Klamath Falls, Ore. – The 16th annual Taste of Klamath kicks off Saturday June 16th at 5pm. This culinary event that celebrates and showcases the many wonderful food and beverages produced locally and regionally and benefits many worthwhile projects offered by the Ragland. This year’s event will feature a public sneak peek of the Ragland’s new digital cinema project.
From Reese’s cheesecake to Irish stout, food trucks to foot longs there’s something for everyone at the 16th Annual Taste of Klamath. Local favorites participating are Michelle’s Simply Sweet, Murphy Dog, Dutch Brothers, JJ’s Restaurant, Klamath Basin Brewing, Gino’s, Mia & Pias, Los 2 Koras, Basin subs, Bloody Point Winery and many more.
This year’s event is sponsored by iQor, Pacific Power, Holliday Jewelers and Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union. “We are grateful to our sponsors and local food vendors for making sure Taste of Klamath is successful,” said Ragland Associate Executive Director, Michael Miles “We encourage everyone to come celebrate Father’s Day weekend at this event”
Everyone knows that the Ross Ragland Theater brings world class national and international acts to the Basin. But what many people may not realize is that the RRT is also one of the biggest educational powerhouses in the area. Each year over 12,000 children are served through at least one of the Ragland’s seven Education and Outreach programs. These programs all supplement the educational programs from both school districts, are in line with common core curriculum and enhance studies in many different subjects - often times at little or no cost to parents. The Ragland is able to provide this extraordinary benefit to Basin kids through extensive grant writing, corporate fundraising campaigns and events like February’s Red Tie Romp or the upcoming Taste of Klamath.
“Taste of Klamath funds directly benefit our Access Program,” says RRT Executive Director, Mark McCrary, “this program, which serves approximately 1,000 individuals each year, allows low income youth and families an equal opportunity to see performances and benefit from educational activities. Almost as important, however, is that Taste of Klamath is a lot of fun!”
Indeed, the annual event has become a favorite for residents of Klamath County and tourists alike. The Theater facilities and grounds (weather permitting) are transformed into a culinary hodgepodge of the best of the Basin. Taste of Klamath offers local businesses the chance to show off their very best and guests the chance to sample local gourmet cuisine, beers and wines.
Competitions for “Best Bite,” “Best Buzz,” “Best Dessert” and “Best Booth” for the categories of food, drink, dessert and people’s choice, respectively, allow vendors the chance to engage in light-hearted competition and gain industry bragging rights. Interested vendors can register at rrtheater.org or by visiting the box office.
Press release provided from the Ross Ragland Theater.