On Saturday, October 11th, the 30th Annual Taste of our Town, better known as TOOT is coming back to downtown Lewisburg with all the delectable delights one can ask for. This popular event draws over 10,000 people including locals and tourists from afar. Definitely a community effort, you will find a myriad of culinary choices and musical merriment! Fun for all, something for everyone. A great way to transition into the best season of the year, Autumn in Lewisburg!
Here is a list of food, activities, and entertainment to help you start planning!
Smoked Oysters by The Seasons/Genesis Healthcare
Boiled Peanuts by Christ Our Savior of the Valley Lutheran Church
Lemonade with Fruit by Rainelle Medical Center/ Toys for Tots
Local Apple Crisp w/ Cinnamon Whipped Cream and Warm Apple Cider with Chai Tea by GEHS Prostart
Tarts by The Corbin Story Fund
Shrimp & Grits by Greenbrier Sporting Club
Empanadas, Pastelitos, Papa Vellenas, Croquetas, Flan, and Cuban Espresso by Diana’s Cuban Cafe
Bear Pear, Chocolate Pear, Bacomage Pear, Apple Chips, and Local Apple Cider by Lewisburg Farmers Market
Homemade Dog & Cat Treats by Greenbrier Humane Society
Hot Dogs and Chips by PEO Sisterhood, Chapter V
Hamburgers by Bolling Alumni Association
Pumpkin Spiced Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing by Stella’s
Kettle Corn by The Lewisburg Foundation
Thai Chicken Salad Bites by Greenbrier Valley Medical Center
Pasta/Fruit Salad by Seneca Trail Christian Academy
Filet Mignon Sandwich by Dutch Haus Restaurant
Lamb Sausage and Lamb Chili by Greenbrier Cotswold
Italian Grilled Sausage by Mr. Blake’s Homeroom – WVDE @ Davis-Stuart
Maryland Crab Cake Sandwiches w/ Coleslaw by Greenbrier Valley Baking Company.
Appetizer Tray with Shrimp Cocktail, TOOT Spoon with Tiny Tastes, TOOT Tumbler with Ice Tea by Grace Under Fire Potter
White, Chocolate, Carrot Cake; Banana, Pumpkin, Zucchini Bread; No- Bake, Chocolate Chip and Snickerdoodle Cookies by Davis- Stuart.
Prime Rib Tacos by The Livery Tavern
Handcrafted European Style Breads and Baked Goods by Jeff’s Breads
Cookies by French Department, GEHS
Fried Chicken Legs w/ Mac & Cheese by The Asylum
Turkey Tenderloin Sandwiches by Aviagen Turkeys
Brisket, Pulled Pork, Roasted Corn, and Ribs by Stuart’s Smokehouse
Popcorn by Shuck Memorial Baptist Church
Philly Wraps, PJ Spinach Dip & Chips, Jerk Chicken Legs, Raspberry Lemonade, and Sweet Tea by Pretty Penny Cafe
Pork BBQ with Coleslaw & Pickle by Draper’s (Greenbrier)
Chicken Pot Pie, Chocolate Pot de Creme, Greenbrier Bread Pudding w/ Vanilla Sauce by The Greenbrier
Ears of Roasted Corn by Twisted V Farm
BBQ Sandwich w/ Slaw and Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies by Three Little Pigs
Cookie Grab Bags by Greenbrier Episcopal School.
Shaved Hickory Smoked Pork loin w/ Granny Smith Apple Slaw on Bun, Scallop Bacon Chowder, and Pumpkin Fudge by Food & Friends
Activities are spread throughout downtown and include face painting, kids’s games, inflatables and a climbing wall on Church Street, sand art, and pumpkin painting at the Greenspace.
Music and entertainment will also be dispersed in town. From the Lafayette Street Stage (near Wild Bean Coffee Shop) you will enjoy musical performances by Hans Creek Band, Davis and Elkins Appalachian Ensemble, and Butch & the Whitewalls. The Church Street Stage welcomes musicians’ John Wyatt and Robin & Doug. El Gleno Grande will entertain audiences with a stand up comedy routine on the corner of Court/Washington Street from 11-3pm. Carnegie Hall will feature the Greenbrier East Spartan Band, Choirs of Greenbrier East, Lewisburg Elementary 5th grade choir, Valley Dance Studio, and Cari Cohen Fire Dancing.
This October, don’t miss TOOT and all the delectable delights it has to offer. The festival runs from 11am-3pm. To purchase tokens (food tasting tickets) or for more info, visit carnegiehallwv.com
– Intro by Susanna Robinson-Kenga. LBSPY #58 (Sept 29-Nov 3, 2014)