Food festival back in action

Thesia Alivia (right) dishes out a Filipino dish cooked up by Wilbert Bolotano (left) during the 2016 FEASTival food extravaganza. -- Herald file photo.

After a successful inauguration in 2016, FEASTival is coming back for another year.

Organizers are putting the final touches on the annual event, which begins its second year of operation on Friday, with a line-up filled with outdoor activities, entertainment and food.

Event co-ordinator Linda Grimard said last year’s event was a big attraction for Prince Albert families, and they’re hoping to build on that success again this year.

“I hope (attendees) enjoy coming out as a families, for them to get together,” she said during an interview on Wednesday. “There’s not a lot of stuff where you can just bring your kids out and let them enjoy themselves, or for anybody to come out and just listen to entertainment or check out some good food.”

This year’s event will feature a variety of restaurants and caterers from Prince Albert and area. Grimard said they aren’t sure how many different booths they’ll have this year since the final few applications are still being processed, but it will likely be on par with last year’s event.

“It’s an altogether different variety (of food) again this year,” she said.

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