ALPHARETTA, Ga. – For the 24th year, Taste of Alpharetta will return May 8 to downtown Alpharetta.
Taste of Alpharetta has become an annual tradition for festival-goers, families and food connoisseurs for 24 years. Make reservations to dine in historic downtown Alpharetta at over 50 restaurants in one fun night. Sample delicious appetizers, entrées and desserts from the top menus in town. Enjoy culinary demonstrations, activities and entertainment to please every palette. Admission is free. Food tickets are 50 cents each, and restaurants participating in the Taste will charge $1-3 per food sample.
The music stage will have harmonic rock, folk and R&B bands. A separate culinary stage will pair top area chefs against one another in contests. Metro Atlanta radio stations and children’s fun zones will round out the entertainment at Alpharetta’s premier dining experience.
• 5:30 p.m. – The Shadowboxers
• 7:15 p.m. – Mayor and City Council / Sponsors
• 7:30 p.m. – Rosco Bandana
• 8:30 p.m. – Culinary competition awards
CULINARY COMPETITIONS AND STAGE (located on Roswell Street):
From 5 to 7:30 p.m., culinary competitions will heat up Roswell Street. A separate culinary stage diagonally across from the music stage will pair top area chefs against one another in contests for best salad/appetizer, best fast casual entrée, best fine dining entrée, best dessert, best presentation and best booth.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS (located on Roswell Street at the culinary stage):
Ballots will be available at the culinary stage through 7 p.m. There are no judging guidelines for this category. The restaurant with the most votes wins the people’s choice award, so stop by the stage.
FUN ZONES (located on Old Roswell and Old Canton streets):
Come play on the Titanic, Fire Truck, Cars 5-in-1 Combo, Monster Jeep, 24-foot Dual Extreme Slide, Dragon Obstacle Course, Double Decker Bus, Pirate Ship Adventure, Jurassic Adventure, Noah’s Ark, Carousel Bounce, Popcorn, Hoops, Temple of Doom Obstacle Course, Speed Throw, Ironman Obstacle Course, 24-foot Dual Slide, Adventure Course II, Adventure Course I and King Kong’s Revenge, Guitar Hero, Train, Rock Climbing and more. Children can also enjoy wacky hair, face painting, balloon art, henna art, sand art and much more.