The Paris and District Chamber of Commerce and the St. George Business Association have postponed its Brant Eats Food and Drink Expo until 2024.
The event was set to be held on Friday, October 27, 2023 at the South Dumfries Community Centre in St. George as a way to highlight local restaurants, breweries and desert companies.
“We just wanted to do a fun activity that people could get on board with, and just really promote our local restaurants because we have a lot of amazing things happening in the County of Brant and Brantford,” said Sherri Barna, Marketing Chair of the Paris and District Chamber of Commerce and Director of the St. George Business Association.
Over 30 food and drink vendors were set to be in attendance with plenty of samples for guests to try including goods from Dragon Sports Bar, Cheesecake on the Go, Blue Gables Acres, Roylene’s Sweet Treats and more.
Rather than using a token system, for each ticket guests were set to receive samples from every vendor at the event.
“I think what makes this event different than all the other food expos around is that one ticket gets you samples from every single vendor rather than using a token system where you would choose which vendor your tried,” said Barna. “When you walk in, there will be vendor booths, tables to sit at, as well as a paid bar if someone wants to have a full drink. We just want people to come, mingle, eat, drink and just have fun.
The two organizations were looking forward to putting on the event and to shine a light on local businesses that the community may not know about.
“When it comes to the Paris Chamber and the St. George Business Association, we’re doing everything we can to get our businesses busy and that’s exactly why we exist,” said Barna. “We’re just so thankful for the people who will support this event and in turn support local, which is pretty much why both organizations exist – to support local businesses.”
While there is no set date for the 2024 event, those interested should keep an eye on the Brants Eats Facebook Page for further details.