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The 2018 Taste of Huntington Beach


When: Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 12 Noon to 4 PM

(Exclusive VIP Reception from 11 AM to 12 Noon)


Where: HB Sports Complex; 18100 Goldenwest (at Talbert)

across the parking lot from the HB Public Library


Why: Proceeds benefit the Children's Department of the HB Public Library


Questions?  Email


At the Event:

For one all-inclusive ticket price, you can:

Feast on unlimited tastes of food from over 50 local eateries

Sip on samples of wine and beer from premier California wineries and breweries

Meet new people and catch-up with fun-loving old friends!

Bid on silent auction baskets filled with goods and services from local businesses

Buy tickets to win one of our great raffle prizes

Stop by the sponsor and vendor booths and talk to our Taste supporters



Since 2001, The Friends of the Children's Library and the HB Restaurant Association have helped the Taste raise over $550,000 for the HB Children's Library!






The silent auction at the Taste of HB features decorative baskets filled with goods and services from businesses throughout Orange County.


Stop by and bid on these great silent auction deals:

Tickets to sporting events, theme parks, racetracks, comedy clubs, museums, zoos and other local attractions

Gift cards for restaurants, retail stores, and personal services like spa packages, beauty supplies and hairstyling

Fun items, activities and lessons just for kids

Portrait packages, sports memorabilia and unique baskets exclusively from local businesses

…and so much more will be waiting for you to bid on at the silent auction!


Attention local businesses: donations of goods and services are always welcome!

Please contact for info on how you can benefit from this fun and exciting event.







Ramsey Brothers Band





Celebrity guest

Chef Bruno Serato: CNN Hero, Philanthropist,

Author and Owner of the landmark Anaheim White House

read press release - watch video
















For Media Inquiries and Press Credential, please contact






PLEASE NOTE – strollers are not allowed in the main event tent, although children under three are free to attend the Taste



Tell me about the Taste of Huntington Beach

The annual Taste of Huntington Beach showcases the best of HB’s culinary talents and the region’s top wineries and breweries. For one all-inclusive price, attendees enjoy unlimited samples and sips from some of the area’s finest establishments. All proceeds go to the Children’s Department of the HB Public Library.


The Taste is the last Sunday in April. This year the Taste is Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the HB Sports Complex; 18100 Goldenwest; HB 92648 from 12 Noon to 4 PM – with an exclusive VIP reception from 11 AM-12 Noon


There is no dress code, but the Taste is on a grassy field and comfortable shoes are recommended, but it’s also a great opportunity to dress fashionably and look your best.


Please note: Your all-inclusive ticket price is all you pay. There are no per-sample fees and parking is free at the HB Sports Complex that day. Valet parking is also available for a minimal fee



What will be happening at the Taste?

The Taste features 50 restaurants, caterers and food exhibitors as well as a total of 40 wineries and breweries.


Water and nonalcoholic beverages are available at the Taste, and you can purchase reduced-price Designated Driver tickets that don’t include sampling alcohol (must be at least 21 to purchase Designated Driver tickets. We also have a variety of vendors promoting their products, a fantastic raffle and silent auction plus live music for your listening and dancing pleasure.


Some exhibitors have interactive displays and many offer free giveaways. It's also a great place to meet friends AND to people watch!



Where can I purchase tickets for the Taste of Huntington Beach?

Starting February 1, tickets can be purchased at the Children’s Department of the HB Library and online at American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover accepted at both places, and personal checks and cash can also be used to purchase tickets at the Main Gate and the Children’s Department.


General admission tickets will be available at the door, but ticket prices will be higher than if purchased online or at the Children’s desk of the HB Public Library. VIP tickets usually sell out in early April, so they will not be available at the door.



How can my business participate in the Taste and/or donate to the silent auction?

Please send an email to and you will be directed to the appropriate contact person.



Do you need volunteers for the Taste?

YES! You can contact to help coordinate, market and set up ore work the day of  the event.


What are the perks of a VIP ticket?

A VIP ticket entitles you to the red-carpet treatment, including a champagne, wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres reception from 11 AM until 12 Noon. Our VIPs enjoy many other perks like special VIP giveaways, a commemorative Taste wineglass, complimentary valet parking and a 30-minute early entry into the main restaurant tent.


 I don’t drink alcohol. What are my options?

Designated driver tickets are available online and will be available at the door for $10 less than current ticket prices. You must be 21 or older to enter the Taste using a designated driver ticket.


 Is the Taste handicap accessible?

Yes – the Taste is on a flat, grassy field suitable for wheelchairs and electric scooters – although the ground can be a little bumpy. The Taste has accessible restrooms, and we offer free valet parking and early entry into the main tent for a person and companion with proof of disability if they make arrangements prior to the event. Contact for more details.


I plan to attend the Taste with a group. Are there any price breaks?

Yes; group tickets are available for purchases of 10 or more tickets made at the same time. The cost is $5 less than the current ticket price, and convenience fees will not be assessed for group tickets purchased online or at the Children’s Department of the HB Public Library.


Since all proceeds go to a registered charity, is the cost of my ticket tax-deductible?

The fair market value is printed on each ticket. Money paid to purchase silent auction items above their retail value may also be deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for details.



Can people under 21 attend the Taste?

Yes; the Taste is open to the public, but there is NO PRICE REDUCTION for children’s tickets. Everyone over three years of age must purchase a full-price ticket – except for designated driver tickets; those are only available to people 21 years and older


Policy on Non-Participant Selling

Selling privileges at the Taste of Huntington Beach are limited to businesses or organizations that have contracted for space assignments. No other persons, businesses, or organizations will be permitted to sell products or services, solicit contributions, distribute advertising materials, or demonstrate products at the Taste of HB. Non-participant personnel observed selling, passing out literature, or demonstrating products at the Taste of HB will be escorted from the event and have their admission canceled.


Any other pertinent info I should know about?

PLEASE NOTE: a professional security team will be checking IDs at the door, and their decision on the validity of proof of drinking age will be final

• The Taste is an outdoor event on a grassy field. Comfortable shoes are recommended

• Seating at tables outdoors is limited but you are encouraged to bring blankets and stadium chairs

• Backpacks and purses are subject to search

• You can park in the Sports Complex and the Library parking lots for free that day

• Valet parking is available for $5 the day of the Taste; valet parking is free for VIP ticket holders

• No new admissions to the Taste after 3:00 PM





The Friends of the Children’s Library (FOTCL) is a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit; tax-exempt # 27-1284763.


Still have questions? Please contact

Taste of Huntington Beach