Taste of Amherst 2019

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JUNE 13 – 15

Food & Drink, Live Music, Kids Activities, Wagon Rides, Bounce House & More 

Thursday June 13th, 5-9 pm
Friday, June 14, 5-10 pm
Saturday, June 15 12-10 pm

This memorable and well-loved Amherst event, organized jointly by the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce and the Amherst Business Improvement District (BID), and presented by Atkins Farms Country Market returns to the Amherst Common June 13 – 15th, 2019 – Father’s Day Weekend.

Thirteen vendors offer tantalizing samples from their menus:  Bart’s Ice Cream, Bistro 63, Esselon Café, Gohyang Korean Restaurant, Maple Valley Creamery, Momo Tibetan, Osteria Vespa, Paradise of India, Panda East, Sunset Grill & Pizza, Taste Thai, The Pub and Vibeman’s Jerk Shack. Atkins Farms Country Market, a presenting sponsor and part of the organizational team will be at the central info and beverage tent. The Taste is once again proud to be a zero-waste event with assistance from USA Hauling & Recycling and the Town of Amherst Department of Public Works.

Muddy Brook Farms offers hay rides and The Roberts Group sponsors the always popular Bounce House. For a quieter time, Reader to Reader, a non-profit literacy organization will provide a Storyzone complete with childrens’ books to engage young readers. Chef Bill offers food demos for kids this year on Thursday and Friday. Adults can enjoy the Craft Beer Garden with wine and beer, including a range of fresh craft brews from local breweries.

The WRSI River Stage returns and features amazing local musicians performing multiple genres including bluegrass Americana, Jazz, World Beat, Reggae and the BBQ rock of Trailer Park. Amy Fairchild, a phenomenal singer/songwriter and musician returns to the Valley on Thursday. The entire line up, updates and info can be checked at WRSI’s MUSIC LINE UP PAGE

A special thanks to the sponsors who help make this event happen:  Amherst College, Greenfield Savings Bank, UMass Amherst, Daily Hampshire Gazette, Steve Lewis Subaru, Roberts Group, Amherst Farmers Supply, Pepsi, Marney Electric and Muddy Brook Farm.  Business tents will be at the Taste representing The Mill District/North Square, Northeast Solar, Wagging Tails, Amherst Innovative, USA Recycling and Achieve TMS.



The Pub – Fried Dough with Strawberries; Lobster Sliders on Portuguese Muffins; Baked Potato with Toppings; Hadley Asparagus Fries; Korean BBQ Pork Taco with Asian Slaw

Bart’s Ice Cream – Ice Cream; Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Bistro 63 – Seafood Risotto, Braised Beef Tacos, Oysters, Chocolate Monkey Pie, Ginger Turmeric Tea

Esselon Café – Esselon Burger, Special Burger, Grilled Potato Wedges, Black Bean/Strawberry Salad; Iced Coffee/Tea

Gohyang Korean Restaurant – Bibimbop, Kimbop, Scallion Pancake

Maple Valley Creamery  – Assorted Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt and Non-Dairy Sorbets

Momo Tibetan Restaurant – Beef Momo; Vegetable Momo; Pork Momo; Lamb Momo; Chicken Momo

Osteria Vespa – Italian Sausage and Peppers on a bun; Pellegrino Sodas

Paradise of India – Samosa; Pakora; Chicken-Tikka Masala; Chana Saag; Chana Masala;  Naan. Riben Fry;  Masala Tea; Mango Lassi, Sweet Lassi

Panda East – House Special Chicken; Veggie Fried Rice; Chicken Fingers; California Roll; Spicy Salmon Roll

Sunset Grill & Pizza – Pizza Slices;  Pizza Ring Samples; Gluten-Free Pasta; Cookies; PB Bites; Kids Meal Option – Slice or Pasta and Watermelon

The Taste Thai Cuisine – Chicken Pad Thai; Veggie Pad Thai; Chicken Red Curry; Papaya Salad; Roll

Vibeman’s Jerk Shack – Jerk Chicken, Pesto Asparagus Quesadilla, Vegan Mushroom Curry w/ Coconut Rice and Peas; Spiced Elote Corn on the Cob, Hibiscus Lemonade


Taste of Amherst Music Line Up  Click the link to WRSI and discover more about each artist!

Thursday, June 13

5 – 6:30 pm  Caylin Lee/Amanda McCarthy  (Country)

6:40 – 7:30 pm – Amy Fairchild  (Singer/Songwriter)

7:45 – 9 pm – Trailer Park  (BBQ Rock)

Friday, June 14

5 -6 pm  –  Free Range Cats (Jam)

6:20 – 7:20 pm  – Wild Bill and The Flying Sparks (Country Rock)

7:40 – 8:40 pm – Flathead Rodeo (Rockabilly)

9 – 10 pm – The Fawns (Indie Rock)

Saturday, June 15

12-1 pm Emma June (Folk)

1:30 – 2:30 pm – Wildcat O’Halloran (Blues)

3 – 4 pm Masala Jazz

4:30 – 5:30 pm – Janet Ryan (Blues)

6 -7 pm She Said (Rock)

7:30 – 8:30 pm Rhythm, Inc. (Reggae)

9 – 10 pm Shokazoba (Afropop)