Taste of Wisconsin kicks off Friday in Kenosha

Is there any better place for foodies to gather than festivals dedicated to food with sampling of goodies from a variety of vendors? Coming up next weekend is the Taste of Wisconsin held along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Kenosha, which is just a hop, skip and a jump away for us Chicago folks.

The event will include nearly 50 food vendors and over 60 live musical performances on four music stages with local and regional musical artists representing several genres, including country, rock, pop, indie, jazz, classic rock, big band, folk and blues.

The fest begins Friday, July 27 at 3:00 p.m. and running until 11:00 p.m. and continuing on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., taking place at Celebration Place, an open-air festival space at 54th and Ring Road, overlooking Lake Michigan. Admission is free.

For more information on the 2012 Taste of Wisconsin, visit www.tasteofwi.com or Find it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TasteofWI.