Flavours are back in Vankleek Hill!
VANKLEEK HILL | With summer cooling down, it’s always nice to spice it up and there’s no place like the Festival of Flavours in Vankleek Hill to try some tasty food, meet some friends and discover the regional arts and culture. This Sunday, Main Street will close to set up the welcoming 320-foot table and booths for producers, cooks and artists.
“It’s always a walk to remember with a Beau’s beer in my hand,” said Ottawa visitor Darren Haire. “Just like the Rib fest in Ottawa, the Festival of Flavours is a can’t miss event to not only eat some awesome franks, but also to buy local and organic produce. We often forget that local producers offer quality at a good price.”
Last September, 6,500 people crammed Main Street for the Festival and the organizers are hoping to beat that number on the 14th and have more than last year’s 65 kiosks.
“It’s always fun to discover dishes from other countries,” said visitor Annie Latendresse. Fresh Thai food and German meat, I won’t be eating for at least two days.”
Some will come for the sweet desserts and snacks while others want to go the carnivore way on a stick or on a bun. Beer is always good company while looking and waiting from booth to booth and, with Thanksgiving just two months away, cute and useful gifts for the loved ones are a great idea.
“You get soap here that is just fabulous,” said visitor Torrie St. Cloud. It leaves your skin smooth like nothing else. I like the Festival because Vankleek Hill has such a family and caring atmosphere. The old house, grandma recipes, its’ a blast.”
Admission to the Festival is free and exhibitors will be on Main Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.