GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Thousands turned up for2013's Taste of Grand Rapids, which was heldat Fifth Third Ballpark this year.

More than 20 area restaurantsoffered food samples and guests were also able tograb a bitefrom this year'sbarbecue competition.

Dozens of musical acts performed throughout the two-day event.

Taste of Grand Rapids ranin conjunction with the West Michigan Trucking show, also taking place at the ballpark.

Last year the event was held at John Ball Park Zoo,butfacility events manager Craig Yust saysthe event moved to Fifth Third Ballpark because it hadoutgrown the location.

This year's featured restaurants include:

  • Bobby J's
  • CafĂ© San Juan
  • Chez Olga
  • Chinatown
  • Donk's Mexican Joint
  • Flo's Ristorante & Sports Bar
  • Gun Lake Casino
  • Jamaican Dave's
  • Koeze's
  • Mad Dogz
  • Moo-ville Creamery
  • Noodles & Company
  • Red Robin
  • Sandmann's Kitchen
  • Schondelmayer Bar-B-Q
  • Su Casa Express
  • Twisted Rooster
  • XO Asian Cuisine
  • The Melting Pot
  • Firehouse Subs
  • Fat Boy
  • Culver's
  • Brann's
  • Louis Benton