I don’t know about you but it doesn’t take much convincing to get me to an event with food as it’s main focus. Even better, is when that event includes live music, First Nations dancing, activities for the kids and even more food. Sold! Keep reading to find out the 10 reasons I think you should check out the first annual Chilliwack BBQ & Corn Fest on July 29th or 30th.
10 Reasons to Visit the Chilliwack BBQ & Corn Fest
No Entry Fee
Say what! Yah you heard me right, no entry fee.
Throughout both days of this two day event live local talent will be presenting.
View the full live band schedule here.
There is just something so exciting about saying that you went to the first one, don’t you agree?
Ribs and Chicken Meals
The mouth-watering description of these meals couldn’t be described better.
“The Barbeque, featuring Johnston’s pulled pork and ribs and Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry organic chicken – both expertly-prepared and cooked by internationally renowned BBQ Master Rusty Johnson – as well as fresh caught Fair Trade sockeye salmon and traditional bannock prepared by Cheam Trading Post will be served each day from 11 am through 8 pm. The Ribs and Chicken meals will include baked beans, coleslaw and, of course fresh buttered corn-on-the-cob.”
Roasted Chilliwack Corn on the Cob
This is one of my personal favorites. Chilliwack is known for their exceptional corn on the cob, so make sure you don’t leave without trying some. Corn will be specially produced and prepared by Hofstede’s Country Barn. There will also be the option to buy corn and bring it home.
Activities for Your Kids
This event is intended for everyone of all ages to have a blast. They will have the kids entertainment covered with face painting, local airbrush artist, games, balloons and the extremely popular Ever After Princess Party.
All about Local
From the local live bands to the incredible locally made ribs, chicken, corn and more! This event is all about supporting local makers. I heard that they might even be offering local craft beverages and setting up a local marketplace. Talk about local!
First Nations Dancers
Enjoy a beautifully preformed dances that show expressions of the First Nations’ history and culture.
Minutes from Hwy 1 and you can find the Chilliwack Prospera Centre (45323 Hodgins Ave). Make a fun family day of it and plan to visit Cultus Lake too!
Because Honestly, what else are you going to be doing on July 29th & 30th anyways?!
Need I say more? It’s free entry, all about local, and the whole family is going to have a good time. See you there!
I can’t wait to check out this event myself. Hope you all have a great time, remember sunscreen and your cellphones because we would love to see your experience on social media.
Chilliwack BBQ & Corn Fest Event Details
Location: Chilliwack Prospera Centre (45323 Hodgins Ave)
Date: July 29, 2017 & July 30, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Ribs (Johnston’s Finest Ribs) – Apple wood smoked over an open fire pit with sweet Kansas City style sauce: $15
Chicken (Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry) Free Range Organic Prime – Apple wood smoked over an open fire pit with sweet Kansas City style sauce: $15
Accompaniment: Pit-style pork & beans cooked below the ribs plus creamy coleslaw and 1/2 corn on the cob
Sockeye Salmon (Fresh Caught Fair Trade): $15
Accompaniment: Authentic bannock and 1/2 corn on the cob
Pulled Pork Sandwich – With sweet and tangy sauce, topped with shredded cabbage and classic coleslaw dressing and corn on the cob: $10
Vegetarian Meal: Full cob of corn, pit-style beans and coleslaw: $10
Extra Meat (your choice): $8
Extra Corn on the Cob (with butter): $2
More Information: http://www.prosperacentre.com/about-chilliwack-bbq-corn-fest/