Posted: Saturday, September 29th 2012 at 10:26pm
Crowds flock to Clarkesville on Saturday for a 'Taste'
By Rob Moore Editor
CLARKESVILLE – Crowds packed the Clarkesville Square Saturday for the third-annual Taste of Clarkesville.
The event showcased products and offerings from downtown restaurants, local wineries, and nearby breweries.
Admission to the event was free, but tickets for sampling the fare were five for $5, or 25 for $20. Beer and wine tickets were sold separately to those providing proper identification.
The event is presented by the Clarkesville Business and Community Association, Clarkesville Better Hometown program, and the City of Clarkesville.
“Our mission is to keep our downtown vibrant and healthy,” said Mary Beth Horton, Clarkesville Better Hometown manager. “Events like this really connect people to their downtown. We want people to come down here and have a great experience so they want to come back.”
Participating vendors included A Garden for Wellness, Abby J’s Blackhawk Salsa, Chicago’s Pizza, Country Crossroads, Glen Ella Springs Inn and Meeting Place, Habersham Central High School Swim Team, Hawg Wild Barbecue, Initials Inc., Inside Out Gifts of Sautee, Java Joe’s, McDonald’s, Mountain Laurel Woodturners, Nacoochee Grill, Natalie Jane’s Tavern, Pueblos Mexican Cuisine, SweetBreads Café, Sharky’s, Terrapin Brewery, The Attic, The Chophouse at LaPrade's Lake Burton, The Copper Pot, The Little School Academy, The Soda Fountain Café, Trader John’s Grille, and Woods Furniture.
Wineries represented included Habersham Winery, Sautee-Nacoochee Vineyards, Tiger Mountain Vineyards, and Yonah Mountain Vineyards.
Sponsors for the 2012 Taste of Clarkesville included Anolon Gourmet Kitchenware, Fieldale Farms Corporation, Community Bank & Trust, North Georgia Technical College, Habersham Electric Membership Corp., The Northeast Georgian, WCHM 1490 AM, and Windstream.
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