Join us at the Park on Saturday, May 20 for an afternoon of food and fun at the first ever “A Taste of Innovation” presented by WPSU Penn State. The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on the grounds surrounding the Outreach Building.

This family-friendly, festival-style gathering will offer tastings of a wide variety of local foods, wines and craft beverages as well as live entertainment, all benefiting WPSU-FM.

Guests will enjoy food samples from some of our area’s best local chefs and food vendors, including Otto’s Pub and Brewery, World’s Fare Catering and DelGrosso Foods. Wine, craft beer and hard cider tastings will also be available to anyone 21 or older with valid identification.

The outdoor event will have fun for the whole family with live music, demonstrations by chefs and Innovation Park businesses, PBS character visits, and lots of other kids’ activities. It is the first of what will hopefully become an annual event, says Tamra Fatemi-Badi, Event Coordinator at WPSU Penn State.

“We are very excited about all aspects of the event, but we really love the idea of showcasing our ‘innovators,’” said Fatemi-Badi. “We will have innovative technology, food, beverages and music!”

The purchase of a tasting wristband grants access to food tastings from all food exhibitors, while alcoholic beverage tastings will be available at no charge (to 21 and older). Full-sized portions will also be available for sale by all food and drink exhibitors.

Wristbands can be purchased for $30 at or on the day of the event. Children under the age of 12 will be admitted free. All proceeds from wristband sales benefit WPSU-FM.

We hope to see you at the Park for a beautiful spring day of food, fun, family and friends in support of WPSU, our local food and drink producers, and the incubator businesses here at Innovation Park!

Click here for more information on A Taste of Innovation.