The 24th annual Taste of Alpharetta will be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, May 8. The event will set up shop in the city's historic district along Milton
Avenue, Roswell Street, Old Roswell Street, Canton Street and Old Canton Street.
The event brought more than 50,000 people last year, the city said in a press release. This year's Taste of Alpharetta, which will once again be free to the public, will have food from more than 40 restaurants, a cooking competition, live music, two Fun Zone Areas, just to name a few things.
Tickets to taste the food are $5 for 10 tickets, and can be redeemed at any participating restaurant booths for samples.
The menu of taste options will range from 1 to 6 tickets ($.50 - $3.) per sample. Tickets can also be redeemed in the events family friendly Fun Zone areas for activities such as face painting, rock climbing walls, inflatable’s, balloon art and henna tattoos.
Local chefs will compete in the Culinary Competition in categories such as: Best Appetizer/Salad, Best Fast Casual Entree, Best Fine Dining Entrée, Best Dessert and Best Presentation.
Between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., select competing chefs will also appear on the Culinary Competition Stage and give cooking demos featuring the dish they are using for the competition.
The People’s Choice Award allows patrons to vote for their favorite restaurant and People’s Choice Award ballots will be available at the culinary competition tent through 7 p.m. The awards will be presented at 8:30 p.m. on the Main Music Stage for the top chefs in each category and the People’s Choice Award.
Free shuttles and parking will be available for residents to use. Residents can either:
- Park and Walk (no shuttle service): Milton Center (86 School Drive at Independence High School/old Milton High School).
- Park and Shuttle: Wills Park Equestrian Center (on Wills Rd) and Wills Park at Wacky World (on Old Milton Parkway to the right of the Alpharetta City Pool).