- $13 for general admission for two on Saturday, September 19, from noon to 10 p.m. ($30 value)
This Groupon includes admission to the festival, entertainment, and kids’ activities. Food and drinks are available for purchase at the festival and children under the age of five are admitted free. The festival features curries from more than 20 different countries.
Tampa Bay International Curry Festival
The Tampa Bay International Curry Festival now doles out thousands in cash prizes to professional and amateur chefs competing in its curry cook-off, but it started out as a friendly family competition. In 2008, Drs. Sadhana and Ram Ramcharran thought it would be fun to have a curry cook-off at their family reunion. But they were surprised to find out that each of their family members prepared their curries differently and wondered how much more variety there could be in kitchens around the world. Three years later they got the chance to find out when their dream—and not the one about sharks developing legs—came true.
Today thousands of people gather at the festival to taste curries and watch chefs create curries representing more than 20 countries compete to be the grand curry champion. The family-friendly event also invites guests to listen to live music, play in bounce houses, watch performers, and visit more than 50 vendor booths.