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Taste of Forsyth returns
Event Saturday offers food, fun
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Forsyth County News

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Taste of Forsyth Along the Hospitality Highway is set for 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Admission is free and tasting samples range from $1 to $4.

The city of Cumming will hold a popular food event Saturday.

Previously a fundraiser for Family Haven domestic violence shelter, the city has adopted the Taste of Forsyth.

The event, renamed Taste of Forsyth Along the Hospitality Highway, invites restaurants from across the county to share samples of their dishes.

The samples will be sold to attendees for $1 to $4 each. There is no admission charge.

Dave Horton, fairgrounds director, said about 20 restaurants plan to take part.

"That's pretty much in line with how many [the event] had in the past," he said. "In the 20 to 25 range, that pretty much fills up the arena and gives everybody a lot of choices."

Horton said the food options range from snow cones and ice cream to German, Mexican and Deep South fare like barbecue.

"There's all kind of stuff coming in," he said. "It's good to have the samples instead of a big plate of food. That way, you can kind of cover the whole territory."

The event will also feature a DJ and kids' zone with inflatables, bungees, games, and police and fire vehicles.

Horton said there will also be puppet shows, and several nonprofit organizations will have booths and raffles.

"It'll be a fun day," he said. "It's always good eating."