May 29, 2013

June Foodie Events

It's that time of the month again, time to round up all the upcoming foodie events for the month of June! Get out your stretchy pants,  plan ahead - book your days off work and come hungry!


JUNE 1st -JUNE 2nd: The First Ever Halal Food Fest

100,000 square feet of indoor  and outdoor fun and over 60 food sample vendors.

JUNE 1st: The 2nd Annual  Brews N Bands

This event is to celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of the Casbah switching over from selling corporate beer brands to craft beer brands. They've been sharing independent music with Hamilton for years and recently made the change to start sharing independently brewed beer as well! Food & Craft Beer - what's not to love??

JUNE 2nd:  Niagara VegFest
The 2nd Annual VegFest is located in downtown St. Catherines. There will be vendors, speakers, and a slew of exhibitors all celebrating the benefits of  " a healthy, compassionate, plant-based lifestyle"
JUNE 5th: Tea Talk 101

An Educational Tea Seminar with Certified Tea Sommelier and Nutritionist Michelle Pierce Hamilton. 7:30pm at Ceylon Tea Bush (218 Locke Street S) $20 - price includes your seat at the seminar, sampling of teas, and 50g bag of select loose leaf tea or a sample tin with 16 of their signature blends to take home! 


JUNE 8TH: Live Jazz & Hot Eats 

Free Live Jazz music and an outdoor BBQ. Bring a lawn chair and a blanket.

JUNE 9th:  Niagara Oyster Fest

1st Annual Oyster Fest! Featuring food from El Gastronomo Vagabundo, The Tide & Vine Oyster Company, Avella's Woodfired Pizza and plenty more. Drinks and booze on the premisis as well, along with a Shucking competition.

JUNE 18th & 19th:  The Stops Night Market

Help anti-poverty and anti- hungry programs AND all you can eat & drink. Nuff Said.

JUNE 22nd:  Ciderfest

Country Music Concert, BBQ & Cider.

JUNE 23rd:  TO FoodFest

The name is kind of self explanatory. The website describes the event as bringing together
"the top foodie reviewed restaurants and local hidden gems into one exciting event"

JUNE 25th:  Taste of Burlington Launch

I had a great time last season at the Martini House for Burlington's prix fixe fine dining event and I am looking forward to the summer edition as well. This event is to celebrate the launch of the summer TOB happening July 21-August 5th.

JUNE 25TH: Dishcrawl: International Village

Explore four restaurnats in one evening. Read about the premier dishcrawl event here.

JUNE 28th - JULY 1st: 4th Annual  O Canada Ribfest

Blooming Onions, Ribs, Bacon on a Bun, Ribs, Fresh Lemonade, Ribs - do I needs to say anymore? This is my favourite "ribfest" festival to go to because it's not too big and the crowds aren't too crazy.

JULY 7th:  Chefs Around the Block

Why is this featured here under June Foodie Events? Because tickets go on sale June 1st! Come out and explore 5 downtown Burlington restaurants all in one night!

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