The Grand PoutineFest now in it’s pedestrian format!

The Grand Poutine Fest will be held at Place Vertu from July 8th to 11th to benefit the Amino Foundation. After having travelled through several cities in a drive-through format, Place Vertu’s PoutineFest and all upcoming events will be held in a pedestrian format, to enjoy original and exotic poutines while respecting public health rules.

At the corner of Cavendish and Côte-Vertu, six famous foodtrucks will offer twenty different combinations of fries, gravy and squick-squick cheese, vegan versions or topped with ribs, pulled pork, bacon, sausage, general tao chicken, crispy tofu and more! In addition to the multitude of gourmet poutines, refresh yourself with Archibald products or homemade lemonade. For those with a sweet tooth, the Cabane à chichi will offer its famous churros.

 Enjoy your poutine on a terrace

– The festival site will be divided into 4 terraces (zones) with a capacity of 250 people each. (Maximum capacity of 1000 people)
– Each terrace will be set up to allow people to eat and to respect social distancing.
– There will be one hostess per terrace to take drink orders (beers and liquors) and bring the orders to the festival-goers’ tables.
– Festival-goers can order from the foodtrucks themselves. However, they will have to wait for the hostess of the zone to give them the right to order.

A festive event in a warm atmosphere for the whole family
On site, festival-goers will be able to feast in a warm and family atmosphere by enjoying lively entertainment.

–  Thursday evening: A DJ will play music in the centre of the site.
–  Friday night and Saturday night: continuous entertainment by Cirque Éloize. Six artists performing the following disciplines: acrobatic bicycle, hand-to-hand, juggling and hula hoop.
–  Sunday: Activities for children.

The entertainment activities will always take place in the centre of the site in order to respect social distancing and avoid contact between festival-goers and the various artists. Festival-goers will be able to stay as long as they wish on the festival site. However, they will not be able to change terraces (zones) as these will be demarcated.

Festival schedule:
Thursday, July 8: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday, July 9: 12:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, July 10: 12:00pm – 9:00pm
Sunday, July 11: 12:00pm – 8:00pm

The Grand PoutineFest will travel the province all summer long. Here are some of the upcoming dates:
Terrebonne: July 15th to 18th
Saint-Hyacinthe: August 12th to 15th
Québec: August 19th to 22th
Trois-Rivières: August 27th to 29th

About the Grand FoodFest
Since 2014, the Grand FoodFest has been offering family and gourmet events where a wide variety of poutines are offered by its street food trucks throughout Quebec, with the goal of raising funds for a local cause. Over 25 organizations have benefited from the profits made from the sale of poutines, alcoholic beverages and merchandise over the past six years. These famous trucks include Smoking BBQ, Charlie’s Shack, Cantine chez Henri, Greg’s Dinner, Smoking Dragon and Mama Caliente.

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