Cardiff Park once again plays host to the area’s most anticipated culinary gathering. The 3rd-annual Sturgeon County Bounty Culinary Cookout will be on Friday, August 11, from 4pm-9pm.
2016 attendance is set to be broken as hundreds are expected for a night of family-friendly fun, food and entertainment.
“Nothing brings me more pride to be part of this event than seeing my community come together in celebration of harvest and welcoming guests from outside the area to experience our county’s offerings.” says Sturgeon County Mayor, Tom Flynn. “Last year saw a record number of guests from Edmonton and surrounding areas make the trek to our beloved Cardiff Park to experience the products and services our residents have to offer.”
With food being the highlight of the cookout each year, global flavours are featured with all vendors showcasing fresh ingredients from local Sturgeon County producers. Locally made Italian gelato, Thai shrimp sliders and even botanical iced tea with begonia blossoms are on the menu this year.
Producers from Sturgeon County include: Peas on Earth Organic Garden, Prairie Gardens, Country Quality Meats, Coronado U-Pick Farm, Gold Forest Grains, Manawan Farms, J. Nonay’s Lakeside Beef, and Berry Ridge Orchard.
Culinary partners include: XIX Nineteen, Urbano Pizza Co., Funky Mango, The New Deli, Jack’s Burger Shack, Savior’s Cafe & Bistro, DaVinci Gelato, Prairie Gardens, Streetside Celebration and Go Nuts 4 Doughnuts.
Full menu and vendor list available here.
In conjunction with this years’ event, the Agriculture Services Board will be hosting a full-day tour of farms in the area including stops at Smokin’ Elk Ranch and The Bison Farm with a pancake breakfast and BBQ lunch. The tour runs from 7am-4pm and concludes at the cookout.
There’s something for everyone at the event this year! Highlights include:
- Entertainment stage headlined by local band Ain’t No Rodeo and 2016 Global Country Star Search overall winner and 2016 top-10 nominee of the ACMA Male Artist of the Year, Justin Hogg.
- Kids’ cooking workshops hosted by winner of “Iron Chef of Alberta” Chef Phil Hughes promoting health and nutrition.
- Vendors from the Morinville Farmer’s Market will be showcasing local crafts, produce, and homemade provisons.
- Kids’ area includes inflatables, the Sturgeon County Emergency Services fire truck, face painting, sparkle tattoos and balloon artists – FREE ADMISSION.
Cookout festivities run from 4pm-9pm
For more event details: www.sturgeoncountybounty.caPre-purchase food tickets and register for Kids Cooking Workshop here:
www.culinarycookout.eventbrite.caTo follow, join in the fun and win prizes via Twitter and Instagram use:#BountyCookoutAbout Sturgeon County Bounty
Sturgeon County Bounty is a Sturgeon County Economic Development initiative, aimed at providing local producers, chefs and processors with an opportunity expand value-added agriculture in the region. Its objectives are to build strong connections between the producer and the consumer while promoting rural tourism.About Sturgeon County
Sturgeon County serves almost 20,000 residents and is comprised of 2,100 square kilometers which include 35 townships, 185 kilometers of secondary roads and 1,776 kilometers of local roads.
Located north of the City of St. Albert, Sturgeon County is a vibrant municipality made up of farmland, world-class industrial development, and residential acreage developments.
Sturgeon County provides residents with a high standard of living, a wide range of services—including recreational programming, community events, protective and transportation services—and utilities.
It is the home of the Alberta Industrial Heartland which is one of the world’s most attractive locations for chemical, petrochemical, oil, and gas investment.