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  • To create a festival that celebrates our culinary & agricultural asset
  • To develop partnerships between community, business and farmers
  • To highlight and celebrate local artists

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The WindsorEats Culinary Arts Festival is designed to celebrate everything that is great about the region we live in.  It higlights the exceptional diversity in cuisine, talented artists and agriculture that is abundant in Essex County. Participating restaurants will be paired with a farmer to utilize fresh, seasonal, local ingredients for their event menu.  Local artists will display work. As part of the already established week long restaurant week, Eat Your City in August, the WindsorEats Culinary Arts Festival will provide an ideal kick off to a week of culinary celebration.  The WindsorEats Culinary Arts Festival will also provide a great entertainment experience.  Attendees can sample the county’s best food, watch celebrity cooking demonstrations, attend seminars, listen to live music and sample eats from restaurants using fresh Essex County products.  It is a truly local celebration. 

Community Benefit

The media has not shied away from the struggles Windsor-Essex has faced over the last couple years with the auto industry. What they have failed to mention is that our region still has many fantastic things to offer. This festival will showcase everything unique that Windsor-Essex has to offer and showcase how great a region we are and how much we have to offer not only to visitors, but also to residents. In a time when Windsor has the highest unemployment rate in Canada, this festival will help in providing an economic boost to local businesses and artists. A festival that celebrates everything that is positive in our community will in turn create a sense of pride within it’s residents. The festival will focus on what is available regionally through our culinary assets and promote supporting local business, farms, restaurants and artists.

How will the $100K be used?

$ 20,000 Technical equipment
$ 30,000 Entertainment
$ 10,000 Booths for artists and farmers
$ 10,000 Cooking/education/seminar station
$ 5,000 Facility rentals
$ 10,000 Promotion
$ 15,000 Speakers, educators, learning component to event

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