Mad Hatter's Museum Party
On October 12, 2017

Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum Courtyard

2425 Boxwood Street, Harlingen, TX

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TASTE OF HARLINGEN is the museum’s primary fundraiser. This annual event allows patrons to taste our local restaurants’ cuisine while enjoying live music. Our Silent Auction gives our patrons the opportunity to bid on items donated by local businesses and individuals. The decorated courtyard forms a charming backdrop for the evening. Patrons can stroll around the grounds listening to a live band and visiting the restaurant tents. Seating at decorated tables is available under the trees. This special evening guarantees great conversation, delicious food and enticing aromas. Themed Costumes are welcome.

Participating Restaurants

Funds raised from the “Taste of Harlingen” are used for maintaining the historical buildings, curating artifacts, funding exhibits and promoting the Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum.

Honorary Chairmen

Dr. Nolan and Sandy Perez

 

Announcement

Listen to live music by Pelican West while enjoying samplings from local area restaurants located outside in the Museum’s courtyard surrounded by Harlingen’s historical buildings.

Visit the All Valley Photo Booth in the lobby.  Pick out a prop and have fun getting several photos taken.  You will be presented with a souvenir photo strip to take home.

While inside the main building check out our Silent Auction.  Browse and bid on one or many items donated by local area businesses, individuals, Museum Board members and volunteers.

 

 

2016 Taste Winners

Thank you for your Participation

Speaker

People's Choice

Harlingen County Club

People's Choice

Harlingen County Club

Speaker

Second Place

Brass Wheel Restaurant

Second Place and Best Presentation

Brass Wheel Restaurant

Speaker

First Place and Best Presentation:

Rio Grande Grill

First Place

Rio Grande Grill

Speaker

Honorary Chairmen

Ruthie and Norbert Ewers

Honorary Chairmen

Ruthie and Norbert Ewers

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TASTE OF HARLINGEN is the museum’s primary fundraiser. This annual event allows patrons to taste our local restaurants’ cuisine while enjoying live music. Our Silent Auction gives our patrons the opportunity to bid on items donated by local businesses and individuals.
Date: Oct 12th 2017.
Venue: Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum Courtyard
Location: 2425 Boxwood Street, Harlingen, TX.
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Also: Band – Pelican West (variety of music)
Attire: How about a silly hat!! (

Yes, prices are as follows:

  • Pre-Sale Tickets: $75.00
  • At the door: $ 85.00

Food Awards

  • Best of Taste
    Criteria 1st Place and 2nd Place awards:
    A. Quality of Food
    B. Quality of Service
  • Best Presentation
    Criteria:
    A. Creativity
    B. Table Presentation / decorations
  • People’s Choice
    Our Patrons select their favorite restaurant.
    Guests will be given a ticket to cast their vote.

All of the awards will be presented near the end of the event.  The awards for Best of Taste and Best of Presentation are selected by 3 judges that visit each restaurant and rate the Taste and Presentation at each restaurant. Totals are then tallied.  The award for People’s Choice is determined by voting by the guests.  The winners for each award are announced and presented their award near the end of the event.

Tickets are available at:

  • Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum
    2425 Boxwood
    956-216-4901
  • Chamber of Commerce
    311 E Tyler Ave
    956-423-5440
  • You can Purchase tickets from a Museum Volunteer

Funds raised from the “Taste of Harlingen” are used for maintaining the historical buildings, curating artifacts, funding exhibits and promoting the Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum.
Sponsorships:

  • Museum Benefactor: $10,000  (Complimentary Tickets: 12)
  • Museum Curator: $5,000 (Complimentary Tickets: 10)
  • Museum Researcher: $2,500 (Complimentary Tickets: 8)
  • Museum Historian: $1,000 (Complimentary Tickets: 6)
  • Museum Archivist: $500 (Complimentary Tickets: 4)
  • Museum Technician: $300 (Complimentary Tickets: 2)
  • Friends and Supporters: under $300 (Complimentary Tickets: 0)

Please fill out the online form by clicking HERE and one of our volunteers will contact you.
Complimentary tickets for sponsors are included with the invitation which is mailed out 3 weeks before the event. Your complimentary tickets can also be held in ‘will call’ and may be picked up the evening of the event, just make a notation on your sponsor card. The Rio Grande Valley Museum Association is a not-for-profit 501 ( C ) ( 3 ) organization. Your sponsorship is tax deductible. Our Recognition Board listing our sponsors is displayed in the foyer of the Museum all year round. We also acknowledge our sponsors in our program and advertising after the event.

Yes. When you register your restaurant online for the “Taste of Harlingen” you will be contacted by a museum volunteer. Please click HERE to register.
You can call or write to:
The Rio Grande Valley Museum Association
PO Box 532347
Harlingen, TX 78553
(956) 216-4901 office
(956) 430-8502 fax
or can email Forrest Garling at [email protected]

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