Taste In Fenton Draws Huge Crowds to 19th Annual Festival

Fenton, MI — August 7, 2019

The 19th annual Taste in Fenton on the back lawn of the Fenton Community & Cultural Center drew huge crowds to sample food from over 20 area restaurants, join in a pie-eating contest, or just have fun watching everyone frolic in the summer sunshine.

Big Crowds at Taste in Fenton / Lasco Press Photo

Great Food

Food vendors brought some of their tastiest treats for guests to sample.

Food tickets were sold in advance and at the several tables in the park. For a combination of 1-2 or 3 tickets, you could cash in on ribs, wings, sandwiches, tacos, pizza, sliders, pasta, and desserts. Paper plates making their way around the grounds included items from the following vendors.

  • Andiamo of Fenton
  • Beale St. Smokehouse BBQ
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Ciao Italian Bistro
  • CRUST – a baking company
  • El Topo
  • Fenton Fire Hall
  • Habiba Middle Eastern Grill
  • Hungry Howie’s
  • Kona Ice of Fenton
  • La Marsa
  • Mancino’s of Fenton
  • Pitaway
  • Relief & Resource Co.
  • The Fenton House
  • The Laundry
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe
  • VG’s Bakery & Deli
  • Wellbridge of Fenton

Local business set up canopies to showcase their products and services.

Donut Eating and Pie Eating Contests

Each year Crust Bakery sets up donuts tied to a string hanging from a tree for the kids to try and devour for a year of free donuts from the Baking Company. No hands allowed. The contest always draws a big crowd of viewers and some hungry youngsters wanting to chow down on a fresh glazed donut.

Crust also sponsors the annual pie-eating contest. This adventure for the adults pays a cool $500 for first place, a year of free pies for 2nd and a year of free cookies for 3rd place. Again, no hands for the contestants. The pie plates featured flavor was Blueberry, each weighing in at just over 2 pounds and stuffed with 200 real juicy blueberries.

Kids Zone

Bounce houses and face painting keep the little ones occupied. Parents and grandparents snapped pictures and juggled babies.

Tents, tables, and chairs gave everyone a place to sit, rest, sip some water, and take in the festivities.

Lasco Press Photo

Adult Beverages and Band Music

The Beer and Wine tent down by the river served liquid refreshments to adults with wrist bands identifying them as being of legal age. The band outside the beverage tent kept everyone within earshot entertained.

Every year the crowd seems to grow for one of the most popular events on the Fenton summer calendar.