Fla­vour Fest

It’s a food fa­shio­nis­ta fa­vou­rite time in Vank­leek Hill when the an­nual Fes­ti­val of Fla­vours oc­cu­pies the main street of the Vil­lage. The Sep­tem­ber 9 wee­kend event saw a cor­nu­co­pia of tas­ty treats, exo­tic and down-to-earth, to tempt the tas­te­buds of both

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Vank­leek Hill held its an­nual Fes­ti­val of Fla­vours last wee­kend on Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 10 all along Main Street, which was clo­sed off to cars while the fes­ti­val ran from 10 a.m. un­til 4 p.m.

A wide range of kiosks were set up all along the road for people to grab lunch, des­sert, shop around for fresh fruit and ve­ge­tables or even browse ar­ti­sa­nal pro­ducts. The fes­ti­val has been a long­stan­ding end-of­sum­mer tra­di­tion in Vank­leek Hill for close to 20 years now.

Or­ga­ni­zed by the Vank­leek Hill Far­mer’s Mar­ket, the Fes­ti­val of Fla­vours at­tracts over 5000 people throu­ghout the en­tire day, as food ven­dors, far­mers, mar­kets, and other bu­si­ness ow­ners set up shop all along Main Street. There were plen­ty of pic­nic tables set up along the road and on the green spaces in bet­ween buil­dings for people to de­vour their snacks, lis­ten to the mu­sic or sim­ply to en­joy the out­doors while so­cia­li­zing.

This year’s edi­tion caught a warm, sun­ny day – the per­fect way to say good­bye to the sum­mer. Ma­ny lo­cal res­tau­rants, such as Vert Four­chette and the Dai­ly Dose had food stands and tables for people to en­joy lunch, while other des­sert places, such as Les Gâ­teaux Che­mi­nées and My Grand­ma’s Ho­me­made Fudge, were rea­dy to sa­tis­fy the sweet tooths.

The Vank­leek Hill Vi­neyard and Cass­burn Sweets were al­so present, han­ding out samples of wine and of maple sy­rup, res­pec­ti­ve­ly. Al­though it is the Fes­ti­val of Fla­vours for a rea­son, some kiosks were not ser­ving any food or be­ve­rages – wood ar­ti­sans, thrift clothes ven­dors and Tup­per­ware and the Wild Bird Re­ha­bi­li­ta­tion Cen­ter, among­st others, al­so took ad­van­tage of this event to high­light their ef­forts.

—pho­tos Alexia Mar­sillo

Le Fes­ti­val des sa­veurs de Vank­leek Hill s’est dé­rou­lé le di­manche 10 sep­tembre sur la rue prin­ci­pale, qui a été fer­mée à la cir­cu­la­tion au­to­mo­bile. Les gens pou­vaient ache­ter des pro­duits d’ar­ti­sa­nat, dé­gus­ter des frian­dises va­riées ou sim­ple­ment pro­fi­ter des nom­breuses tables de pique-nique afin de so­cia­li­ser et écou­ter de la mu­sique. Cet évè­ne­ment, or­ga­ni­sé par le Mar­ché Cham­pêtre de Vank­leek Hill, est une tra­di­tion pour fê­ter la fin de l’été à Vank­leek Hill de­puis près de 20 ans.

There was so­me­thing for eve­ryone’s pa­late at the Vank­leek Hill Fes­ti­val of Fla­vours over the Sept. 9 wee­kend.

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