10 things to do at The Big Feastival

August 17, 2017

by Jennifer D’Agostino

Jamie Oliver’s famous U.K. festival is making its Canadian debut this summer! From live cooking demonstrations to live music this festival promises to be one of the best in the summer. Here are the must-see things to do and eat at this year’s The Big Feastival, happening August 18 to 20 at Burl’s Creek in Oro-Medonte. [Photo courtesy of The Big Feastival]

10 things to do at The Big Feastival

Celebrity Chefs

The biggest draw is the cornucopia of chefs in attendance! You can look forward to seeing Chuck Hughes, Rob Gentile, Vikram Vij, Amy Rosen and more! They’ll be leading cooking demonstrations, lessons, hosting Q&A sessions and on hand to sign their best-selling cookbooks!

Live Music

It wouldn’t be a festival without live music! The incredible lineup of musicians includes a variety of established bands and emerging talent. Performers include Weezer, OKGo, The Strumbellas, Ben Harper, MAGIC!, Dragonette and more! Make sure you get to the stage early; it’s first come first serve!

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Lots of Family Fun!

There are lots for families to do at The Big Feastival! From live shows, to interactive workshops to a meet and greet with PAW Patrol, there’s no way the kids will be bored! There are also family lawn games and a fun fair with lots of rides. When the sun goes down there will be a silent disco party where the whole family can dance the night away.

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Table Sessions

You can get up close and personal at Table Sessions for exclusive hands-on demos from the roster of celebrity chefs in attendance. From a Q&A with Chuck Huges and Danny Smiles to a talk about the importance of bees and their honey, Table Sessions provides an insider’s look into the food industries of Canada. Come with your questions ready!

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Brewery Pop-Ups

Ontario is home to some of the best breweries in the nation, so of course they are going to make themselves known at the biggest food festival of the year. Participating breweries include Batch, Crazy Uncle, Jacob’s Creek and more.

Food Market

It would be a good call to bring a shopping basket with you, because there’s be plenty to buy at The Big Feastival. Local artisans, farmers and food providers be showcase their products, from fresh produce to artisanal foodie treats.

Cooking Lessons

Time to roll up those sleeves, because some of Canada’s best chefs are leading cooking lessons for all those budding cooks! Learn how to create delicious meals using innovating cooking techniques. Participating chefs include Michael Hunter, Danny Smiles, Claudia Bianchi, Matt Dean Pettit and more.

VIP Lounge

A perfect spot to rest and take in all the fun at The Big Feastival! The exclusive area will have a private bar where guests can enjoy a complimentary drink! It’s also a great spot to grab covered seating with a perfect view of the Main Stage. Jacob’s Creek will be hosting their VIP Wine Tastings in the lounge.

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