Summer 2015 the summer of food Festivals

By Sebastien Robillard  @fashionbpm  fashionbpm@gmail.com 

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Wow I’ve been enjoying summers for a long time in Montreal but I think this year will reach a new high with all the food Festivals that will be going on. So get your appetite ready or review your workout plan because they are almost all back to back this summer and you might need a new wardrobe by fall.

May 16-17  Bacon Festival 

Yes you guessed right this is a weekend dedicated to Bacon. This event will be held in Sherbrooke but who in their right mind would turn down an hour and half drive for Bacon?

For Info: Festival du Bacon

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May 24th   Lobster Clam Jam

This event will be held at Chateau Saint Ambroise from noon to 7pm. It’s their third edition and I’ve been to the two previous ones and it’s a lot of fun. Great food from restaurants from all over town that have one theme in common LOBSTER, there’s also a DJ and the place rocks.

For more info:  Lobster Clam Jam 3

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June 10-14  Mondial de la Biere 

The Mondial de la Biere will be hosting their 22nd edition this year at the Palais des Congres. There will be both exhibitors inside and outside the Palais des Congres for tasting of beers and food.  It’s a great place to discover foreign or micro breweries creation and get a taste of local foods. I’ve been a few times and I always find new interesting beers.

To get more info visit their website at http://festivalmondialbiere.qc.ca/

June 26th-28th A taste of the Caribbean 

As far as I know this is the first year for this event as well. Here’s a description from the organisers.

“3-Day Weekend
FREE daily entrance between 11am-to-6pm
$5-$10 evening concerts by internationally renowned zuk, kompa, reggae, soca, and calypso artists (6pm-11pm)
VIP ($150) all-inclusive tent (open bar + open kitchen + terrace) /per day
New outdoor location at the Old-Port of Montreal
Full weekend of activities
Array of sample portions ($10 and under)
Live cooking demos by celebrity chefs
Carnival and Fashion Show
Featured Chefs and Performers to be announced… ”

For event info :  A Taste of the Caribbean

June 27th – July 1st  Montreal Ribfest

This is a new event so I’ve never been but this is what their Facebook event says about it:

” The event will take place on Montreal Old Port this summer from Saturday, June 27 to Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Come and discover one of the most popular event of the south of the US. Meet our Ribbers and taste their traditional ribs, surrounded by the amazing Texan scents.

The biggest Canadian ribfest takes place in Burlington, Ontario. In 2010, 175,000 people shared up to 150,000 lb of ribs.

This year, The Smoking BBQ is defending the colors of Quebec in the race for the biggest eater !

Come to have fun and enjoy perfectly smoked and seasoned meats.

Cowboys, haystacks, country music, BBQ lines are the keywords.

Don t forget your boots and your hat ”

 

For more info visit their Facebook event : Rib Fest 

July 3th – 5th Poutine Fest 

Again this is a new event from the same organisers as the ribfest, here’s what the Facebook event says about it:

Real Québec must see event, the PoutineFest is coming in Montréal for the first time !

Great Poutiners gather on the occasion of the PoutineFest, to make you discover their tasty recipes in a warm atmoshpere

This year, after having won several prices, Le Smoking BBQ introduces Montréal in the race for THE best

Many recipes, each more incredible than the others, and tens of thousands pounds of potatoes…

Info for the event: PoutineFest 

August 29th-30th Montreal Oyster Fest 

This will be the 7th Edition to this event and I’ve personally been going for the last 4 years. If you’re not into oysters do not worry they have a lot of other food too. Obviously they also have a variety of drinks and music. This is a great event to close the summer with a bang. Event will be held at the Peel bassin this year check out the event webpage for details.

For more info: Montreal Oyster Fest

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