Taste of Lone Tree bigger and better

Sixth annual event includes live music, activities for kids

The fifth annual Taste of Lone Tree will run from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 11 and 12 at the Lincoln Commons at RidgeGate, off Lincoln Avenue east of the Super Target. File photo
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The Taste of Lone Tree returns for its sixth year Aug. 10 and 11, bigger, better and more diverse than ever.

This year’s additions include live music and a VIP ticket that offers an upgraded, more unique experience to match its higher cost. All events are at Lincoln Commons, off Lincoln Avenue and Commons Street east of the Super Target.

The $45 VIP Experience includes access to a tent that will offer fine restaurant variety food, along with designated parking and a few other perks.

“The tent will be positioned in a place so you can sit and watch the bands,” said Linda Harmon, director of the Lone Tree Chamber of Commerce. “The VIP Experience people will be able to go throughout the festival and get unlimited tastings, but they will be the only ones allowed in the VIP tent.”

In an effort to avoid the unanticipated high demand that left some vendors without enough food and drink in 2012, the $15 general admission ticket includes five food tastings and three drink samples.

Another tent will offer some shade and seats for children and adults, and kids’ activities sponsored by local businesses.

“You’ll be able to get your kids out of the sun and they’ll be able to chill and have some fun,” Harmon said.

The 2013 event builds on the success of 2012, which drew nearly double the number of people organizers had anticipated.

“We’ll have all the different wines, beer and food (of 2012), and it’s still going to be family fun,” Harmon said. “The big change probably is the live music.”

A small arts festival featuring local jewelers and artists also will be part of this year’s Taste.

The event is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 10 and noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 11.

For tickets and more information, visit www.lonetreechamber.com/a-taste-of-lone-tree.