Taste of Wisconsin™

Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Taste of Wisconsin™. Don’t see an answer to your question? Just ask, and we’ll answer!



Q: Is there an ADMISSION fee to get into Taste of Wisconsin™?
A: No, admission is entirely FREE, including all live musical acts, chef demonstrations, and other family entertainment. Some activities such as bounce houses and rock climbing do charge a small fee to partake.

Q: How do we buy our FOOD at Taste Wisconsin™? Is it a ticket system like other food festivals?
A: Taste of Wisconsin™ does not use a ticket system for food purchases. All vendors accept cash for food, beverage, and products they sell. ATM machines are located inside the main festival entrance on Ring Road.

Q: How do we buy our BEVERAGES at Taste Wisconsin™?
A: Beer, wine, soft drinks, and water are available on a cash basis at the event’s four Beverage Garden / Music Stage tents.  Select vendors also offer soda and water products, as well as other drinks such as lemonade, smoothies, and other non-alcoholic beverages.  You must be 21 years of age or older to purchase or consume alcohol. Proper I.D. is required and a wristband will be provided upon showing proof of age.

Q: Are all the food portions served “taste” sized?
A: No. Taste of Wisconsin™ vendors provide a variety of portion sizes to give you plenty of options to plan your tasting strategy! Many offer standard-size portions, but you’ll also find a wide variety of smaller or “taste” sized portions as well.

Q: Is Taste of Wisconsin™ handicap accessible?
A: Taste is held entirely outdoors in a public park space with paved paths running throughout. Entrances to the festival are positioned along paved areas with accessible sidewalks and ramps. Dedicated handicap-only parking is available on Ring Road near the main entrance; applicable signs will be posted.

Q: How do I get to Taste of Wisconsin™ and where should I park?
A: Taste of Wisconsin™ is located in the heart of Kenosha’s Downtown along our Lake Michigan shore. There’s plenty of free parking on area streets and surface lots. You can also hop aboard one of Kenosha’s Electric Streetcars that will bring you right to our doorstep from anywhere you park along its two-mile route. Click HERE for detailed maps, directions, and parking information.

Q: How do I find out what bands are playing this year?
A: Click HERE for the full entertainment lineup – live music, demonstrations, and kid’s activities. Links to entertainers’ websites and other online content will be on these pages as provided to Taste of Wisconsin™.

Q: Are dogs allowed at Taste of Wisconsin™?
A: No. In an effort to keep a healthy and safe environment, event organizers have decided not to allow pets to Taste of Wisconsin with the exception of service animals. We apologize if you were planning to bring your furry friends, but please leave them at home this year. Thank you for your understanding.

Q: Who operates Taste of Wisconsin™ and who/what does it benefit?
A: Taste of Wisconsin™ is produced by the Kiwanis Club of Western Kenosha as a major fundraiser for local charities, especially those dedicated to our area’s youth, elderly and disadvantaged. For more information about the Kiwanis Club, click HERE.

Q: What else is there to do in Kenosha once I’ve had my fill at Taste of Wisconsin™?
A: Kenosha’s lakefront offers a wealth of possibilities to spend a great summer day on the lake! There’s much to see and do within walking distance of Taste, including museums, lighthouses, electric streetcars, and a diverse downtown district full of shops and boutiques. For details about area attractions and travel information, click HERE.

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