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The Taste of Springfield, sponsored by Banta Foods, is coming to downtown! This brand new festival will be held on October 6, 2007, in the heart of downtown Springfield on Park Central Square and continue down South Avenue. This event is all about everything that is great about Springfield – fine food, great music and amazing art. Local restaurants will be invited to compete for the “Best of the Fest” as they submit unique and original recipes. Guests will be invited to sample these creations and vote for the “People’s Choice Award”. Other events include cooking competitions, kids recipe competition, cooking demonstrations, local vendors, live music and much more! Do you have a passion for cooking and think you have what it takes to compete? Try your hand in the Taste of Springfield “Takes the Cake” contest – a timed cake decorating competition; The Dagwood for a Day – a contest to see who can build the best Dagwood sandwich; Kids in the Kitchen – a recipe/cooking contest for ages 10-15 for best original recipe; Pumpkin Recipe contest – submit your best original pumpkin recipe – savory or sweet put your best pumpkin dish forward. Admission is free. Sponsorship opportunites are still available! Levels range from title sponsor to stage and cooking event sponsors. Don’t miss the opportunity to support a great event and see your company name in big print! For sponsorship information, please call Kathryn at 417-831-6200, extenstion 17. Stay tuned for more details as the Urban Districts Alliance plans to showcase all that is great about Springfield.