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Warriors & Quiet Waters Announces 3rd Annual Warrior Taste Fest

This year’s Warrior Taste Fest celebration of food, drink, and art to bring in 700 attendees

[Bozeman, MT] — Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation will host its annual Warrior Taste Fest in person this September.

Warrior Taste Fest, which will take place at Haynes Pavilion at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds, plans to host up to 700 people on Friday, September 10, who will sample food, beer, and cocktails from over 30 of Montana’s best restaurants, breweries, and distilleries. While guests eat and drink, they can enjoy the work of 10 renowned artists as they quick-finish paintings and sculptures.

Artists Tom Gilleon, Troy Collins, Todd Connor, Jim Dolan, Thomas English, Terry Hall, Whitney Hall, Jennifer Johnson, Steve Lillegard, and Shirle Wempner will all be quick-finishing their art for the live auction.

The event will start with a VIP cocktail hour at 5p.m., where VIP ticket holders can taste specialty cocktails and menu items, meet the artists, hear live music, and more.

“Warrior Taste Fest is a high-energy event unlike any other in the Gallatin Valley,” said Emily Sather, WQW’s Chief Development Officer. “After you and your friends have sampled food and drink, cast your vote for ‘Best of the Big Sky’ knowing that event proceeds will fuel Warriors & Quiet Waters’ mission.”

Warrior Taste Fest will open its doors for General Admission ticket holders at 6 p.m. The live auction and programming will begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets for Warrior Taste Fest are on sale now. Tickets and more information about Warrior Taste Fest, including silent and live auction packages, can be found online here. All proceeds will provide therapeutic recreational fly-fishing programs for post-9/11 combat veterans and their loved ones.

Warrior Taste Fest is a high-energy event unlike any other in the Gallatin Valley.

Emily Sather, WQW's Chief Development Officer