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The "Taste of Abilene" event that has taken place for the past 14 years in Abilene, is a major fundraising event that is put on by the community civic organization, the Rotary Club of Abilene. Now, the Taste of Abilene is a "Food, Art, Beverage, and Music Gala" that is scheduled for Tuesday, April 26th, 2022, from 6-9 pm at the 201 Mesquite Event Center near downtown Abilene.

This awesome, tasty, and fun event allows Big Country residents to sample dozens of restaurants, beverage providers, musicians, and artists from Abilene and the surrounding area. The restaurants will serve exquisite food samples of what they are best known for.


In 2020 the Rotary Club of Abilene transformed the annual "Taste" into a more sophisticated event. By raising the bar to a whole new level. The Rotary Club is now offering all attendees a higher class of high-end "exquisite Texas-based food, beverages, entertainment, and art as all vendors will showcase their
awesome offerings" as stated in the Rotary's "Taste of Abilene" news release.

Taste Of Abilene Gala Tickets are $100, $150, $1,500, 2,500 and $5,000

Tickets went on sale online Friday, April 1, 2022, and are only $100 per person. VIP "Sommelier" Tickets are $150 and allow a 5:30 pm early entry and guaranteed seating. $1,500 "Gastronome" ticket includes a VIP table for 8 and early entry at 5:30 pm. There are also $2,500 and $5,000 ticket levels available.

By, participating you will help the Rotary Club of Abilene in supporting the many other Big Country organizations the Rotary helps and or supports. Here's a list of organizations the Rotary Club helped with the proceeds from the Taste of Abilene 2021 event:

  • 12th Armored Memorial Museum
  • Abilene Cultural Affairs ‐ CALF Festival
  • Abilene Hope Haven
  • Abilene Writers' Guild
  • ARCADA ‐ Abilene Regional Council on Alcohol & Drug Abuse
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Canine Companions for Independence
  • Disability Resources Inc.
  • Faith Works of Abilene
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Food Bank of West Central Texas
  • Harmony Family Services
  • International Rescue Committee
  • NCCILNoah Project
  • Paramount Theatre
  • Pregnancy Resources
  • Regional Victim Crisis Center
  • Special Olympics TexasTaylor County Adult Literacy Council
  • Taylor Jones Humane Society
  • Texas Ramp Project
  • The Salvation Army

The Rotary Club President, Chris Meeks said in his recent news release, "All the fine dining full-service restaurants will be offering superior cuisine and the beverages will be local and statewide Texas offerings. This event will sell out so sign up now and don't miss out."

<p>Seating To The New Taste Of Abilene Gala Is Limited</p><p> </p>

For more information, contact Chris Meeks at or 325-437-4388

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Photo by: Taste Of Abilene
Photo by: Taste Of Abilene


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