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29th Annual Taste of Central Pennsylvania

29th Annual Taste of Central Pennsylvania

Scheduled for October 30 at Strawberry Square

(Harrisburg, PA) – On Sunday, October 30, the halls of Strawberry Square will be filled with the enticing aromas of samplings from area restaurants, caterers and beverage purveyors taking part in the 29th annual Taste of Central Pennsylvania. The Taste of Central Pennsylvania is the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s premier fundraising event with a goal to raise $100,000 to help feed hungry families in central PA. The area restaurants, caterers and beverage purveyors taking part in the event will provide samples of their delicacies to more than 700 patrons who will sample their fare. Now in its 29th year, the Taste of Central Pennsylvania has generated more than $2.5 million dollars, the equivalent of 15 million meals, since 1988 for individuals and families served by the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.

Here is just a small list of the vendors who will be on hand to provide specialty menu items: Final Cut Steak House at Hollywood Casino and Penn National Race Course, Café 1500, Hilton Harrisburg, The Hotel Hershey, Arooga’s, Penn Hotel Sports and Raw Bar, MoMo’s BBQ and Grill, Moo-Duck Brewery, West Hanover Winery, Passage to India, Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, Isaac’s Restaurant, Hershey Road Family Restaurant, Houlihan’s Hershey and more.  For a complete listing of participating vendors, please visit centralpafoodbank.org/SpecialEvents.

Live entertainment will be provided throughout the event by Gents Night Out, Maudlin Moon and Steve & Doug Trio. In addition, a silent auction and raffle will also be held featuring 40 items including holiday themed gift baskets, baby gift baskets and toy gift baskets, along with lodging and gift certificates. Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to cast their votes in the People’s Choice award for favorite vendor. 

The Taste of Central Pennsylvania schedule:

·        VIP Reception at Hilton Harrisburg at 11 a.m.

·        Private Taste from Noon – 1 p.m. at Strawberry Square.

·        Main Taste Event begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.

 

A VIP ticket, which includes the VIP Reception, Private Taste and Main Taste Event, is $70 in advance and $75 at the door. A ticket for the Private Taste that includes the Main Taste Event is $45 in advance and $50 at the door. A ticket for the Main Taste Event is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. All-day tickets for children ages 6 – 12 are available for $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Children 5 & under are free. 

Tickets are available online at centralpafoodbank.org or by calling the Food Bank at 717.564.1700. Main Taste Event and children’s tickets are also available at Dauphin and Cumberland county GIANT Food Stores.

The Taste of Central Pennsylvania is presented by Master Chef Sponsor GIANT Food Stores. Executive Chef Sponsor is PSECU and Sous Chef Sponsors are: Nationwide Insurance and RKD Alpha Dog. Pastry Chef Sponsors are: BB&T, Fulton Bank, JEM Group, Joan M. Ruffle, M.D., LEPCO, M&T Bank, Nestle Purina PetCare Company and United Concordia. Other sponsors include: Advantage NationLease, Country Meadows Retirement Communities, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, The Joseph T. & Helen M. Simpson Foundation, Lois Lehrman Grass Foundation, McKonly & Asbury, River Wealth Advisors, Snyder Secary & Associates, The Hall Foundation and UGI Utilities, Inc.

Media sponsors are WGAL TV-8, WITF, Central Pennsylvania Business Journal and Susquehanna Style.

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Harrisburg

3908 Corey Road

Harrisburg, PA 17109

717.564.1700

717.561.4636 (fax)

Office Hours:
M-TR: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Williamsport

3301 Wahoo Drive

Williamsport, PA 17701

570.321.8023

570.321.8024 (fax)

Office Hours:
M-TR: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m.

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
EIN: #23-2202250


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