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Taste of Sumter County to return to its area roots

The event takes place on Thursday, September 22, 2016. (Source:WALB) The event takes place on Thursday, September 22, 2016. (Source:WALB)
A number of restaurants will participate in this year's event. (Source:WALB) A number of restaurants will participate in this year's event. (Source:WALB)
Patrick Kay, Main Street Director (Source:WALB) Patrick Kay, Main Street Director (Source:WALB)
Cafe Campesino is one of the vendors. (Source:WALB) Cafe Campesino is one of the vendors. (Source:WALB)
SUMTER CO., GA (WALB) -

The 29th Annual Taste of Sumter County will take place on Thursday, September 22, 2016, in Downtown Americus.

This year, the event is returning to its roots. All of the vendors will be local, therefore no chains will participate this year.

"We're kind of turning tables in terms of what we're looking to do with all of our events," Patrick Kay Director of Main Street in Downtown Americus said.

Starting at 6:00 p.m., guests will get the opportunity to taste delicious dishes from several restaurants including Little Brothers Bistro & Cafe and Cafe Campesino.

Two new restaurants, that have yet to open their doors, will also offer samples of their upcoming menu items. The new restaurants include a BBQ restaurant and a smoothie bar which will both open in Downtown Americus.

Kay said the event is a great way for restaurants to get their dishes out to the public.

"What we are really encouraging with the restaurants there is to offer something that they would not normally offer," Kay said.

In addition to the food, there will also be live music at this year's event.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and can be purchased at the gate. The samples will cost an additional $2 to $5. Remember to bring cash, because restaurants will no longer accept tokens.

Vendors will be placed along a majority of Jackson Street until 9:00 p.m. Thursday.

Organizers hope to build to the event each year, especially in 2017 when the event turns 30 years old.

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