Foodies in West Michigan are getting ready to taste a lot of delicious food made with local ingredients. Plenty of it will be on-hand during the 7th Annual Fork Fest Thursday evening.

More than 40 local food businesses will all be under the same roof, at Romence Gardens and Greenhouses, sharing food samples and non-alcoholic beverages. There will also be live music and other entertainment during the event.

This year, the event will feature a new VIP ticket option that will allow guests to enter early and have access to a cocktail making class provided by Long Road Distillery.

Also new this year, is a "new roomier layout" creating a better mingling experience and wider and more accessible pathways to "accommodate the disabled community."

Romence Gardens and Greenhouses is located at 265 Lakeside Dr NE in Grand Rapids. The event is presented by Brewery Vivant. Tickets for Fork Fest are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Guests ages 11 through 15 will pay $15 to enters. It is free for guests $10 and under.

More information on Fork Fest can be found on the Local First website. The list of vendors are as follows:

Enjoy samples from

Art of the Table

Auntie Cheetah's Soup Shop

Brewery Vivant

Byron Center Meats

Chapbook Cafe

Connie's Cakes

Cultured Love

Daddy Pete's BBQ

Daddy's Dough

Donkey Taqueria


El Granjero Mexican Grill

Electric Cheetah

Essence Restaurant Group

Field & Fire Cafe

Furniture City Creamery

Gettin' Fresh

Global Infusion

Grand Rapids Cheesecake Company

Gravity Taphouse Grille

The Grilling Company

Herb & Fire Pizzeria

Heffron Farms

Irie Kitchen

Iron Restaurant


Lindo Mexico Restaurant

Louise Earl Butcher

Love's Ice Cream

Mazzo Cucina D'Italia

The Mitten Brewing Company


Mosby's Popcorn Palace

The Old Goat

The Omelette Shoppe

Osteria Rossa

Reds at Thousand Oaks

Slow Food West Michigan

The Sovengard

Squibb Coffee Bar

Supermercado Mexico

The Winchester

Twisted Rooster

Uccello's Ristorante Pizzeria & Sports Lounge

Uncle Cheetah's Soup Shop

Adult beverages available from

Brewery Vivant

Long Road Distillery

Fenn Valley Vineyards

Farmhaus Cider Co.