Save the Date
With over 3,500 guests in attendance for the inaugural Taste of Florence in October 2011, plans are well underway for the follow-up this Fall. In fact, because the first event was so well attended – the fire marshal had to close the doors three times – it will be held in the Florence Civic Center arena this time around. Can you believe it? It outgrew the full ballroom in a single year!
The date is Tuesday, October 16, 2012 and it will be open to the public from 5:00pm to 9:00pm that evening. Of course, we’re planning to be there and I’m thrilled share with you that I’ve been asked by the organizers to again serve as a judge. Can’t wait. We’ll post additional updates as we get closer to the date.
For now, here are a few links with memories and highlights from last year. Whether you attended or not, you’ll want to check these out.
PDFS Episode 010 – Best of 2011
Rewind: 10 Favorite Blog Posts of 2011
PDFS Episode 050 – Taste of Florence
Event Report: Eats! Club at Taste of Florence
Taste of Florence – Photo Gallery Three
Taste of Florence – Photo Gallery Two
Taste of Florence – Photo Gallery One
3 Reasons to Attend Taste of Florence
Join the Fun
If you are a restaurant owner or vendor, please consider registering as an Exhibitor. The official Exhibitor Page has all of the details and links that you will need to submit your information and identify a booth space that fits your needs. Note that booth space is filling-up already, so hurry in order to get your preferred location. The list of restaurants that have already committed is posted here.
If you would like to be a sponsor of this year’s event, you can learn more through the official Sponsor Page. There are three levels of corporate sponsorship: Five Star, Three Star, and Sous Chef. Be a part of the fun, enjoy some great food, promote your business, and help a worthy cause. Our PeeDeeFoodie.com & Pee Dee Food Show booth will be near the main entrance on the right. Look for booth #55.
So, mark your calendar. You’re not going to want to miss the 2012 Taste of Florence!
About the AuthorKevin Barron is a husband, father, self-described geek, and enthusiastic founder of PeeDeeFoodie.com. He also hosts its companion podcast, the Pee Dee Food Show, which can be found on iTunes and the blog. Learn more about Kevin under the Contributors tab above.
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