Monday, October 7 | Submitted by Sarah Hough | Downtown Central
The 7th Annual Taste of Springfield featuring OktoberFest Village took place this past weekend, giving festival attendees the chance to sample food and beer in the heart of downtown Springfield.
Taste of Springfield, a celebration of the culinary arts in Springfield, featured over 20 locally owned and operated restaurants serving sample size portions of their signature dishes in Park Central Square. Festival attendees voted for the “Best of the Fest” in four categories: Best Appetizer, Best Entrée, Best Dessert, and Best Booth. Winners of the 2013 “Best of the Fest” awards are:
Taste of Springfield was presented by Springfield Grocer Company and coordinated by the Urban Districts Alliance.
The Urban Districts Alliance is an umbrella organization designed to provide leadership, programs and services to its downtown Springfield, Walnut Street, and the Commercial Street historic business districts.