Taste of Ouray, June 8, Features Cupcake War
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OURAY – What better way to experience the true flavor of Ouray than with the annual Taste of Ouray celebration? The event features tantalizing and delicious samplings of local cuisine, brews and wine, music and family activities. It all happens at the Ouray Community Center Wed., June 8 from 4:30-8:00 p.m.

New this year is a community-wide Cupcake War, with prizes awarded to the cupcake that best reflects this year’s “Spring Fling” theme. The public will vote on the cupcakes at the event in three categories: business, adult and children. Anyone interested in taking up the challenge should prepare one cupcake masterpiece and deliver it to the Community Center between 2 and 4 p.m. on June 8. The cupcakes will be on display during the event; voting closes at 7:30 p.m., and prizes will be awarded at 7:45 p.m.

Ouray is also bringing back the popular cooking challenge. This year’s competition will pit two randomly selected local culinary masters against each other in a battle of local “mystery” meat and produce. They will have one hour to prepare and present two dishes to a panel of esteemed judges, who then crown the Ouray County Culinary Master. Any food or beverage professionals interested in participating should contact OCRA Marketing Director, Heidi Pankow, at 970/325-4746.

Live music and cooking activities for children will round out the event. Admission is free, and food and beverage tickets will be sold for $1 each.

Schedule of events:

2:00-4:00 Contestants deliver cupcakes to the Ouray Community Center

4:30 Doors open for Taste of Ouray

5:00-7:00 Live music

6:00-7:00 Cooking competition

7:00-7:30 Competition judging

7:45 Awards for vendors, cupcake and cooking competitions

In our quest to be a “greener” event, the Taste of Ouray will offer recycling and composting stations.

For more information, please call the Ouray Chamber Resort Association at 970/325-4746. Join us for a delicious Taste of Ouray!

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