Downtown Springfield Association

Taste of SoMo is an outdoor food sampling event that showcases the diversity and quality of the restaurants in Southwest Missouri. Food sampling takes place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. along with live music and beer sales inside Park Central Square.

Patrons vote for their favorite restaurants in several categories including: Best of Fest, Best Entrée, Best Appetizer, Best Dessert and Best Booth. Award winners receive bragging rights and an award to display at their restaurant.

The delicious food will be complemented by tastes of the region’s beer, live music, market vendors and more.

When: June 24, 2023, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Park Central Square

Sample some of the best food in Southwest Missouri using Taste Tickets! Sheets of 10 Taste Tickets will be for sale at each of the entrances for $10 each.

What is a warm summer day without a cold drink? Beer and Coke products will be available!

Live music and DJs will keep the party going all afternoon!

When you purchase Taste Tickets you’re also helping feed your community! Taste of SoMo is proud to partner with Ozarks Food Harvest to provide meals to those in need in Southwest Missouri.

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Want your restaurant to be a part of Taste of SoMo 2023?

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