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The 2016 Taste of the Bluegrass will showcase the very best food and drinks Central Kentucky has to offer. Featuring great food and beverage purveyors; live music and a silent auction all in one place! On Friday, May 20, 2016, the place to gather for the premier tasting event of the Bluegrass will be Keeneland’s Keene Barn and Entertainment Center.

The 2015 Taste of the Bluegrass event generated $148,000, which God’s Pantry Food Bank put right to work. For every $1 given, we are able to distribute 8 meals, that means more than 1 million meals found their way to families in need in 50 counties in Central and Eastern Kentucky.

Early Bird Tickets now on Sale! Tickets will be $75* each *$50 of ticket price is tax deductible. Price includes alcoholic beverages. Must be 21 to consume alcohol. Tickets will be $85 each starting May 1, 2016.

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Silent Auction Sponsor:

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We are excited to announce that our silent auction has gone mobile this year! God’s Pantry Food Bank will be using HANDBID, a mobile silent auction platform that allows you to bid from your smartphone or one of our kiosks at the event.

We will start bidding for the auction on May 20 at 9 am and it ends at 9:30pm. Most items are already available to view on the app or on the website.

We want to help you save time at check-in by getting setup to bid BEFORE the event!

STEP 1:  DOWNLOAD THE HANDBID APP 
If you have an iPhone or Android, you can download the Handbid app from the Apple iTunes App Store or the Google Play store. From your phone you can also go to http://mobile.handbid.com and follow the link to “Get the App.”

Please note we strongly recommend you “Accept notifications from this App” when you open it. This will allow you to get push notifications for “Outbid” messages during the auction.

STEP 2:  SIGN UP
Next you can create an account. From the App home screen, tap on the “GET STARTED” button and complete the information (please use your cell phone as the phone number). Tap NEXT. Handbid will text you a 5 digit code.  Enter this code to login.
Once you are logged in, select/search for Taste of the Bluegrass from the list of auctions.

No smartphone? No problem.
You can still bid. You will be able to access the auction through a web browser at URL:https://www.handbid.com/auctions/taste-of-the-bluegrass. We will have volunteers with iPads walking around the event, and we will have staff with computers at the silent auction table to get you signed up and bidding!

Please Note: With this change to a mobile-friendly bidding system, we will no longer have paper bid sheets at the Silent Auction table, but you will be able to view the items while at the event.

Participating Businesses

Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Company
Black Barn Winery 
Blue Stallion Brewing Company
Bluegrass Hospitality Group
Bottles & Barrels
BRU Burger Bar
Buffalo Trace Distillery
City BBQ
Clark Distributing
Coca-Cola
Cork & Barrel
Country Boy Brewing
Crank & Boom Ice Cream Lounge
Creative Table & Catering
Dad’s Favorites Cheese Spreads & Deli
Dickey’s BBQ Pit
Elizabeth Lowry Cakes
Equus Run Vineyards
Ethereal Brewing
Fazoli’s Italian for the People
Four Roses Bourbon
Giuseppe’s Ristorante Italiano
Han Cook In
Herbe Café
Howard’s Creek Beer Cheese
Hunt Brothers Pizza
J.B.’s Pr%f Alcohol ice Cream
Joella’s Hot Chicken
john conti Gourmet Coffee
JW’s Steakhouse at Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa
Keeneland Hospitality
Kentucky Eagle Inc.
Lexington Diner
Lexington Pasta
Louisiana Passion Catering
Lover’s Leap Vineyards & Winery
Mi Pequeña Hacienda
Moo Shine Beer Cheese
Murray’s Cheese Shoppes
Newk’s Eatery
Noodles & Company
North Lime Donuts
Old 502 Winery
Papa John’s Pizza
Rooster Brewing
Shakespeare & Co.
Southern Wine & Spirits
Strategic Brands Marketing
Sullivan University
Ted’s Montana Grill
Tinker’s Cake Shop
Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
West Sixth Brewing
Zen Sushi & Sake Bar

Featured Band

The Fever Band