The annual Taste of Texarkana is Tuesday, October 16, 2012. Taste samplings from 40 local restaurants in one location while supporting Harvest Texarkana food bank.

The event will be at the Four States Fair Entertainment Center in Texarkana, Arkansas from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16. There are 40 restaurants participating, nine of which are brand new to the Taste. Five wine vendors and two beer distributors will add to the great food. Watch and learn as five celebrity chefs prepare magnificent foods for you to try. This event benefits Harvest Texarkana, or local food bank.

Tickets are available for $20 in advance or $25 at the door for adults 21 years of age and over; children ages 6-20 are $10 in advance or $12 at door; children under 6 years of age are $5 in advance or $6 at the door.

Tickets are available at TEXAR, Jason's Deli, Julie's Deli, Vincent's Fine Wines, Dot's Ace Hardware, Bryce's Cafeteria and the Harvest Texarkana office at 3120 East 19 or online at