If you’re a foodie, mark August 10-13 in your calendar and get ready for a feast.
The traveling food festival, Poutine Feast, is coming to Bancroft’s Millennium Park on those days.
Poutine Feast has a handful of vendors, who travel across the province.
Festival spokesperson Jamie Lynch says it’s grown each year and this summer’s lineup has added Bancroft because people in small towns seem to love the Canadian dish.
“Poutine fest is an awesome festival,” she says. “It has so many different food options for foodies. We have kids’ activities, including face painting and we do live entertainment as well. It’s just a really good time overall.”
Poutine’s key ingredients are fries, cheese and gravy but new variations, with different meats and condiments, are emerging. Lynch says that’s a recipe for a really fun festival.
“It’s a Canadian dish for sure,” she says. “It’s absolutely delicious. You can do so many fun things with poutine and it still tastes good. For some reason you can put butter chicken or a cheeseburger on poutine and it still tastes delicious.”