The Taste of Henry: Fun for the whole family

Are you ready to eat? It’s that time of year again for the annual Taste of Henry. Come out this Friday night with your family and friends and enjoy an evening full of great food and live music.

This annual event is always a fun event for the people of Henry County, but it is important to remember that the real joy is found in the great cause it supports. A Friend’s House is a local non-profit organization that provides a home for neglected and abused children in our area. All proceeds from the Taste of Henry ticket sales go to A Friend’s House. It’s not too often you can stuff your face while also helping a good cause!

There will be 25 local restaurants at this year’s event. Come out and try some food from some of your longtime favorite Henry County food joints like Shane’s, O.B.’s, and Gezzo’s. Some of Henry County’s newest restaurants will be making an appearance as a vendor this year. Brand new to the Taste of Henry this year is South Side Diner. Located off Highway 20/81, directly in front of Lowe’s, and across the street from Cracker Barrel, this Southern and American food joint has been making quite the name for itself since it opened back in March. Smokin’ Swine, a Hampton based BBQ joint, will also be serving up some of their favorites at this year’s Taste of Henry. Come out and support these great restaurants and many others this Friday night. To see a full list of the participating food vendors, head over to the Taste of Henry website.

David Ellis & Melissa Calendar, local favorites, will be providing the live music this year. Come out and hear these two perform as you enjoy the food.

Tickets for the Taste of Henry can be purchased at or Friday night at the door. The location for this year’s event is Jason T. Harper Event Center at Heritage Park in McDonough. The event starts at 6 p.m. and ends around 9 p.m.

Come early and get a treat! The first 500 people in the doors will get what they call a VIT (Very Important Taster) bag. This bag is filled with merchandise and treats from participating vendors, sponsors, and restaurants. It is limited to one bag per family, so don’t be late!

This is sure to be a great night in our community and a fun night for family and friends. If you don’t have plans for Friday, then this will definitely be the place to be.