Feast on local fare from over 20 restaurants and specialty vendors. Join fellow foodies in downtown Canton for the sixth annual Taste of Canton, a two-day food festival that’s bigger and better than ever in 2014. Taste of Canton, now in its sixth year, will be held on Wednesday, May 21, and Thursday, May 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Market Square (301 Market Ave. N) featuring a feast of local flavors from over 20 restaurants and specialty vendors.
From grilled barbeque to gourmet burgers, from fancy crab cakes to frozen custard, this year’s list of participants includes a little something for every palate. Stark County food enthusiasts will enjoy a new look at this year’s Taste of Canton, including more seating, 12 new restaurants to the event, a craft beer and wine garden, preview of the Canton Farmers’ Market and more. This year’s lineup includes (to date): Almost Heaven Ice Cream, Baja Pizzafish, Benders Tavern, Bombshell Cupcakes, The Canton Club, Carpe Diem, Chocolates by Erin, Danny Boys, Deli Ohio, George’s Lounge, Kabab & Curry, Loby’s Bar & Grille, Lucca, Mack’s Custard, 91 Restaurant Group, Nom Nom Popcorn, Old Carolina Barbecue, Papa Gyros, Peace Love & Little Donuts, Tapas 218, Two Fat Guys BBQ, and more! Each will showcase their delicacies in the form of small sample plates, available for $2 to $6 each. Selections will include appetizers, entrees and desserts from a variety of cuisines. In addition to these delicious “tastes” of Canton, attendees can enjoy an expanded selection of craft beers and specialty wines.Beginning at 6:30 PM each evening, the event will feature live music: The Bearded Lady with Elec Simon and Saxy Rob (Wednesday) and Yankee Bravo (Thursday). All dishes will be purchased with Taste of Canton tickets, sold individually for $1 per ticket and redeemed at each vendor booth. Tickets can be purchased onsite the day of the event, or in advance of the event at all seven Fishers Foods locations, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, or online at CantonChamber.org. Buy tickets by May 19th, and receive 30 tickets for the price of $25.Taste of Canton will be held rain or shine, in and around the Market Square greenspace. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.TasteofCanton.com. This event is made possible by Fisher's Foods, along with sponsors Smuckers, Sugardale, Superior Dairy, Brewster Cheese, About Magazine, Ticket, Canton Chair Rental, and M.Conley.