Victoria Park will be filled with smells to make your mouth water and plenty of dishes to satisfy the hungriest of Londoners as the International Food Festival takes over this weekend.
More than 50 food booths featuring Caribbean, Portugese, Mexican, Serbian, Polish, and other cuisines are available while 100 exhibits fill the park.
President of Family Shows Canada Doug Hillier says the focus this year is on the food and not on live music.
“Foodies have been coming for years in the packed park when the festival comes, but we’ve noticed that they’re just not sitting in front of the live entertainment as much as they would during the Ribfest that we also produce for London,” he said. “So we became confused at the beginning with who we were, but now we’re not confused anymore. We’re laser focused.”
Hillier says they’re also catering to vegans by creating a pavilion strictly for vegan and vegetarian diets.
There are also plenty of rides to keep you occupied. A ride bracelet costs $20 and parents with children under 13 ride for free.
Admission to the park is free and the festival runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day.
Dufferin Ave. will be closed between Wellington St. and Richmond St. for the weekend.