Taste of Huron - Oktoberfest
The second annual Taste of Huron’s Oktoberfest is shaping up to be a foodie intensive tour, designed to immerse participants in the best of Huron County from exciting and unique venues, to fresh local flavours, to local entertainment.
Organizer Rick Sickinger, an economic development officer supporting tourism for the County of Huron, says that 2023 will see a more refined event after last year’s successful inaugural event.
Oktoberfest will kick off on Friday, October 6 with a launch party and concert at River Road Brewing, Bayfield featuring the rapper Choclair and the rock-stylings of Canadian band Ill Scarlett.
On October 7, a passport gets you a hop-on, hop-off county-wide tour of 12 wineries and breweries (and a cidery!), where every venue will feature a food pairing and local entertainment.
The entire route takes two to three hours to drive, and passport holders can spend as much or little time at each stop as they want, as there will be another bus along shortly! Shuttles will run from noon to 6 pm, with frequent stops. For host venues that don’t have their own restaurant, local food purveyors will be on-site providing samples. Passports are just $45 per person, and include the shuttle, four drink vouchers and four food vouchers.
Sunday’s Harvest Brunch at Dark Horse Estate Winery will be a family-oriented event with lots of fun activities for the kids. Tickets for all of the Thanksgiving weekend events are available at Square Brew (Goderich), River Road Brewing (Bayfield) or online at www.eventbrite.ca
The final event of the season will be a co-production with the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance. Feast on the Farm on October 15 will feature three of the county’s preeminent chefs, James Eddington of Eddington’s of Exeter, Frank Ihrig of Hessenland at St. Joseph and Peter Gusso of Part II Bistro in Goderich. Eddington has worked hard to create a true farm to table enterprise, and will be hosting the event on his farm on Highway 21. The event is scheduled to begin at 11 am and each diner will enjoy two appetizers, three mains and a great dessert to close off this culinary adventure. Each ticket will cost $125 and include a selection of local spirits, wine and beer. Tickets are on sale now at www.ontarioculinary.com, but not expected to last long. Visit www.tasteofhuron.com to keep up to date on the world of flavours happening in Huron County.