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Thousands indulge at Paris Cheesecake and Taco Fest

Local NewsThousands indulge at Paris Cheesecake and Taco Fest

Over 5,000 people visited the Paris Fairgrounds for the Paris Cheesecake and Taco Fest on Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, 2024.

Savory smells filled the air as visitors from across southern Ontario and beyond, browsed the fairgrounds for a chance to satisfy their taste buds.

The festival, organized by Brantford’s KB Events Canada, welcomed nearly 80 vendors during the two-day event, including a variety of artisans shops and food vendors from across Ontario.

Burlington residents Josh Lascan and Jessica Robinson pose for a photo during the Paris Cheesecake and Taco Fest on Sunday, June 2, 2024.

The food festival showcased an array of sweet and savoury goodies and attendees indulged in dishes such as apple pie tacos, fish tacos, smoked brisket poutine, loaded hotdogs, dipped cheesecake on a stick, cannolis, butter tarts and more.

Visitors also had plenty of activities to partake in such as shopping from market vendors, attending one of the coaster, lantern, and wind chime workshops, grabbing a refreshment from the beer garden, or playing one of the various lawn games.

Visitors check out a large game of Connect4 in the Kids’ Zone during the Paris Cheesecake and Taco Fest on Sunday, June 2, 2024.

For the youngsters in attendance, the Kids’ Zone was filled with bouncy castles, inflatable games, face painting and glitter tattoos.

As well, on Saturday evening, comedians Chris Moose and Erin Oliver were on site for a comedy show, while on Sunday, car enthusiasts flocked to the grounds for the small car show.

Laura Basskan of The King’s Daughters poses for a photo with her homemade butter tarts during the Paris Cheesecake and Taco Fest on Sunday, June 2, 2024.
Ron “Chicken” Little and Guy Swartz show off their 1931 Ford Model A and 1930 Ford Model A during the car show portion of the Paris Cheesecake and Taco Fest on Sunday, June 2, 2024.
Visitors make a stop at the EsauParilla food truck during the Paris Cheesecake and Taco Fest on Sunday, June 2, 2024.

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