The third annual Taste of New Milford will be held Sept. 9 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on the Village Green in New Milford.

The event will be co-sponsored by the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce, Nicholas/Tobin & Associates, Northeast Tent Productions and Best Sanitation.

More than 20 restaurants, caterers and specialty bakers will participate in the event.

Money-saving coupons will be available and various items will be sold.

Many downtown businesses will be open to offer special activities.

A map of special events off the Green will be available at the entrance table.

The event started as a Business Scene -- a Chamber gathering for business folks -- three years ago, with local restaurants serving samples of their foods.

It was a hit.

As a result, the event outgrew its status as a Business Scene last year -- more than 1,000 people attended -- and, this year, will be held on its own.

For $10 per person or $20 per family, patrons may sample the foods available from participating restaurants, caterers and specialty bakers.

Proceeds will benefit the Community Culinary School of Northwestern Connecticut based in New Milford.

For more information, call Jeff Kilberg at Nicholas/Tobin & Associations at 860-354-4464, extenstion 707 or contact the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce at 860-354-6080 or email the Chamber at nmcc@newmilford-chamber.com.