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7 Toronto food events taking place this weekend: August 18 to 20

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DH Toronto Staff Aug 17, 2017 10:51 pm 321

With just two weekends left in August, summer is starting to slip away. Best to make the most of the remaining warm weather and check out as many of these outdoor food events as possible.

Here’s what’s on this weekend in Toronto.

Canadian National Exhibition

CNE food events

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The CNE starts today and per annual tradition, there are loads of freak-ish foods on offer on the midway and in The Food Building. Check out our round-up to see the most epic (and obscene) eats for 2017.

When: August 18 to September 4
Where: CNE Grounds, Toronto

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Canadian East Coffee Championship


The 2017 Canadian East Coffee Championship takes place in Toronto this weekend offering free-to-attend networking events, and coffee tasting sessions around Toronto. The marquee event is the East Qualifiers for the Canadian Barista Championship, the winner of which will advance to the Nationals.

When: August 18 to 20
Where: Venues throughout Toronto.
Price: Free

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Big Feastival

Big Feastival

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The culinary carnival promises three days of culinary delights with a family-friendly summer music festival vibe.

Where: Burl’s Creek, Oro-Medonte
When: August 18 to 20
Price: Tickets from $85

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Vegan Food Fest

Vegan Food and Drink Festival

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Spend the day outdoors grazing on dishes from top-tier vegan food vendors from near (like Doomie’s and Doug McNish) and far (like Arlo’s and Virtuous Pie)

When: August 19
Where: Fort York, Garrison Common

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East Coast Kitchen Party

CNE Food

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Opening weekend at The Ex kicks off with the CNE’s first-ever East Coast Kitchen Party, a toe-tapping, oyster shucking party featuring food truck eats and Craft beers, East Coast wine, Newfoundland Screech.

When: August 19, 6 pm to midnight; August 20, 11 am to 11 pm
Where: Princes’ Boulevard on the CNE Grounds, Toronto

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Wild Blueberry Weekend

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Evergreen Brick Works

This berry special edition of the Brick Works’ weekend market will see 20+ food producers, preserves, bakers, and chefs highlight this delicious super fruit in products and dishes.

When: August 19 to 20
Where: Evergreen Brick Works, 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Price: Admission is free.

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East End Beer Fest

Broadview Hotel Riverside toronto

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Three hundred east side beer enthusiasts will raise a glass at The Broadview Hotel at this inaugural event taking place Sunday, August 20 in the newly opened event space, Lincoln Hall.

When: August 20, 3 pm to 6 pm
Where: The Broadview Hotel, 106 Broadview Avenue, Toronto
Price: TBA

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