October is finally here and one of my favorite events is coming to Texarkana this month. The 2012 Taste of Texarkana Oct. 16 from 5 p.m. from 8 p.m. at the Four States Fairgrounds Entertainment Center.This event takes place each fall to benefit local food bank Harvest Texararkana. Over 40 vendors will be showcasing their food from some of Texarkana's best area restaurants. In addition there will be cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs: Amanda Horton, Jeff Loving, Kevin Yeager, Bryan Ogburn, David James and samples of wine and beer from local distributors during the Taste of Texarkana.

Adult tickets (21 & older) are $20 in advance or $25 day of show. Kids (6-20) $10 advance, $12 at the door. Kids (under 6) $5 advance or $6 at the door.

Tickets can be purchased at Vincent's Fine Wines, all Texar locations, Julie's Deli, Jason's Deli, Flour Child Fine Foods, Dot's Ace Hardware, and Harvest Texarkana.

Get more vendor information here.

Check out these participating sponsors and vendors who will be at the Taste of Texarkana.


Albert's Meat Market

All in Good Taste

Big Jakes BBQ


Carino's Italian

Cattleman's Steakhouse


Chef on the Run

CiCi's Pizza

Coca Cola


Dot's Ace Hardware

Eagle Distributing

Flour Child Fine Foods


Jason's Deli

Julie's Deli

Knight's Nutrition

McAlister's Deli

Miller-Coors (Glazer)

Naaman's BBQ

Nate and Sassy's

Olive Garden

On the Border

Pop's Place

Sam's Club


Silver Spoon



Super One Foods

Tamolly's Mexican Restaurant

Taste and See Candies

Texas Roadhouse

WalMart TX


Eagle Distributing: specialty beers

Glazers: 5 wine distributers plus Blue Moon, Leinenkugel's, Sam Adams, Shiner and all of these brands' seasonal offerings.