Muskegon, MI – Taste of Muskegon is expanding its offering for its 12th year. After two years of record shattering crowds, it has been decided it is time to make some changes. One area that has had a lot of feedback is the lines for food. Last year, the festival hosted 21 food vendors. This year Taste of Muskegon is expanding to 33 food trucks and restaurants. All of last year’s award winners will return, including Rad Dads’ Tacos & Tequila Bar, Bone Ends, Ice Box Brand Ice Cream Bars, Almond Scentsations, Hamburger Mikey’s and the People’s Choice winner, Rebel Pies. Other past favorites serving up their fare are Buzz’s Lakeside Inn, the Curry Kitchen/Naan Pizza, Fatty Lumpkins Sandwich Shack, Fricano’s Sweet Shoppe, G55, Just Klassics/The Roast Bistro, The Lake House, Rootdown Yoga. Juice. Greens., Rosita’s Tacos, Ruth Ann’s Ice Cream and Uncle Bill’s Taco Wagon. Joining the event as rookies or for the first time in a long time are A & E Barbecue, Abeshi Ghanaian Cuisine, Aloha Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Country Dairy, Frank’s Taco Shack, Gouleese, Hobo’s Tavern/Handsome Hobo’s, JP’s Hot Dogs, Lively Up Kombucha, Los Amigos Mexican Bar & Grill, Rolling Stone Wood Fired Pizza Co., Summer Pops, Sutton Concessions, The Toasted Pickle, Yodels Frozen Yogurt and Wayne’s Deli.
“We heard the request for more vendors so we are responding. We are so excited about the variety of great food available in Muskegon. It’s a great opportunity to highlight everything Muskegon does well.” Ann Meisch, Director of Taste of Muskegon.
Taste of Muskegon Presented by Cole’s, being put on by the City of Muskegon for the first time, will take place on June 15th and 16th in Hackley Park. It joins Parties in the Park Friday night and will feature the West Michigan Offshore Club Powerboat Street Party as part of Powerboat weekend. Saturday will begin with the United Way’s Ride United bicycle event and offer a Kid’s Safety Saturday with fire trucks, a police K-9 unit, kid’s ID program and more. Awards for Taste of Muskegon’s best plates will take place Saturday afternoon and includes both judge and public votes. To learn more about the restaurants and events at Taste of Muskegon 2018, visit their website at www.tasteofmuskegon.org.