The Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary presents its signature event this weekend when the 29th annual Taste of the Town brings together some of the region’s finest culinary talents for an evening of fine cuisine and amazing prizes.

More than a dozen of Merrimack Valley eateries will take center stage on Sunday, Oct. 26 beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center in downtown Lowell. The night will also feature a live auction, featuring a Royal Caribbean cruise that comes with two $500 AmEx gift cards, and several raffle baskets.

Featured restaurants providing tastings include 110 Grill, Bishop’s Legacy Restaurant, Evviva Cucina, I Dream of Jeanne Cakes, Nobo Restaurant, PigTale Restaurant, Ricardo’s Trattoria, Sal’s Pizza, Sodexo, Stonehedge Inn & Spa, Cobblestones/Moonstones, Two Chefs Are Better Than One, UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, British Beer Company and more.

Last year’s event raised more than $60,000 for the patients and services of Lowell General Hospital. Advance ticket purchase is required for this popular annual event. Ticket prices range from $75 and may be purchased by calling the Lowell General Hospital Philanthropy Office at (978) 937-6696 or by emailing