Due to public health safety concerns surrounding COVID-19 and much discussion with local officials we have decided to postpone The Taste to September 26th. If you would like a refund, please contact the Emporia Main Street office (620-340-6430) and we will certainly refund your ticket price. If you purchased tickets electronically you will be refunded electronically. If you purchased physical tickets, you will be reimbursed with a check and you must provide physical tickets for reimbursement. If you would like to automatically roll over your tickets to the September event, we will honor your current tickets.

Meet with wineries, breweries, and distilleries from across the state while sampling their crafted products, all while enjoying select fares from local restaurateurs and specialty shops. Visit with friends in our "Cabana Lounge" and experience a bit of "Tropicana" in downtown Emporia. Dress for the event is casual or get into the spirit with an outfit from Havana!


The Taste has been a local favorite for over 20 years now. The event first began as a way to encourage new businesses to consider Emporia as a location to set up shop. Since the inception of the event, our community now is home to a brewery, winery, several fantastic restaurants and we will soon have a distillery! THANK YOU for your support of this event and Local Businesses. This year we are encouraging ticket holders to visit one of our local restaurants for dinner prior to the event, so we will only be offering Classic Tickets.

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The Classic Taste

The Taste Only Ticket – This is the Classic Taste ticket. This ticket grants you access to the Taste on the main floor of the Civic Auditorium at 6:30 pm (April 4th), where we will have small food samples by local food vendors, entertainment, and unlimited samples from Kansas wineries, breweries and distilleries. Samples equal 1 ounce pours. Ticket holders will also receive three full pours at our bar stations. Tickets are $45.00 for the Classic Taste, and ticket holders must be 21 years old or older to enter the event.

There will be a limited number of tickets available at the door.

Special Group Discount

Bring your friends! Buy a block of 10 tickets and save $50! Please contact Emporia Main Street to purchase (620) 340-6430



V.I.P. Pass

This year we are offering 40 ticket holders the chance to get into the Taste at 6 pm. Avoid lines and snag a table! V.I.P. passes are $10 per person (in addition to your regularly purchased ticket). Please call the office to reserve your pass!