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 -2479.