2019 Winners:

BEST OVERALL TASTE: Cowboy and the Rose
Runner up: Colorado Q

BEST BOOTH DESIGN: Cowboy and the Rose
Runner up: The Flying Pig at Community Hospital

BEST MAIN DISH: Cowboy and the Rose
Runner up: Colorado Q

BEST APPETIZER/BEVERAGE: Talbott’s Mountain Gold
Runner up: Four Winds Coffee and Tea

Runner up: The Flying Pig at Community Hospital

BEST SWEET: Be Sweet Café and Bakeshop
Runner up: Gelato Junction

2019 Exhibitors Include:


Special THANK YOU to our 2019 sponsors!

Home Loan Insurance
High Country Beverage
CSL Plasma
Mesa County Public Health
Shaw Construction
Colorado Wash Services
Deep Creek Landscaping
ProSpace+ Interiors
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
Bechtel & Santo
Cranium 360
La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries
Mile High Outdoor Advertising
Peczuh Printing

Our wonderful Media Sponsors help make our event a success!

Ticket Info:

Adults – $15
Military, Senior 55+ and Student – $10
Children 6 and under – free

Tickets are available online at 970tix.com and at Home Loan Insurance, Enstrom Candies locations and United Way. Ticket prices go up $5 on day of the event.

2019 Half-Price Gift Card Sale made possible by the following donors: 

Aztecas, Bailey’s Lounge at the Grand Vista Hotel, Be Sweet Cafe and Bakeshop, Bin 707, Boston’s Restaurant and Sportsbar, Chilis, Cruisers Bar, Costa Vida, Denny’s, Diorios of Palisade, Enstrom Candies, Enzo’s Ristorante Italiano, Famous Daves, Four Winds Coffee & Tea, The Garlic Knot, The Goat and Clover, Homestyle Bakery, The Hot Tomato, Jimmy John’s, My Favorite Muffin, Noodles & Company, Old Chicago, Old Man Grill,  PizzAmoré, Texas Roadhouse, Talbotts,  The Egg and I, The Flying Pig at Community Hospital, The Ribber, Rockslide Brewery and Restaurant, Which Wich, Zesty Moose, Zoup and more!

Quick Facts:

Home Loan Taste of the Grand Valley is United Way’s signature annual fundraiser that has raised more than $370,000 over the years. A family favorite for 16 years, it is the biggest and tastiest food festival in town. It consistently draws an all-ages, local crowd of about 1,200 attendees. People can vote for their favorites in this head-to-head competition among local restaurants, caterers, grocers and more.

When: Monday, February 4, 2019 from 4:00-7:30 p.m.

Where: Meyer Ballroom on the second floor of the University Center at Colorado Mesa University (located along 12th Street between Elm and Kennedy avenues.)

Parking info:

There will also be a FREE shuttle available from 3:30-8:00 p.m. running from Lincoln Park to campus. We will have golf cart shuttles from the drop off  at CMU to the Event for those who need it.  Attendees can park for FREE on the 2nd floor and above in the University Center parking garage, on a first come, first served basis. Alternatively, here’s a map of other paid parking locations on campus: http://www.coloradomesa.edu/campus-info/documents/parkingmap.pdf.

For more pictures and video from the 2018 event, check out our Facebook page!

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