Annually, the Cultural Arts Council Douglasville/Douglas County has celebrated the coming of summer with a Taste of Douglasville festivity and this year, the 24th festival, was no different.
On Saturday, May 20th from 11AM-5PM the downtown Douglasville area was full of citizens and visitors enjoying warm weather, eating great food, enjoying local performers, visiting community booths aplenty, all alongside several thousand new friends. A special Kids Korner showcasing the Master Gardeners, the popular Water Works display, charades, ThunderZone bowling, face painting, corn hole fun, and much more kept the smallest citizens entertained and active. The festival grew from last year’s record of 118 booths to this year’s 125 booths. 12,000 people attended TASTE of DOUGLASVILLE last year, continuing its tradition as the one-day biggest festival in town!
Another record fell this year as 20 restaurants were serving up samples and tastes of a variety of cuisines such as Barbecue, Italian, Louisiana cuisine, Mediterranean, pizza, Mexican, Greek, Australian and desserts of all sorts, offered this year by such favorites as Johnny’s Pizza, Shane’s Rib Shack, Texas Roadhouse, Gabe’s Downtown, Fabiano’s, Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s, Irish Bred Pub, La Hacienda Rio’s Italian Ice, and Yogli Mogli. New participants this year were: Bubba Mac’s, Gyro Chef Mediterranean, Kona Ice, Cupcakes by Dezigns, Plates on the Square, South of Philly, Proof of the Pudding, Sprinkles, and Farmers Table.
Taste is both a sample for attendees and a competition amongst the restaurants. The Cultural Arts Council is delighted that this year’s judges were led by local culinary celebrity, 11 years old Rose Genter, winner of the Food Network’s “Chopped Junior” contest. Rose was joined by Scott Lamphere, Culinary specialist and Chef at Gordon Food services, and David Manny, traveling culinary pro.
Taste of Douglasville 2017 is the Arts Council’s largest fund raising event and it is the community’s largest one-day party. It is free admission to attend this activity-packed event, with food tastes ranging from $1 – $4. For further information, please Contact Us.