Taste of Wisconsin is under way

So, summer is not complete for me until I've hit a number of fests and sampled a lot of good food. One of my favorite summer festivals is going on now in Kenosha. It's Taste of Wiscosnin, with over 40 vendors serving up a variety of good stuff. Shhh...don't tell my fellow Chicagoans, but I find it much more pleasant than Taste of Chicago. The setting is beautiful with Lake Michigan as a backdrop. There still time to head there and check it out. It started today runs Saturday form 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. See the full press release below for more.



Taste of WisconsinTM Returns to Kenosha Lakefront July 31‐Aug 2
(KENOSHA, WI) – The award winning Taste of WisconsinTM festival is quickly approaching and the event organizers are hoping you have saved your appetites! Presented by The Kiwanis Club of Western Kenosha, Taste of WisconsinTM will take place Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2nd at Celebration Place in Downtown Kenosha, along the shores of Lake Michigan. (Friday 3‐11pm, Saturday 11am‐11pm, Sunday 11am‐7pm). This is a family‐friendly celebration of all things tasteful and all things truly Wisconsin in their flavor. Admission is FREE.

The seventh annual event continues to be a feast for your senses with over 40 food and beverage vendors from around the great state of Wisconsin serving up their fresh‐made specialties. The vast offerings on the menu include fan favorites such as: Wisconsin cheese curds; artisan gourmet balsamic; Hawaiian BBQ ribs; pig wings and pulled pork; spring rolls; homemade sausages (Polish, Hungarian, Italian and German Brat); ethnic dishes including Italian, Mexican, Polish, German (wiener schnitzel, pierogies); delectable sauces, hand‐dipped ice cream, gelato, chocolate‐covered fruit, popcorn and kettle corn; roasted corn‐on‐the‐cob and even a dog treat vendor on site. The menu also features a few unique items such as cake pops, homemade bloody Mary mix; chocolate pineapple pops, and meatballs on a stick. Foodies desiring the unusual won’t go away disappointed...deep fried Racine Kringle, Oreos, Twinkies and Snickers bars will hit the deep fryers at Taste of WisconsinTM this year!

And to wash it all down, an array of specialty and traditional beers, flavorful wines, ciders, smoothies, and other refreshing beverages will be available. Vendors will accept cash for all food and non‐alcoholic beverages and products. Beer and wine will be sold at the events four Beverage Gardens.

Adding to the fabulous lakefront ambiance and tasteful fare, the live music lineup is as impressive as the food choices! Over 80 live musical performances are scheduled throughout the weekend on four music stages on the Taste of WisconsinTM grounds. Local and regional artists will entertain festival goers with music of all genres including classic rock, country, pop, indie, jazz, big band, folk and blues.

The popular Demo Center is also back, offering presentations including a wide variety of cooking workshops and demonstrations.

Kids and adults alike can take a time out (the good kind!) in our kid‐friendly KidZone tent, featuring live music, hands‐on activities, theater and dance demonstrations and more entertainment just for our pint‐sized guests!

Taste of WisconsinTM offers FREE admission, so it’s a family and budget‐friendly choice for a great summer weekend getaway. As always, parking in and around the lakefront and Downtown area is free. Plus, Kenosha’s vintage electric streetcar system is a fun and convenient way to make your way from your parking spot to the front gates of the event. Streetcars will run for extended hours during Taste of Wisconsin.

And after you’ve had your fill at Taste, there’s plenty to keep the fun going on Kenosha’s lakeshore,
including museums, attractions, events and more! So come on down and have fun by the fork‐full in Kenosha!
For more information about this year’s event including vendor menus, entertainment schedules, activities, and more, visit www.tasteofwi.com or download photos from www.facebook.com/TasteofWI


  1. So impressive post! I am so glad to read all these reviews about this place. It is great that we can see the live music performances while enjoying yummy food over there. I am looking for some local event rooms for rent for my official event and would like to hire their catering services.


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