[Bozeman, MT] — Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation’s 4th annual Warrior Taste Fest raised $655,000 during their sold-out event in support of post-9/11 combat veterans.
Warrior Taste Fest, which took place at Haynes Pavilion at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds, hosted over 650 people on Friday, August 12, who sampled food, beer, and cocktails from 36 of Montana’s best eateries and voted for their favorite in the Best Under the Big Sky competition. Bridger Brewing — for the second year in a row — Seven Sushi, and Wildrye Distilling all took home first place for the best brew, bite, and cocktail, respectively.
Ten renowned artists quick-finished paintings and sculptures that raised over $125,000 during the live auction.
"From the 65 volunteers who supported the event to the 36 vendors and sell-out attendance, we are humbled by how incredibly our community showed up for Warriors & Quiet Waters," said Emily Sather, Chief Development Officer. "One hundred percent of funds raised at Warrior Taste Fest will help veterans find peace, meaning, and purpose through fly fishing and other inspirational forms of outdoor recreation."
Warrior Taste Fest is produced and hosted by Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit in its 15th season serving our nation’s post-9/11 combat veterans and their loved ones. Warriors & Quiet Waters’ mission is to enable post-9/11 combat veterans and their loved ones to thrive and find peace, meaning, and purpose through fly fishing and other inspirational activities in nature.
Photos for Warrior Taste Fest can be viewed online and credited to Studio MacLeod.