Porkfest primer

For the first time ever the Morrisburg Downtown Business Improvement Area is hosting Porkfest.

What is Porkfest?

Porkfest was created by the DBIA to allow the community the opportunity to get together at the Morrisburg Plaza to celebrate summer. 

There’s no admission to the event that will take place August 22, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., rain or shine.

So everyone is welcome to enjoy the activites taking place, which include a bounce house and obstacle course for the kids, provided by the BIA. 

Live music will be featured on the Porkfest stage, starting at 1 p.m.

From 1-3:30 p.m., anyone interested can participate in Open Mic. Chuck Leclair, who is organizing the Open Mic is asking anyone interested in participating, either solo/duo acts to perform for 15 minutes. Anyone interested can contact him by email (chuckleclair@hotmail.com).

Unlike ‘ribfest-style’ events that take place in larger centres, Porkfest will feature pork food offerings from local businesses and community organizations.

Businesses participating include Pizza Castle, which has created a couple of new items, including a special bacon sandwich and a unique, and delicious, pogo-style sausage and pancake on a stick and Basket Case Café, which plans to offer ribs.

Morrisburg and District LionsSouth Dundas Optimist Club and Lakeshore Drive United Church  are selling pork products in support of their own organizations throughout the day. 

“With this first time event, our focus is to provide an opportunity for our plaza businesses to promote themselves, for people to see all that the plaza has to offer, and to provide the opportunity for community groups to raise some funds. It’s a win-win, since the money these groups raise goes back into the community,” said BIA coordinator Grace McDonough. 

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