Cornwall Food Fest returns August 17

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The Cornwall Food Fest returns to downtown Pitt Street on Saturday August 17th! This year’s event includes will include a smorgasbord of delicious goodies from vendors who will compete for the Best Street Food.  This year’s spread includes 4 new food vendors who will serve everything from poutine, gourmet burgers, Mexican, Jamaican, Ice Cream, Asian tacos, pad Thai, spring rolls to  beavertails, churros, cotton candy, and even a bacon truck!

The Kinsmen Family Zone  will run from 10AM – 4PM at Pommier Square with Kid Fitness (by Caveman Strong) 11 – 1:30 and a Musical ‘petting zoo’ (where you can try out different musical instruments) with Ray Lacroix. There will be face painting, children’s crafts (including Wish Pockets and Beaded Fairy Wands), a family photo booth and more!

This year will also offer the largest number of artisans / vendors to date, a new Cornwall Truck Tow competition (at 2PM on First Street) and an additional stage to close out the day at 6:30 PM with the addition of live music in Pommier Square by Roy Nichol (April Wine) performing live with Peter Nichol and Kelley Heenan (5 Guys & a Box)

  • And don’t forget our TWO main stages with live music all day:
Community Stage (at Pitt and First Street)

Sponsored by Royal Canadian Legion 297

Entertainment Tent (between 2nd and 3rd near Fantasy Realm) Sponsored by Grant Marion Construction Ltd
11:00AM Marc Cote 11:00 AM Campbell Trio
12:30PM Twisted Kilt 12:30PM Mena Hardy
2:00 PM Gravel Hill 2:00PM Yvon Leroulx
3:30PM Single Malt Blues 3:30PM Subtle
5:00PM Handsome Devils 5:00PM Nick Sequin and Friends
6:30PM Classic Soul 6:30PM Bang on the Ear
6:30PM Roy Nichol (April Wine) with Peter Nichol and Kelly Heenan (5 Guys & a Box) POMMIER SQUARE

Vicious Varieties is back hosting a Polish Pageant Car Show from Water to First Street with 6 awards and 16 specialty awards. Guests will be able to vote for their favourite car!

Cornwall District Kennel Club is returning with canine demos of obedience and scent detection as well as information on breeds and dog ownership on ‘the green’ south of 1st Street (under the trees to the west of the Cornwall Square parking lot).

Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario with children’s activities and their mascot

Cornwall Fire Services providing the Pumper Truck for the Cornwall Truck Tow

The Cornwall Food Fest is a fundraiser for Beyond 21. Admission is a $2 bracelet with 100% of proceeds going to Beyond 21 (children are free). At Beyond 21 we partner with adults with a developmental disability to learn their dreams and help them gain the skills they need and make the connections they need in community to achieve their dreams. We are Dream Chasers! For every 50 people who purchase a bracelet we are able to provide our participants with one week of community based activities including swimming, dance, exercise, and bowling, activities they may otherwise not be able to attend! Your entry fee is the gateway to community integration allowing our participants to be able to achieve their dreams. Join us on August 17th in the downtown and you can be a Dream Chaser too!

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To join us as a volunteer please contact Tammy at



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