One of the city of Cumming’s most delicious events is coming up next week.
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Taste of Forsyth will be held at the Cumming Fairgrounds. At the event, attendees can try offerings from several restaurants from the area along with fun activities for the whole family, including Easter egg hunts.
“You have local restaurants as well as some from surrounding counties that are participating,” said Tracy Helms, who was recently selected as new fairgrounds administrator for the city. “All restaurants sell items between the $1-$4 range [in] sample sizes. It’s a great way to get a feel for what a restaurant has to offer without actually going to the restaurant.”
Helms said about 20 eateries had signed on as of Friday and the small portions meant attendees could try food from several vendors.
“You may just get a sample size of the gumbo they have or if [a restaurant] is doing wings, you may just get three wings instead of a full portion,” he said.
Awards will be given out during the event for the best entree, best dessert, best appetizer, best presentation and best decoration.
Nearly as popular as the food are three Easter egg hunts for youngsters. Taste of Forsyth will also have other events for kids.
“There’s a kid’s zone area that is going to have inflatables as well as a free ground act for kids,” Helms said. “We will have three free Easter egg hunts for the kids throughout the day. There will be a little over 10,000 eggs for each hunt.”
The egg hunts will be held at 11:30 a.m. for kids 3 and under, 1 p.m. for ages 4-7 and 2:30 p.m. for ages 8-10.
The Cumming Fairgrounds is at 235 Castleberry Road.