The Taste of Porter County

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Published on June 30, 2010 with No Comments

Porter County Fairgrounds Valparaiso Indiana August 20-21-22
Delight your taste buds with creations from Porter County’s favorite food establishments and more. Enjoy appetizers, entrees and desserts in full size portions with your friends or in sample size by yourself. Indulge in your favorites of discover ethnic specialties. Bring your family and all your friends to this fun filled event. The Taste of Porter County will feature not only great food, but a battle of the bands, art’s and crafts, beer garden, a 5 mile race, sidewalk chalk painting, bag tournament and a car and motorcycle show on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Battle Of The Bands – Area bands will be competing for trophies and cash prizes on Saturday and Sunday. On Friday evening we will have a karaoke night. Karaoke night is open to any one who wants to show off their talents. (A cash prize will be awarded to the best talent.)
On Saturday the bands will play throughout the day. All types of music will be played for your listening pleasure. The winners will be selected from a panel of judges. The bands that are lucky enough to win on Saturday are invited to come back Sunday for the finals. Again a panel of judges will pick the top 3 bands which will win cash and a trophy and the honor to be chosen one of the best. Do you have a great band and are up for the challenge? Call (219) 464-9918 to see if you qualify.
Festival hours are Friday – 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sat.- 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sun.-11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Volunteers are always needed. If you would like to help out on one of the events like the race, the battle of the bands or the sidewalk chalk painting call (219) 464-9918.
Race To the Taste is a 5-mile race will be held on August 22 from 9 a.m. Come for the race and stay for the taste. All runners and their families can join in the fun at the Taste Of Porter County. The event will feature a ton of food, kids games, Arts & Crafts, a Battle of the Bands, and a beer garden. There are no fees for runners to park. Registration will be from 7:30 – 8:45 a.m. and will be held at the Porter County Expo & Fairgrounds, 215 E Division Rd, Valparaiso .
This is a CRS Gold Cup Series and a $4discount will be offered to all pre-registered Calumet Region Striders before Aug. 13.
Cost prior to August 13 is $19 with shirt, $14 w/o shirt, Race Day Registration is $17 without shirt. Only pre-registered runners will receive a free quality t-shirt.
Age Divisions: 14 & under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 & over. No pets, strollers, bicycles, in-line skates, roller shoes, scooters, or other wheeled vehicles allowed on the course.
Plenty of rides and games for the kids to play will be available. Bring the kids out and let them have a great time.
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