Mississauga is getting a massive poutine festival with over 50 variations of the savoury treat


Published September 23, 2022 at 4:53 pm

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From lobster poutine to Korean bulgogi poutine — you can try them all at an upcoming festival celebrating Canada’s original dish.

The “Massive Poutine Festival” comes to Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Dr. from Oct. 28 to 29, according to organizer Street Eats Market.

Street Eats runs outdoor food markets at Scarborough Town Centre and outside the Rogers Centre in Toronto.

Poutine first emerged in Quebec in the late 1950s. And the simple dish, french fries topped with gravy and cheese curds, has come a long way.

The Mississauga poutine festival promises more than 50 variations of poutine including lobster poutine, beef aju poutine, Korean bulgogi poutine, Canadian bacon poutine, Nashville honey garlic popcorn chicken poutine, smoked fried chicken poutine, 14hour smoked beef short rib poutine, Nashville hot chicken poutine, unicorn poutine, shawarma poutine and many more.

In addition to the poutine, there will be marshmallow fire pits, rollerskating, games and an artisan market.

The two-day festival starts Friday, Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and runs to Saturday, Oct. 29 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free.

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