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Is there anything better than hanging out at a foodie festival under the hot sun, having some drinks with your gang? Of course not, which is why we’re super excited to announce that Forks and Barrels will be hosting three awesome food and drink festivals this summer in Toronto, Niagara, and Windsor as part of their Ontario tour!

Forks and Barrels has opted for a unique setup for their upcoming festivals, complete with different themed sections to create an unparalleled foodie experience. You’ll be able to taste some delicious eats from Foodie Central before indulging in a little vino on Wine Avenue – or if you’re more into beer, you can crack open a cold one on Beer Lane.

There will be something to please everyone at the Forks and Barrels festivals this summer, with the best of Ontario’s food and drink conveniently brought to you in one amazing place. You’ll be able to try menu items from Eva’s Original Chimneys, Fuwa Fuwa, Food Dudes, Romi’s Shawarma, Pimento Jerk Food Truck, Get Your Own Taters, and so much more. It’s going to be the ultimate spot to mingle with friends, meet new people, and best of all, try new dishes.

Other festival areas to check out include The Marketplace, where you can shop and support local artisans and vendors; The Square, which features a solid choice of outdoor games (bocce ball, Giant Jenga, and more!); The Lawn, where you can enjoy live entertainment; and, last but not least, Spirit Street, where you can dabble in the finest hard liquors and mixed drinks.

However, there will be much more to see and experience besides having to unbutton your jeans from snacking on too much irresistible grub. For example, the Street Art competition is not to be missed. Wander around and marvel at the local artistic talent that’s been poured into gigantic murals specially curated for Forks and Barrels, and vote for your favourite one. Art and food just goes hand in hand, don't they?

Forks and Barrels is proud to have organized these three festivals with an environmentally friendly approach; we all know the planet needs saving, and that we've all gotta do our part (if not, this is your friendly reminder) - and so do they. They’ve worked hard to ensure that vendors are prohibited from selling single-use plastic from their carts or stalls and will set up recycling and compost bins around the festival grounds to limit the amount of waste produced. We sure love a green initiative!

When it's all happening:

Forks and Barrels Toronto

When: Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9Where: Ontario Place – West Island, 955 Lake Shore BoulevardPrice: Starting at $5 (buy your tickets here!)

Forks and Barrels Niagara

When: Burgoyne WoodsWhere: Friday, July 5 – Sunday, July 7Price: Starting at $5 (buy your tickets here!)

Forks and Barrels Windsor

When: Riverfront Festival PlazaWhere: Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25Price: Starting at $5 (buy your tickets here!)

What’s that? You’re excited? We don’t blame you. In the pre-festival meantime, be sure to download the Forks and Barrels app on the App Store or Google Play Store for more information. You’ll also be able to use the app to rate your favourite culinary samples, prep for a festival scavenger hunt, and access the live performance and entertainment schedule ahead of time. Here’s to being prepared - and super well fed!

Want to learn more about the Forks and Barrels Tour? Check out their website here, and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more info!