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5 Summer Food Festivals To Visit In Canada

May 23, 2017

Looking to make some cross-country trips this summer? Also looking to eat some delicious foods? Why not combine the two and visit some of Canada’s best food festivals? Have a look at just a few of the country’s unique, intriguing and delicious festivals to indulge in.

Porkapalooza BBQ Festival (June 10-11)

Nothing says summer more than BBQ and what could be better than having a massive pork-exclusive BBQ? Taking place in Edmonton, this massive outdoor cookout sees teams of BBQ enthusiast showing their skills with pork dishes ranging from simply sausages and ribs, to more gourmet options. Better wear your loosest pants because you’ll be stuffing your face all day long.

Shediac Lobster Festival

As much as BBQ is synonymous with summer eating, in Atlantic Canada, summer is when the lobster comes out! Shediac, New Brunswick is one of the most prolific places to find some delicious lobster dishes anytime this summer, but if you really want to indulge, this massive lobster festival is a must. Lobster tails, lobster sandwiches, lobster rolls, all while enjoying a beach front location.

The Drummondville Poutine Festival

Can’t have a Canadian food festival without a little poutine – or in this case, LOTS of poutine coming straight out of Dummondville, Quebec. Our nation’s most famous and sought-after signature dish is on full display with the fries, gravy and cheese coupled with a lot of interesting toppings. And there’s plenty of concerts and fun to enjoy as your filling your belly with national pride.

La Fête du Chocolat de Bromont

After enjoying all these great variety of foods, you need a little bit of dessert. This Quebec festival is like an outdoor chocolate factory with everyone invited to explore it. And while there are a lot of treats to enjoy, there’s a surprising amount of visual sweets with some very skill chocolatiers sculpting some pretty amazing chocolate designs.

Veg Food Fest

We haven’t forgotten about those non-carnivores out there! With all the pork, beef and seafood out there, there is still plenty to enjoy with those who prefer a little greenery in their food at this Toronto festival. Lots of delicious vegetarian and vegan options alike that are nutritious, while also providing some less healthy but very tempting desserts. Of course, there’s also a lot for meat-lovers to enjoy with veggie twists on hotdogs, hamburgers and more.

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