Laura McInnes served up poutine and smile at The Wismer House August 11.

Hub Staff

Poutinefest in downtown Port Elgin was a hit once again as The Wismer House, Queen's Bar & Grill and Chester's Bar & Grill Co. stepped up to the plate to serve some amazing variations of the Canadian cuisine including secret recipes of pulled pork, brisket and maple bacon.

Formerly a Port Elgin BIA event, organizer Cathy Fenton said she was ecstatic with the over 300 in attendance August 11 while acknowledging the expected lower attendance compared to the July 1st Canada 150 event last year.

Benefitting from this year's efforts is the Dream Share Uganda project as well as Saugeen Shores Minor Hockey.


Poutinefest ticket holders waited in anticipation to try Chester's take on the Canadian cuisine.


Queen's Bar & Grill served up heaps of joy at Poutinefest in downtown Port Elgin.

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Volunteers Mini, Nicole and Amy had it made in the shade selling tickets to Poutinefest attendees August 11.


Over 300 attended Poutinefest 2018 in downtown Port Elgin.