Rained-out Taste of Fayette reset for Sunday, June 23


The 18th annual Taste of Fayette foodie festival set for June 9 was rained out, but it is now reset for Sunday, June 23, at the Historic Fayette County Courthouse lawn.

Taking place on the old courthouse grounds, the event runs from noon to 4 p.m., several food vendors from all over Fayette County will compete for “Finest Taste”, “Finest Treat”, and “Most Amazing Booth”.

Offering even more flavor to Taste of Fayette, this year’s live music will be served up by Atlanta’s own Soulhound, who promise to deliver their trademark soul and R&B while stirring in a bit of this and a dash of that throughout the afternoon.

A kid zone will be featured again this year with inflatables, face painting and balloons as well as rock painting with the much-loved Fayette Rocks Kindness Project.  Around two dozen vendors will be on the grounds for the event.

A hallmark of each Taste of Fayette is the fact that the food vendors aren’t just feeding the crowd. They’re doing their best to win bragging rights for the coming year.

“Our restaurants really step up to the challenge,” Joyce Waits, Main Street program manager, said. “Our anonymous judges take their job seriously as well. When we hand out the awards at the end of the day, our judges have worked hard to pick the superlatives in each category.”

Generous tastes from each food vendor will be available for purchase using tokens sold 10 for $5. Coca-Cola trailers and the Gremlin Growlers booth will be on site to keep the crowd cool with drinks also purchased by tokens. Portable toilets and hand-washing facilities will be on site.

Parking for Taste of Fayette is available all around the Courthouse Square, including Stonewall Village by the new Lane Brown Gazebo and Fayetteville City Hall located just south of the square by Fayetteville Fire Station #91. A Downtown Parking Map is available online at Fayetteville-GA.gov/DowntownParking.

For more Taste of Fayette information, contact the Main Street Fayetteville office at 770-719-4173 or jwaits@fayetteville-ga.gov.