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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What about taking children on the tour?

    While we offer both adolescent and children tickets, the tour i s 3 hours long and some children have a limited attention span and therefore the tour may not be appropriate for some of them. Parents, who know their children best, should assess the situation individually.

  • Does the tour end at the same place we meet?

    No, Oswego Food & History Tour will end one block from where you began. We will end at an establishment almost within eyesight of the parking area.

  • Are Pets allowed on the tour?

    Due to policies of various food establishments we visit, pets of any kind are not allowed on the tour.

  • Do your tours have anything to offer natives of O

    Oswego locals who participated in the first tour were amazed at how much they learned about the history of our city. Although locals all, everyone visited a place that had not been to before!

  • How many food stops are there?

    We have agreements with 9 establishments, however, due to events in differing establishments not all participate during each tour. There will always be at least 5-6 food stops - most times more...

  • How much food is served on the food tour?

    Please understand our food tours are not intended to replace breakfast and lunch combined, so please consider eating breakfast before the tour. We serve enough food that for most participants, lunch afterwards is not necessary. With the combination of drink and food tastings combined with breaks for

  • If I am bringing an infant/very young child, do I

    If you are bringing an infant/very young child and they will not be participating in the tastings, you do not need to purchase a ticket for them. However, please do let us know if you will be attending with an infant or young child when you purchase tickets in the Notes section.

  • Are bathrooms available during the tour?

    Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations.

  • Are cameras allowed on the tour?

    Yes, Cameras and filming are allowed during the tour. We strongly encourage participants to take photos during the tour (and hope you will share them with your friends).

  • How much walking is involved?

    Tours generally last approximately 3 hours and participants can expect to be standing or walking for a majority of the time. We walk at a moderate pace and also provide at least 4 resting locations for at least 30-40 minutes total.

  • If a food tour is sold out, can I get on a waiting

    We do not provide a waiting list. If you have a group of 5 or more (not to exceed 12) you can use the private tour option.

  • Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?

    Tickets are purchased online in advance. To maximize your chances of getting the day, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.

  • Is there parking near the tour meeting point?

    Yes, there is public parking located near the meeting point of the tour. Specific parking details are included in the meeting location directions after purchasing ticket(s) with location, pricing, and hours.

  • What if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?

    Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can attempt to accommodate your needs. However since this is an event, please put aside dieting during the tour.

  • Does the tour leader accept gratuities?

    Gratuities are greatly appreciated, although not mandatory. The standard in this industry is 15%.

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