‘Taste of Redding’- Another Year of Spirited, Delicious Fun

Dignity Health and Rotary Club of Redding West held their 11th-annual ‘Taste of Redding” event Sunday afternoon at Redding City Hall’s Sculpture Park.

Taste of Redding sign

It was a sold-out success – once again.

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A ‘Taste of Redding” gives people a taste (samples) from several Redding restaurants, including beverages from many north state wineries and breweries.

taste of redding happy people

Booths were set up inside Sculpture Park and other areas around City Hall.  It’s a beautiful setting for an outdoor celebration of food and beverage.

Taste of Redding flavored water

It’s fun to go from booth to booth tasting what that each restaurant has to offer, while sipping wine and beer and even flavored waters.

taste of redding plates

Some people piled it all on one plate for a big meal instead of just tasting here and there.

Taste of Redding tray

Others methodically grazed upon one sample, and then another.

taste of redding face painting

The food samples varied from tacos, cobbler, and chilled shrimp, to barbecued ribs and even ice cream.

taste of redding baby and daddy

The event was family-friendly, too, with games and face-painting to keep the kids happy.

taste of redding face painting

The weather was perfect.  Cloudy skies were welcomed.  They helped keep the sun off us at times, although there was plenty of shade under trees and awnings.

taste of redding and jon

Music, provided by a rotation of several bands, filled the air.

Taste of redding music

Where could you have a better time?

taste of redding crowds

Everyone’s spirits were high – well, there was wine and beer – but still, everyone’s spirits were high and we all had a good time.

taste of redding wildcard

It was my first “Taste of Redding” and I have to say, it was a lot of delicious fun.

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Note, A News Cafe.com was a sponsor. Photos by Steve DuBois.

Steve DuBois
For many years Steve DuBois has enjoyed taking photos of his dogs in interesting and unusual places. He created a photo book of his dogs especially for the children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where he donated several copies. He loves that the kids enjoy seeing his dogs photographed in unusual ways. Steve says his dogs have been his photographic inspiration and motivation, but sometimes he tries his hand at nature shots, such as the photos he captured of the north state’s 2017 flooding, published here on A News Cafe.com. Steve DuBois lives in Redding.
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2 Responses

  1. Beverly Stafford says:

    Our first Taste of Redding was a couple of years ago.  This one was even bigger and better.  I’d guess that the number of craft beer booths doubled over two years ago.  Thank you to all the sponsors and exhibitors – and thank you, Steve, for the coverage.

    • Steve Steve says:

      Thank you, Beverly, for the comment.  And you would’ve enjoyed the event this year.  I was surprised with how many people showed up.  They sold 1200 tickets.  About 1000 were for both food and beverage.

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