Thousands turn out for Taste of the Towns in Lake Zurich

The Taste of the Towns hosted by the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce attracted an estimated 4,000 people to Paulus Park in Lake Zurich on Aug. 21, organizers said.

In its 10th year, the four-hour event featured 20 restaurants, said Dale Perrin, executive director of the chamber. "Look at the crowd," Perrin said. "It's very much a family thing."

The Taste of the Towns used to be organized as an Oktoberfest-type event, he said. Organizers shifted focus about a decade ago because some people were concerned that the event was becoming more about booze, Perrin said.

"It's not just about the partying of it," Perrin said. "It's about family and sampling of food."

The Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce serves member businesses located in the village, Hawthorn Woods, Kildeer, Deer Park, Long Grove and North Barrington, according to the chamber.

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune
BY Karie Angell Luc



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