Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Taste of Reynoldsburg has a country theme

An array of food, activities and booths will provide visitors with a night of family fun as the city of Reynoldsburg gears up for its annual neighborhood party.

The 14th annual Taste of Reynoldsburg will take place from 4-8 p.m. Sept. 13 at Huber Park, 1520 Davidson Drive.

This year’s theme is “Hoe-Down In Huber.”

The Taste of Reynoldsburg is not just a food event, but also one which spotlights the business community, according to co-chair Molly Wefel.

Many exhibitors and food vendors are expected at the event, she said, providing something for everyone. The 2010 event was challenging due to severe heat warnings and high humidity, but past years have brought a few thousand visitors to Reynoldsburg.

“We are very proud of this event and the way that it gets the whole community involved,” Wefel said.

The event is free to attend, and food vendors sell samples of their dishes.

The event will include live music, tethered hot air balloon rides (weather permitting), a karate demonstration, some fun farm animals (weather permitting), country dancing, and a variety of food, including Mexican, barbecue, gyros and pizza.

Several new restaurants will be participating this year including: Smokey Bones, Temptations Indian Restaurant, Mamajuana’s, Loving Hut, MCL Cafeteria and Eastern Palace. Returning favorites include: Holly Hill Farms, Pizza Hut, Massey’s Pizza, Giant Eagle and Wesley Ridge as well as other restaurants and local businesses.

“We’re encouraging not just the vendors and exhibitors to put on their country best, but visitors as well,” Wefel said. “We want everyone to get into the spirit.”

Wefel said she suggests visitors bring lawn chairs and blankets for additional seating.

“By moving the event to September, we anticipate record attendance!” said Wefel.


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