The seventh annual Taste of Grandview will offer food, beer, music -- and football.
Marshall's Restaurant and Bar will set up a 60-inch LED television, allowing those attending the Oct. 7 event to watch the NFL while sampling menu items from more than 20 restaurants and food vendors.
"In the past, we had a lot of people tell us that they would have come earlier to the Taste of Grandview, but they didn't want to miss the football game," said Michelle Wilson, executive director of the Grandview Area Chamber of Commerce. "Now they won't have to choose."
The event will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the southeast corner of Grandview Avenue and Goodale Boulevard, adjacent to the Grandview Center.
"We tried out that location last year for the first time and it really works well," Wilson said. "It gives us more space to work with for our vendors."
Many local favorites will return to the Taste of Grandview, as will a number of new participants, including the Grandview Grind Coffee Shop, Pure Imagination Chocolatier and Schmidt's Sausage Haus, which will bring its sausage truck, she said.
This year's beer garden will feature microbrews crafted by the Elevator Brewing Company, Wilson said.
The event will include games, arts and craft activities and a bounce house presented by Moo Moo Car Wash.
"The bounce house is in the shape of a cow, so that should be a lot of fun for the kids," Wilson said.
The Chiller ice rink and the Ohio Machine professional lacrosse team will be represented, and Members First Credit Union, the event's presenting sponsor, will offer a skee-ball game.
"We want to make the Taste of Grandview a real family-oriented event," Wilson said.
Live entertainment will be offered throughout the day, including Tony Monaco from 2:30 to 4 p.m.; the Grandview Jolly Steppers from 4 to 4:45 p.m.; and the Spikedrivers from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
The awards and closing ceremony will take place from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
Admission and parking for the Taste of Grandview are free. The menu samples from the food vendors will range in price from $1 to $6.
"The Taste of Grandview has become such a popular event," Wilson said. "We're fortunate to have so many good restaurants in our community."