Great Food, Terrific Entertainment To Highlight Taste Of Saugatuck
The 26th Annual Taste of Saugatuck will be held Sunday, August 25 from noon until 7 p.m. at Wick’s Park and Water Street in downtown Saugatuck.
This family event brings together over a dozen local culinary artisans and restaurants preparing a vast array of edibles. Some of the restaurants joining Taste this year include:
Mermaid Bar & Grill, featuring their popular Margarita Chicken, Jumbo Shrimp Tacos, Coconut Cream Pies and more; The White House Bistro, with new exciting dishes from the new owners; Kilwin’s Chocolates treat your sweet tooth with ice cream in waffle cone dishes, chocolate covered strawberries, and their very popular Caramel Apples. Others participating include: Wicks Park Bar & Grille, The Hickory Pit, Spectators Sports Bar and Grill, Earl’s Farm Market, WhatNot Inn and more.
In addition to the largest line up of food in recent years, a beer tent features microbrews from the Saugatuck Brewing Company along with wine from local wineries, Fenn Valley and Tabor Hill.
As always, a special kids corner will be available to entertain the kids. This year will also see the return of Shoreline Realtor’s “Celebrity Dunk Tank.” There is no general admission charge for this annual event. Food and beverage tickets are available in one dollar increments and no single taste item is more than $5 making it a very affordable afternoon.
Taste of Saugatuck, sponsored by the Saugatuck-Douglas Visitors Bureau, raises funds from this event for local school scholarships and events. This year co-chairs Clare Ray and Christine Pierce announced that Taste 26 will offer a scholarship for a student entering the hospitality and culinary industry.
The Gazebo in the park will feature live entertainment all afternoon. Crowd estimates for last year exceeded 8,000. Visitors and locals alike mingle while enjoying great food, great music, and great wine and beer in a beautiful Saugatuck downtown setting.
“It’s a wonderful family event for all ages. Bring your appetite, ” co-chair Christine Pierce adds.
Additional information is available from the Saugatuck-Douglas Visitors Bureau at (269) 857-1701 or www.saugatuck.com