The Taste Of SouthCoast festival will be held 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 people 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 Smokehouse; Artisan Bake Shop ; Black Tie Cookies; The Black Whale Seafood & Raw Bar; Brazilian Grill; Brew Fish Bar & Eatery; Café Arpeggio; Capriottis Sandwich Shop; Dorothy Cox Chocolates; E.J.’s Restaurant & Deli; Emma Jean’s Bakery & Café, Candy House & Ice Cream Shoppe; Fay’s Restaurant & Catering; Freestone’s City Grill; Lindsey’s Restaurant; Mad Good Cookie Co.; Morton’s Fork Catering; No Problemo; Olive Garden; Tia Maria’s European Café and Ying Dynasty.
The 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 Zoo 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 at 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 (there is an additional $1 processing fee added to each ticket purchased on-line) and at all area Cardoza and Douglas Wine & Spirits locations. For more information call 508-990-2777or e-mail email@example.com.