Taste of Ladera 2011
April 30th-May 1st, 2011---Postponed for 2011
Dear Ladera Ranch Community -
It is very difficult to announce, but the 2011 Taste of Ladera event planned for April 30 and May 1 has been postponed. This is a major disappointment for me, the committee and to all those that enjoy and benefit from the two day event.
As you may know, the Board of LARMAC, the master homeowners association in Ladera Ranch and the LARCS Board, the community services organization for Ladera Ranch, both refused the request of Taste of Ladera to use Founders Park in 2011. In an effort to secure an alternative location after these rejections, the Sheriff department, Fire department, and the County granted Taste of Ladera an encroachment permit No. 2011-00040 for closing Windmill North of Corporate Drive. We sought additional space adjacent to the street closure and were declined. We continue to have road blocks brought up from the Property Managers, LARCS, and LARMAC despite our concerted efforts. We have worked too hard for the last eight years on having an issue free event to go into this event with anything but the perfect set-up and layout. Although not necessary to conduct the event, we needed the additional space to make it the exceptional event that people have come to expect.
I can’t begin to express my appreciation for all the time, support, and work our volunteers and charities have devoted to making this event spectacular, which was a big part of our decision. We will keep you up to date on any developments surrounding Taste of Ladera. We need your support to locate and secure a successful event for next year's Taste of Ladera 2012.
Event Complete, CEO
The Taste of Ladera is a premier food and music festival in Ladera Ranch that promises loads of fun for the entire family. This two-day event will feature savory tastes and sweet treats from local restaurants, a family fun zone, specialty vendors, live entertainment and more.
We are proud to be the community's signature fundraising event that helps local schools, youth programs and other local nonprofits. Through the years, the event has spun into South Orange County's biggest party, celebrating the finest local cuisine, music and community fun.