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Friday Night Local Food Tasting


Friday’s tasting attendees got a real bargain, nothing showcases better than the real thing (food) and the chat heard and participated in was the high point of the event to us”
– Past Tasting Attendee

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Friday, March 24, 2017, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center

New!  Download 2017 Event Program

Join us from 5-8pm on Friday evening after the conference ends for an intimate gathering of farm exhibitors and like-minded locavores. This relaxed get together features local food, wine, and beer samples.  This year experience live and local music during the tasting.

Register: Online Registration

Now Playing: Slide Worldwide

Enjoy the sounds of Hill Jordan and Slide Worldwide during the Friday Night Food Tasting this year.  Hill Jordan played last year and made the event a blast.

Hill Jordan and Slide Worldwide“The band name Slide Worldwide comes from a nickname a fellow musician gave me years ago. I named my current band that because it really SPEAKS to our musical orientation. As a trombonist I play the whole family of Trombones: Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Bass!

Additionally, coming from a strong PITTSBURGH JAZZ background we’re equipped to play the full spectrum of world music which is where the name Slide Worldwide comes from.

We also know how to party! Our sound is deeply rooted in Soul, R & B, HipHop & House music. Most of the great R & B, Funk & Soul bands from James Brown to Earth, Wind & Fire & Stevie Wonder had bands made up of mostly Jazz musicians & we are continuing that tradition today!

Current Friday Night Food Tasting Exhibitors


Be an Exhibitor

To be an exhibitor at the upcoming conference or any of our food tastings visit the Exhibitor Info page.

Questions? Contact Carla Clipper.

412-563-5823 or email

2017 Tasting Exhibitor Lineup


Become an Exhibitor

There is no cost to participate as an exhibitor at the Food Tasting.  

Learn more on Conference Exhibitor Page