Annual Taste of Annandale to be held

Manny Precht, Co-Editor in Chief

Every year, the town of Annandale hosts a special culinary event near the center of Annandale.

The event, called Taste of Annandale, is a public event where food trucks and stands serving different ethnic foods are set up along Tom Davis Drive and the local Giant parking lot.

This year, Taste of Annandale is set to occur on Oct 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event has offered many activities such as food, face paint and live music. This year, there are plans of a 5k race, live music and dance, restaurants, food trunks, an expanded beer garden, children’s entertainment and games, a chili cook-off, best-dressed pet contest, law enforcement display, and vendors.

“It’s always cool to see the wide variety of food and cultures there,” senior Mustafah Qureshi said. “The food is always good and well priced and everyone is really friendly.”

This year, the AHS Jazz Band Chicken and Waffles is participating in the event. This isn’t the first year the band has been involved with Taste of Annandale either.

“I’m super excited to play at Taste of Annandale again because last year it was a lot of fun and the crowd seemed really into it,” Jazz band member Jackson Fournaris said.

“We haven’t really started practicing yet but we’ve talked and already started picking out a few songs we want to play.”

The Taste of Annandale is organized by the Annandale Roundtable, a nonprofit organization of community members.