Every year, we transform downtown Hingham into an outdoor festival, showcasing our local restaurants, food purveyors, merchants, artists, and performers. A highlight of the day is samplings of appetizers, entrees, desserts, candy, ice cream and more from our local restaurants and food shops.
Taste of Hingham was started in 2004 in response to a vision of celebrating and building awareness of all that Hingham has to offer, and simultaneously using the proceeds to benefit over 15 South Shore non-profit organizations. The Hingham Congregational Church, the Hingham Downtown Association and Eat Well, Inc sponsor Taste of Hingham.
Taste of Hingham has been enormously successful with both goals. In addition, thanks to the many who showcase during the “street fair,” Taste of Hingham attracts approximately 3,000 visitors who celebrate Hingham, and enjoy music, art projects for kids, horse-drawn hayrides and many more ways to have a fun afternoon with family and friends.
The Taste of Hingham has raised more than $200,000.00 for local South Shore non-profit organizations.
Over 30 of Hingham’s finest restaurants and food purveyors offered samples of their very best offerings last year. The crowds love this opportunity to taste a little bit of every thing from across Town, and to then cast votes for:
‘Hingham’s Favorite Chowder or Soup’
‘Entrée of the Year‘
‘Sandwich / Burgers/ Pizza’
‘Baked Sweet Treats’
‘Hingham’s Favorite Desserts’
100% of the proceeds from the event are distributed to non-profit organizations by the Board of Outreach of the Hingham Congregational Church.