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Taste of Wayne County to be held in Newark again

The sampling extravaganza along the Erie Canal is back in Newark for a third year, again giving food-lovers an opportunity to sample Wayne County food and beverages in a single location. This year, the Taste of Wayne County will be held on Tuesday, July 16 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Van Buren Street and in T. Spencer Knight Canal Park. The event is presented by the Newark Chamber of Commerce, the Village of Newark and the Wayne County Farm Bureau.

“It was nice experiencing so much in one place and being able to sample so many items from places I’ve never been to. A fun event and a great idea!” said Jeanette George, a Newark resident who attended the event in 2018. 1,200 attendees enjoyed last summer’s event which included live music and product samples from 30 different vendors. Music at this year’s event will be provided by local favorite The Marbletones.

The Taste of Wayne County began in 2017 to showcase vendors, restaurants, and other food- and drink-related businesses in Wayne County through sampling of their “signature” dishes in hopes to increase awareness across the county. Vendors can register for the event through June 17 on the event website or by contacting the event organizers at [email protected].

“We participated in the Taste of Wayne County for the first time in 2018 and had a blast! As a business in our first year of operation, it was great to showcase samples of what our unique menu has to offer.
We look forward to making this a yearly event for us,” said Mike Majors, owner of Craft 120 in Newark.

Tickets are available online and at the Newark Chamber office, Wegmans and Lyons National Bank branches throughout Wayne County. Presale tickets include 15 samples for $10. At the event, individual sample tickets are sold for $1 each. Please visit to purchase tickets online or for more information.

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