Feast Fest is one of the many festivals taking place across Canada this summer that is celebrating Canadians’ love for both good food and drinks and of course, great music. This weekend, Feast Fest is invading Harbourside Park in Midland, ON. It has already been to Sudbury a month ago and will make a stop in London on September 22 – 24. “We have 10 food vendors providing a wide array of different food options. There’s certainly something for everyone.”, says festival organizer, Paul Fairley of Admiral Live. Feast Fest is FREE for all-ages until 8 p.m., when it then switches over to the evening entertainment for the 19+ crowd. Canadian rockers, Honeymoon Suite are headlining the Saturday night show at each of the three locations. In Midland, they will be joined by AC/DC tribute band, Hells Bells and local rockers, From The Ruins. Coming up tomorrow night Bobby Wills is the Friday night headlining act along with Kansas Stone and Matt Morson as supporting acts. For a complete list of musical acts all weekend long, check out the festival Facebook page.
We thought it might be fun to ask some of the artists performing this weekend in Midland what their favourite foods to eat at a fair or festival might be. After the results came in it can clearly be seen that our musical friends have varied tastes but many tried and true festival classics are crowd favourites.
Perform at 4 p.m. on Saturday
Brandon from The Noolands took the time to provide the intimate details about the eating habits of their band mates:
Brandon – I’m the guy that wants to fit in so I look around and quickly assess what the “go-to” item is and from what vendor. I may even do some pre-meal research. For me, simpler the better. Some hot meat on a bun will do.
Perform at 4 p.m. on Sunday
Taylor – Poutine and cotton candy (who doesn’t LOVE cotton candy??)
That Party Band
Perform at 6 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Sunday
Kat – Light and farm fresh foods from local vendors
Junior – Raddlers in the a.m., Budweiser all day and Caesars on Sunday (this man knows what he likes!)
Perform at 4 p.m. on Friday
Heydon – Blooming onion (with regrets later about this delicious festival treat)
Cory – Poutine and more poutine (clearly we have a winner!)
Phil – A sucker for candy apples, but also enjoys samosas and anything that looks interesting (Phil is a self-identifying foodie)
From The Ruins
Perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday
Julien – Chicken and ribs
Dave – Anything Indian, or burgers
Ryan – Tiny Tom doughnuts, corn dogs, Crispy Creme doughnut burgers (We think Ryan has been to a festival or two before!)
Perform at 5 p.m. on Sunday
Kevin – Falafels and veggie burgers
Cody – Burritos
Perform at 9 p.m. on Friday
Brian – Anything beef, especially burgers. Mmmmm mmmmmm good!
Matt – Funnel cake and pulled pork sandwiches (We would not want to try eating those both in one sitting… Have you tried them together, Matt?)
Performs at 8 p.m. on Friday
Matt likes anything “on the grill”, but ribs and BBQ chicken top his list!
If you happen to be at the festival run into any of these wonderful musicians, I am sure they would be happy to share a festival favourite dish with you while you have a chance to discuss all things music! Stay tuned for our coverage of the festival.
If you have been following the big yellow rubber duck this summer, rumour has it that its making a stop at Feast Fest this year!
I’m Nicole, a biology teacher by day, but my life revolves around music. I’m that girl that you will always find with the concert t-shirt on and ear buds in. It is rare that you find me without some type of music playing in the background. I connect all of my life experiences to music. It truly has its own language in my heart. There is nothing more exciting than taking in all that a concert has to offer. I love to support local Canadian acts and attend as many shows that I can.