P.A. Feastival back for another year

By Sarah Wallace
April 19, 2017 - 12:00pm

What started as a new summer tradition last year is back again at the Prince Albert Exhibition Centre. The second annual Feastival will be held June 2 to 4 on the exhibition grounds.

Linda Grimard, director in charge, said it’s a great mix of food and family fun as the weekend features not only good food but chuck wagon races, kid’s activities and a trade show.

“It was a great success [last year] for what we felt for having a rain out on Friday night. Lots of families came out, we wanted it to be a family oriented show so we’re trying to expand on it this year and make it bigger and better,” Grimard said.

Last year over 1,000 people attended the chuck wagon races. Grimard said that was the only event they could trace attendance because the only cost at the Feastival is to see the chuck wagon races. 

Grimard said they are still finalizing food vendors but expect to have at least 10. She said last year they had 10 food vendors with a great variety of food because each vendor has to have a different dish from the rest.

There will also be a trade show held in the Exhibition building which will feature upwards of 60 booths. Last year’s booths featured everything from bird houses, leggings, alpaca items, jewelry, health products and children’s clothing.  

Grimard said they are even trying something new with this year's pancake breakfast on Saturday morning.  

She said while the Feastival is still in the planning stages there will be bouncy castles and hamster balls again for the kids but she’s hoping to get more kid friendly activities including temporary tattoos.

There is still space available for food vendors or trade show booths, Grimard said anyone wanting to take part can contact the Exhibition Centre for more information.

The Feastival will run June 2 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., June 3 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on June 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The chuck wagon races will take place at 5:30 p.m. on June 2, 4 p.m. on June 3 and at 1 p.m. on June 4.


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