The Taste of Waterville is an all-day event with food and entertainment for all ages.

Parking spaces on Main Street, Common Street, Temple Street, and a portion of The Concourse will be blocked off by 5 a.m. on August 8th. Please be sure to remove your vehicle from these areas by midnight on August 7th.

The Waterville Police Department will begin closing down Main Street to traffic by 2 p.m. on August 8th to accommodate set-up for the Taste’s afternoon and evening schedule. The Beer Garden, opening at 5 p.m., will be located in The Concourse Parking lot along with the Vendors, Bite Booths and Children’s Events.

We ask that you please avoid parking in this part of The Concourse, vehicles parked in these areas will be towed. There will be plenty of alternative parking available at Head of Falls (off Front Street) and at the Winslow Town Office after 5 p.m. If you would like to know more about the day’s events, continue reading or go to www.tasteofwaterville.com.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

11 a.m. Children’s Activities in Concourse next to Haines Park: Inflatables, Instrument Petting Zoo/Band Bucket, and Face Painting; Emoji Hats at Common Street Arts. Bite Booths open until 9pm near Haines Park. Vendors open until 8pm near Haines Park.

1 p.m. Fly Casting opens in Children’s Events

1:30 p.m. Theater Puppets start in Children’s Events

2 p.m. Main Street closes to traffic

3 p.m. Japanese Ink Art starts in Children’s Events

4:30 p.m. Emery’s Meats & Produce grilling demonstration in Castonguay Square

4:30 p.m. Jemba’s Jam Session starts in Haines Park

5 p.m. Restaurants on Main Street until 9pm

5 p.m. Beer Garden opens in The Concourse with opener band LOKI. Downeast Brass Band on Main Street 7:30 pm

5:30 p.m. Fly Casting opens in Children’s Events

6:00 p.m. Dance Connection performs on Main Street

6:30p.m. Kickin’ Wing Eating Contest at Cancun Mexican Restaurant on Silver Street

6:45 p.m. Young Americans perform on Main Street

7 p.m. Tickle performs in the Beer Garden in the Concourse. Young Americans Dance Center perform corner of Main/Temple St.

7:30 p.m. 5th Annual Meatball Eating Contest on Main Street in front of Amici’s Cucina

9 p.m. Sparks the Rescue performs in the Beer Garden

 

BITE MENU 11 A.M. TO 9 P.M.

BOOTH 1 – Stan’s Fries
French Fries small ($3) medium ($4) large ($5) jumbo ($8) soda and water ($2)

BOOTH 2 – Twisted-Concessions
Homemade soft pretzels ($5) soft pretzel bites: cinnamon sugar or salted small, large ($6, $8) soda or water ($2) energy drink ($3)

BOOTH 3 – Stone Fox Farm Creamery
Maine made ice cream ($4-6) ice cream floats ($6) coffee floats ($5) iced coffee ($2.50) water ($1)

BOOTH 4 – Gracie’s Food Truck
Macaroni ‘n cheese ($5) add bacon ($1) seasonal salad ($6) honey barbeque pulled turkey ($6) water ($1)

BOOTH 5 – Governor’s Restaurant
Lobster sliders ($13) turkey cranberry wrap ($7) chips/cookies/water ($1)

BOOTH 6 – Salty Dog BBQ & Catering
Chicken fingers or hot mess express ($7) smokey wings, hell in a basket, brisket, salty burger, or grilled chicken ($6) mozzarella sticks, pulled pork ($5)

BOOTH 7 – Aucoin Concessions
Fried dough or fried Oreo’s ($6) soda ($2-4) coffee ($2)

BOOTH 8 – Mei Dream
Chicken finger, crab rangoon & pork fried rice ($7.50) Beef teriyaki, chicken finger, egg roll & pork fried rice ($9) 1 egg roll, 3 chicken fingers, or 2 chicken wings ($2.50); 2 beef or chicken teriyaki ($3.75) water or soda ($1)

BOOTH 9 – Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter
Cotton candy ($3) floats ($5)

BOOTH 10 – Asian Café
Ice cream rolls ($7) sesame chicken, veggie lo mein, or fried rice ($5) Thai iced tea or coffee ($3) fortune cookies ($2)

BOOTH 11 – Just So Catering
Pasta salad ($1.25) finger roll: ham or chicken ($1) beverage or cookie ($1) dessert bars ($.75)

BOOTH 12 – Unity College
Impossible vegan burger served on a bun with lettuce & Back Yard Farms tomatoes ($10) McKay salad-greens and vegetables from McKay Farm & Research Station Quinoa & chickpeas ($7) Fox Family Chips/Maine Root Soda/Aquafaba Meringue Cookies ($2)

BOOTH 13 – Pat’s Kitchen
Cheeseburger ($4.50) hamburger ($4) hot dog ($2) sausage ($6) energy drinks ($3) juice ($2) soda ($1.50) water ($1)

BOOTH 14 – Pat’s Fudge
Fudge by the pound ($17) (½ pound free with 1lbs.)

BOOTH 15 – TinTin’s Mobile Kitchen
Beef or chicken over rice ($8) beef or chicken wrap ($8)

BOOTH 16 – Aucoin Concessions
Lemonade shake-up ($3.50) fruit smoothies ($3-4) ice tea ($3)

 

RESTAURANT MENU: 5 TO 9 P.M.

1. Amici’s Cucina
Toasted bread boule filled with cavatappi pasta and your choice of chicken, broccoli & creamy pesto alfredo sauce or a hearty bolognese sauce topped with an Italian cheese blend ($10) Amici’s famous Caesar salad ($3) Lemon shortbread tarts served with fresh Maine blueberries, lemon zest & whipped cream ($4) San Pellegrino sparkling flavors ($2)

2. Pete’s Pig
Pulled pork sandwich with a side ($7) 4 ribs with a side ($9) brisket sandwich with a side ($8) sampler platter – pulled pork sandwich, 2 ribs and a side ($11) pulled pork nachos ($7) coleslaw, BBQ beans or cornbread ($1) soda or water ($1)

3. Jewel of India
Pakora, samosa ($3) chicken tikka masala ($8) mixed veggie curry ($7) mango lassi ($3) Pepsi ($2) water ($1)

4. MaineGeneral
Grilled Atlantic salmon with citrus or grilled chicken breast served with borealis Maine wheat roll, salad and spring works lettuce ($8) heirloom tomato and local mozzarella or black bean, sweet corn, avocado, cumin and lime vinaigrette ($3) meal deal includes 1 grilled salad entrée, both side salads, borealis Maine wheat roll and water ($14) quinoa and 3 berry salad with local chevre ($12) elderberry and strawberry pie with vanilla cream ($5) water ($1)

5. Parsonage House
Summer risotto with pesto chicken ($7) summer risotto with lemon garlic shrimp ($8) blueberry bread pudding with maple bourbon sauce ($4) water ($1)

6. Itali-ah
Gelato Artigianale ($4-6) cold angel hair spaghetti with sundried tomato pesto, served with focaccia bread ($8) add grilled chicken to pasta ($4) Assorted cookies: Italian almond, venetian, and crisp meringues (2 for $1) San Pellegino/San Beneditto ($3)

7. Holy Cannoli
Lasagna ($8.50) stromboli ($7.95) beverages ($2.05) cannoli’s lg ($2.75) small ($1.50) cheesecake ($6.50)

8. Inland Hospital
Laham mishew, shish kebob with lamb or chicken, ($4) lobiea, green beans in tomato sauce with rice ($1) salad or water (1$) baklava ($2) all items in 1 meal ($8)

9. Oak Grove Center
2 hot dogs with chips ($3) strawberry shortcake ($5) water or soda ($1)

10. Mei Dream
Chicken finger, crab rangoon & pork fried rice ($7.50) Beef teriyaki, chicken finger, egg roll & pork fried rice ($9)
1 egg roll, 3 chicken fingers, or 2 chicken wings ($2.50) 2 beef or chicken teriyaki ($3.75) water or soda ($1)

11. Cappza’s Pizza
Pizza by the slice: cheese ($2) pepperoni ($2.50) buffalo chicken ($3) soda/water ($2) whoopie pies ($1)

12. The Last Unicorn
Famous hot cheese dip with banquette ($8) Swedish cream topped with fresh strawberries ($5) organic assorted lemonade ($3) water ($1)

 

VENDORS:

1. Are You Ready To Party?? – Inflatables, candy, games
2. Mount Saint Joseph – Creating a caring, stimulating environment that promotes growth and independence.
3. Buoy Local / Bangor Savings Bank – Free giveaways.
4. Waterville Area Habitat for Humanity – Become independent owners of decent, affordable homes.
Kids games!
5. Bracelets by Alicia – Personalized jewelry made just for you!
6. Runa Couture – Sundresses, handmade jewelry & bags, hats, and sunglasses
7. MaineGeneral Health – Play the “Wheel of Health” and win prizes!
8. Herard Seat Weaving – Hand woven chair seats, reed decorations
9. Hathaway Mill Antiques – Quality antiques
10. Community Health and Counseling Services – Balloons, temporary glitter tattoos, pencil’s & water bottles
11. Care & Comfort – Learn about employment opportunities! Giveaways!
12. Inland Hospital – Learn about Let’s Go! Participate in games and giveaways.
13. Alzheimer’s Association – Sign up to be a volunteer! Giveaways!
14. AAA – Informational brochures, travel membership, & insurance.
15. Uncle Dean’s – Natural Market Samples, raffle basket, household items for sale.
16. Maine Army National Guard – Learn about Maine Army National Guard & try the pull up bar!
17. American Food’s – Make healthy eating more convenient and stress-free!
18. Cards & Cookies of Maine – Offering beautiful cards & an artisan style cookies, beautifully gift wrapped to
let someone know that you thought of them.
19. New Dimensions Federal Credit Union – Beach activity for children & financial education for adults.
20. Redzone Wireless – T-shirts, sunglasses, hats and streaming devices for sale.
21. Pine Tree Cellular – Come learn about its services. Free giveaways!
22. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints – Children’s activity
23. Arioso Ballroom – Learn more about ballroom dancing and sign up for classes.
24. Home Energy Answers – Information about energy efficiency
25. Thrive LIfe – Top quality groceries, right to your door
26. Diamond Athletics Cheer and Dance – Slime, 50/50 raffle, personalized items with vinyl

 

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