TASTE OF OUR TOWNS
Saturday, October 8, 2022 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m
Taste Of Our Towns (TOOT) festival is an annual event that will take place on Saturday, October 8, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thousands of residents and visitors from across the region gather on the streets of historic downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia to sample delicious food from local restaurants, civic clubs, and nonprofit organizations.
However, TOOT is much more than a food festival. In addition to food vendors, the festival also features multiple entertainment stages, traveling performers, and much more. The shops in downtown Lewisburg are also open during the day.
The Carnegie Hall Stage will feature Blue Steel (11 a.m. - 12 p.m.), Hello June (12:15 - 1:15 p.m.), and The Shootouts (1:30 - 3 p.m.) and the WV Renaissance Festival will provide performances throughout the day at the corner of Washington and Church Streets.
New for TOOT 2022, the Carnegie Hall Art Block will feature 14 of Carnegie Hall’s teaching artists working in clay, fiber, glass, pyrography and woodturning, as well as a soap maker, a basket weaver and a barn quilt artist. There will be multiple live demonstrations throughout the festival, including turning a wood pen, weaving a basket and wood burning a landscape. Visitors to TOOT will also be able to participate in a silent auction for multiple handmade items. Watch as Carnegie Hall brings the arts to life during this special event feature.
Other scheduled entertainment includes a strolling violinist, photo booths, face painting, a balloon artist stilt walker, Trillium Performing Arts performances, ukulele music, WV Department of Tourism traveling exhibit, an electric jeep display, and more.
And the galleries in Carnegie Hall will be open! A great jazz duo, Penn and Hoffman, in Carnegie's Lobby Gallery with Susanna Robinson and Sherri O'Day will be in the Old Stone Room, as part of the art receptions for the last month of Carnegie's Fall Art show. The Museum of Natural, Technological and Sociological Wonders Exhibit Curator and Creator Steven Hutchins will be in the Museum Gallery. Please visit!
Radio Greenbrier will provide its 103.1FM live feed and "The Bear" mascot will be on location.
Also, the Humane Society will have pets available to adopt!
AND NOW you can now obtain T.O.O.T. tasting tickets from the comfort of your home just by clicking the tickets button. Of course, tickets will be sold the day of as well.
The Title TOOT Sponsor is Boxell Solutions. Bronze Sponsors include Greenbrier Automotive Group and Greenbrier Medical Arts Pharmacy
New River Community and Technical College will offer free parking to TOOT guests in the large lot behind the school. Handicap accessible parking will be located at the City National Bank lot and the municipal lot located on Route 219. Additional parking will be available in the City’s municipal lot on Foster Street, as well as in designated parking spaces surrounding the downtown areas. Carnegie Hall and the City of Lewisburg remind the community the streets in downtown Lewisburg will be closed from 7:00 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m. on Oct. 8. Washington Street will be closed from Lafayette to Church Street. Food vendors, activities for children, and entertainment continue on Church Street, which will be closed from Washington Street to McIlhenny. South Court Street will be closed from Foster to Randolph Street. Route 219 will remain open to thru traffic, with local authorities providing traffic direction. All cars parked along festival routes must be moved prior to the streets closing, or by 5:30 a.m. Cars may be towed at the owner’s expense.
The Mountain Transit Authority (MTA) will also provide shuttle service back and forth between Wal-mart parking lot and the corner of Court and Randolph Streets through the event.
NOTICE: ONLY SERVICE ANIMALS ARE ALLOWED. SMOKING ARE PROHIBITED.
Greenbrier Automotive Group
Greenbrier Medical Arts Pharmacy