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What to Expect...

The Taste of Florence is a community, family-friendly event that offers local restaurants and food vendors the opportunity to showcase their specialties. Every year we welcome thousands of guests and we expect even more for our 6th Annual Taste of Florence.  Again this year the Taste of Florence will be held at the Florence Civic Center.   Mark your calendar now and plan to join us on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 for the 6th Annual Taste of Florence.  This year's event also includes a Kid Zone where we invite children to participate in carnival inspired games. The Kid Zone will be in a separate area away from the main floor and food vendors.

  • Tickets are $5.00 in advance, $6.00 at the door and children 12 and under enter for free.
  • Guests can purchase food tickets at the event for $1.00 each.
  • Each vendor can vend up to three items that range in price from 1-5 food tickets. 
For Our Vendors
  • Vendors determine the “cost” of their items. The planning committee will collect, seal and then count tickets via a ticket counting machine at the conclusion of the event.
  • A check for half of the profits will be mailed to the vendor. The planning committee will receive the other half of the profit, pledging to donate it to The King’s Academy.
  • Vendors will be allowed to use chafing dishes inside the arena. A limited number of vendors may also fry outside and grill.
  • Attractive awards are given at the conclusion of the event and are designed to be displayed at the winner’s restaurant. (A year’s worth of bragging rights!) Winners are determined by a panel of judges and some are people’s choice, determined by ballot vote.
  • The cost for one 10×10 booth is $195 and includes two 8 ft tables (one skirted), 2 chairs and the use of one 110 volt outlet. (Additional outlets can be ordered).
  • Vendors are responsible for providing serving materials to accompany their food (plates, bowls, utensils, napkins, etc.)

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