Brock's Big Bite went off deliciously Sunday as Beaverton closed its main street for "a festival of food and friends," designed to showcase the area's agricultural products and cultural talents.
In addition to great music in the street, a wide variety of artists and artisans and a market with organic food, there was a tasting menu prepared by local restaurateurs using fresh, locally grown ingredients.
Corporate sponsors TD Friends of the Environment and Farmers' Mutual Insurance Co. of Lindsay helped make Brock's Big Bite a truly "green" event. The cutlery provided was "spudware" — 100% biodegradable and compostable forks, knives and spoons — and reusable water bottles were filled for festival goers.
There was a sheep herding demonstration in Mill Gateway Park, and the Beaver River Museum and Old Stone Jail were open for visitors.
Brock's Big Bite was the third Splash Festival event this summer, following Moonapalooza and the Fantastic Forest Experience.
On Saturday, Aug. 17, Splash Festivals wrap up with a Beach Bash at De La Salle Park, Jackson's Point — an occasion for people to connect with Lake Simcoe. The Beach Bash also marks Lake Simcoe Living's fifth anniversary.
For more information about the Beach Bash, visit splashfestival.ca.