2018 Date

Sunday, July 22, 2018


Taste Media Sheet


Time to Loosen that Belt for the Taste!

Come one, Come all and Come hungry to the 69th Annual Art in the Park and the 28th Annual Taste of Olean scheduled for July 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the fan favorite location – War Veterans Park, 551 East State Street, Olean.   The Taste of Olean is co-sponsored by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, its 53 Corporate Sponsors, and National Grid Co. The Taste of Olean is a festival filled with great food and entertainment. Admission to the event is free. Pay as you eat!

THE TASTES: The restaurants will present "tastes" of foods, not whole meals or sandwiches - smaller portions with affordable costs between 50 cents and $3.50. Restaurants are encouraged to promote their famous dishes, to introduce a new menu item or a specialty drink.  The taste also encourages restaurants to feature a healthy option.

The event committee has scheduled activities and entertainment to draw people to the fun filled event.    THE ARTS: Cattaraugus County Arts Council currently accepting applications from regional artists to participate in the 69th Annual Art in the Park celebration, to be held in conjunction with the Taste. Art in the Park will also be hosting a CHALK DRAWING Contest.

MUSIC TO YOUR EARS: Olean Theatre Workshop will be hosting a Taste of Talent showcasing local talent entertainment.  FAMILY FUN: There is a children's area with inflatables from the Olean Family YMCA, -- The Y will sell the all day jump wristbands for $6 each with a family pass $20 up to 5 kids. Eric Jones will be on site with his famous Caricature drawings.  Face painting will also be available.  

SHOP @ the TASTE: Also, Jamestown Community College Alumni Association will host the fourth Marketplace @ The Taste during the event. Marketplace is a way to showcase the best local food and catalog vendors.  It will be a great opportunity to showcase locally produced fruits and vegetables as well as packaged sauces, honey, mixes, jams, jellies, pies, cheeses, and more.

AWARD CEREMONY: The twelfth annual Hospitality Wall of Fame will be awarded at the Taste.   The Hospitality Wall of Fame recognizes individuals and/or businesses who have made a significant contribution and given exceptional service to the food service/ hospitality industry in the past and who may continue to do so.

BACK THIS YEAR: The ReHabilitation Center will be hosting a Lawn BOCCE ball tournament during the Taste / Art.  The tourney will start at 12 p.m.  Registration is $30 per team of two, which includes Taste food/beverages. There will be a cash prize to the winning team.  For more information on the Bocce, please call 716-375-4730, ext 562.

The cost for a restaurant to vend at the Taste of Olean is $225 for GOACC Members and $275 for Non-GOACC members.  GOACC will not be selling taste tickets for the food/beverage; each vendor will handle the cash transactions at their booths.  Taste of Olean is a festival for the entire family - food, music, activities, art, and fun.  For more information on the Taste of Olean, call Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce at 716-372-4433 or email.

Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce • 716-372-4433 • info@oleanny.com

Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce • 716-372-4433 • info@oleanny.com

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