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WPSU to Host 'Taste of Innovation'

by on May 19, 2017 4:28 PM

An afternoon of local food, beverages and family events is set for Saturday to support WPSU-FM.

"A Taste of Innovation" will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Outreach Building, 100 Innovation Boulevard. The afternoon will feature food tastings from about 20 of the region's restaurants, caterers and food truck chefs.

Nine area vendors will offer local wine, hard ciders and craft beer and spirits from 1 to 4 p.m. and visitors can enjoy music on the picnic lawn with Revamped at 1 p.m., August Room at 2 p.m. and Hollinda at 3 p.m.

The Outreach Building lobby will host chef demonstrations, with Denise Gilliland of DelGrosso Foods at 1:30 p.m., Chris Mohr of Otto’s Pub & Brewery at 2:30 p.m. and Michael Marx of Worlds Fare Catering at 3:30 p.m.

Events for families and children will include activities from Discovery Space and WPSU-TV, Clifford the Big Red Dog, PBS KIDS giveaways and take-home activity sheets, lawn games, Clifford’s Big Story Walk, free Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream at the TechCelerator in the Technology Building, and demonstrations from Innovation Park businesses.

Wristbands, available for purchase at the site, are $30 for those 12 and older. With an entry wristband visitors will receive food tastings from food exhibitors. Wine, craft beer, and hard cider tastings will be available for guests 21 and older at no charge with a wristband and identification verification. Full size portions will be available for sale from all food, craft beverages, and wine exhibitors. 

Children 12 and under are admitted for free.

Food tastings will include

Bonfatto’s Artisan Sauces

Brown Dog Catering

Café Lemont (coffee)

Carnegie Inn & Spa

Cherish Creamery

Chocolates by Leopold

DelGrosso Foods

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Divine Dips

EcoVents Catering

Garden Secrets

Gigi’s Southern Table

K2 Roots Cold-Pressed Juice

Student Farm at Penn State

Piper’s Peck

Rita’s Water Ice

Soups, Salads & Subs

Village Eating House

World’s Fare Catering

Wine, Hard Cider and Craft Beverages

 Barrel 21 Distillery & Dining

Bee Kind Winery

Briar Valley Vineyard & Winery

Good Intent Cider

Nittany Beverage

Oak Spring Winery

Robin Hood Brewing Co.

Starr Hill Vineyard & Winery

University Wine Company

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