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VIP Judge’s Cocktail Party!!

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Our celebrity judges will be creating delicious dishes for you to indulge in while sipping champagne or custom crafted cocktails. There will also be live entertainment to enjoy.

Admission only to Diamond Sponsors and above 

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Taste Main Event

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General Admission:
Enjoy Taste of Greater Gainesville with regular admission entry from 5pm-9pm

VIP Admission:
Skip the lines and enjoy the freedom to sample food and drinks from the 40+ vendors at Taste before the crowds!
Preview the silent auction, meet the Iron Chef Judges and take advantage of our pre-event VIP entry. VIP entry is from 4pm-9pm.

Exclusive ICE Lounge Upgrade:

Sponsored by:

Comfort Temp Logo

Upgrade any ticket for $75 and get 1 entry into our exclusive ICE Lounge at the Taste event on Sunday!
Your entry includes exclusive cocktails, music and entertainment.
Enjoy some dance music while playing Ice Pool, Ice Hockey or hangout by an actual Ice Bar!
You have to try this one of a kind experience that is new and exclusive to Taste of Gainesville!

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Iron Chef Competition

If you are interested in applying in becoming an Iron Chef contestant at the Taste of Gainesville 2020 event, please fill out the application. Once all applications have been reviewed, we will announce the selected Iron Chef contestants and contact them for further details. The Iron Chef Competition will be during the main event on Sunday from 6pm-9pm. Each of the chefs will have 1 hour to battle it out and complete 3 dishes, but only one will be crowned the 2020 Iron Chef of Gainesville.


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Silent Auction

(date and time TBA)

If you are interested in donating silent auction items to the 11th Annual Taste of Greater Gainesville, please click this link and fill out our form.
Our Silent Auction will be conducted through OneCause® this year. Click here to see all of the great Silent Auction items we have to offer.

This year our silent auction will be a one of a kind with many items that you haven't seen at other auctions. You don't want to miss it! Get your bidding fingers ready for the 2020 Taste Silent Auction!


View Silent Auction Items Here