Food Lovers' Field Days


Saturday & Sunday August 20 & 21, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Food lovers will have a “field day” shopping, dining and sampling local and traditional cuisine in the historic setting of Upper Canada Village!  Step back and discover the region’s original 100-mile diet; as a special treat this weekend, you will be able to sample 19th century fare cooked up using old recipes on the woodstoves and hearths of the Village’s period kitchens, and savour heirloom harvest tastings picked fresh from the Village’s own gardens. 

In the Village fairgrounds, time moves forward with an eclectic farmers’ market of regional food, wine & beer vendors, who will be serving up the flavours, aromas and medleys of nature’s bounty from across Ontario!
Learn how to become a vendor here.

Special guest chef demonstrations will add even more sizzle to the event. Willard’s Hotel Restaurant, Upper Canada Village’s oldest establishment on site, will be featuring a Food Lovers’ Special over the weekend (reservations for Willard’s recommended at 613-543-0660.)

Returning this Year by Popular Demand... 

Food Lovers Field Days will be home to the third annual IRON PAN COMPETITION on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m., where four chefs from across the region will vie for the judges’ favour as they create a dish using a box of local mystery ingredients, each using a single cast iron skillet! Executive Chef Luc McCabe from NAV Centre Cornwall (sponsor of the competition) and past competitor on the Food Network’s Chopped Canada, will lead the judging panel together with a couple of new judges: 2014's champion Chef John Leung of Steak & Sushi in Ottawa, and 2015's champion Chef Derek MacGregor of Seed to Sausage near Sharbot Lake.  Local former broadcast personality Sue Stewart from Cornwall Ontario will again emcee the event. It’s all in front of a live audience, where you can join the fun and cheer on your favourite chef!
Meet this year's 2016 Lineup of Competing Chefs, hailing from Cornwall, Kingston, Ottawa and the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory!

And there’s more all weekend long ...

The Village will be rich with heritage experiences, offering all of its regular daily historical activities such as horse-drawn carry-all rides and horse-drawn tow scow rides along the canal, historical interpretation in its over 40 heritage homes, mills, trades shops, farms and other places of interest, along with a taste of period street entertainment each day.

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Access to food presentations and activities are all included in your admission to Upper Canada Village.

Parks of the St. Lawrence campers who have received general admission tickets to Upper Canada Village as part of their camping fee can present the reciprocal passes they received upon arrival at their campsite, to gain free admission to the Village on one of the days during Food Lovers.



Dates & Times
August 20 9:30am - 5:00pm
August 21 9:30am - 5:00pm

Plus Tax

Adult (13 -64 years) $19
Senior Citizen - 65+ $18
Youth (6 to 12 years of age) $12
Child (5 years and under) FREE

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