The 25th annual Taste of Texarkana to benefit Harvest Texarkana is coming to the Four States Fairgrounds Entertainment on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016.

Over 40 food and beverage vendors will be offering samples of their best dishes from 5-8PM.  All proceeds benefit the hunger relief programs of Harvest Regional Food Bank.   Vendors will also be vying for several awards during the night including Best of Taste, Greatest Gourmet, Taster's Choice, Most Spirit, Crowd Favorite, and Best Theme.

VIP tickets are $50 and include reserved seating, entertainment and other perks. VIP tables are also available. Adult tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door) and kids (12 and under) are $10 both in advance and at the door.

Tickets may be purchased online at Harvest Regional Flood Bank or at any TEXAR location, Bryce’s Cafeteria, Julie’s Deli, Dot’s Ace Hardware, Vincent’s Fine Wines, Super 1 Foods, and Harvest Regional Food Bank.

Photo, Mimi Campbell

All proceeds benefit the hunger relief efforts of Harvest. For more information call 870-774-1398.

Presenting sponsors for the evening are McLarty Ford and Dr. Ly and Aaron Gaylor.  Additional sponsors include Ledwell Office Solutions and State Bank.

Harvest Regional Food Bank serves over 50,000 individuals in 10 counties each year through a network of over 100 partner agencies, pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens.  Arkansas and Texas consistently rank in the top 5 for the highest incidents of hunger. Nearly 20% of our local residents miss meals due to food insecurity including 1 in 4 children.  Harvest works to eliminate hunger through Food Banking, Food Rescue, the Backpack Program, and Mobile Pantry.