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Taste of Redbirds set for February 16

Illinois State Athletics will host the 16th annual Taste of Redbirds from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2019, in Horton Field House prior to the men’s basketball game against Bradley at 7 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from local area restaurants and food vendors.  Last year’s vendors included Alexander’s Steakhouse, Avanti’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Denny’s Doughnuts and Bakery, D. P. Dough, Famous Dave’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, and Tony Roma’s, with possibly more vendors added this year.

Reggie’s Fun Zone will be in the field house with inflatables, face painting and a climbing wall.

The event will also host a trunk show with local vendors selling licensed Illinois State merchandise. Last year’s vendors included the Alamo II, Weibring Golf Club Pro Shop and Jack Lewis Jewelers.

Entrance to the Taste is free. Tickets for purchasing food, soda and water are $1 each and will be sold before the event on the concourse of Horton Field House, and then inside the field house when the doors open at 4:30. Food vendors charge between one and four tickets for their food items.

Beer and wine will be sold for cash only in the beer garden.  Beer and wine must remain inside the beer garden.

Although tickets to the men’s basketball game are not required to attend the Taste, we need you to help us pack the arena to cheer on the Redbirds and beat Bradley!  Purchase tickets to the basketball game online at, call the ISU Athletics Ticket Office at (309) 438-8000, or visit the ticket office located in Redbird Arena.


Would like to attend the taste 2019. 2 people I went to I'll State class 81

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