Taste of Ardmore is back this year with a few new features.
The annual block party gives visitors a chance to try food from restaurants, caterers and food trucks from the Ardmore area. Jeff DiMiceli, Ardmore Main Street’s general manager, said the the event was revamped into more of a festival about five years ago. He said since then, Taste of Ardmore has branched out.  
“Our hope is to grow this,” DiMiceli said. “We’ve started to take some steps and next year we hope to expand it more.”
Along with food from more than 20 Ardmore vendors, Depot District merchants will be set up in booths and local band Fullers Field will perform. Confetti will bring face painting, costumed characters, bounce houses, games and activities for children to the event.  
“It’s a good way to get to know the merchants and see what downtown offers,” DiMiceli said.
Festival newcomer Samantha Crook from the nonprofit Courage initiative will bring her Gypsy Vanner show horses to the event for pictures. The horses now serve as therapy animals at Courage Initiative.
“They are rare showhorses she’s shown around the country,” DiMiceli said. “You don’t see horses like that very often.”
Taste of Ardmore will start at 5 p.m. April 6 on Main Street. Admission is free, but food, drinks, bounce houses and face painting will be paid for with tickets available for purchase.