festiviites, such as musical entertainment and family activities. Remember, the $50 ticket price comes with a free $10 gift card good at most Originals restaurants
What’s the benefit of a VIP ticket?
VIP ticket holders will be granted access to the VIP area featuring an Alabama Cattleman's Association cooking competition among 4 area chefs, a Jones is Thirsty No-Snobbery wine tasting, special drink selections and covered seating. VIP guests will also receive reserved parking and shuttle service to the event.
VIP These $100 tickets come with a $20 gift card good at most Originals restaurants & also
Free priority parking & shuttle service to and from the park
Private, VIP entrance
Souvenir etched wine glass
Covered seating area & personal wait staff
Front row seating for Iron Chef cook off & samplings from all participants
Front row seating for Wine Seminar by Jones is Thirsty
High end wines & special cocktails provided by Cathead Vodka
Massages & other treatments provided by Virginia College School of Cosmetology
How do I get around at the festival? It is a walking festival covering approximately 2 blocks (including the park’s natural amphitheatre). You may bring lawn chairs or a blanket for concert seating.
Where do I park for the event?
There are numerous free parking spaces on the streets and in lots surrounding the park on Sundays.
Does Breakin' Bread benefit any nonprofit organization?
Yes. Breakin' Bread 2014 will raise money for select local charities, including Camp Smile-A-Mile and Make a Wish Foundation of Alabama
Are children allowed at the event? Yes. Admission is free for children under 12 and there will be numerous children's activities. Children have access to unlimited food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Are tickets refundable?
Tickets are non-refundable.
Is smoking allowed?
No. There is no smoking at Railroad Park
Is there a dress code?
No. Casual clothing and comfortable shoes are suggested.