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 Taste of Champaign-Urbana 2017


Friday, August 18, 2017 ● Saturday, August 19, 2017
5:00 – 11:00 pm ● 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

West Side Park



Watch the 2015 #TasteCU Video

Festival Information

The premiere event of the summer is just around the corner! The Taste of Champaign-Urbana will feature food from some of Champaign-Urbana’s best restaurants. Come out to discover new food while enjoying high-quality music and entertainment with a frosty beer in hand. Taste of Champaign-Urbana will satisfy all musical tastes! On Friday, catch up and coming, country-influenced band Murphy 500. On Saturday, Sun Stereo will end the festival with an electric show sure to have you dancin’! Be sure to also check out the huge assortment of arts and crafts vendors, enjoy plenty of activities with the entire family and run in the 5th Annual Pie Run. 

Cash & credit accepted for purchasing Taste Tickets needed for food, alcohol, and some activities. Arts & Crafts may be purchased using cash, checks, or credit at the discretion of the artist.



2017 Food Vendors
2017 Artist Vendors

2017 For-Profit Community Corridor
2017 Non-Profit Community Corridor


We are looking for some help this year at Taste of Champaign-Urbana!  It takes volunteers like you to make this event happen, and we are so appreciative of your time!  There are tons of volunteer opportunities at many times to fit into your busy schedule.

  • General Volunteer Opportunities – Volunteer to help with Vendor Check-In, Ticket Sales, Volunteer Table, and Vendor Loading Attendant.
  • Beer Volunteer Opportunities – Volunteer to work in the beer tent.  PLEASE NOTE – All volunteer in the beer tent MUST be TIPS trained.  We will be offering free TIPS training classes for all volunteers.
  • Nonprofit Entrance Monitor Volunteers – This year at Taste we will be asking for donations at the entrances.  Nonprofits looking to volunteer and fund raise are invited to apply to manage and entrance during the festival, and in return receive a percentage of the total entrance money donated.  To apply, complete and submit the application.
  • Pie Run Course Volunteers – Volunteer for set up, registration, and helping throughout the race course!

Pie Run

Pie Run will take you on a 3.14 mile course that starts and ends at the Taste of Champaign-Urbana in West Side Park. Along the way we’ll treat you to water and pie stops provided by your favorite local bakeries and restaurants. At the end of the race, you’ll choose to finish either “pie free” or “flying pie.” Grab your jogging shoes and bring your sweet tooth – this fun event is sure to win the hearts of runners and pie lovers alike!

Read more HERE!




Cancellation Line (Rain cancellations, delays, etc)

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Photos from Taste of CU 2015:

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