Taste in Fenton 2018

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Have you been to Taste in Fenton? If not, just check out the pictures. It’s not something that you can easily describe. You have to experience it to understand. It’s mostly about the food. But it’s also about the fun.

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The event is organized by the Fenton Regional Chamber of Commerce. A number of local businesses provide sponsorship and set up display tents on the festival grounds behind the Fenton Community & Cultural Center. Also known as Rackham Park.

According to the Chamber, “Summertime boasts the perfect time of year for people to go outside and indulge in what we all love…food and drink! The Taste in Fenton brings restaurants from the Fenton regional area together to serve some of the most delectable samplings of their menus to the public.”

Lasco Press Photo

“As well as the food, patrons can enjoy the beer and wine tent, live music, a pie eating contest, and purchase tickets for the annual Chamber Raffle to win a car or cash. Children can relish in the sunshine at the Kids Zone and take part in a donut-on-a-string eating contest.”

Here is what you missed at this year’s event.

The Kids Zone

Food Vendors

A host of local restaurants featured their culinary skills to treat event attendees.

  • Beale St. Smokehouse BBQ
  • Biggby Coffee
  • Canadian Steak, Fish, & Sandwich Co.
  • CRUST – a baking company
  • Culver’s of Fenton
  • D&W Street Eatery
  • El Topo
  • Fenton Fire Hall
  • Fenton Winery & Brewery
  • Habiba Middle Eastern Grill
  • Hungry Howie’s Pizza
  • La Marsa
  • Lynchpin Brewery
  • Pitaway
  • The Fenton House
  • The Laundry
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe
  • VG’s Bakery & Deli
  • Wellbridge of Fenton

Donut Eating Contest

No hands, you must eat the whole donut without it falling to the ground. Win a year’s worth of donuts from Crust.

Pie Eating Contest

No hands, you must eat the whole pie including anything that spills over onto the table. You can drink some water to help the pie down. A clean plate equals a $500 prize from Crust. Those were 2.5-pound Blueberry Pies with 245 Blueberries in each pie.

Face Painting

Michelle Moore is an incredible artist. Her face painting booth was favorite spot all evening. Michelle and her team can be booked for corporate events, School events, grand openings and anywhere fun is the order of the day. Contact her at Oddzin Ends Family Entertainment.

Make it a point to visit Taste in Fenton next year and create your own memories.

 

 

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Steve Sweitzer
Steve is the Sports Editor for the Lasco Press and highlights our coverage of NASCAR and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Steve is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association and a nationally published author of automotive related articles for industry trade magazines. He is also a freelance technical writer and accomplished photographer. A 25-year resident of Southeast Michigan, Steve’s passion for reporting on our community, it’s residents, and our automotive connections allow us to use his skills to cover a number of events. Steve’s ability to seek out the unique behind the scenes accounts that tell the often-overlooked aspect of a story makes for entertaining reading. Follow Steve at thelascopress.com with weekly NASCAR updates and featured articles.