Taste of SouthCoast
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Noon-5pm, Tasting ends at 3:15pm
Pier 3 on New Bedford's historic working waterfront

Plans are well under way for Downtown New Bedford, Inc.’s Ninth Annual Taste Of SouthCoast festival!

Join us on Sunday, May 17 from 12 noon to 5 pm. Located on Pier 3 in New Bedford's historic working waterfront. The “tasting” goes until 3:15, but music and fun continue right through 5:00 pm with The Dave Charnley Band. This band will be sure to please our audience with a mix of Chicago style blues, country, Caribbean and swing.

Sample and taste a variety of offerings from more than 20 area restaurants, caterers and bakeries. The following have signed on to date:  All Friends Catering & BBQ - Artisan Bake Shop ; The Black Whale Restaurant;  Brew Fish Bar & Eatery; Café Arpeggio;  Capriottis Sandwich Shop;  Dorothy Cox Chocolates;  Freestone's City Grill; Olive Garden; Morton's Fork Catering;  No Problemo;  Mad Good Cookie Co.;  Fay's Restaurant & Catering and Tia Maria's European Café.  We are still recruiting participants. Information packages are available through our web-site or by calling the DNB, Inc. office.

A major feature of Taste of SouthCoast is a spirit of friendly competition that will culminate in awards. Participants cast their votes for their favorites in the following categories: The “People's Choice” Awards will go to the most voted for food and dessert offering and “Best Booth Presentation awards will go to the participant that receives the most votes for best decorated and creative booth. 

The “Taste” offers something for everyone to enjoy!  New England crafted beers, locally grown and bottled wines, and soft drinks are available to complement the food offerings.  The GLCPS will do face painting for children, The New Bedford Fire Museum will offer antique fire truck rides, and our friends from Buttonwood Park will bring surprise visitors.

The Taste Of SouthCoast is held rain or shine under the tents on City Pier 3.  The GPS addressis 228 MacArthur Drive.  Parking is free in the downtown at meters, at the Whale's Tooth Parking lot with free shuttle service.  Parking is also free at the Elm Street Parking Garage, and the YMCA. 

TICKET prices remain the same as last year: $15 in advance and $18 day of the event for adults, $5 for children 6-12, free for 5 and younger. Tickets are on sale now through our website at www.downtownnb.org, and beginning next month, at all area Cardoza and Douglas Wine & Spirits locations and more. Also available through our web-site are sponsorship and restaurant participation information packages. For more information call 508-990-2777or e-mail dnb@downtownnb.org.

Downtown New Bedford, Inc. / 2013