May 29 - 31, 2020
COOKING UP A GREAT TIME
AT THE TASTE OF OMAHA Presented by Cox
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
FOOD LOVERS UNITE AT THE
23rd Annual TASTE OF OMAHA Presented by Cox
Plans are coming together for the 23rd Annual “TASTE OF OMAHA Presented by Cox” Festival of Great Foods & Entertainment, a unique community celebration, showcasing Omaha’s great foods and live entertainment, to be held Friday, May 29st through Sunday, May 31st, 2020. The “TASTE OF OMAHA” will be swinging with a 3-day extravaganza and outdoor food festival open to the public and free to attend, thanks to the many partners and sponsors that support the Event. “We are genuinely excited to be sponsoring Omaha’s Taste of Omaha Festival this year,” said Kim Rowell, Vice President and Omaha Market Leader for Cox Communications. “Taste of Omaha has become a signature summer celebration in our community, providing a terrific opportunity to join with family and friends for a fun-filled weekend of food and entertainment. We look forward to being actively involved in this great Omaha tradition.” The TASTE is sponsored in part by Hiland Dairy, Nebraska Lottery, Rotella’s Bakery, Veridian Credit Union, Pella Window & Door, Coke, Ramada Plaza by Wyndham, Pinnacle Bank, and Mattress Firm.
“Feature Foods from many of Omaha’s top restaurants, good entertainment and family activities for the kids… and you have the recipe for the TASTE OF OMAHA,” says Mike Mancuso, Festival Director and Event Producer. “Omaha has a tremendous reputation for fantastic restaurants and food companies”. The “TASTE OF OMAHA presented by Cox”, has become one of the biggest Annual Events for our city bringing together a dazzling selection of great foods and culinary delights, for people from throughout the Midwest area, to TASTE, relax and enjoy as a family activity.
The 2020 “TASTE OF OMAHA presented by Cox”, will be located in a NEW Location with exciting live entertainment daily. The Taste of Omaha Festival was the First Annual Festival to locate in the riverfront at the Heartland of America Park in 1998, with tremendous response to this FREE Festival. Then in 2005, the Taste of Omaha was the First Festival to expand utilizing the new bridge connecting to the Boardwalk and Lewis & Clark Landing with additional stages and restaurants. Today it is Now located in one of Omaha’s Premier Parks
This year the Annual Event will add more entertainment for everyone’s taste featuring stages and attractions throughout the beautiful Park. All Entertainment during the 3-day extravaganza is free to attend. The Taste of Omaha offers continuous Free Concerts all weekend long including Top National Entertainers combined with the best popular area bands and musicians will again be continuously performing throughout the Festival.
Between eating food bites and enjoying the music, you can watch cooking demonstrations, browse the festival displays, taste wines in the Barefoot Wine Gardens, or simply relax in the Miller Lite Beer Gardens overlooking the beautiful fountain and riverfront, all at one time and one place. There is also plenty of Family Entertainment in the Hiland Dairy Family Village, including amusement rides for the kids, balloons, face painting, and a great view of the Festival from the Big Ferris Wheel. Again this year, the CocoKey KidZone Stage will offer continuous performances of comedy, magic, exotic animals and more entertainment for the children including: Poppin’ Penelope, the Amazing Lindy, Travis Wizardry Magic Show, Exotic Animals, Nebraska Native Raptors, Anthony’s Ballistic Balloons & Omaha Street Percussion. The Festival also Spotlight’s Great Omaha Chefs on the Culinary Chef Stage featuring demonstrations by some of Omaha’s best chefs.
The Festival boils down to one thing, and that’s the food. Restaurants of all varieties will pitch their tents at the “TASTE OF OMAHA presented by Cox” grounds for 3 days, cooking the specialty items that have made them some of the favorites in the Omaha area. All types of food will be served at the “TASTE” – from Omaha’s pizza to juicy barbecued ribs. So put your taste buds on alert now because they will get a workout at the “TASTE OF OMAHA presented by Cox”. The Festival offers each person an opportunity to taste a wide selection of Omaha’s beloved restaurant dishes including Mexican, Italian, Greek, Oriental, Mediterranean, Polish as well as Continental and American cuisine. After tasting all of these delightful foods, you’ll probably want to top it all off with one of the fabulous desserts offered, from your favorite ice cream flavor to cheesecake, that is sure to make your day at the “Taste” complete.
The “TASTE OF OMAHA presented by Cox”, Festival of Great Foods and Entertainment, will be open Friday, May 29 from 5 PM to 11 PM and Saturday, May 30, from 11 AM to 11 PM as well as Sunday,May 31 from 11 AM to 8 PM in the Park. The TASTE is sponsored in part by Hiland Dairy, Nebraska Lottery, Veridean Credit Union, Rotella’s Bakery, Pinnacle Bank, Chevrolet, Miller Lite, Barefoot Wines, Coca-Cola, Douglas County, Bath Planet, Host Water, Bobcat of Omaha, Media Partners iHeart Radio & The Omaha World-Herald. The Festival is Free to attend thanks to the Community Sponsors and Partners.