The COVID-19 health crisis has led to many changes, and in some cases, cancellations of events this year. However, the Taste the World in Fenton Village celebration in the Fenton Village neighborhood adjacent to Downtown Silver Spring will go on with a new look and modified schedule. This year’s celebration will be held throughout October.
Traditionally, the event that showcases more than 40 independent small restaurants in Fenton Village has taken place on a single day in May. However, with COVID-19, the spring event did not occur, with the usual festivities canceled and the restaurants open only for carryout.
The 2020 month-long event will highlight Fenton Village’s diverse, eclectic neighborhood, which is only three blocks from the Silver Spring Metro Station. Parking is available at a parking garage in the middle of Fenton Village.
“Fenton Village is a welcoming community made up of hard-working small businesses owners who have always planned special menus and excellent food,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “I hope everyone comes out for this great event to enjoy the good food and celebrate the restaurants in this wonderful neighborhood.”
Everyone who orders food (eat in or carry out) from four different restaurants in Fenton Village in October will be eligible for a raffle ticket to win a 49cc, 4-stroke, 2-seater gas scooter (street legal) valued at $1,800.
A list of restaurants and cafes in Fenton Village and details on entering the raffle are available at the Taste of the Village website.