Guy Fieri is known as “The Mayor of Flavortown,” but anyone who wants to visit that magical land will have a bit of trouble getting there when you consider it doesn’t exist as a physical, tangible entity. However, that will (sort of change) when 2024 rolls around thanks to the event the chef is gearing up to launch.
If you’re a fan of Guy Fieri, you probably know he spent his formative years in Northern California and still resides in the area while routinely going out of his way to feed people tasked with battling the wildfires that routinely break out in the region.
However, the chef can technically trace his roots back to Columbus, Ohio, where he was born and briefly raised before his family headed out west and set up shop in Humboldt County.
While Fieri may not really identify with The Buckeye State, some people there have tried to claim him as their own; in 2020, an online petition to ditch the Columbus name in favor of “Flavortown” racked up tens of thousands of signatures after going viral.
We (sadly) don’t live in a world where Fieri’s fictional realm is the actual name of a state capital, but People reports he’s going back to his roots by throwing the first ever “Flavortown Fest,” which he described as “two full days of awesome music, the best chefs, real deal food from around the nation and a whole lotta fun that you’re gonna have to see to believe!”
That gathering will kick off in Columbus on June 1, 2024 at The Lawn at CAS, and a two-day pass will set you back $155 (some of the proceeds will benefit local charities with a special emphasis on organizations who work with veterans and first responders).
It might be a little steep, but can you really put a price on a trip to Flavortown?