The Taste of Alpharetta Named Top 20 Event in the Southeast

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The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that one of Alpharetta, Georgia’s most popular events has been selected as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society (STS) for May 2015.

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The event has always been extremely popular to residents and visitors, and we feel this designation will help us spread the word about the event throughout the Southeast and across the country.

The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that the Taste of Alpharetta has been selected as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast by The Southeast Tourism Society.

The Southeast Tourism Society developed the STS Top 20 Events program to recognize successful festivals and special events across the Southeast. Independent judges evaluate nominations to identify 20 events across the region each month. The STS Events publication receives extensive exposure in print media, web, television and radio in the U.S. and Canada. Over 1,600 newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations and AAA’s receive the listings.

“We are thrilled that the Taste of Alpharetta has been selected to appear in the STS Top 20 listings for 2015,” says Janet Rodgers, president and CEO of the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau. “The event has always been extremely popular to residents and visitors, and we feel this designation will help us spread the word about the event throughout the Southeast and across the country.”

This year, the Taste of Alpharetta falls on May 7, 2015 and will be in its 25th year. Set in historic downtown Alpharetta, the festival celebrates Alpharetta’s diverse flavors by featuring over 50 local restaurants. The event has become a unique annual tradition to the city of Alpharetta, attracting over 50,000 people to come sample the city’s best foods. Festival goers will enjoy samples of appetizers, entrees, and indulgent desserts while strolling through the beautiful scenery of downtown Alpharetta.

Admission and parking for the event are free and patrons are encouraged to purchase food and activity tickets to use throughout the event. A pack of 10 tickets are $5. These tickets can be redeemed at restaurant booths for a selection of food samples or activity tents for a wide range of fun events. Activity tickets can be redeemed at family-friendly fun zones for many activities such as rock climbing, balloon art, henna tattoos, and inflatables.

This year the festival will feature live music, family fun zones, and culinary competitions. Local musicians will perform and showcase Alpharetta’s wide variety of musical talent. Chefs from Alpharetta’s best restaurants will compete head to head to win the title of Best Salad/Appetizer, Best Fast Casual Entree, Best Fine Dining Entrée, Best Dessert, Best Presentation and Best Booth.

Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau serves as the official destination marketing organization for the city of Alpharetta, promoting tourism and attracting visitors to all 23 of Alpharetta’s upscale and modern hotels. Visit awesomealpharetta.com for more information.

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