The Grand PoutineFest visits the Old Port of Montreal for 19 days of entertainment and truly delicious food.

A festive, gourmet gathering which offers a portion of its earnings to Opération Enfant Soleil

Grand PoutineFestThe eighth edition of the Grand PoutineFest, is an unmissable gourmet event that takes place throughout the summer in 19 cities across the province. For three full weeks, the Grand PoutineFest will take place in the Old Port, at the Quai de l’horloge, from July 13 to 31. This gathering offers Quebecers a culinary experience in a festive summer atmosphere, with the goal of having a good time with family and friends, enjoying a good meal, while giving back to a good cause.

An appealing opportunity to support Opération Enfant Soleil
FGM Productions, owner of the Grands Poutinefest, will donate a portion of the event’s earnings to Opération Enfant Soleil. “Our goal is to raise $125,000 for the cause. Since we travel across the province during the Grand PoutineFest, it was important for us to leave a positive mark on a provincial scale,” explains Maude Couillard, General Manager of the Grand FoodFest. Being associated with Opération Enfant Soleil allows us to give back to many hospitals across Quebec.”

Grand PoutineFestThe Grand PoutineFest goes green
Always looking to innovate and have a positive impact, the Grand PoutineFest is taking action to become a 100% zero waste event in the near future. This year, all poutines will be served in reusable, dishwasher-safe dishes. It will be mandatory to purchase the reusable dish with every poutine purchase for only $2. For each purchase of the dish, 50 cents will be donated to Opération Enfant Soleil. In addition, everything on the site will be recyclable, reusable, or compostable.

Numerous activities and more than twenty original poutines
Visitors will have free access to the event site, where more than six street food trucks will be offering some twenty different combinations of fries, sauce and fresh cheese. We’re talking about braised beef poutine, vegan poutine, general tao poutine, chicken popcorn poutine, keto poutine and more! This year, you’ll have the chance to move around in the biggest inflatable course in Canada; a course of over 300 feet! The perfect activity to get you through the day before enjoying Mademoiselle Croquignoles’ Funnel Cake. Many other new activities await you on site: cheese curd tasting booth, cooking demonstrations, Popcorn Lolo, beer-poutine pairings, photo booth and more. All the details of the event can be found on the Grand PoutineFest–Vieux-Port page.

inflatable courseAt the Quai de l’horloge

Wednesday, July 13

July 14 to 30
12pm-9pm (except Mondays July 18 and 25, 5pm-9pm)

Sunday, July 31

About the Grand Poutinefest
Since 2014, the Grand Poutinefest has been offering family and gourmet events where a wide variety of poutines are offered by its street food trucks throughout Quebec, in order to raise funds for a 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, Le Café Hollywood, Greg’s Dinner, Smoking Dragon, Mama Caliente and Mademoiselle Croquignole.

Upcoming Summer 2022 events
Granby : August 4 to 7
Trois-Rivières : August 25 to28
Saint-Hyacinthe : August 11 to 14
Sherbrooke : September 1 to 4
Québec : August 18 to 21
LaSalle: September 8 to 11