A Taste of Suffolk

The taste of Suffolk festival is a yearly event in downtown Suffolk where they line the streets with tastes of local restaurants. For the twelfth year Main Street was blocked off from Finney Avenue to Washington Street. This year there were representations from twenty local places, tons of vendors, live music, a car show, and lots of things for kids to do.
We found free parking a block away and followed the flow of people. Childrens' activities included puppet making, bubble art, story time, carnival style games, and several bounce houses. There were two stages with music, one with a band and another with a DJ.

Along the street were lots of stations with local eateries. We tried snow cones, strawberry wontons and cheese curds among other things. Our favorite stand (with the cheese curds) had several kinds of sauces and toppings. They were handing out samples of tater tots that were delish too. There was also a beer garden with several local craft brews. 
We had fun, and it introduced us to several new places. I also liked the area a lot, and I'd love to come back sometime when we can poke around some of the stores.