The Eighth Annual Taste of Anderson County is this week. It’s scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, September 15, in the Jackson Square parking lot.
It’s a fundraiser for United way of Anderson County.
“United Way of Anderson County is thrilled to invite the community to this event, which will feature delicious local food, live music, and free family entertainment including a magic show and balloon animals,” a press release said.
Among the local restaurants offering sample food will be The Soup Kitchen, Swifty’s, Crossroads Coffee, Aubrey’s, and more, the press release said. Tickets are $1, and all food samples will be available for two tickets each.
“This year, we also have an amazing selection of wine, beer, and moonshine tastings,” the press release said. Tasters will be able to vote for their favorite drinks, or simply enjoy an exclusive cocktail, available at the bar.
The release said there will be plenty for the kids to enjoy as well. Entertainer Danny Whitson will be performing tricks and illusions for both young and old, and balloon artist Elaine Graham will create any kind of animal you like, free of charge. You can also stop by the face painting tent to be “transformed into a fearsome tiger, elegant butterfly, or an exotic creature.”
There will also be music. Five local bands, each with a unique sound and energy, will play throughout the evening, the press release said.
“From rock to a barbershop quartet, there will be something for everyone,” the release said. “This year’s bands are Phil and the Phat Notes, Jubal, Twelve Years Truce, The Unnamed, and Collectors Edition. You won’t want to miss any of these amazing musicians!”
The 8th Annual Taste of Anderson County will benefit United Way of Anderson County, an area nonprofit that supports 33 local organizations and nonprofits in an effort to create positive and long-lasting change in the community.
“We are entirely a community organization, from our staff, to our Board, to our support,” the press release said. “Contributions made by people like you—through donations, volunteerism, or event attendance—allow us to fund programs, trainings, and organizations that address some of the most pressing needs in Anderson County. So come out to Taste to support your belly and your community! We can’t wait to see you!”
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