Because of bad weather predicted, Fayette’s foodie tour has been moved to June 11 at the same venue and time.
The 16th Annual Taste of Fayette returns to Historic Downtown Fayetteville on June 11, from noon to 4 p.m., and all are welcome to come out and participate as competing local restaurants are awarded “Finest Taste”, “Finest Treat”, and “Most Amazing Booth”.
“Taste of Fayette is one of the largest and most popular events we host each year here in Fayetteville,” said Main Street Program Manager Joyce Waits. “Great food and great appetites make for a great festival.”
Taste of Fayette takes place at Stonewall Village across the street from the Old Fayette County Courthouse. The city’s Downtown Parking Map can be found at www.fayetteville-ga.gov.
Admission is free, and guests use tokens, which are sold for 50 cents each, to purchase food and beverages from local eateries. This year’s restaurant lineup includes AZN, Broadway Diner, Olde Courthouse Tavern, Gremlin Growlers, My Sister’s Sweet Potato Pie, OZ Pizza, Partner’s II Pizza, Petite Pies, Pies on Pizza, Pita Mediterranean Street Food, Rosa’s Home Cooking, Royal Stix Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi, Slices of Joy, Star of India, TCBY, Twisted Taco, and Village Cafe. Tokens can be purchased with cash or credit cards, and an ATM will be on site for your convenience.
Beer and wine will also be available at the Lane Brown Gazebo with a selection of brews to enjoy with the food samplings of the day.
While munching on the various tastes, visitors can also stroll through the non-food section showcasing a variety of other local businesses. At the Kids Corner, children can visit the bouncy house and slide at no charge. Face painting, balloon making and sand art will be available for tokens or cash, and bungee jumping will available for cash only.
The fountain stage will be alive all day featuring the Jess Goggans Band. Also, near the stage area, a children’s art tent will feature artwork from each of the county’s public schools. At the centerpiece is a large mural for all children to put their own artistic touches. In an effort to support the many young artists in Fayette County, Fayetteville Main Street is giving a senior student in each high school the opportunity to apply for an art scholarship. The students have already submitted a portfolio of their work and the scholarship recipients are chosen from those. Each applicant is a college-bound, art major. The winners will be announced during an awards ceremony at 2:30pm. Restaurant booth awards will also be presented at this ceremony.
While you are enjoying Taste of Fayette, be sure to drop by the Fayetteville Main Street booth and pick up free 2017 Events calendars and reasonably priced city souvenirs, including the popular Holliday Dorsey Fife Museum “Doc Holliday” T-shirts. Fayetteville City Hall will also have a booth signing people up for the city’s e-mail newsletter while offering free prize drawing entries.
No outside food or drinks will be allowed.
The Taste of Fayette is presented by Fayetteville Main Street. For more information, call 770-719-4173.
Additional upcoming Fayetteville Main Street activities can be found on the Events page at www.fayetteville-ga.gov and on the city’s Facebook page @fayettevillega.gov.