Fla­vours are back in Vank­leek Hill!

Tribune Express - - Communautê • Community - STÉPHANE LAJOIE STE­PHANE.LAJOIE@EAP.ON.CA

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.

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