FESTIVAL SEASON IN NEW BEDFORD BEGINS WITH TASTE OF SOUTHCOAST!
Plans are well under way for Downtown New Bedford, Inc's Sixth Annual Taste Of SouthCoast festival. Join us on Sunday, May 20 from 12 noon to 5 pm. in Custom House Square in the beautiful New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. Pier Fish Company, who is the Premier Sponsor, continues their tradition of corporate sponsorship of Taste Of SouthCoast, and supporting our community. We are also very grateful for the support of our Entertainment Sponsors, St. Anne's Credit Union, and the Gold Level Sponsors: Prysmian Group- HallKeen Management- Halloran, Lukoff & Smith – NStar – and Webster Bank.. Silver Level Sponsors: Draka Cableteq USA; BayCoast Bank; Douglas Wine & Spirits; First Citizens Federal Credit Union; L. Knife, The Regency, Poyant Signs and Reynolds DeWalt.
Packages explaining the details of participation for both restaurants & sponsors can be downloaded above.
Taste Of SouthCoast has a well deserved reputation as the best deal in town for the quality and quantity of food our patrons have to sample. Attendees will taste a variety of offerings from local, area restaurants--there will certainly be something for everyone to enjoy! New England crafted beers and locally grown and bottled wines from Travessia, soft drinks and homemade ice cream from Cafe Arpeggio are also available to complement the food offerings. The Taste Of SouthCoast event will be held rain or shine under the tents. Live music also adds to the fun atmosphere. This year's musical entertainment includes local favorites The Relics and the J. Kelley Band. Listen at http://jkelleymusic.com/.
A major feature of Taste OF SouthCoast is a spirit of friendly competition among local, area restaurants that will culminate in awards. Participants cast their votes for their favorite restaurant in the following categories: The “People's Choice” Award will go to the most voted for food offering and “Best Booth Presentation” award will go to the participant that receives the most votes for best decorated and creative booth.
Ticket prices are $15 in advance and $18 day of the event for adults, $5 for children 6-12, free for 5 and younger.Tickets can be purchased on-line (see above) or at Douglas Wine and Spirits, Cardoza's Wine and Spirits, Acme Liquors on Dartmouth Street and at many of the participating restaurants.