Sample the area's best barbecue and music at the Calabogie Blues & Ribfest
- Canada Travel Tips
- Sunday, 01 July 2012 17:30
After the success of last year's Calabogie Blues & Ribfest, the town of Madawaska near Canada's capital is pleased to host the second installment of the exciting event. This fun-filled weekend of culinary delights, music, activities and contests is sure to delight individuals of all ages who travel to Ontario this summer.
This festival welcomes guests to take part in a wealth of scheduled events that embody the spirit and friendliness of the province. Taking place at the Calabogie Peaks Resort, located about an hour west of the capital city.
One of the biggest draws to the blues and ribfest is the music. So far, the acts include several big names in the genre that will take the stage in front of thousands of fans. On the first day, one of the country's best blues act called the Powder Blues band will perform some of their unique and soulful tunes. Other big names in blues, jazz and rock at the festival will include David Rotundo and the Downchild Blues Band.
When it comes to cuisine, the barbecue events will be a fantastic way to sample various styles of grilling and marinating meat. You can watch the judges decide on prizes for categories like best chicken or ribs, then take part in the tasting to choose the consumer's choice award.
Recently, the festival received a grant called celebrate Ontario that is given to aspiring events that hope to enhance the offerings of their local town's culture and community. According to EMC News, this will help secure the headlining acts and bring even more activities to the lineup, making this year's bigger than ever.
"The Class Axe Guitars Calabogie Blues & Ribfest is a great way for tourists to discover the many opportunities available in our region and it allows our business community to benefit from the many economic development spinoffs from this event," Mayor of the Madawaska Township Peter Emon told the news source.
Given the event's massive size and multi-day schedule, travellers who want to know more about the festivities can visit the Calabogie Blues & Ribest Twitter, Facebook or official website. As the summer season comes into full-swing, making plans to attend this exciting family spectacle can make for a great holiday adventure for all ages to enjoy.