About Taste of Wayne

Join us for the 23rd Annual Taste of Wayne County!


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The Taste of Wayne County is an outdoor food festival held Saturday, October 11th on Center St. in Downtown Goldsboro benefitting United Way of Wayne County. The best cuisine Wayne County has to offer will be available for you to taste while you enjoy live entertainment. After you have sampled all the delicious food don't forget to vote for your favorite dish! The People's Choice Award is coveted among the participating restaurants. Last year's Taste had over 23 restaurants so you will NOT leave hungry!




Bring the kids! It will be fun for everyone!





Tickets for the 2014 Taste of Wayne County will be available beginning August 1, 2014.

Thank you for your support!




Thirsty? Quench it at the Taste of Wayne!




Restaurant & Artist Registration

Want to participate as a restaurant? The 2014 Taste Restaurant Packet will be available in May of 2014.

Are you a local artist? Download the 2014 artist packet here and email, fax or bring by to United Way office.

  • Bake My Day
  • Mount Olive Pickle
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Zaxby’s
  • Los Fogones
  • Pizza Inn

  • Texas Steakhouse & Salon
  • Carl and 'Chelle's Grill Room
  • Mission Foods
  • Wayne Memorial Hospital
  • Culligan Water
  • The Flying Shamrock

  • JJ Ashley's
  • Great Harvest Bread Company
  • Brown Bag Cafe
  • Mile High Hot Sauce
  • Heroes

  • Popeyes
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Uniquely R's Tearoom
  • JoJos
  • The Laughing Owl

2013 Sponsors

If you are interested in being a sponsor for the 2013 Taste of Wayne County please download the sponsorship package here and fax or email it to the United Way Office.

Diamond Level $1,500

  • Accucopy
  • Curtis Media Group East
  • Goldsboro News Argus
  • US Foods

Gold Level $1,000

  • Brittani Schultze Photography
  • Print It Screen It Engrave It

Silver Level $500

  • 3HC
  • Allco Electric
  • Crown Screening
  • Geoff Hulse, Attorney
  • Pate Dawson
  • Swop Shop

Bronze Level $300

  • Best Distributing
  • Holt Equipment Company
  • Mount Olive Pickle

Copper Level $100

  • Arnold Wilbert Corporation
  • BB&T
  • CopyPro
  • Franklin Baking Co. LLC
  • LaFevers Dental
  • Mount Olive College
  • North Carolina Community Credit Union
  • Sam's Club 6443
  • Seymour Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc.




Make sure you come hungry! Mm. Mm. Good!





Congratulations to the 2013 Taste of Wayne County Award Winners! We appreciate all of the restaurants for participating!

  • Breakfast, Breads & Pastries - Great Harvest Bread Co.
  • Pub Grub & Appetizers - Heroes
  • Fast Food - Zaxbys
  • Healthy Food - Great Harvest Bread Co.
  • Pizza - Pizza Inn
  • Hometown Favorite - JJ Ashley
  • Special Occasion Dinner - Carl & 'Chelle's Grill Room
  • Desserts - Bake My Day


People's Choice Award 1st Place: Carl & Chelle's Grill Room

People's Choice Award 2nd Place: Laughing Owl

People's Choice Award 3rd Place: The Flying Shamrock



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You can vote for your favorites!




Be A Judge

Thank you for your interest in being a judge for the Taste of Wayne County. Judges meet prior to the Taste to sample foods in a variety of categories submitted by participating restaurants. As a judge you will decide which dish/restaurant wins for each category.  Please complete this application to be considered to be a judge. Those selected will be notified by email no later than Friday, September 27, 2013.

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Contact us

Using the contact form to send us email at below

Contact: Catherine LeChot
Phone: 919-735-3591