THUNDER BAY – Come for the dancing, the food and the fun! Today and Sunday at the Fort William Gardens, it is the Folklore Festival. There is lots to see, and lots to eat with jerk chicken, bannock burgers, Indian tacos, Thai food, Chinese food, and of course that crowd favourite Kettle Korn.
Event Cordinator Michelle Lander shares “You can take a trip around the world”, and “that there is something for everyone at this annual festival in Thunder Bay” – and she is right!
One of the popular items in the food pavilion is the Caribbean Jerk Chicken. It is being made just outside of the Fort William Gardens. The entire area has the delicious aroma of charcoal slow cooked food.
The food is a big attraction at the Folklore Festival. NetNewsledger’s three food reviewers comment on the cuisine.
One of the other options, hey this is Thunder Bay, is the Bannock Burger, Dakota shares “that the outside is nice and crispy and the inside is soft and fluffy”. Marie simply says they are “good”. Of course she was too busy eating to comment much past that.
When it comes to the Carribean Jerk Chicken, Dakota shares, “the chicken wasn’t too spicy, it was crispy and was juicy to the bone. The meat just falls off the bone. Marie shares that “The chicken was worth coming to the Folklore Festival all by itself”. Nathan says “It is blackened, juicy and just right”. Nathan has had the chicken repeatedly today according to informed sources.
Inside the Fort William Gardens are a wide selection of entertainment with dancing featuring the Filipino-Canadian Association of Thunder Bay, the Zorya Ukrainian dance Association, and a long list of Thunder Bay’s best multicultural groups.
Saturday night the fun doesn’t end, the feature entertainers, Ti Amo will take the stage with popular and classic hits and Italian favourites.
You can also fill in your passport and have a chance to win a prize package.
The fun continues on Sunday so you can drop down to Fort William Gardens starting at noon, and keeping traveling the world from the comfort of Thunder Bay until 7PM on Sunday.
Photograph by Nathan Ogden.