The Taste of Douglas County, the largest and premier food tasting event in Douglas County, will be held Thursday, August 22, 2013. Hours of the event are 5-8 PM at the Douglas County Events Center on the grounds of the Douglas County Fair in Castle Rock. This beautiful indoor, air conditioned facility offers the perfect setting for this type of event. It also offers plenty of free parking.
The Douglas County Events Center - Home to the annual Taste of Douglas County event
The Taste will once again offer food samplings from some of the area’s finest food service establishments. Join the Old Stone Church, Outback Steakhouse, John Holly’s Asian Bistro, LoDo's Bar & Grill, Pegasus on the Square, Black Eyed Pea, Siena Italian Bistro and other area favorites. Over 50 food service establishments, big and small, casual and fine dining, participate.
Cooking demonstrations - Enjoy cooking demonstrations by the ProStart high schoolers from Grandview High School. ProStart is a program that helps young people who may be thinking about entering the culinary arts. You will recognize them at the Taste in the chef uniforms. Whether you watch the demonstrations or not, be sure to say hello.
Live Entertainment - Reagan Lindemann has performed at each of the previous Tastes and will be performing again this year. Reagan sings a fine blend of soft ballards, country and pop.
Many restaurants also give out coupons to get you to visit their establishments, and attendees can also register for free prizes drawings throughout the evening.
Tickets are $20 at the door, but only $10 in advance. Tickets include food from the participating establishments. There are also plenty of free beverages available and included in the ticket price.
Tickets will be sold at ticket outlets throughout the county, or online at www.tasteofdouglascounty.com. Ticket outlets will be Pegasus Restaurant, 313 Jerry Street in Castle Rock, LoDo’s Bar & Grill at Quebec and C-470, Enchanted Grounds Coffee and Café, 8800 South Colorado Boulevard and the Castle Rock Senior Center. In Colorado Springs tickets will be available at L & L Hawaiian Barbecue at Powers and Barnes, and the Airplane Restaurant at 1665 North Newport (near Fountain and Powers).
The Douglas County Events Center is located just east of I-25 at Exit 181 (Plum Creek).
For more information about tickets, or to participate in the event, call Mike Boyle at 303-903-0017.