Taste of Tamarac

October 13th, 2018

What to do in Tamarac – Event details

Things to do in Tamarac

This year the Greater Tamarac Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating it’s 12th annual Taste of Tamarac expo! This expo has quickly become the “must do” event for people of all ages, interests, and palates wondering what to do in Tamarac. Here is everything you need to know about the event:

The Taste of Tamarac is being held on Saturday, October 17th from 11:30 am till 3:00 pm at the Tamarac Community Center 8601 W. Commercial Blvd. Tickets are $8 per adult and $4 per child (kids under 6 are free) discounted prepay tickets are available online only buy tickets online. To keep up-to-date with event details, visit our 2015 Taste of Tamarac Facebook event page.

Exhibitors Galore

If you are not convinced that this event is the one for you, then listen to this:

The 2015 Taste of Tamarac business expo section will feature more than 30 food businesses and 30 businesses/nonprofit organizations exhibiting at the event. They will be showcasing their products or services, providing demonstrations, as well as offering great deals and coupons exclusively to Taste of Tamarac visitors. This is a great way for locals to get to know the fantastic businesses in Tamarac, support companies in the community, and network your own business.

Not only will there be local businesses exhibiting their services, but there will also be more than 30 food stations on offer, with a sumptuous selection of food to sample. This is a great way to discover your new favorite family restaurant or to explore the many flavors and talents that Tamarac has to offer its foodies.

Go to our website for a list of 2015 Taste of Tamarac Exhibitors.

Chef’s Corner

If you are an avid or aspiring culinary master, then our Chef’s Corner is the place for you. After tasting the diverse selection of food on offer at the Taste of Tamarac, you will surely be eager to get your hands dirty and learn a thing or two from the experts. We will have JP Taravella’s culinary school and professional local chefs from Applebees available to guide you through live cooking demos, as well as how to create delicious meals with simple ingredients available in your kitchen recipes created using our culinary sponsor’s choice of products.

Family Fun

The Taste of Tamarac is the perfect event for families, young and old. While parents are exploring the many tastes of our city, little one’s will be having the time of their lives in our Kid’s Corner. Some our great activities include:

  • Hoola Hoop Contest with Musical Hoops
  • Dance Contest
  • Trivia Contest
  • Limbo and Line Dancing
  • Fall Costume photo with Cycler Robot
  • Face Painting
  • Other interactive games

In addition, the exhibitors at the Taste of Tamarac will be offering fun educational activities for children of all ages to enjoy. It is a fantastic way to spend the afternoon with your family and friends – so make sure to bring everyone and wear orange and black for October!

Launch Party

There will be a launch party held on Thursday, September 17th, from 5:30 to 8:00pm at the Woodlands Country Club in Tamarac. The launch party will feature entertainment by William Penn House Jr., Shane Le Mar, Edward Horowitz, as well as a surprise line-up of other local talent. Tickets are $15 dollars and include a superb buffet-style selection and a drink ticket. Tickets are available online and you can find out more on the launch party Facebook event page.

For more information about the Taste of Tamarac Expo or the launch party visit our website, follow us on Facebook, or contact details are:

Tamarac Chamber of Commerce

7525 N. Pine Island Rd.

Suite 103

Tamarac, FL 33321

Tel: (954)-722-1520 – Peter Mason Executive Director of The Greater Tamarac Chamber of Commerce


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