Samples of local food and beverages will be highlighted at the third annual Taste of Wayne County from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 16 on Van Buren Street and in T. Spencer Knight Canal Park in Newark.
This event is presented by the village of Newark, Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce and Wayne County Farm Bureau.
“It was nice experiencing so much in one place and being able to sample so many items from places I’ve never been to,” said Jeanette George, of Newark, who attended the event last year.
The event hosted 1,200 people, live music and 30 vendors in 2018. This year, The Marbletones will perform.
The Taste of Wayne County was created in 2017 to showcase local vendors, restaurants, and other food- and drink-related businesses through samples of their signature dishes, food products or beverages. Vendors can register for the event through June 17. Email committee@tasteofwaynecounty.org for information.
“We participated in the Taste of Wayne County for the first time in 2018 and had a blast,” said Mike Majors, owner of Craft 120 in Newark. “As a business in our first year of operation, it was great to showcase samples of what our unique menu has to offer. We look forward to making this a yearly event for us.”
Tickets cost $10 in advance for 15 samples. At the event, individual sample tickets are $1. Visit tasteofwaynecounty.org for information.