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Taste of Summer Festival


Taste of Summer Festival-4 Days of Music, Food, Rides, Exhibitors and Sidewalk Sales!

July 16-19, 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Antioch's Taste of Summer and enjoying summer fun after such a difficult winter/spring!

We had such a good time SUPERSIZING our Taste in the past, we are DOING IT AGAIN in 2020!!  

 Any cancellations due to government mandate will result in a refund for those applying and making payment.

4 Days of fun in downtown Antioch are a must for summer pleasure. Carnival rides, Music, Food and Games add up to fun for the whole family. Enjoy the delectable specialties prepared by top restaurants. Dine in the relaxing sunshine or under the "Big Top" while listening to top entertainment in the Brook Bandshell. Plus our new Carnival is back with new rides, more wristband options, and much more. Our Taste Exhibitors enjoy meeting the crowd as you stroll by their booths. After or before enjoying the Taste, enjoy a stroll through the town for the best sidewalk sales in our area. Our merchants go all out for this event, so come early and grab the bargains. We also have booths of great Exhibitors right at the Taste! Spend these four days at this wonderful family event.

You will also enjoy our Carnival's new rides and advance savings on wristbands! Daily Wristbands (good for the whole day- open to close); Mega SAVERS Wristbands (good for the whole Festival);  saves you $$$ throughout the Taste!  By purchasing a $50 Megaband by 7/15/2020, you can enjoy the Carnival EACH DAY for as little as $12.50 PER DAY!!!! 

Free Ride Ticket-Must print and bring printed copy (available in July). One free ride per person, per day.

Event Location

  • Downtown Antioch, on Orchard and Skidmore near the Bandshell.
  • Sidewalk Sales throughout downtown.

Fees/Admission

Public Admission to the Taste is FREE!

Taste Hours:

Thursday, July 16, 2020-  4 pm-10 p.m.
     4-6    Bring your Printed Free Ride Ticket
     4-7    Free Face Painting
     4-6    Elder Kaos
     7-10  Dancing Queen


EARLY OPENING ON FRIDAY- 1 pm-3 pm for our Special Needs Carnival- Open during this time ONLY for Families with Special Needs Children! Rides are free for our Special Needs Families!

Friday, July 17, 2020 - 4 pm-11 pm
     1-3    Early Opening for Carnival for Special Needs Families!
     4-7    Free Face Painting
     4-7    TBA
     8-11   HI INFIDELITY

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD-SATURDAY-Participate in our 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards and vote for your favorite Food Vendor at the Taste! Voting is on Saturday from Noon till 10 pm. Voting Tokens are located at the ID Check Booth and at the Beer Tent (Only one per person please.) Pick up your voting token and deposit it with the Food Vendor whose food you enjoyed the most that day!  The winning Food Vendor receives a Blue Ribbon, Bragging Rights, plus a free booth space in Taste 2021!  Your vote counts! Winner announced on Sunday at 3 pm.

Saturday, July 18/2020 - Noon-11 p.m.
    Noon    TASTE Opens
      3 pm  Carnival Opens
     12-3    Second Hand Soul Band
     1-4      Free Balloon Art
     4-7     Heartache Tonight
     8-11   ROCKSTAR RODEO

Sunday, July 19, 2020  Noon-7 p.m.
     
12-2     Indika Raggae
     
1-4       Free Balloon Art
     
3-6:30  MODERN DAY ROMEOS

Special Needs Carnival

Friday, July 17th, 2020 - 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Skidmore Dr. (north end)

Up to 4 Family Members will receive complimentary wristbands for all rides. Special Needs Family Member must attend. Caregiver of 18 years or older must place Special Needs Family Member on all rides and accompany them. No registration required.

 

Food Vendors

FOOD VENDOR APPLICATION AND INFORMATION FOR 2020

Enjoy our Taste 2020 Food Vendors:

 

Thank you to our 2019 Taste of Summer SPONSORS!!! 2020 to be posted.

Please let them know how much you appreciate their sponsorship when you visit their businesses!

 2019 Sponsors

  • RAYMOND CHEVROLET-KIA, DIAMOND SPONSOR
  • STATE BANK OF THE LAKES, PLATINUM SPONSOR
  • SCOTT GARTNER, ESQ, THE MERIT LAW GROUP, PLATINUM
  • HEARTLAND BANK, CARNIVAL SPONSOR
  • LAKESHORE BEVERAGES- BUDWEISER

GOLD SPONSORS:

  • College of Lake County
  • Village of Antioch

 SILVER SPONSORS:

  • Big Top Tents
  • A-Action Pest Control
  • MARS Cleaning Service 
  • Southern Lakes Newspapers
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